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Huff -Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Creators: Shona Reppe &Andy Manley Reviewer: John Roberts Shona Reppe and Andy Manley have between themselves created some of the strongest, touching and most visceral children's productions in recent years, and despite Huff being more of an interactive art installation than theatrical performance you can't help but be 'blown away' by the attention to detail in putting you into the ...

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Cuckooed – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Emma Callander Reviewer: John Roberts Once again Mark Thomas delivers a blisteringly funny yet searingly powerful look into one of the many chapters in his life. Where Bravo Figero looked into the relationship between Thomas and his opera loving father, Cuckooed delves into the relationship of Thomas and long term best friend Martin.Martin was a long ...

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Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-Up Comedian – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: John Roberts Gary McNair returns to the Traverse following his acclaimed production of Born to Run in 2012 with a wonderfully enticing story of friendship and stand-up comedy. 15year old Donald Robertson isn’t funny, in fact he is the target of the school bullies, but instead of fighting them head on, he tries ...

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Horizontal Collaboration – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer/Director: David Leddy Reviewer: John Roberts Formed as part of a double bill alongside the online and rather compelling thriller City of the Blind, David Leddy’s live offering as part of this year’s line up at the Traverse seems to be a massive case of the emperor’s news clothes. The idea on paper suggests something far more enticing and engaging ...

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Men in the Cities – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Wendy Hubbard Reviewer: John Roberts Chris Goode has carved himself in a position of undeniable envy as one of the countries strongest and thought-provoking storytellers. He returns to the Fringe with his latest work Men in the Cities – a stark and brutal look into our lives within the confines of our modern world. Framed between ...

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Factor 9 – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Hamish MacDonald Director: Ben Harrison Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell   Mishap or medical manipulation? Hamish MacDonald, writer for Dogstar Theatre, packs a powerful punch in this world premiere piece. Factor 9 is a political play thatcentres on a Scottish scandal and tells the tale of the suffering of the forgotten haemophiliac victims of the Factor 8 and Factor 9 ...

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NEWS: Traverse hits head to New York

Traverse Theatre Company from Edinburgh will be in New York this April, taking Fringe 2013 hits A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity and Clean for a month-long run at 59E59 Theaters, marking New York’s Scotland Week (3rd to 10th April) as part of 59E59 Theaters’ Brits Off Broadway season. In advance of their transfer to New York in April, the ...

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The Confessions of Gordon Brown – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kevin Toolis Director: Kevin Toolis Reviewer: Michelle Haynes Back to Edinburgh after a huge success in the Fringe Festival 2013 and London’s West End, writer and director Kevin Toolis brings us his hilarious satire The Confessions of Gordon Brown. Nearly four years after stepping down as Prime Minister, we get a glimpse into the stresses and strains Brown faced ...

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