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For Exeunt: Lists for the End of the World (Edinburgh review)

Things I liked about Lists for the End of the World: That they try to tap into the nostalgia that gives a little warm glow from trivial but personally important things. That they blend future/past/present. The line: “I’d steal all…

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Allen Wright Award 2017

Topping off a wonderful week in Scotland, I’m delighted to have been awarded the Allen Wright Award for Reviews by The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Allen Wright was the first Arts Editor of The Scotsman, and the paper’s Chief Theatre…

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For Exeunt: The Believers Are But Brothers (Edinburgh review)

Blue lights illuminate the theatre like popping candy. WhatsApp. It’s a death threat. I click the screen off and it flashes again. A rape threat. Click. Something about a K-bar. Click. They’re flashing up too fast to read them all.…

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For Fest: Between the Crosses (Edinburgh review)

If stories are not continued to be told, the lives they contain can be wiped away like chalk on a blackboard. In the basement of Edinburgh’s Army Reserve Centre, Will Huggins preserves the story of his great uncle Edgar, a…

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For Fest: Mies Julie (Edinburgh review)

                            Yaël Farber’s thrumming production returns to the Fringe after it first stalked the stage in 2012. Creating a vivid, bloody drama of race and class, August…

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For Fest: A Girl and a Gun (Edinburgh review)

We watch as a movie is made. Orwin plays Her, a seductress whose every action is for Him, played by a different member of the audience each night. Dressed as a cowboy, he is the star of the show. He…

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For Fest: Amy Conway’s SuperAwesome World (Edinburgh review)

In Amy Conway’s personal, personable show, she draws together her love of video games and the reality of depression, trying to understand them in conjunction with each other. How is Mario always happy even if he’s just fallen into a…

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For Exeunt: Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here (Edinburgh review)

A sledgehammer swings into flaming rubble. Darkness pours down her. A body. A rustle in the corner. A gap in the fence and a word between the line. They drive away and we don’t see them fall. Anyone’s Guess is a ghost…

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For Fest: BlackCatfishMusketeer (Edinburgh review)

It sounds like every other modern love story: two people meet online and fall in love. But this beautiful, bumbling three-hander leapfrogs over other couples to dig its way into your heart. It runs wildly, whacking the opponents with a…

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For Fest: Edison (Edinburgh review)

Locating the historic tussle between inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in an Orwellian dystopia, this cracked history gets lost in a sea of glitter. In an alternative past, a determined Tesla (Zoe Feldman) is robotically manipulated by a demonic…

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For Fest: Americana Psychobabble (Edinburgh review)

The progression of this show is not dissimilar to those nights when a friend gets blind drunk, starts a rambling story that never reaches its conclusion, gets very intimate and finally ends up in a corner crying. At a certain…

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