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REVIEW: ‘Tipping the Velvet’ by Italia Conti Ensemble 2018

5 Stars

Definitely one of the most immersive productions I’ve witnessed this year, Tipping the Velvet goes a long way to demonstrating exactly why the Italia Conti Academy has the reputation it has wrought for itself over the years.

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REVIEW: ‘The Last Sesh’ by Ball Pit Theatre

4.5 Stars

I went into this performance with my expectations up. Having seen this group perform Tom Basden’s Party last year, and absolutely smash it, I had high hopes for what they would bring this year. I was, I admit, just a little trepidatious. This was the first time I’d seen this group perform original writing, so I was nervous as how it might compare. 

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REVIEW: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Curious Pheasant Theatre

5 Stars

This production was wonderful, simply wonderful. Such a beautiful rendering of the classic play. The same-sex aspect is an important part of what makes this production so powerful but at the same time is fairly incidental to how and why it achieves what it does. I love Shakespeare. I love modern-dress Shakespeare with the original text. Romeo and Juliet is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays (embarrassed as I occasionally am to admit that). This is perhaps, I’ll need to think but perhaps, my favourite version of Romeo and Juliet I’ve watched.

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REVIEW: ‘Number, Please’ by Paprichoo

4 Stars

Sometimes you stumble into shows at the EdFringe; shows you know almost nothing other than it happened to be on next and the description was interesting. And occasionally those shows turn out to be real gems. Number, Please, I’m happy to say, was one of those shows. A female lead, 1950s, spy comedy, it manages to get the most potential out of each of those elements.

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Fringe Diary ’18 – Day 2: Burgers, Parcels, and Incest

04/08/2018

The morning started much the same as mornings do here: rolling out of bed, chatting in the living room for a fashion, and then mustering the energy to get ready and make our way into town. I went a little ahead of everyone else this time, bought a couple of eye-patches from a costume shop and then stopped by my favourite coffee shop on the Mile for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. I also had a lovely chat with a friendly stranger who let me share her table (one of the best things about Fringe is easily befriending strangers). 

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Fringe Diary ’18 – Day 0: Coach-Hella

02/08/2018

August is here and it’s Fringe time again! This time I’m writing and directing again, in partnership with my flatmate this year, Frazer (even if everyone kind of knows I have more power but we’ll leave it there). This year’s show is Upcastle Downcastle,  a ‘pantomime for grownups’. It’s been a lot of fun to write, direct, and perform, and with the cast we have, I’ve high hopes for this being another fun adventure in Edinburgh.

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