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Review: The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance by The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society is fascinating. It begins with a long musical introduction characteristic of opera. Light and dainty music accompany a silhouetted pirates ship cast on the curtains–an effect that hasn’t changed since the show was first premiered (and this is at ‘The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Societies’ […]

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Festival Fringe Theatre Theatre

Myra’s Story — Review

Venue: Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete, Assembly Festival, George Sq. Gardens  Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ When was the last time you looked someone on the street in the eyes? The play opens in darkness, with a chirpy, fresh voice: “rise and shine”. As a single central spotlight shines onto a bench, Myra introduces herself with a feisty response; […]

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Fringe Theatre Theatre

1902 — Review

Venue: Leith Arches — Ground Level Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Saltire Sky Theatre are now onto their fourth run of 1902, currently performing a stone’s throw from the Easter Road Stadium (belonging to the cast’s beloved Hibernian FC). The production has developed into a well-oiled machine, with each performer hitting their marks almost flawlessly. It’s a script […]

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Festival Fringe

Doppler — Review

Venue: Near the Shell Grotto at Newhailes House and Gardens Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Going to see Grid Iron’s Doppler was certainly a memorable and unique experience, and while there were flaws on display in this preview, the production has a lot of potential to shine as its run continues.  Doppler is based on the Norwegian novel […]