Tag Archives: Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Chris Thorpe - Confirmation - Photo Arnim Friess

Chris Thorpe & Rachel Chavkin: Confirmation

August 9th, 2014 by

Seeing a chair and a microphone on a bare stage on entering the four-sided auditorium, one might be forgiven for thinking that Chris Thorpe’s interesting-sounding research project into cognitive psychology and political extremism will predominantly take the form of a lecture. He launches into it somewhat agitated, like a man who has lost patience with […]

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Les Enfants Terrible: Dr Longitude’s Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

August 8th, 2014 by

Right from the pre-set, Les Enfants Terribles create a visually striking and highly fantastical world of circus and carnival, where anything seems possible. We find ourselves looking at the entrance to an old fashioned circus tent, reminiscent of 1930s Spiegel-style construction, resplendent with signs and pictures promising delights within, and it quickly becomes apparent that […]

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Sleeping Trees - Treelogy - Photo Mark Dawson

The Sleeping Trees: Treelogy

August 7th, 2014 by

Today’s instalment of the Treelogy, a trio of fast-paced and partially improvised shows on childhood stories featuring trees by young company Sleeping Trees, was a hilarious parody of Treasure Island.  Versions of The Magic Faraway Tree and The Odyssey are also to be performed in a similar style, on different days. This production was nominated […]

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KILN - A Journey Round My Skull - Photo Jonathan Blackford

KILN: A Journey Round My Skull

August 7th, 2014 by

Collaborative company KILN, formerly Kindle company from Birmingham, are having a busy Fringe with three shows at Summerhall this festival. A Journey Round My Skull is the newest of these productions, a solo for performer Olivia Winteringham in which she plays a German neurosurgeon discussing the story of her patient. On stage, her consulting room […]

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Curious Directive - Pioneer - Photo Richard Davenport

Curious Directive: Pioneer

August 6th, 2014 by

Curious Directive’s latest production has much in common with their earlier work After the Rainfall, which struck me as being fragmented, complex and full of big ideas and clever ways of weaving together seemingly disparate narratives. Pioneer indeed contains all of these elements, and in doing so explores perhaps one of the biggest ideas that […]

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