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Friday, September 13, 2019

Box of Tricks’ Adam Quayle: ‘Leaving London was freeing – you can pursue the work that excites you’ by Fergus Morgan

Director and Box of Tricks co-founder Adam Quayle tells Fergus Morgan about leaving London for Manchester, looking to its next chapter and

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lit review at HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh – ‘a promising debut play’ by Fergus Morgan

This debut play from emerging Midlands-based writer Sophie Ellerby, reveals her as a voice with plenty of potential. Lit is structurally squiffy

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Lucy Prebble’s A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s been nearly seven years since Lucy Prebble’s last play – 2012’s The Effect – and over 10 since her Olivier-nominated smash-hit

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fleabag at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Fleabag. Fleabag, Fleabag, Fleabag. Few creations have risen as steeply or as swiftly as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s tragi-comic odyssey of sex and sadness,

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Space 18: the ‘truly immersive’ venue putting zombies in a West End office block by Fergus Morgan

Four months after its planned opening, Space 18 – a 42,000sq ft immersive venue in the heart of London’s Theatreland – is

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Tokyo Rose review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘punchy, post-Hamilton musical’ by Fergus Morgan

Burnt Lemon Theatre turned heads last year with raucous gig-theatre show The Half Moon Shania. They’re back this year, as part of

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Four Woke Baes review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘playful and provocative’ by Fergus Morgan

Don’t go and see this with your significant other. American writer Jonathan Caren’s five-handed comedy, set during a stag-do – sorry, bachelor

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Birth review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘a transporting, time-travelling show by Fergus Morgan

Theatre Re celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In that time, thanks largely to 2014’s Blind Man’s Song and 2017’s The Nature

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Civilisation review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘sensitive but indulgent’ by Fergus Morgan

Barely a word is spoken in Civilisation, the bold new collaboration between Antler Theatre’s Jaz Woodcock-Stewart and choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. A woman

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America is Hard to See review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘compelling and well-crafted’ by Fergus Morgan

Miracle Village is a community in Florida’s Palm Beach County, somewhere deep in sugarcane country – a community for registered sex offenders.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Beep Boop review at Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh – ‘slick but slightly repetitive’ by Fergus Morgan

Beep boop. That’s the noise of the phone in your pocket, or the iPad in your bag, or the laptop on your

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Julius ‘Call Me Caesar’ Caesar review at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh – ‘rough-and-ready reimagining of Shakespeare’ by Fergus Morgan

You don’t get much Shakespeare at the fringe – something about five-act tragedies not quite fitting into the average hour-long slot –

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When the Birds Come review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘sensitive but slightly clunky’ by Fergus Morgan

Tallulah Brown had a mini-hit last year with Songlines, a soulful slice of gig-theatre storytelling set on the Suffolk coast. For When

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The Ocean After All review at Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh – ‘a slippery, skilfully told story’ by Fergus Morgan

Amiable Australian yarn-spinner Wil Greenway is a fixture at the fringe. His beautifully titled shows – The Way the City Ate the

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Fake News review at Assembly George Square – ‘fails on every level’ by Fergus Morgan

Here’s a headline you can trust: Fake News is a full-on failure. Osman Baig’s one-man show attempts to craft a cautionary tale

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How to Save a Rock review at Pleasance Pop-Up, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh – ‘likeably lo-fi’ by Fergus Morgan

Throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Pleasance has been running an eco-friendly pop-up theatre at Dynamic Earth, near Holyrood. Inside the science

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For All I Care review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘underwhelming show about mental health care’ by Fergus Morgan

Alan Harris is an uncompromising writer – his plays slip and stumble along, often with a healthy dose of hectic surrealism stuffed

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A Rock‘n’Roll Suicide! review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘imaginatively staged and anarchic’ by Fergus Morgan

“Just a quick warning,” says Lee Mark Jones, poking his head out from behind the curtain. “Things will fuck up.” And they

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shine review at Zoo Southside – ‘fragmented show, experienced via binaural headphones’ by Fergus Morgan

Simon McBurney has a lot to answer for. Ever since his smash-hit solo show The Encounter premiered in 2015, theatremakers have been

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The Nights review at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh – ‘ambitious but awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

Henry Naylor has been doing this for a while – writing swift, short plays about geo-political topics and putting them on at

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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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