Adrienne Truscott: Asking For It

Let’s Talk About Rape! Taboo or not taboo at Ed Fringe

August 26th, 2013 by

Hello Edinburgh! Everyone alright? Having a good time? So hey – here we are seeing a few shows, and what do you know? People just won’t shut up about rape. It’s out there. We all know it’s out there in the big bad world. But I mean it’s really out there at the Edinburgh Festival […]

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Compagnie Non Nova, L'après-midi d'un foehn Version 1 | Photo: Jean-Luc Beaujault

Eight Days a Week

August 13th, 2013 by

Dorothy Max Prior at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Eight days in, there’s exhaustion for sure – but also a gratitude for the opportunity to see so much theatre work in such an intensive time period. You get a broad sweep of the state of the art in the UK, and you get a chance to […]

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Theatre Ad Infinitum, Ballad of the Burning Star | Photo: Alex Brenner

Voices: Nir Paldi of Theatre Ad Infinitum

August 1st, 2013 by

Nir Paldi of Theatre Ad Infinitum, in his own words Ballad of the Burning Star (premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013) deals with my generation of Israelis who were born into the reality of the occupation. This project is something that has been brewing in my mind for years. When I finished my military service […]

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vickiweitz, 26 Marathons in 26 Days

The Fringe is Nigh

July 30th, 2013 by

The arrival of the Edinburgh Fringe brochure at the Total Theatre editorial office always arouses mixed feelings – a frisson of excitement, of course, at the thought of a month-long bonanza of theatre, but also a sense of dread at the prospect of wading through something the size of a telephone directory, trying to work […]

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Les 7 Doigts de le Main, Sequence 8 | Photo: Sylvie Ann Pare

Circus – a Tale of Two Cities

July 4th, 2013 by

This May saw two major UK festivals – Brighton Festival and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF) – presenting a hefty amount of circus work from across the world. Unsurprisingly, Quebec and Australia were heavily represented… The Quebec crew first: it’s hard for outsiders (and even insiders) to understand how a circus company could come […]

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