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Culture Film

Nightmare Alley Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ “Nightmare Alley” is a feast for the senses, a visually delectable film filled with some rather unsavoury content. In simple terms, it could be called a retelling of the story of Icarus, as the protagonist, Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), flies too close to the sun in his attempts to con dangerous people out […]

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Fringe Variety

‘Gasp-worthy’: Backbone review

Circus performance and improvisation are not normally concepts that go hand-in-hand. Somehow, Backbone manages to pair them together in a show full of gasp-worthy moments, beautiful acrobatics and laughter.  From the start of the show, Gravity & Other Myths appears to be a group of twenty-somethings,  friends who are just having a laugh together. Except, […]

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Dance Fringe Variety

Havana After Dark

Havana After Dark is an exhilarating musical journey through Havana’s history. The show, a celebration of Havana’s 500th birthday, directed by Toby Gough, demonstrates a political message- despite sanctions on the country, Cubans are strong and resilient. Interwoven with a narration on the history and politics of Cuba, Havana After Dark offers an escape, transporting […]

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Fringe Variety

Danger Strip Show

‘You don’t know what you’ve got yourself into’, the host of Danger Strip Show manically shouts several times throughout the show. For better, or for worse, it is mostly true. This joint production from Chaz Royal and the London Burlesque Festival lumps risqué burlesque with circus stunts to deliver a show that is indeed like […]

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Fringe Variety

Seen and Heard

Winner of Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe 2017, Seen and Heard is a cabaret show like no other. The host, Becky Lou, has sought out four cabaret and burlesque performers and invited them to tell the audience their personal stories. In a world of performance that is usually so dominated by the physical, this gives us […]

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Fringe Variety

Cirque Berserk!

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a bit of good old-fashioned entertainment. After three seasons at London’s West End, Cirque Berserk! has finally arrived at the Edinburgh Fringe, and it’s bonkers. Completely mad. A cacophony of axe throwing, fire breathing, jaw-dropping stunts, and acrobatics celebrating the 250 year anniversary of the invention of circus. Over thirty performers […]

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Fringe Theatre

Egg

An intimate, visceral spectacle, Egg combines aerial artistry with powerful imagery to tell a courageous true story about the lengths some people are forced to go to when they want a baby. Egg is about the star and creator of the show, Sarah Bebe Holmes, who ten years ago gave her eggs to her friend […]

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Fringe Theatre Variety

Cirkopolis

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis stands as one of the greatest films ever made, defying its era and exceeding all expectations (apart from, by many accounts, those of Lang himself). It was an incredible science fiction tale of love and class, coupled with a mesmerising aesthetic which still impresses to this day. It was only recently that […]