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Gut – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr We can reason with our heart, we can rationalise inside our heads. Yet we find it so very difficult to persuade a gut instinct. A visceral, primal stance which has a uniquely tangible feeling when we feel something wrong. It is, however, the blindest feeling we place trust in. ...

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The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Morna Pearson Director: Caitlin Skinner Reviewer: Gareth Davies Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Gothic novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde presented the world with a definitive, genre-defining formula for a wealth of stories packed with horrors, both psychological and physical. And, nearly one-hundred and thirty years after it was written, it remains an invaluable touchstone of ...

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Three’s A Crowd – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Jennifer Paterson Design and Costume: Becky Minto Lighting Design: Kate Bonney Composer: Luke Sutherland Reviewer: S.E. Webster As the month of January ushers in cold wind, heavy rains and snow, theatregoers will be cheered to hear that the New Year has also brought with it the 8th annual Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival. Helping to kickstart 2015’s theatrical calendar is ...

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SmallWar – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Valentijn Dhaenens Reviewer: John Roberts Belgian theatre maker and performer Valentijn Dhaenens brings a timely and often haunting, soul searching, visual and aural meditation on the brutality of war to the Traverse as part of this year’s so far stunning programme. Using testimony and transcripts from people affected by the sheer force and vice like grip war has, Dhaenens ...

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The Events – Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Writer: David Greig Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Anna Ambelez How do communities and individuals heal after traumatic violence? This production deals with that scenario and one individual in particular; a parish priest called Claire (Amanda Drew). While taking the choir in the village hall, an armed young man (Clifford Samuel) enters and fires. He is discriminating towards his victims, which ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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NEWS: Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2014 Launches

The annual celebration of physical theatre, puppetry and animation returns to the Traverse for the seventh year running. Following the heady excesses of Christmas and New Year, January and February tend to be quite a dull time of year in the theatre calendar. But since 2008, the Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, under the care of Puppet Animation Scotland’s Artistic Director, ...

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Fight Night – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Alexander Devriendt Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:1] Belgium theatre company Ontroerend Goed have joined forces with Austrailia’s The Border Project and returned to Edinburgh Fringe, having found themselves in the middle of many an ethical debate with past shows, Fight Night seems neither urgent or relevant. Billed as “an immersive exploration into the intricacies and traps of the voting system” ...

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