Reviews

Constant Vigier: (Mes)dames

August 23rd, 2018 by

Ballet dancer Constant Vigier, trained in Paris, is emerging as a choreographer through a series of small-scale works and Fringe performances: his current work (Mes)dames is his third Edinburgh Fringe piece, programmed by the French Institute.  (Mes)dames, opens with three young women carefully poised on a chair dressed with a silk map of the world. […]

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The Scientific Romance Theatre Company: The Time Machine

August 23rd, 2018 by

HG Wells’ The Time Machine, published in 1895, is sometimes credited with being the first sci-fi novel (although some might say that Mary Shelley beat him to it by 80 years with Frankenstein). Regardless, his novella, featuring the adventures of a man named only as The Time Traveller, is a seminal text, and this production […]

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ThisEgg: dressed.

August 23rd, 2018 by

She no longer wants to talk about getting stripped; she now wants to talk about getting dressed. She sits behind a sewing machine, her lit face rapt in concentration, her beautiful pre-Raphaelite auburn curls falling forward. The machine judders along. ‘Wearing clothes I have made is the most honest way I have of being in […]

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Company 2: Sediment

August 22nd, 2018 by

For anyone who saw and loved the feel-good romps Cantina or Scotch & Soda, or the clever homage to circus tradition She Would Walk the Sky, the news that the creator of these shows, Company 2, were now making a piece inspired by Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground might be received with alarm. But fear […]

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HiJinx w/ Spymonkey: The Flop

August 22nd, 2018 by

 If you are currently experiencing erectile dysfunction this may not be the show for you – or perhaps it will be just the tonic if laughter truly is the best medicine. The Flop tells the real-life story of the Marquis de Langey, the last man to suffer ‘Trial by Congress’, which required a husband to […]

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