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The Happiness Project – Army @ the Fringe, Edinburgh

Writers: Creative Electric Director: Heather Marshall Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Happiness Project is a curious beast of a show, moving from an almost glee club school drama company take on the problems of the world and social media in particular, to a show with poignant and deeply personal stories about relationships. It can leave you cringing or applauding the courage ...

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Who Cares – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Matt Woodhead Director: Matt Woodhead Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Hot on the heels of Lung’s ground-breaking Trojan Horse comes Who Cares – a searing indictment of the impact of austerity on support services for young carers. Based on real-life testimonies, this slickly staged and superbly performed piece cuts right to the heart of a failing system. The action centres on ...

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Square Go – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair Director: Finn Den Hertog Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Square Go is a play that proves that theatre doesn’t have to be high-brow or earnest to make a point. You can do it just as well by having grown adults playing squabbling children and looking like wrestlers from 70s TV shows. Gavin John Wright and Daniel ...

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How to be Brave – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Sian Owen Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Sian Owen’s play is a fast moving monologue about Katie, a single mother who is not as brave as she was when she was a child, and now finds that she needs to be. When her daughter, who she always refers to as little one, is facing an operation, Katie thinks it is her ...

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Daughterhood – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Charley Miles Director: Stef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Daughterhood explores the relationship between Pauline and Rachel two sisters born almost ten years apart. It adds into the mix a father who is wasting away from an incurable disease and a mother who disappeared almost fifteen years previously. Alongside the two sisters, there are a wide range of male characters ...

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Nightclubbing – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Rachael Young Sound Design: Mwen and Leisha Thomas Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Juxtaposing a celebration of Grace Jones’ landmark album, Nightclubbing, in 1981 with three young black women refused entry to Dstrkt nightclub in 2015, Nightclubbing is equal parts gig theatre, spoken word and performance art. Encased in Naomi Kuyck-Cohen’s Afrofuturistic set and costume design and Mwen and Leisha Thomas’ ...

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Community Circle – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Trevor Lock Reviewer: Tom Ralphs When the writer and performer of a show tells you that he too would rather be watching something else, you know you’re watching something likely to divide opinion. Community Circle is a show that some people will love, some people will hate and others will just be completely bemused by. With seats around the ...

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Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Cardboard Citizens Reviewer: Tom Ralphs This is a play that leaves you with many different emotions. It’s a play that you’re glad to have seen, because it’s an excellent piece of theatre, but that you also wish had never had to be written. Based around the true stories of the lives and deaths of homeless people, it’s a play ...

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