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Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

This Valentine’s day, lovingly give yourself the gift of Madeline Miller’s 2018 novel ‘Circe’ and learn about romance from the immortal sorceress who had her eternal share of relationship difficulties and triumphs. Circe is the daughter of the Sun, Helios, and the nymph Perse, however despite her formidable parentage she is not as powerful as […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

NewsRevue — Review

Venue: Pleasance at EICC, Lomond Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Reputedly the world’s longest-running live comedy show, NewsRevue provides an hour of satirical singing, dancing and sketches that garners laughs while remaining on fairly well-travelled comedic ground. The staging is minimal, with scenes established through impressively rapid costume changes. The various segments are held together by the […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

My Life’s a Joke! — Review

Venue: The Counting House Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Some one-liner comedians prioritise quantity over quality, delivering an hour of half-chuckles and near-silent sniggers instead of producing the sort of laughter that makes your stomach clench like it’s a ketchup bottle and you’re trying to get the last few drops out. In My Life’s a Joke!, Will Mars […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe

White Chicks 2 — Review

Venue: 32 Below Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As a half-bustling Fringe draws to a sunny close, it can start to feel like comedians are telling the same jokes about their ages, sex lives, and Oedipus complexes. White Chicks 2, a pair of stand-up sets starring the very not-white Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Sharlin Jahan, seeks to buck the […]

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Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

52 Souls — Review

Venue: Insanity Point – The White Room (Online) Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 52 Souls is an innovative digital theatre production that explores the human relationship with death and mortality. Using a randomly shuffled pack of cards, Chronic Insanity creates a show which effectively highlights the multifaceted reactions to death as an inevitable element of human experience. The […]

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Culture Fringe Music

EHFM’s Third Birthday — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Secret Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For several years now Summerhall has been the beating heart of Edinburgh’s arts scene. One of the top arts venues during the Fringe, but also throughout the year, it remains at the forefront of promoting local creatives within theatre, music and dance. Therefore, in 2018, it became the […]

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Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Madhouse — Review

Venue: theSpace@Surgeons Hall – Bevan Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Madhouse bursts into action with a dramatic rendition of a classic student night in. With pop quiz in full swing, Aldi wine flowing and the inevitable appearance of a Red-hot Chilli Pepper costume, Madhouse firmly establishes itself as a witty and occasionally self-deprecating insight into student living. […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho — Review

Venue: Underbelly George Square – The Milking ShedRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fringe stalwart production Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns to the Fringe at Underbelly, before its West End debut. Created by double Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford, this show is a rip-roaring production delivered in a glossy hi-fi format. The first thing that […]