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FIFTY WORD FRINGE PITCH…Jewbana

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of…Jewbana. Your pitch:     When a “self-involved, loud, stubborn” Miami Jewish woman married a larger, louder, more stubborn Miami Cuban Catholic man she met her match. Inspired by navigating her own ...

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I Occur Here – The Space, London

Directors: Malena Arcucci and Mariana Aristizabal Pardo Reviewer: Scott Matthewman During this devised physical theatre work, a voiceover explains that there are four types of traveller: whether one is running away from something or running towards something else, merely travelling for the journey, and those for whom migration occurs more from necessity than desire. Those four archetypes do not map ...

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Frankenstein – The Space, London

Writer: Mary Shelly Adaptor: Isabel Dixon Director: Katherine Timms Reviewer: Sophia Moss It’s a dark, stormy night and Elizabeth Frankenstein (Danielle Winter) is chanting in Latin as she attempts to bring her creature, made from three dead bodies to life. It succeeds and the creature shrieks in agony, writhing around like something out of The Exorcist, but Elizabeth is terrified and ...

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One Festival: Programme C – The Space, London

Writers: Mike Carter, David Hendon, John Dixon, Louise Jameson, Alexandra Donnachie Directors: Saffron Myers, Paula Chitty, Danielle McIlven, Louise Jameson, Lou Mason Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The television anthology series has been enjoying something of a renaissance thanks to critically acclaimed shows like Black Mirror and Inside No 9, but often the closest theatre can get to an anthology series is ...

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The White Bike – The Space, London

Writer: Tamara von Werthern Director: Lily McLeish Reviewer: Richard Maguire The publicity for The White Bike claims that the show tells an ordinary story, a terrifyingly ordinary story. With an average of 17 cyclists being killed each year on London’s streets, and with 5 already being killed this year, these deaths have, indeed, become tragically ordinary. Tamara von Werthern’s play at The ...

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The Witch’s Mark – The Space, London

Writer &  Director: Timothy N. Evers Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Bells chime. Dressed in ordinary contemporary clothes, Celeste Markwell steps barefoot onto a bare stage as Agnes Sampson, distinctive dark eye makeup the only obvious theatrical concession to the story we’re about to hear. It’s all we need. Witchcraft is about belief and our interpretations of that belief, not bubbling cauldrons ...

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Why Not Us? – The Space, London

Writers: Rebekah Harvey and Sandy Murray Director: Elif Knight Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The battle for gender equality is far from over, but while women have made some strides in the last 50 years, one unexpected outcome is a similar kind of gendered pressure exerted on men to retain their roles as hunters and heroes. Concepts of femininity and masculinity have ...

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Queen of Carnage – The Space, London

Creative Lead / Director: Sobriety Twist Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There is a point where performance art and theatre intersect and it’s usually at the more absurdist end of the theatrical scale, but fetish performance is something you rarely come across depending on how sheltered a life you’ve led and presumably the venues you frequent. The Space is hosting Sobriety Twist’s ...

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