Dance, Dance, Dance

August 21st, 2018 by

Dorothy Max Prior sees four shows presented at Dance Base for Ed Fringe 2018 There is most definitely a different vibe at the year-round Edinburgh venues – go to The Traverse or to the Scottish Storytelling Centre or to Dance Base, and you feel you’ve arrived somewhere welcoming; somewhere with a sense of itself, somewhere […]

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Canada, Mon Amour

August 14th, 2018 by

‘Indigenous resilience. Three women running for their life. Separatist politics. A confrontation of toxic masculinity. And unrelenting puppet deaths. This is CanadaHub.’ In his introduction to the second year of CanadaHub, a curated programme of work from across Canada presented at the Fringe, producer Michael Rubenfeld warns against complacency in this most difficult of times. […]

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When Circus Meets Theatre

August 13th, 2018 by

Casus, The 7 Fingers, Paper Doll Militia, and Jess Love – all are circus artists exploring the interplay between circus and theatre, all in very different ways, as seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 by Dorothy Max Prior So, you’re a circus artist or company. Do you make shows that are pure circus, – a […]

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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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IF you can dream…

August 3rd, 2018 by

Lisa Wolfe goes to Milton Keynes’ International Festival and samples a smorgasbord of theatrical delights from around the world Arriving in Milton Keynes under a burning July sky, it feels like a town that’s been lifted from California and dropped onto the flatlands of Buckinghamshire. The archetypal new-town, Milton Keynes was designed to bring commerce, […]

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