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Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

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Writer: Rebecca Perry Director: Matt Bernard Reviewer: Matt Farnham In the sequel to last year’s Fringe show of the same name, Adventures of Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl, we catch up with Joanie Little as she embarks on her dream job, working alongside Jane Goodall, the Kardashians of the chimp world and Fetch, a chimp who thinks he’s a dog, in Tanzania. ...

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Mark Thomas: The Red Shed – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Mark Thomas Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Mark Thomas is pretty much a minor deity at the Edinburgh Fringe. His shows play to packed houses and his audiences invariably give him a standing ovation, just as they did last year, just as they will next year. And, frankly, it's all very well deserved. Thomas is always a charismatic, commanding ...

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World Without Us – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle What would happen if all of a sudden humanity stopped existing? That’s the question posed by Ontroerend Goed in their newest work, World Without Us. As a lone figure on stage narrates the changes to Earth in the wake of the disappearance of man, the piece meditates on mankind’s impact on the world around them, offering a ...

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The Murderer – Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Clown Funeral combine a darkly amusing, and thought-provoking script with smart staging, and an unusual artistic practice to create a show that delivers on several fronts. The Murderer deals with society’s relationships with those convicted of crimes through the story of one convicted murderer forced to live with a carer while being rehabilitated and reintroduced into society. It’s ...

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Milk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Ross Dunmore Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Fergus Morgan "Love is milk", remarks the heavily pregnant Nicole in Ross Dunmore’s first full-length play, Milk. It's that association of reciprocated devotion and nourishment that, more than anything else, defines the piece. Just as a mother's milk is needed boost a baby's immune system, Dunmore argues, love is essential to our survival. ...

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Diary Of A Madman – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Al Smith Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Al Smith's Diary Of A Madman is arguably the cherry on the top of the Traverse Theatre's Fringe. Staged in conjunction with Notting Hill's Gate Theatre, this loose adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story is sublimely topical, burning with a potent cocktail of caustic humour and socio-political anger and boasting ...

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Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

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Writer: Angela Clarke, James McLindon, Adam Hadley, Bill Knoweldon, Mark Harvey Levine, Grant MacDermott Reviewer: Fergus Morgan The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show is fast becoming something of an Edinburgh Fringe institution. Offering up three different menus of short plays at 10.20 in the morning, with different selections performed on different days, Bite-Size Plays' have clearly hit upon a winning formula ...

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Romeo and Juliet (Abridged) – St Martin’s Church, Colchester

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Filiz Ozcan Musical Director: Matt Marks Reviewer: Michael Gray The tragedy of the star-crossed lovers is well suited to these teenage actors, and considerably enhanced by a high-concept production in a historic setting. These walls were old when Shakespeare penned his play; St Martin's was already standing when those two noble households squabbled in Lombardy. Beneath ...

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