Reviews

Circus Hub: Gang of Four

August 12th, 2018 by

Circus Hub is in its fourth year at the Fringe, and in my umpteenth year here in Edinburgh in August, I spend my first afternoon of reviewing duties ensconced here on the Meadows, seeing four very different circus shows from around the world. The two tents of the Hub – a blue-and-white Big Top and […]

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Traverse Theatre Company: What Girls Are Made Of

August 12th, 2018 by

As a 90s teenage grunger who legitimately held a memorial party for Kurt Cobain’s death in suburban Kent, inexplicably tie-dyed all of her clothes orange, and lost both her shoes and her dignity at a Blur concert, this production appealed to me on all sorts of nostalgic levels. The concept of ‘gig theatre’ with all […]

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Ad Infinitum: No Kids

August 12th, 2018 by

Kids? No kids? Kids? No kids? How to decide? Some of us don’t exactly decide – while we are chopping and changing our minds daily, we suddenly find ourselves pregnant, as if God or Mother Nature or whoever just threw their hands in the air saying: enough already, I’ve decided for you. But that’s not […]

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Two Destination Language: Fallen Fruit

August 12th, 2018 by

The stage space is surrounded by a small wall of tiny cardboard boxes, each with a painted letter in a strange alphabet. The likeable and friendly presence of performer Katherina Radeva gently greets the audience as we arrive, referring to some as ‘comrade’, and then leads us through a lesson in pronouncing these unusual letters, […]

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Alyona Ageeva Physical Theatre PosleSlov: (Some)Body

August 10th, 2018 by

Hailing from Russia, Alyona Ageeva Physical Theatre PosleSlov present (Some)Body, a 50-minute physical exploration of the meaning within the human form and physique, with specific reference to Ancient Greek imagery. The piece is a sequence of movements with no live spoken text and one small singing part. A voice from an overhead speaker talks of […]

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