Writings

Ontroerend Goed: Are we not drawn onward to new erA

August 15th, 2019 by

Ontroerend Goed, who have previously wowed Fringe audiences with one-on-one performances, sensory journeys, gambling casinos, and dating games, return to Edinburgh with a show that – gosh! – is presented on a regular stage, and doesn’t involve any audience interaction or immersion. Although actually, this isn’t the first time… The company have very many modus […]

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Ridiculusmus: Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

August 15th, 2019 by

I must come out immediately and say that anyone who suspends a chandelier in any auditorium during the Edinburgh Fringe, should be commended – it sits gloriously out of place and economically signposts the barrier between stage word and ours. A mahogany round-table, two chairs, a glass of water, that chandelier and a wee round […]

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Sh!t Theatre: Drink Rum with Expats

August 14th, 2019 by

Welcome to The Pub – footie on the telly, and our two hosts in pirate jackets and denim shorts, faces painted with what appears to be the St George cross.  Grab yourself some Cisk beer and a bit of cheese. Cisk beer? Ah right, we’re in Malta, and Cisk is Maltese for Czech (you work […]

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Brusnikin Studio: Forest

August 14th, 2019 by

Visiting Assembly’s Checkpoint venue always brings back fond memories and summons ghosts, as it was in this space that the legendary Forest Fringe was based for very many years. It is therefore always a delight to see the space used imaginatively, as it is here for this highly physical and visual Russian ensemble production, featuring […]

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Mechanimal: Vigil

August 14th, 2019 by

As we enter the large Upper Hall at Summerhall, we see a man sitting on a perspex cube in the centre of the performance space. At the rear is an enormous screen, and on the screen a succession of names in a large black font on white. Extraordinary names. Snow Trout. Tajikistan Open Fingered Gecko. […]

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