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The Brooklyn Scotsman

The Brooklyn Scotsman

★★★☆☆  It’s a rap:
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The Brooklyn Scotsman, at the Hill Street Theatre for the full Fringe, is Stevie Creed’s story of how, as a teenage Scottish rapper, he decided to leave home and fulfil the American dream.

August 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

★★★☆☆    Folie á deux

Thistle N’ Thorn productions has brought Frank Wildhorn’s musical theatre take on the iconic tale of outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, to the Sweet Grassmarket this fringe.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Drone

Drone

★★☆☆☆ Interesting visuals:

Directed by Rob Jones, Harry Josephine Giles stars in Drone at Summerhall. This spoken word theatre piece tells the story of a military drone’s life as it reveals the world from its perspective.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

★★★☆☆    Splurge-tastic:

Captivate Theatre’s production of Bugsy Malone takes you right back to the roaring twenties at Gilded Balloon’s Rose Theatre, with two different casts for alternating performances.

August 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Game of Death and Chance

A Game of Death and Chance

★★★★☆  Eerily Interesting
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In A Game of Death and Chance, the National Trust for Scotland’s first ever Fringe show, four characters from the 17th century – and death himself – have occupied an old Edinburgh tenement to tell stories of Scotland’s past.

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
This Script

This Script

★★★★☆   Very clever:

Written and performed by Jenny Lindsay and directed by Jen McGregor, This Script at the Scottish Storytelling Centre is utterly engaging and thought provoking.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Going Slightly Mad

Going Slightly Mad

★★★★☆   Fast paced:
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Going Slightly Mad by Big Mind Theatre at the Bedlam for the first two weeks of the fringe has a storyline that touches on mental health.

August 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★☆☆   Strong performance
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The Edinburgh Little Theatre brings Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist to life this week at the Hill Street Theatre.

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Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★☆☆     Great energy:
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Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Captivate Theatre’s production of Sister Act at the Rose Theatre is full of soul and sparkle.

August 7, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
All Shook Up

All Shook Up

★★★★☆  Highly entertaining
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Featuring many of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, Captivate Theatre’s production of All Shook Up at Gilded Balloon’s Rose Street Theatre for the first week of the Fringe is a rollercoaster of love.

August 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More