Archive for August 19th, 2022

One Week in Magaluf

One Week in Magaluf

★★★★☆     Enthusiastic

Big, ballsy and playing at the top of their individual games, the Napier Musical Theatre Society give a hilarious yet poignant account of new 21st Century musical One Week in Magaluf.

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Chicago, Chicago!

Chicago, Chicago!

★★★☆☆ Promising

Name Pending Productions’ Chicago, Chicago! at Greenside @ Riddles Court for one week, is an original and intriguing piece, full of vitality. Its strange mixture of genres and ideas does not always come together, but shows distinct promise.

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The Masks of Oscar Wilde

The Masks of Oscar Wilde

★★★★☆ Accomplished

The Masks of Oscar Wilde, from Matchmaker Productions at Greenside @ Riddles Court, is an informative account of Wilde’s life. The play may not be the best structured work imaginable, but this production makes the most of it under difficult circumstances.

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Sandcastles

Sandcastles

★★★☆☆ Endearing

Sandcastles, Steve McMahon’s warm and thoughtful new play is brought to life by a charismatic cast, directed by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir, in this Brite Theatre production at the Assembly Rooms.

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Paradok Platform

Paradok Platform

★★★★☆ Original Shakespeare

Theatre Paradok, the Edinburgh theatre company that is “experimental without being exclusive” is bringing nine new pieces of experimental theatre to their 5pm slot at La Belle Angel for this year’s fringe.

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Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

★★★☆☆ Harrowing

Birds of Passage in the Half Light, a one-hander by Kat Woods and performed by Fiona McGeown, deals with trauma and darkness. The presentation is uneven at times, but it draws the audience in.

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The Bush

The Bush

★★★★☆  Inviting

The Bush, Alice Mary Cooper’s one-hander at Summerhall, tells of domestic and political life in 1970s Australia, detailing the accidental birth of the environmental movement in a way that is diverting and informative.

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