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EIF 2014: Ubu and the Truth Commission, Royal Lyceum, Review

Ubu and the Truth Commission - Croc

As the title suggests this multimedia production centres around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a court-like restorative justice body, which was set up in 1996 as a means of reconciling a nat

EIF 2014: Patrias, Playhouse, Review

Patrias dancers

Patrias evokes the aesthetic spirit of Lorca’s duende, creating a stirring glimpse of the Spanish Civil War that blazes with Andalusian accents and attitude.

Coppers Uncovered - The Walk of Shame, Underbelly, Review

Coppers Uncovered - The Walk of Shame poster

If you’re a randy young lad out on the town hoping to pull but you need a handy guide about what not to do then see this play.

Edinburgh Fringe Smashes Two Million Ticket Mark

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced that by Monday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,183,591 tickets had been issued for shows this month.

The Capone Trilogy: Vindici, C Nova, Review

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Chicago. 1943. Gangland. The city is still ruled by fear and terror and there is only one honest cop left.

Shakespeare for Breakfast, C Venues, Review

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A warm coffee in one hand and a rather stale croissant in the other is not all that C venues serve up for breakfast.

Chalk About, Summerhall, Review

Chalk About - dance

Chalk About dances gently through some complex themes, exploring emotions and identity with a childlike simplicity that connects with all ages.

Normal / Madness, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Schizophrenia, a largely misunderstood mental illness often mistaken for split personality disorder, affects around 1.1% of the population and is a subject often thought of as taboo.

Theatre On A long Thin Wire, Summerhall, Review

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What happens when an audience arrives at a theatre performance and there are no actors and no performance? The answer is - not much!

EIF 2014: Front, Lyceum, Review

Front - Royal Lyceum

A soaring polyphony on the grief and waste of war.

Sister, Summerhall, Review

Feminism has always been a widely debated subject and many women feel there is a need to reject the image of the 'normal woman' that is projected upon us by society and instead rebel in a way that exp

Leaving Home Party, Summerhall, Review

Leaving Home Party - Catherine Ireton

Its such a rare pleasure these days to stumble across something by relative chance, coming away energised and utterly enchanted.

The Big Bite-Sized Breakfast, Pleasance Dome, Review

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

A beautiful, sunny August morning (rare for any Edinburgh Festival goer), a cup of coffee, fresh strawberries and a croissant (even rarer for any heavy-eyed Fringe reviewer).

Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2014 Shortlist Announced

Amnesty International has chosen six Fringe productions for the shortlist of its 2014 Freedom of Expression Award.

Biding Time (remix), Summerhall, Review

Biding Time (remix)

A Rabbit. Headphones. Finger Puppets. A New concept for Fringe 2014, but anything goes right? Well not always.

Major revival of John Byrne’s The Slab Boys set to mark Citizen’s Theatre 70th Anniversary Season in 2015

The Slab Boys by John Byrne is one of the best-loved works in twentieth-century Scottish theatre and regarded as a landmark play in Scottish theatre, being named by the National Library of

Title and Deed, Assembly Hall Rainy Hall, review

Title & Deed stage

A man who has been travelling stands on stage. He has just arrived from somewhere else – some nameless place known for exporting ‘sarcasm and uric acid’.

Civil Rogues, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Civil Rogues - ladies

Civil Rogues is a good, old-fashioned, rollicking romp and, although it follows a rather familiar formula, a first-rate cast ensures laughs all round.

Back Door, theSpaces @ The Radisson, Review

Back Door: Laura Louise Baker (Tabitha), Jaacq Hugo (Violette)

Hitchcock was a master director of gripping, thrilling movies. In Rear Window, a photographer is confined to his New York apartment with a broken leg.

The Duck Pond, Bedlam Theatre, Review

The Duck Pond - cast

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to a land touched by fairy tales; The Wild Geese, The Stolen Veil, The Little Mermaid, The White Duck, The Frog Prince - they all have power here.

The Curing Room, Pleasance Dome, Review

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When desperation takes over and the tiny remnants of hope are gradually fading away, how far would you go to stay alive?

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