Saturday, May 8, 2021

MUSICAL – Friendsical – The Friends musical parody at Assembly Festival

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What could anyone possibly not to love about a musical parodying one of the best shows of all times?  I'M not sure if this was a parody of a musical or a musical parody.The...

COMEDY – Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders at Just the Tonic

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I STRONGLY suggest you join Nina Gilligan as she takes you through the story of her turbulent childhood, and revel in her brutal honesty and charming sass.This is the crème de la crème of...

THEATRE – Lorca: A Theatre Beneath the Sand

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CREATED by the Spanish company Enebro Teatro, this tribute to the playwright and poet Frederico Gracia Lorca was visually stunning. However, the plot of this production was quite hard to follow, which stole some...

PHYSICAL THEATRE – The Solitary Journey of Guan Yu

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RETELLING the legend of the Chinese hero Guan Yu, this production was packed with power, ferocity and some interesting artistic features.It’s a shame the storytelling wasn’t quite up to the same standard.It’s hard to...

COMEDY – Madam Señorita: Espousa at Boteco

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PAULA Valluerca (aka Madame Señorita) walked out onto the stage clad in her cheerleader’s uniform with a smile on her face and got up to the mic to wow her audience with her performance....

MUSICAL – What Does Love Mean to You?

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THIS very simple story exploring family, grief and healing was touching in places, but was a bit too thin to feel genuine. The length of the play may have had something to do with...
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COMEDY – Frank Sanazi – Ocean’s Nein at The Voodoo Rooms

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FRANK Sanazi, Dean Stalin and Saddami Davis Jr take to the stage in Edinburgh for a night of swinging, politically incorrect cabaret. These characters are what you get when you cross famous entertainers of...

MUSICAL – Islander: A New Musical at Summerhall

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A DECEPTIVELY simple performance, Islander: A New Musical is a contemporary take on epic story-telling and traditional Scottish music.Set on the fictional Scottish island of Kinnen, Islander follows the story of Eilidh, one of the...

COMEDY – Jason Byrne: Wrecked but ready

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BOUNDING on stage like a labrador on speed wearing ‘bouncy yoke moon boots’, Jason Byrne is a wrecking ball that, perhaps his sold out audience, wasn’t ready for!He compares himself to an out of...

CABARET – Musik at Assembly Rooms Bijou

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BY MICHAEL RUSSELLMULTI award-winning actress Frances Barber, booms out to the audience in a slightly aggressive and very much in-your-face style as she stars as Billie Trix in Musik.  This 50 minute high energy...

THEATRE – Who Is Daniel King? at Assembly Rooms

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Is Daniel King the dancing queen? He is so endearingly engrossed in himself and his desires and dreams to become a dancer.While friends and family, (and indeed the audience) think he is deluded, Daniel’s...

COMEDY – Daniel Sloss: X at the Edinburgh Playhouse

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It’s no secret to Scotland that Daniel Sloss is brilliant.His opening night at the Edinburgh Playhouse was electric. The comedian blazed his way through an inferno of jokes that tackle toxic masculinity to people’s...

THEATRE – Hitler’s Tasters, Greenside at Infirmary Street

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BASED on a true story, this timely and unexpectedly funny play cleverly examines the experiences of ordinary young people living under and participating in a totalitarian political regime.As the chorus to Lana del Rey's...
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COMEDY – Pierre Novellie: You’re expected to Care at Pleasance Courtyard

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PIERRE Novellie is a professional. With a versatile knowledge of current affairs, a peculiar Etonian charisma and a keen observational eye, Novellie ensures little break from laughter.Seemingly claiming heritage from every corner of the...
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Nicola Sturgeon: “I’m not actively working with Corbyn on a no confidence vote”

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POLITICS dominated the discussion between First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and award-winning Scottish sports journalist Graham Spiers during ‘In Conversation with… Nicola Sturgeon’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Though the event was sold as a discussion...

COMEDY – Heidi Kills Time at the Pleasance Courtyard

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BBC New Comedy Award winner, Heidi Regan returns to the fringe with Heidi Kills Time a far more conventional approach to stand-up.Lined with daft humour and a sprinkle of political angst, Regan seems to strive...
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THEATRE – Lucrece at the Space Niddry St

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WILLIAM Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece is a narrative poem about the Roman historical figure Lucretia, whose rape by Prince Tarquin caused the overthrow of the monarchy and the beginning of the Roman republic.The Shakespeare...

THEATRE – Coma at Summerhall

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“Nothing will happen to you, but you will feel different..” States a disembodied voice as you begin immersive theatre experience, Coma.Over the course of the next 25 minutes the same voice will guide you...

COMEDY: Arthur Smith: SYD at the Pleasance Courtyard

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IN ‘SYD’ Arthur Smith will take you back in time as he recounts the unknown, extraordinary life of his father. Smith, who will be more widely known for his appearances on ‘Grumpy Old Men’...

THEATRE – The South Afreakins at the Space on the Mile

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IMPI Theatre Company returns to Edinburgh with their hilarious, heart-breaking exploration of marriage, grief, and the immigrant experience.Writer and actor Robyn Paterson created The South Afreakins as a tribute to her parents and performs...
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