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Auditions – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

two men two women dressed in black

Book: Michael Sharmon Music & Lyrics: Michael Sharmon Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Inspired by creator Michael Sharmon’s personal experience and seemingly hugely influenced by A Chorus Line, Auditions is a somewhat clichéd take on the much-dreaded audition process. The hugely experienced cast of four, play out a series of vignettes on ageism, sexism, racism and nepotism to name a few -isms, each accompanied ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Lynne Jassem

With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Lynne Jassem answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show The tale of a driven 10-year old on the Perry Como ...

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The Rhum Plants – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Writer: Phil Baarda Director: Dave Smith Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Professor Heslop-Harrison prides himself on his discovery of several new plants on the island of Rhum, which supposedly refutes established scientific theory. But is it the hand of God or the trowel of man? Other botanists suspect that the prof’s plants are preposterous, that he’s a fraud. There’s a fascinating story ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Matt Abbott

In one sentence tell us about your show. Accessible, contemporary and down to earth spoken word that blends humour, kitchen sink realism and a sociopolitical snarl. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I’ve been performing spoken word for nearly 10 years but for most of my career I focused on being lyricist and frontman in the ...

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safeword – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Writer: Dave Fargnoli Director: Amy Gilmartin Reviewer: Danielle Shields It is a common occurrence in the modern online world for individuals to be deceitful: it couldn’t be easier to take on another identity when the screen in front acts like a shield. It’s unsurprising that many media projects have chosenthis intriguing subject matter. Dave Fargnoli’s original playsafewordpresents similar ideas of ...

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No Belles – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Jon Wainwright More spoken word than drama, this show tells of that “rare breed of women” who overcome discrimination and the intrinsic difficulties of their chosen field to win a Nobel Prize. As we enter, the three performers catch us off guard by introducing themselves, shaking hands and asking how we heard about the show and so on. Don’t ...

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Riptide: The Slasher Musical – Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Music: Simon Nathan Lyrics: Mark Nathan Book: Chazz Redhead Reviewer: Danielle Shields You either love them or you hate them: horror movies. This genre, which actually managed to scare audiences in the past, has resorted to barely creepy slasher spoofs. As expected by its title,Riptide: The Slasher Musical, pokes fun repetitively at this gimmick. Brothers Simon and Mark Nathan have ...

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