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AT THE THEATRE

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

Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Famous Puppet Death Scenes @ Summerhall

This puppet show pretty much does what it says on the tin. It is packed with quirky visual invention and has a few brilliant moments. However, some of the sketches either fall flat or go on for too long. One might also add that it isn't really suitable for children!

Famous Puppet Death Scenes

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Extinguished Things @ Summerhall

Writer and performer Molly Taylor's narrated solo play explores a bygone relationship between a couple via the objects left in their house. It is a subtly absorbing and intimately detailed study, carefully rooted in time and place.

Extinguished Things @ Summerhall

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Flight @ Summerhall

Be prepared for an unsettling philosophical rollercoaster ride, courtesy of Darkfield's half-hour experimental binaural play. Taking place mainly in pitch darkness in a mocked-up air passenger cabin, it riffs on the Schrödinger's cat theory to unnerving effect.

Flight, a binaural play by Darkfield

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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 2018: Chase Scenes @ Summerhall

Sixty different chases and other frenzied nightmare situations are presented in this multimedia production featuring performers Alexandra Elliott, Hilary Crist and Ming Hon. It's an avant-garde yet unpretentiously relatable show which makes for an ideal escape from the usual stand-up comedy.

Chase Scenes @ Edinburgh Fringe 2018

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Locker Room Talk @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 4th-7th April 2018

Gary McNair's play, examining toxic masculinity by way of snippets of dialogue taken from real-life male conversations about women, comes uncomfortably close-to-home. It doesn't offer any easy solutions but functions extremely well as a discussion point about an issue which has become normalised within society.

Locker Room Talk play @ Traverse, Edinburgh

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Cockpit @ The Edinburgh Lyceum 6th - 28th October 2017

Wils Wilson's adaptation of Bridget Boland's 1948 play is an ambitious and compelling call to action for the world's ethnicities to set aside their differences.

Cockpit Bridget Boland logo

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: The End, the End, the End… @ Venue 13

This surreal piece of confrontational, experimental multimedia theatre is overwhelming and intense… both in a good and bad way.

The End The End The End Teddy Ruxpin



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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: Binari @ C venues C royale

Mac Company's second play at the Fringe is a fitting companion piece to Kokdu, and in many ways is more accessible to the uninitiated.

Binari centres around a Korean mask play

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