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Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well! Live stage shows in Central Scotland, be they Shakespeare or avant-garde.

Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Prehistoric @ Summerhall

Four young people form a punk rock band in Brisbane during the late 1970s and end up in perpetual trouble with the police. This mixture of theatre and live music captures the scene in a strikingly vivid and energetic manner.

Prehistoric at Summerhall

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Lost in Thought @ Underbelly

Kerry Fitzgerald plays a young woman afflicted with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder who has an anxiety attack in a restaurant toilet. This play, based on writer Lucy Danser's own experiences with the condition, is eye-openingly believable but doesn't forget to be entertaining.

Kelly Fitzgerald in Lost in Thought

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Huff @ Summerhall

Native Canadian actor Cliff Cardinal plays three indigenous brothers spiralling into a self-destructive cycle while living with the aftermath of their mother's suicide. This tale of marginalised indigenous young people is a harrowing and uncompromising piece of theatre right from the start.

Cliff Cardinal in Huff

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: The Myth of the Singular Moment @ Summerhall

Folk-influenced music, theatre and quantum physics combine in this inspiring and uplifting two-hander performed by Jim Harbourne and Kirsty Eila McIntryre. As with the show Flight at the same venue, it explores the Schrödinger's cat nature of destiny - albeit in an entirely different manner.

The Myth of the Singular Moment

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Closed Doors @ Summerhall

Actress Belle Jones and the band Novasound join forces for this musical account of the tensions and prejudices within a multicultural Glaswegian community. The mixture of spoken word, singing and a diverse musical background is engaging, albeit rather eccentric.

Novasound and Belle Jones join forces for Closed Doors

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Our Country @ Summerhall

This two-hander play, starring Annie Saunders and Max Hersey, cleverly weaves the myths of Antigone and the Wild West into a tale of a deteriorating relationship between siblings. It's an elaborate and layered work which also establishes a true emotional connection with the audience.

Our Country @ Summerhall

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: The Waiting Game @ Greenside

Emotive and well-characterised production from Snowy Owl revolving around four gay men - one of whom is in a coma.

The Waiting Game by Snowy Owl Group

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Catherine and Anita @ Assembly Rooms

Sarah Roy plays Catherine in an elaborate puzzle portraying a psychologically-damaged character.

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