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Bin Heid

Bin Heid

★★★☆☆ Easy viewing:
Bin Heid, the second show of this year’s Traverse Breakfast Plays provides easy-on-the-brain, but nonetheless witty, entertainment – perfect for an early morning viewing.

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Royal Flush

A Royal Flush

★★★☆☆ Consistently absurdist
A bundle of guaranteed, surreal comedy, but nothing unexpected or ground-breaking, Cat O’ Nine Tales’ A Royal Flush is a safe bet for an hour of humour at the Fringe.

August 18, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
4D Cinema

4D Cinema

★★☆☆☆ Lacks punchline:
Mamoru Iriguchi’s creation 4D Cinema uses potentially genius technological techniques, but wastes it on 50 minutes of un-witty surrealism.

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Coup de Grace

Coup de Grace

★★☆☆☆ Disjointed:
Shows on a Shoestring’s Coup de Grâce starts off strong, the original plot harbours potential – but fails to make the most of it, with a script and structure which falls flat.

August 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
We Are Not Criminals

We Are Not Criminals

★★★★★ One step ahead:
Fully aware of what the audience needs and when to give it to them, Forty Elephants’ original production We Are Not Criminals hits all the right notes at all the right times.

August 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

✭✭✭✭✩ Polished:
Everything you want it to be and more, there is little to fault in Captivate Theatre’s adaptation of Oliver! which carries enough energy to overflow from the stage and infect the audience.

August 13, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Jailmates

Jailmates

★★★☆☆ Brimming with gems
Full of witty genius, but failing to make the most of its content, Dabster Productions’ Jailmates still guarantees an hour of laughs with brutally honest comedy.

August 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
If By Chance

If By Chance

★★★☆☆ Passionate
An exceptional cast is let down by lazy technical work at the New Town Theatre, where the Scottish Theatre and Music School’s If By Chance would be outstanding if it just got the time and resources it deserves.

August 5, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More