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“Well-choreographed and genuinely captivating”: EUTC’s The Importance of Being Earnest review

As one of Oscar Wilde’s most classic comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest is a play that deserves to be done well, and it is safe to say that Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production exceeds expectations. Without exception, each character handles the flowery script well. With so many opportunities to stumble over a mouthful of […]

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Comedy Fringe

Philly Philly Wang Wang review

Beginning by proclaiming bitterly that he is the oldest he has ever been, Phil Wang crafts an hour of comedy with a delicate balance of self-deprecation and self-importance. For example, even after lamenting his ageing and failing body, he proudly explains that his British/Chinese-Malaysian heritage leaves him with the identity of the two majority races, […]

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Rob Auton: The Time Show Review

Have you ever wondered who came up with time? Rob Auton has, and he’s given the concept quite some thought. He amusingly questions whether people thought the idea of time would stick around, and for that matter why we bother sticking with it in the first place. In a hilarious and unexpectedly moving hour, Auton […]

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Comedy Fringe

The Dead Ducks: York du Soleil

“A slightly damp cave”, as it is described by one of the members of York University comedy group The Dead Ducks, is completely taken over by five comical geniuses in an hour of punchy sketches. From the warm welcome the audience receives upon sitting down to the very final moments of a rousing musical number, […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Cheeky childishness’: Grease review

Nelson Youth Theatre Company puts on a lively rendition of a well-loved classic. Ever irreverent, it is great to see actual high school students bringing youth to Grease‘s bright array of characters, giving the show the boost of cheeky childishness that other productions lack. A standout is Rizzo, portrayed expertly by Mackenzie Gardner who fits the […]

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‘No room for errors’ ‒ SEVEN review

Edinburgh Footlights’ SEVEN is a wonderful example of a community of people with a huge amount of talent who have come together to produce something really powerful. The show is divided into sections, one for each of the seven deadly sins. Each one is cleverly illuminated by a different colour and accompanied by a projected […]

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Stuck in love? Check out these fun Valentine’s Day ideas

If you’re lucky enough to have someone to spoil this Valentine’s Day, why not go all out? Flowers don’t last forever and let’s face it, chocolates disappear before you can say ‘be mine’. So, read on for some unique ways to make a memorable day. Botanical Gardens Take advantage of one of Edinburgh’s many attractions […]

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Culture Theatre

Into The Woods

Le Petit Verre did its best with Sondheim’s Into The Woods, a lengthy and challenging musical with countless songs full of tongue-twisting lyrics. A small student opera company, Le Petit Verre focuses on showcasing new student talent and ability. It has to be said that the production could have benefitted from some extra rehearsal- in […]