Tag: The Pleasance

News Exclusive: Jelly Beans, a new Scottish play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

News Exclusive: Jelly Beans, a new Scottish play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

Imagine if Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was a guy – a violently tender-hearted, radically alienated, sweetheart-psychopath of a guy…! !
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Review: Becoming Mohammed

Review: Becoming Mohammed

Blood is thicker than water; family comes first. The idea that a relative takes precedence over friends or partners seems archaic and old school, yet it still holds fast today. But what if siblings grow apart or move to separate countries, can they still be expected to be an integral part of each other’s lives?

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Review: The Macbeths

Review: The Macbeths

How many puns can one play contain, particularly when they aren’t incorporated into the original story to begin with? Alexander Raptotasios has taken The Scottish Play, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and much-loved works, and shoehorned in a fair few cheesy, somewhat degrading, karaoke numbers. They may be intended to add a new dimension to the tale and engender newfound empathy for the characters, but in reality, they detract from a compelling tale and cheapen both the production and company in equal measure.

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