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Thingummy Bob – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Linda McLean Director: Maria Oller Composer: Philip Pinsky Designer: Karen Tennant Reviewer: Amy Taylor Bob’s lost something. He’s lost his thingummy, you know, the thingummy, no, not that. It’s the simple but highly effective premise of loss that dominates Lung Ha’s latest creation, Thingummy Bob, as we follow the eponymous Bob on an adventure, that takes him from his ...

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The Last Yankee – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Michael Emans Writer: Arthur Miller Designer: Lisa Sangster Reviewer: Amy Taylor From the very beginning of Rapture Theatre’s The Last Yankee, there’s a sense that you’re watching an experiment in human nature. Performed in Summerhall’s Red Lecture Theatre, Michael Emans’ production, creates the feeling that the audience are watching Arthur Miller toy with our ideas of the American dream ...

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Late With Lance! – The Counting House, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Amy Taylor Lance is a performer, a visionary, a jack of all trades behind the stage on his two gay dads’ cruise ship, who longs to have this moment in the limelight. For one night only, he’s in town with his chat show, Late With Lance! and he’s invited Hugh Jackman, Liza Minelli and Miami Sound Machine to be ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Roberto Cossa Adapted by: Douglas Maxwell Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor It’s 1977 and above a failed fish and chip shop, a family disintegrates to the tune of The Bay CityRollers as their Granny eats and eats and eats. In fact, her voracious appetite formsthe basis of Douglas Maxwell’s adaptation of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona, ...

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The Woman in Black – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor: Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Herford Designer: Michael Holt Reviewer: Amy Taylor Robin Herford’s The Woman in Black, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, is second only to Agatha Christie’s enduring, The Mousetrap, in terms of longevity. And the reason for the play’s continuing popularity lies in its simplicity; it harks back to a simpler time ...

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Union – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Mark Thomson Writer: Tim Barrow Reviewer: Amy Taylor The Act of Union and its many players are just one of the focuses of Tim Barrow’s Union, a new work that reveals just how Scotland became part of the United Kingdom in 1707. Directed by Mark Thomson, this new work showcases the talents of a united cast, but a strong ...

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The Hold – National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Director: Maria Oller Writer: Adrian Osmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor As one of the characters in Lung Ha’s The Hold laments, “The past is always present”, but as Maria Oller’s production of Adrian Osmond’s play reveals, the past, while ever-present and always following us is also furiously unforgiving. Taking place in various rooms and exhibitions in the National Museum of Scotland, ...

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Blackbird – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Richard Baron Writer: David Harrower Reviewer: Amy Taylor The abusive sexual relationship between a pre-teen girl and a middle aged man is the subject of Firebrand’s revival of David Harrower’s award-winning 2005 drama, Blackbird. Directed by Richard Baron, this production begins as an unresolved dialogue between the abused and the abuser, but blurs the lines between truth, lies and ...

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