Fringe review: Journey to the West

Megan Amato reviews Journey to the West at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Published during the Ming dynasty, Journey to the West is likely one of the most well-known and celebrated Chinese novels – at least to us outside of China. In fact, there were two adaptations of it at the fringe this year: the first a…

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Fringe review: Salty Irina

Jeremy Welch reviews Salty Irina at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The play is set in some non-defined Northern European city where there have been a series of murders, all the murdered are foreigners, all recent immigrants.   Irina, played by Yasemin Ozdemir, arrives at her apartment and the steps are steeped in blood, obviously the result…

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Fringe review: Mr and Mrs Love

Jeremy Welch reviews Mr and Mrs Love at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was a serendipitous moment when I fell across this cabaret show and I’m delighted to have seen it. The show is a musical rom com combining music as wide ranging as Greig’s piano Concerto in A minor through West Ends show hits…

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FRINGE REVIEW: IMA (‘Pray’)

Rosie Morton reviews IMA at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  IMA (the Hungarian word for ‘pray’) is a spine-tingling circus experience from Budapest’s multi-award-winning Recirquel Cirque Danse company. It is a mixture of contemporary circus, dance and theatre in which a sole aerial performer takes centre stage. First, you are put into a sensory deprived, blue/grey room…

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Fringe Review: Ctrl Room

Jeremy Welch reviews Ctrl Room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This is an immersive theatre production from Black Hound Productions.   Think Crystal Maze and you’ll be along the right track. The scene is the battlefield of the future and the role of artificial intelligence in battle. The audience is separated into two different rooms by a…

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Fringe Review: Everything Under The Sun

Jeremy Welch reviews Everything Under The Sun at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dear Mother Africa, she bleeds. This play is written and directed by Highland writer Jack MacGregor, it is very well researched and his forensic eyes have turned the situation in Mali into a compelling drama. Mali?  Where is it?  What is happening there? These…

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Fringe Review: Wiesenthal

Jeremy Welch reviews Wiesenthal at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Written by Tom Dugan and acted by Christopher Gibbs, this production is compelling. It takes place in Wiesenthal’s office just before his retirement.   Gibbs plays Wiesenthal perfectly at the later stages of his working life, retiring he may be but the fire and dedication to track down…

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Fringe Review: Warriors

Jeremy Welch reviews Warriors at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This production is outstanding theatre, theatre at its very best. Warriors tells the tale of three soldiers who have recently completed basic training at Colchester and are destined for a six month tour in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.   When I first read that this storyline was going…

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Fringe Review: Endless Sunset Oblivion

Jeremy Welch reviews Endless Sunset Oblivion at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This solo performance from Mike Baillie is similar to the Troubadours of France in the 12th Century.  It combines poetry, narrative and music to tell the tale of Reuben.     Reuben, a talented songwriter, has submerged into the swamp of social media and…

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