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Good Dog – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arinzene Kene Director: Natalie Ibu Reviewer: Dominic Corr No good deed goes unpunished, a mantra which regrettably gains merit as we age. What happens when we break away from being good? When someone realises that those who laugh gleefully as we struggle are usually bad. For many, the out-lash of violence during the London Riots was twisted retribution. The ...

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The Dark – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nick Makoha Director: Roy Alexander Weise Reviewer: Dominic Corr Tell me if this sounds familiar: aboard a ramshackle of a vehicle, tossing around the roads, life is at its most tentative. People flee pandemonium, as a country tears itself apart. Bribes, lies and any tactic is used to secure the safety of yourself or loved ones. This sounds current, ...

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STUFF – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Sylvia Dow Director: Muriel Romanes Reviewer: Gareth Davies In our age of consumerism, where acquisition and accumulation have become life goals, it is all too easy to find ourselves surrounded by stuff we don't really want, or need. Magda (Carol Ann Crawford) has been living amongst her years of accumulated stuff, threading her way through a maze of her ...

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The Unreturning – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Anna Jordan Director: Neil Bettles Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Scarborough, 1918. And 2013. And – soon. Three men are coming home. George and Frankie are soldiers, George a shell-shocked survivor of the trenches, Frankie a disgraced Afghanistan veteran. Nat is a refugee from a war-ravaged UK a few years hence which feels uncomfortably plausible, returning to look for his missing ...

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The Macbeths – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Forget the witches, haunted banquets and walking trees: the bloody beating heart of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is the relationship between the regicidal Scot and his fiendlike queen, who between them nab almost all the best lines in the Scottish Play. So the vision of director Dominic Hill and dramaturg Frances Poet for ...

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Artic Oil – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Clare Duffy Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Dominic Corr More than the pollution of the Earth, the pollution of a relationship is at stake. Arguably the most complicated, yet often tightest – mother and daughter. Tainted, still persevering beneath the animosity despite their contrary stands on politics, beliefs and nurture. Arctic Oil, written by award-winning writer Clare Duffy sees this infection ...

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What Girls Are Made Of – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Cora Bissett Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Stephen Bates Sugar and spice and all things nice? In this case, not exactly; once a rock ’n’ roll singer, Cora Bissett looks to be made more of grit and graft and sheer resilience as she crashes into the rocks, rolls with the punches and always bounces back to get on with her ...

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