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Sold – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Writer: Amantha Edmead Director: Euton Daley Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Sold is a bold, urgent piece of theatre that explores the brutality of slavery through the eyes of author and abolitionist, Mary Prince. Fusing passionate storytelling with drumming, dance and song, Sold is a hard-hitting but ultimately uplifting play about one woman’s journey towards freedom. Born into enslavement in Bermuda in ...

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E8 – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: Marika Mckennell Director: Ria Parry Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Set in a Pupil Referral Unit, where children who slide through the cracks in mainstream education find themselves, E8 provides a snapshot of the lives of two young people and their teachers. Underfunded and with a reputation for violence, PRUs have become synonymous with “difficult” and excluded children. The reality is ...

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Jekyll & Hyde – The Pleasance, London

Writers: Danny Wainwright and Daniel HallisseyDirector: Danny Wainwright Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Many of us probably see our politicians as Jekyll and Hyde figures, promising one thing with a pleasant smiling face, while tearing it all to shreds with a monstrous grin. How timely then, that in an election period Let Them Call it Mischief have farcically reworked Robert Louis Stevenson’s ...

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NEWS: The Pleasance celebrates 33 years on the Edinburgh Fringe with new venue

artists impression of venue 33 The Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe

By FRASER MACDONALD Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the world’s largest arts festival. In celebration of 33 years at Venue 33, The Pleasance Theatre Trust has commissioned a brand new type of mobile venue. From an initial innovative concept created ...

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Rubber Ring – The Pleasance, London

Writer: James McDermott Director: Siobhan James-Elliott Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The rest of the country can often feel a very long way from London especially if your idol has escaped the confines of whatever place they grew up in and is now living the dream in the capital – a magical place full of freedom, endless excitement and people who live ...

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Lucy Porter: Consequences – The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: R G Balgray Grounded. That’s what Lucy Porter is. Within the first ten minutes of her show Consequences, at the Pleasance Courtyard, she’s effortlessly established her audience participation (with a hostess trolley – a nice touch) and marked out her personal territory: London suburban – Pinner – and “middle middle” class. From thereon in, she leads her packed and ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: To She Or Not To She – The End Approaches

What the..!? It’s the 31st? Yes I’m not sure how on earth that happened but Fringe 2015 is almost over with ONLY 1 show left. I find myself faced with a number of dilemmas. I haven’t seen everything that I planned to see. Oh the shaaame. “Yeah I’ll definitely come and see it!” I said. But I’m afraid that has ...

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Rhys James: Remains – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill The sun shines down on Pleasance Courtyard as the audience is ushered into their seats in the extremely cramped and overly warm container unit also known as ‘Beside’. A very clever and well thought-out video opens the show, which allows the audience to preview many of the topics and conversations that are about to be discussed by ...

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