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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Have I Told You I’m Writing A Play About My Vagina? review at Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh – ‘funny and frank’ by Fergus Morgan

In 2016, Isley Lynn wrote the widely praised Skin a Cat, a play about her struggle to have sex because she had

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The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People review at the Pleasance, Edinburgh – ‘emotional and enraging’ by Fergus Morgan

Rhys Slade-Jones is extremely Welsh. He grew up in Treherbert, a small town in The Valleys, just like his parents before him,

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

From Hollywood to Holyrood: how US star Lyndsy Fonseca is making her stage debut at the fringe by Fergus Morgan

US star Lyndsy Fonseca, known for her roles in films and TV shows including Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your

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Illegal review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘fundamentally flawed two-hander’ by Fergus Morgan

Jessica Phillippi’s Illegal offers two stories in one, both based on true stories. The first is a semi-autobiographical account of Phillipi’s battle

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Tricky Second Album review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘anarchic hour of performance art’ by Fergus Morgan

In 1994, avant-garde electronica band The KLF burned one million pounds. And no one, including its members, really knows why. Now, it’s

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Pops review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘devastatingly downbeat’ by Fergus Morgan

Charlotte Josephine’s new play, Pops, hits you like a train. It’s a poleaxing, two-handed depiction of a dysfunctional father-daughter relationship, driven by

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

E8 review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘authentic but awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s an urgency and intensity to Marika Mckennell’s E8, but there’s a clumsiness and a clunkiness, too. Developed by Oxford’s North Wall

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Monday, August 12, 2019

The Incident Room review at the Pleasance, Edinburgh – ‘intelligent and compelling’ by Fergus Morgan

Peter William Sutcliffe. The Yorkshire Ripper. The man who murdered 13 women in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester in the late 1970s. The

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Friday, August 9, 2019

It’ll Be Alt-Right On The Night review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘markedly mature’ by Fergus Morgan

Wound Up Theatre had a hit back in 2015 with Bismillah!, a tragi-comic two-hander featuring a friendship between an imprisoned British soldier

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Bost-Uni Plues review Greenside, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh – ‘riotously fun, clown show’ by Fergus Morgan

The best three years of your life. That’s what people ceaselessly say about university. What they don’t mention is the anxiety, loneliness

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How To Be Brave review at Roundabout, Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘fun but scrappy one-woman play’ by Fergus Morgan

Two years ago, Welsh company Dirty Protest Theatre brought Alan Harris’ one-man play Sugar Baby to the Paines Plough Roundabout. It was

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Community Circle review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘warm but woolly social experiment’ by Fergus Morgan

Community Circle isn’t really a show. Or rather, it is a show – of course, it is – but it’s a show

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Art Heist review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘experimental comedy caper’ by Fergus Morgan

Art theft has long had a glamorous allure. Think of Vicenzo Peruggia making off with the Mona Lisa in 1911, or the

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Hyde and Seek review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘a hit-and-miss one-man adaptation’ by Fergus Morgan

There are several adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at this year’s festival – a musical version, a

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Who Cares review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘tear-jerking throughout’ by Fergus Morgan

Long live Lung. The verbatim theatre company have carved a niche for themselves making vital, vibrant shows about pressing political issues. Trojan

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Boar review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘playful fantasy-adventure’ by Fergus Morgan

This is the second one-man work from Lewis Doherty. The first, last year’s Wolf, was a playful, cinematic, mime-heavy parody of a

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Pizza Shop Heroes review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘energetic, knockabout ensemble’ by Fergus Morgan

Founded in 2015, Phosphorus Theatre has made a name for itself with a set of autobiographical shows created and performed by child

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The Canary and the Crow review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘punchy gig-theatre’ by Fergus Morgan

Hull-based Middle Child Theatre is one of Edinburgh Fringe’s big success stories in recent years. Back at the Paines Plough Roundabout again

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Latitude Festival 2019 review at Henham Park, Suffolk – ‘a disappointing theatrical programme’ by Fergus Morgan

Nestled in the idyllic environs of Henham Park on Suffolk’s sunny coastline, Latitude has always professed to be more than just a

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s top-tier Tennessee Williams – The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – and then there

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Jac Yarrow at London Palladium – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This was the genesis. More than 50 years ago, in March 1968, the first public performance of a musical work by Andrew

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Peter Gynt at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There have been some huge hits in the Olivier Theatre during Rufus Norris’ NT regime – Small Island, Follies, Hadestown and Amadeus

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Monday, July 8, 2019

The End of History… at the Royal Court, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Jack Thorne and John Tiffany are the playwright-director duo that delivered the humongous success that is the Harry Potter play. Now, with

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The End of History… review at Royal Court, London – ‘absorbing but aimless’ by Fergus Morgan

The band is back together. Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the playwright and director behind the mega-hit Harry Potter play, are reunited

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Director Ivo van Hove: ‘I want to make the most extreme art without compromising’ by Fergus Morgan

Ivo van Hove returns with The Fountainhead at the Manchester International Festival this month just weeks after his last production All About

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ review at Ambassadors Theatre, London – ‘a cheery musical adaptation’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s something of a surprise that Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole hasn’t been stuffed into a stage show since the 1980s, so successful

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Europe at the Donmar Warehouse, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

A new era is dawning at the Donmar, with Michael Longhurst stepping into Josie Rourke’s sizeable shoes as artistic director. Longhurst, whose

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Monday, July 1, 2019

On Your Feet! at the London Coliseum – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

We’ve had jukebox bio-musicals featuring the songs of Carole King, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and more. Now, it’s Gloria Estefan’s

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Present Laughter at London’s Old Vic starring Andrew Scott – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

No one is hotter than Andrew Scott right now. After his head-turning role as a conflicted Catholic priest in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag,

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Woman in Black director Robin Herford: ‘There’s no other play I’d go back to so readily’ by Fergus Morgan

It started off as an extra show to use up surplus budget, but The Woman in Black has turned into the West

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Light in the Piazza at Royal Festival Hall, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

The Light in the Piazza has taken a long time to shine on a British stage. Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s musical

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