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Fringe Theatre

‘Wasted potential’: To Move In Time review

To Move In Time, a monologue written by Tim Etchells and performed by Tyrone Huggins, explores an age-old question: “What if I could move in time?” Although the premise seems promising, the show ultimately manifests itself as overly pretentious and materially shallow, as Huggins meanders from topic to topic incohesively. It is all too fitting […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Overlong and underpowered’: Mojo Review

Mojo is the first play written by Jez Butterworth and, for all its strengths, now seems sophomoric compared to his more recent, nuanced work. However, it remains a gift for any cast, full of witty rapid-fire dialogue and interesting characters. It is just a shame that this group of actors does not take advantage of […]

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Comedy Fringe

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters review

Bland and boring – what else can be said about Matt Price’s new Fringe show, Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters? This show is simply Price demonstrating to the audience the art of reducing a party-pleaser story into a boring presentation with a simplistic PowerPoint.  Matt Price is a Cornish-born, Cardiff-based comedian and in this […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Unfulfilled potential’: Apollo: Take 111 review

With 2019 marking the 50-year anniversary since the first man stepped foot on the Moon, this year’s Fringe is peppered with space-themed shows commemorating the “giant leap for mankind”. Apollo: Take 111 takes a more eccentric approach by exploring the popular conspiracy theory that the Moon landing was faked: the perfect premise for a farce. […]

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Fringe Theatre

Berlin Girl review

Berlin Girl is described as a story of love and rebellion which follows 16-year-old Berlin school girl Miranda as she gets caught up in the totalitarian regime of East Berlin in the 1960s. The subject matter is fairly  intriguing, especially considering the questionable choice to perform it in the rock musical genre. However, the strange […]

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Comedy Fringe

Niall McCarthy: The Duality of Man Review

The Duality of Man, written, directed and produced by Niall McCarthy seems very promising from the flyer. . Indeed, some of the jokes are simply hilarious and show the potential of the show. However, sadly, the jokes that show the potential do not complement the work that has to be put in to realise that […]

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Culture Literature

The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh is the first publication in a new series of crime-novel meets historical fiction, written by a husband-and-wife duo, Chris Brookmyre and Maisa Haetzman, under the pseudonym Ambrose Parry. Set in Victorian times, a medical apprentice and a housemaid team up in an unlikely partnership to solve the mystery after a […]

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Culture Theatre

Ghost

Ghost The Musical Edinburgh Playhouse Run-Ended A re-imagining of the 1990 film, Ghost The Musical revolves around young lovers Sam and Molly who are tragically separated when Sam is murdered. With the help of a psychic con-artist Oda Mae, who in the end can actually communicate with the dead, Sam seeks to connect with Molly […]