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Fringe Theatre

The Last of the Pelican Daughters review

‘Confusing yet predictable’ is the perfect way to describe Wardrobe Ensemble’s latest play, The Last of the Pelican Daughters. At the end of the show, everyone in the audience has the same question: couldn’t they just settle for just the one theme? On their late mother’s birthday, the Pelican sisters – Joy, Storm, Sage and […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘One of the greatest adaptations’: Dalloway review

On stage, Mrs Dalloway says she will buy the flowers herself and so the play begins. There is only one woman on stage, and she gives voice to every character and to their deepest darkest thoughts. It is for this unique performance that Dalloway is perhaps one of the greatest adaptations of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs […]

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Fringe Theatre

Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical review

After debuting off-Broadway two years ago, Cruel Intentions the ‘90s Musical premiers in the UK at Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an all-new cast. As the lights go out in the large Spiegeltent, everyone is ready for a night filled with music, style, and blackmail.  The 1999 movie and the musical itself focus on attractive yet […]

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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 Music

All the King’s Men review

All the King’s Men is an a cappella group which consists of about eight objectively charming men from the heart of London, who have unarguably been one of the must-see a cappella groups at the Edinburgh Fringe for eight years now. This year, their show is once again fresh and unique.  As All the King’s […]

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Culture Theatre

‘Delightfully serene’ ‒ Iolanthe review

Delightfully serene, incredibly funny and as fruity as it should be, Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic work Iolanthe meets Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s fantastic production team and talented cast to create one of the year’s must-see performances.  Iolanthe is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. In this satirical […]

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Culture Theatre

‘Lacks freshness’ ‒ Stained review

Confused, tormented and disappointed are the feelings that one is left with after watching Stained.  Stained is an original piece written and directed by student Taliah Horner. It contains themes and metaphors derived from political society. The population of this post-capitalist purgatory are nameless, genderless archetypal characters. These characters are Mr Stains (Eduardo Fahey), the […]

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Culture Theatre

‘Worth seeing several times’ ‒ The Taming of the Shrew review

The Taming of the Shrew, written by William Shakespeare is the story of a girl known as ‘the shrew’ merely because she stands up for herself and has a voice. That is, up until a man tames her to make her an obedient wife. It’s a play which is disturbing to the modern eye. It […]