Archive for August 25th, 2019

Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★★☆    Frantic energy:

Captivate Theatre capture the magic of Oliver! Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, transforming the Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre into the hustle of London.

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Never None (but She)

Never None (but She)

★★★☆☆    Modern tale:

Never None (but She) is a story of magic and female power from Asterglow Theatre at theSpace Triplex that reminds of Ovid’s Metamorphosis as well as folk tales.

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Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

★★★★☆    Spellbinding:

Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as I Put a Spell On You and Feeling Good.

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Madame George

Madame George

★★★☆☆  Great chemistry:

Madame George, by award winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street, is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.

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Playing With Books

Playing With Books

A Charlotte in Charlotte Square – and more

The Book Festival’s Playing with Books strand continues to delight and tantalise audiences in the Charlotte Square Spiegeltent.

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Surveillance

Surveillance

★★★☆☆  Intriguingly lop-sided:

Surveillance, by Anomaly Theatre at theSpace on North Bridge, is a collection of items about ‘big data’ and the surveillance society that is somewhat hit-and-miss but has some fascinating elements.

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Fish

Fish

★★★☆☆  Surprisingly dry:

Fish by Shinehouse Theatre as part of the Taiwan Season at Summerhall, is an attractive production which remains a curiosity rather than a vital piece of theatre.

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Moot Moot

Moot Moot

★★★★☆  Absurdly hilarious:

I’m good, thanks Barry, how are you? – I’m good, thanks Barry, how are you? – I’m good, thanks Barry, how are you? – I’m good, thanks Barry, how are you?

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