Friday, July 23, 2021

BOOK FESTIVAL – Shapeshifters: Medicine, and the human behind it

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BY BOB CUMMINS Gavin Francis, a physician in Edinburgh, writer and explorer shares insights from his past that have inspired his current book, Shapeshifters; on Medicine and Human Change.Gavin recalls a lecture, back when he...

COMEDY/ THEATRE – Not-Yet-Suffragette “I just couldn’t love it”

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I just couldn’t love it, but I did enjoy the sighs of the white male sitting behind me as this charged feminist re-capped history from the modern-female gaze.After a successful run at the Brighton...

COMEDY – A time travelling journey through drink

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BY SIMONE MEDONOS“Drink Less and Drink Better” we are reminded throughout the night by our award winning hosts, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. A time travelling journey from Ancient Greece to Wild West saloons...

THEATRE – Drip Feed: A haunting story encapsulated perfectly in The Bubble

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In Collaboration with @SomewhereEDISet in late 90s Cork, Soho Theatre’s DRIP FEED is an immersive experience – an evocative, unapologetic and sharply-funny painting with words, detailing the life, loves and losses of...

COMEDY – Harriet Kemsley is shaming slut shaming

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 Harriet Kemsley missed out on the #metoo movement because she had lost her phone, and now she’s expressing herself and dancing out her own story, making you laugh along the way.In a Cornell University...
King Creosote at Light on the Shore Edinburgh International Festival previewed by Deadline News

MUSIC – King Creosote is the first act to play Leith Theatre in 30...

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BY JEAN WESTIT was just about as Scottish as the itchy Fair Isle patterned  bunnets Kenny Anderson wears to keep the chill Fife wind at bay and no less glorious or mesmeric for it .When King Creosote, his...

THEATRE – BLINK or you might miss it

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDIBlink, from Squabbling House Theatre, is the story of two parallel lives, Sophie (LIDDIE HARPER) and Esther (ANGEL LLOYD), brought together through coincidence and through a mutual craving and...

MUSICAL THEATRE – An ‘uplifting’ and ‘feel-good’ trip down the yellow-brick-road

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BY MORAG PHILLIPSI was really looking forward to going to watch this show, and I was not disappointed. This is Tribe Porty Youth Theatre’s eighth season at the Festival Fringe. Based in Portobello, kids...

THEATRE – Grace fails to make its mark amid the noise

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDII was looking forward to catching KATIE REDDIN-CLANCY’s Grace - billed as ‘a production about power and letting go’ – an hour-long, character-filled solo show commenting on meaty subjects...

COMEDY – Calling My Tribe revels in the trauma of midlife realisations

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BY BOB CUMMINSCalling My Tribe is an intimate, reminiscing, self-deprecating, entertaining, and relatable show that left us tickled and entertained - but also slightly sad.Boo, a talented Australian comedian and director does well to...

MUSICAL THEATRE – My Left Right Foot, starring ‘the disabled’

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If it wasn’t for the fact that Director ROBERT SOFTLEY GALE had the very impairment that this musical-within-a-musical pokes fun at, it probably wouldn’t have been politically correct enough to have a sell-out show...

COMEDY – I Want an Irish Passport, just for the craic

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Ok so admittedly, I was intrigued by this show because like many other Brits with a claim to Irish citizenship, I’ve recently discovered that I do want an Irish passport. Until yesterday, I hadn’t...

COMEDY – A hilarious battle cry for womankind

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEdiJen Brister: Meaningless, “I was angry in my 20s and now I’m f**king livid.”With her signature confidence, composed delivery and with no-holds barred style, Jen Brister pulls back a big catapult full...

Dome Nights is a trip of audio-visual delight

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BY MORAG PHILLIPSDome Nights was one of the most relaxing 45 minutes I have had in a long time. This experience was a zephyr of soothing sound and visual variety.  The psychedelic music of...

THEATRE – Sod’s Law: A bittersweet serenade through the a(n)nals of queer history

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDIBlunt and beautiful, Sod's Law is an afternoon delight.Aristocrat Lord Hicks seems to know a thing or two about queer life, and as I shared a late afternoon...

PHYSICAL THEATRE/ CIRCUS – The 7 Fingers troupe deliver a spectacular Fringe must see

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BY JEAN WESTEven though I thought I had a certain insight into Réversible, the European debut Fringe dish served up by The (extraordinary) 7 Fingers, following an interview with creator, Gypsy Snider, the swell...

DANCE – Highly entertaining and riotous dancing from Tokyo to Edinburgh

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BY BOB CUMMINSAn enthusiastic, exciting and highly entertaining battle of riotous dancers in a police state.A silver bucket and a battery operated drill are all that dress the stage against a backdrop of...

COMEDY – Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal, An enjoyable night we wanted to love

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BY KATHRYN PIERCE In collaboration with @SomewhereEDI Last night's offering at The Pleasance came from Suzi Ruffell, fresh from her travels and back at the Fringe with a new show, having bagged a nomination for Chortle's...

THEATRE – Dysney Disfunction tackles love, lust and UK immigration law

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At first I was worried it wasn't going to be funny, and then it was quite funny, and then it went far beyond a few jokes about a millennial trying to wade her way...

THEATRE – Outstanding tribute to pioneer LGBT bookstore

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By Kathryn Pierce In collaboration with @SomewhereEdiA witty, well-observed and heartfelt tribute.Returning to the Fringe after a sell-out run in autumn last year, Love Song to Lavender Menace triumphantly leads the Fringe’s Made in...
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