Archive for August 9th, 2019

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Craig on the Cliff

Craig on the Cliff

★★★★☆ Welcoming:

Craig on the Cliff, featuring folk singer Craig Herbertson at Randolph Cliff, is an unassuming but thoroughly accomplished affair that draws on Edinburgh and Scotland’s past in word and song.

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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★★ Spookily entertaining:

Spooky, funny and entertaining, Bare Productions have brought back to life one of the most dysfunctional family’s in the world in the kooky Addams Family musical at this year’s Fringe.

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Pool (no water)

Pool (no water)

★★★★☆  Cruel but hilarious:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group’s late evening show at the Royal Scots Club, for week one of the Fringe only, is a decidedly over-18s only production of Pool (no water).

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The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

★★★★☆ Enjoyably illuminating:

Literate and relevant, playful and serious, The Grandmothers Grimm at Paradise in The Vault is an involving, thought-provoking and extremely enjoyable hour.

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Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★☆☆   Strong performance
Young critics scheme review
The Edinburgh Little Theatre brings Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist to life this week at the Hill Street Theatre.

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The 27 Club

The 27 Club

★★★☆☆  Decidedly downbeat:

The 27 Club, by Rebel Pigeon and New Celts at theSpace on the Mile, is an exploration of loss whose frustrations are balanced by some real insight.

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Parasites

Parasites

★★★★☆ Raw emotion:

There is brutality, but also considerable compassion, in Seesome Theatre and New Celts’ Parasites at theSpace on the Mile.

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Surprise Package

Surprise Package

★★★☆☆  Brightly cheerful:

Surprise Package, Saughtonhall Drama Group’s comedy at Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, is garishly old-fashioned and very silly, but put together with genuine care.

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