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Clybourne Park – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Dominic Corr The world never really changes, does it? The balance of offence, acceptance and hate simply shifts – given time, it will no doubt shift back. In a turbulent time, opinions which lay dormant are now unearthing themselves. Shifting from a culture in which the first black man was sitting in the ...

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Black Men Walking – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Dominic Corr Every breath of the landscape in this country echoes the lives of thousands across history. Beneath the soil, the lives of the rich, poor, women, men, Romans and black men and women lay forgotten to but a few. On the first Saturday, of every month, Matthew, Richard and Thomas walk these peaks ...

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Burgerz – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Travis Alabanza Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay Designed by Soutra Gilmour Reviewer: Dominic Corr In April 2016, a burger was thrown at Travis Alabanza. With it was hurled a transphobic slur, compelling Alabanza to write Burgerz as an attempt to archive the everyday pain and rip back some agency from the day to day violence that the trans ...

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How Not To Drown – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nicola McCartney & Dritan Kastrati Director & Choreographer: Neil Bettles Design & Costume: Becky Minto   Lighting: Zoe Spurr Composer & Sound Designer: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite Co-choreography: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Molly Knox How Not To Drown at the Traverse Theatre is something not to shy away from at the The Fringe this year. With a set that immediately plunges the ...

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Crocodile Fever – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Meghan Tyler Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Molly Knox Meghan Tyler’s Crocodile Fever is a remarkable black comedy that explores a sisterly relationship that’s bound to end in tears. As it debuts at the Fringe, at the Traverse Theatre, this astonishing play uncovers the secrets of their extremely dysfunctional family, whilst stepping over the boundaries and tests how darkly unhinged ...

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Trying It On – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Edgar Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Molly Knox Trying It On at the Traverse Theatre comes as David Edgar’s witty “follow up” to his play Maydays, written 35 years ago,and explores themes of revolution and youth, delivered through a dynamic autobiographical monologue by Edgar himself. The piece is self-admittedly imperfect, which adds beautifully to the honesty and self-reflection that ...

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Little Boxes and Stolen Futures: Double Bill – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: James Beagon and Catherine Expósito. Directors: Ruth Hollyman and Catherine Expósito Reviewer: Dominic Corr Championing youth theatre in Edinburgh for over a decade, Strange Town return to the Traverse Theatre with two modern pieces; Little Boxes and Stolen Futures. Fitting for their anniversary, both productions take a leaping point of ‘future’ but differ vastly in content, narrative and structure. ...

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549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon Director: Jack Nurse Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’ve all been down the pub with this motley crew; ‘the weeman’, ‘the radge’, a ‘non-voter’ and of course, ‘the Tory’. For these pals, this is a usual evening in the seaside town of Prestonpans. They do what all friends do; drink, banter, swear and snipe at one ...

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