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Daughterhood

Daughterhood

★★★★☆  Poignant
Young Critics Scheme review:
Daughterhood by Charley Miles for Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd, is a fast paced piece, full of bitterness, jealousy and love, performed in the immersive environment of the Roundabout at Summerhall.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
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.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Woke

Woke

★★★★☆    Mesmerising:

Returning to the fringe for just six performances at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Apphia Campbell’s Woke is a powerful one woman show that tells the story of two women 42 years apart.

August 24, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Alba Flamenca

Alba Flamenca

★★★★☆  And clap your hands:

Alba Flamenca, in a tiny venue on East Crosscauseway, is Acapella at its finest with five artists making music together – whether it is by the voice, guitar or feet.

August 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

★★★★☆    A soaring success:

Ivory wings at the Assembly Rooms is a beautifully written and performed new one woman show by Susie Coreth, which explores Alzheimer’s and the effect music can have on memory.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

★★★★☆  Thought-provoking:
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The idea of the differences between the male and the female ego is a controversial topic, especially nowadays where two-thirds of the total number of suicides are committed by males.

August 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Silence In Court

Silence In Court

★★★★☆ Immersive trial:
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Silence in Court by the Edinburgh Little Theatre immerses the audience into a gut-wrenching court case and challenges them to decipher the truth – and provide a verdict.

August 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Pink House

Pink House

★★★☆☆  Beautifully honest:

Exploring grief and the impact of trauma on memory and family relationships Paradigm Lab’s Pink House by Madison Pollack at PQA Venues is somewhat heartbreaking and completely honest.

August 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

★★★★★ Witty and enchanting:

In a world full of fear and worry, we all need a reminder that there’s still hope. Luckily, in The Man Who Planted Trees at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, two storytellers and their puppets are here to give us just that.

August 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More