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Fringe 2022: Cheeky Girls Review

Edinburgh’s much loved, dark-comedy theatre collective, The Counterminers is back on stage with their fourth Fringe production, Cheeky Girls. A nimble ode to all the splendid disarray and fantasy of youth, Cheeky Girls wonderfully captures how the hazy reality of family and life dynamics intercepts with the perceived invincibility of being young, carefree, and just […]

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Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Crossing the Void Review

CW: Mention of suicide. Crossing The Void is a dark, exhilarating glance into the vast chasms created by grief, guilt, and isolation. An impressive Fringe debut for Edinburgh-based theatre company Koi Collective, in collaboration with scriptwriter Sally MacAlister, Crossing the Void is a brave premiere, which profoundly explores the fracturing of old friendships, in a […]

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Comedy Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: NASTY: ‘big’ girls being gross, mean and sexy

TW: Mention of eating disorders. It seems as though theatre hosted at TheSpaceUK venues are must-see shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival because, in my opinion, NASTY is the perfect representation of what modern independent theatre should be. This hilariously messy play uses the iconic duo that is Amy and Rio and their stories […]

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Fringe 2022: 100 Seconds to Midnight Review

John and May were sixth-form lovers who haven’t seen each other in five years. One evening, the end of the world is announced. In a moment of lonely panic, May calls John. Can she come over? Five weeks later, the world is still standing but the pair are trapped in John’s studio apartment. The stage, […]

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Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022 : La Serva Padrona Review

A man with a fantastic moustache and an even more fantastic pair of blue dungarees takes the stage. Walking down Nicolson Street to get to the venue at peak Fringe queueing time, I had passed all manner of bizarre attire but this particular look surprised me. My first thought was this: ‘how would one go […]

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Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Fringe 2022: Godot is a Woman Review

It’s 2022 and we are still waiting… Or are we? Eighth in line, anxiously crowded around a telephone, three suited and booted clowns are waiting, but not for Godot.   In 1952, the influential Irish playwright, Samuel Beckett, specified only men could play the two central roles, Vladimir and Estragon, in his most famous play, Waiting […]