Archive for August 10th, 2018

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

★★★☆☆  Spookily Good:

Spooky and frightening, Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery is a fun interactive show at the Edinburgh Dungeon this Fringe.

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Sob Story

Sob Story

★★★☆☆ Uneasy combination:

A talented cast and bags of commitment manage to paper over the obvious cracks in Sob Story, by Pretty Knickers and New Celts at TheSpace on the Mile.

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The Front Page

The Front Page

★★★★☆ Extreme energy:

There is more nervous energy in Edinburg Theatre Arts’ The Front Page at St Ninian’s Hall than in five average Fringe productions, and the result is very pleasing.

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Jumpers For Goalposts

Jumpers For Goalposts

★★★★☆   Warm applause:

Any preconceptions about a play depicting five-a-side football should instantly be put aside for Tom Wells’s Jumpers For Goalposts.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

★★★★☆   Shout out:

Edinburgh University Savoy Group bring out the comedy in a rousing take on parody musical-within-a-musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Paradise in Augustines.

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Antigone na h’Éireann

Antigone na h’Éireann

★★★☆☆ Intriguing modernisation:

Antigone na h’Éireann, by Aulos Productions at Paradise in the Vault, is a reworking of Greek tragedy that has some odd transitions in mood, but hangs together impressively.

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Casanova Dreaming

Casanova Dreaming

★★☆☆☆ Overly complex:

Arbery Production’s Casanova Dreaming at TheSpace on Niddry Street is a breathless dash through the 18th century that tries to cram enough material for several hours into 50 minutes.

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Don Quixote Unbound

Don Quixote Unbound

★★★★☆   Lucid dreaming:

Michael Daviot’s Don Quixote Unbound at Sweet Grassmarket is a wonderfully involving, enchanting and thought-provoking example of the arts of storytelling and theatre making.

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