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REVIEW: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company

4 Stars

My last piece of Shakespeare for the 2018 Fringe, and I ended on a pretty damn good’n. This was a wonderful rendering of one of Shakespeare’s funniest works and one that maintained all the awkward charm that play is meant to have.

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REVIEW: ‘Narratively Satisfying’ by Jennifer Lack

4.5 Stars

The last of the three one-person shows I saw this year, Narratively Satisfying was one heck of an emotional journey. It takes a special something to make a one-person show work, and Jennifer Lack has not only that special something but liberal sprinkle of extra special somethings on top of it. 

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REVIEW: ‘Artificial’ by Split Note Theatre

4.5 Stars

This was one of the most moving theatre experiences I had at the Fringe this year. In terms of straight drama, perhaps the most moving. I’ll have to think about that. What’s certain is that I came out of this production near the point of tears from what I’d seen and heard on that stage.

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REVIEW: ‘The Time Machine’ by Gone Rogue Productions

4 Stars

H.G. Wells’ classic novella has seen many an adaptation in the century or so since it was written, and each adaption has brought its own unique spin to re-imagining the story. Gone Rogue certainly brought their own flavour to it, while thankfully very much keeping the spirit of the original. It drew quite bit, I think, on the 2002 film adaptation for inspiration but still stood very much as its own entity and did enough to carve out its own place as an adaptation. 

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Fringe Reviews are Coming!

Ah, show reviews…

They got away from me again.

Much as I tried to get them all done on time while I was there, I became a little swamped with shows in the last few days and allowed myself to fall rather far behind. I came back down south fully intending to do it all that same week but neglected to account of my Annual September Depression Slump™ which put me out of action with writer’s block until a day or two ago. 

The point is, I’m back on track and am now aiming to complete all remaining reviews over the next week (by the end of the month at the very latest!!). I’ll be writing and uploading in batches, the first of which will go up shortly after this post.

Many huge apologies to all the companies whose reviews I wasn’t able to write up until now (especially those who asked me to come along) and I hope you’ll enjoy them (apart from those of you I’ve slated but there aren’t too many of those…). 

Anyhow, once again, sorry for being a disaster, and I’ll leave now to get back to writing!

–  Chris x