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Review: And The Little One Said

Review: And The Little One Said

When it comes down to it, children are pretty shit at most stuff. As adults, especially as relatives, we sit through their talent shows, their sports games or their music recitals as they scratch away at the violin, miss an open goal or belt out Ariana Grande (even though the backing track is for a Taylor Swift song). We clap and applaud and boost their ego with platitudes. But they’re shit… for the most part.

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News: Miss Polly Rae goes Between The Sheets at the Purple Cow

News: Miss Polly Rae goes Between The Sheets at the Purple Cow

Contemporary burlesque cabaret extravaganza, Between The Sheets, has announced an exciting summer season at London’s Underbelly Festival, taking place from Thursday 15 June 2017 until the end of September on London’s Southbank.

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AYT Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Cirque du Silly

AYT Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Cirque du Silly

Originally published on A Younger Theatre


Awarded 3 stars

Feminism is a loose theme running throughout this comedy show from The Durham Revue, epitomised by one of the performance’s early sketches; the company’s two women (Charlotte Whistlecroft and Abigail Weinstock) rehearse their lines for a future play, perfecting their delivery of important dialogue such as, “Here” and *Gasp*. This sets the scene for the next hour in which the company of five comedians combine newly written scenarios with parodies of well-known entertainment programmes. The likes of This Morning and Great British Bake Off are re-imagined along with musicals Billy Elliot and Oliver.
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AYT Edinburgh Fringe 2015: So It Goes

AYT Edinburgh Fringe 2015: So It Goes

Originally published on A Younger Theatre


Awarded 4 stars

“Dad died when I was 17”; a simple blunt statement from Hannah Moss. She doesn’t voice this to the audience, she writes it on a whiteboard. She writes everything on the whiteboard; “I’m not speaking, it’s easier.” Perhaps this is so she can erase her feelings as easily as the writing on that small board around her neck. This incredibly moving tale delves into Hannah’s memories of her dad (called Mike) whilst he was alive, into how the family dealt with the discovery and subsequent treatment of his cancer and into how Hannah herself tries to come to terms with his death. Or at least how she runs away from it; away from her mum, her family, herself. The irony of it all is that her dad loved to run, as Hannah so fondly remembers.
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