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Fringe Theatre

My Eyes Went Dark

n the Traverse’s intimate second stage, writer/director Matthew Wilkinson conjures a stark drama about the traumatic and challenging effects of grief. Telling the story of an Ossetian architect whose family perish in an air accident- based on real events- we see how he mentally and physically processes the grief. The unravelling of Nikolai Koslov (Cal […]

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Fringe Theatre

Milk

With production values that exceed those of many fringe shows, this examination of our primal need to “feed and be fed” is an alluring proposition theatrically. Yet it manages to fall short on the thematic level since it doesn’t bore down below the surface of the issues it presents. On first arrival, the set for […]

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Fringe Theatre

Heads Up

Much of the excitement for this play, stems from the return to the Fringe of Kieran Hurley. After his award-winning examination of rave culture (Beats), this Fringe debut takes on contemporary society- examined through the prism of an impending apocalyptic event. Over the course of an hour we are whisked through the concurrent lives of […]

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Fringe Theatre

Head’s Up

Much of the excitement for this play, stems from the return to the Fringe of Kieran Hurley. After his award-winning examination of rave culture (Beats), this Fringe debut takes on contemporary society- examined through the prism of an impending apocalyptic event. Over the course of an hour we are whisked through the concurrent lives of […]

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Fringe Theatre

Pianomorphosis

This is a charming show that can’t help but leave you wanting more. In the evocative setting of Summerhall’s Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre, we spend an hour in the company of Will Pickvance and his trusted companion- an upright piano. He and his instrument friend have an effortless relationship honed over years of playing music […]

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Fringe Theatre

Once

Acclaimed Russian company Derevo have brought one of their earliest hits, ‘Once…’, back for this year’s festival. Despite winning the Scotsman’s Fringe First award in 1998, this timeless tale of love, loss and laughter is pertinent in today’s climate, with hate and negativity expanding ever-further into the global agenda. The show’s creator, Anton Adasinsky, wrote […]

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Fringe Theatre

The Inevitable Heartbreak of Gavin Plimsole

Audience participation can be an uneven affair, with the unlucky/lucky (delete as appropriate) few plucked arbitrarily from the crowd. That the whole audience is involved in this performance is thanks to biology as well as the provision of heart rate monitors for each audience member. This technology allows the discussion of the human heartbeat to […]

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Film

Are Video Game Movies About to Level-Up?

The genre of films adapted from video games has a hard-earned reputation for being generally dismal.   Time and again, Hollywood studio bosses have attempted cinematic alchemy by converting much-loved game titles into credible films that even have aspirations to achieve more than just tidy box office receipts. Invariably, the only thing worse than the […]