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Bytesize Theatre

Bytesize Theatre

★★★☆☆ Welcome

The lack of time to plan for live theatre at this year’s Fringe has not deterred the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group. Bytesize Theatre is a collection of three new plays presented on the online Fringe Player. The three pieces are not all equally impressive, but each has intriguing elements.

August 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Afterparty

Afterparty

★★★★☆ Lairy

Packed with expletives and off-colour observations, Afterparty from New Celts Productions and F-Bomb Theatre at the theSpace’s Triplex theatre pulls no punches in its humorous but bitter-sweet story set in small town Scotland.

August 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Catching Up

Catching Up

★★☆☆☆ Shapeless

There is an amorphous feel to Theatre Paradok’s Catching Up at Symposium Hall, as if what we are seeing has had one draft too few – or, more likely, several drafts too many.

August 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Moonlight On Leith

Moonlight On Leith

★★★☆☆ Celebratory

Combining the quotidian and the lyrical, New Celts and REDCAP Theatre’s Moonlight On Leith at theSpace Triplex provides a touching portrait of assorted Leithers.

August 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Radio 69

Radio 69

★★★☆☆ Frothy

There is enough liveliness and verve in Radio 69, presented by the Counterminers at theSpace at Symposium Hall, for several Fringe shows. However, a corresponding attention to detail is not always present.

August 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wish List

Wish List

★★★★☆ Subtly political

Wish List is an urgently contemporary piece from New Celts and Bone Struck Theatre, dealing with young carers, mental health and the gig economy in a way that never preaches and is always beautifully human.

August 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Saving Mr Ultimate

Saving Mr Ultimate

★★★☆☆ Believably Fragile

Saving Mr Ultimate, New Celts Production and Extra Arca’s tale of superheroes, grief and letting go, mixes the serious and the humorous effectively in creating a world that is both believable and ever-so-slightly superhuman.

August 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sweet F.A.

Sweet F.A.

★★★★☆  Triumphant

History, emotion and righteous anger combine tunefully and humorously in Sweet F.A., This Is My Story Productions’ thoroughly welcome return to Tynecastle Park.

August 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Down It Fresher!

Down It Fresher!

★★★☆☆     Down & dirty:

Sassy, rude and distinctly scuzzy round the edges, the Anonymous Badger Creative’s production of Down It Fresher! in the Free Fringe is a case of writing what you know about.

August 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Made in Edinburgh

Made in Edinburgh

All Edinburgh’s Theatre at the Fringe

Edinburgh is about to host the greatest cultural event in the world. People from all over the world who work in and love the performing arts arrive here for four weeks of brilliant drama, dance, comedy and art.

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