Archive for August 13th, 2022

Fire Signs

Fire Signs

★★★☆☆ Relatable

Fire Signs from the Edinburgh University Theatre Company at Pleasance Courtyard until August 15, is a celebration of the intensity of friendships at university.

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Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version)

Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version)

★★★☆☆ Frustrating

An almost wilfully uneven recasting of Greek myth, Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version) – from New Celts and Myths Unbound at theSpace on the Mile – fascinates and exasperates in almost equal measure.

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Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass

Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass

★★★☆☆  Ambitious

Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass, from New Celts and Not So Nice! at theSpace on the Mile, has endless ambition. The result does not always convince, but always engrosses.

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Born Under A Bad Sign

Born Under A Bad Sign

★★★☆☆ Lively

Born Under A Bad Sign, New Celts and Raw Toast’s evocation of male friendship and football, contains much to enjoy.

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Crossing The Void

Crossing The Void

★★★★☆ Spookily real

Crossing The Void, Sally MacAlister’s play for New Celts and koi collective at theSpace on the Mile, hops genres seemingly at will. It ends up as a coherent and sensitive portrayal of very tricky subjects.

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The Beatles were a Boyband

The Beatles were a Boyband

★★★★☆ Powerful

In a world where misogyny and sexual violence is normalised, F-Bomb Theatre’s powerful new show The Beatles Were a Boyband asks why?

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The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well

★★★☆☆ Good concept

Kate Macsween’s one act play The Wishing Well, at The Royal Scots Club for the first week of the Fringe only, accentuates the pain of losing a baby or an infant.

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Tim Crouch: Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel

Tim Crouch: Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel

★★★★★ Exit, mind blown

Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel is a worryingly prescient piece. It is an exquisite creation that apparently denies the very point of creativity, a hymn to humanity that insists that humanity has had it. To call it ‘thought-provoking’ would be a criminal understatement.

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