Tag Archives: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Garden @ The Pleasance Courtyard (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Garden, is an enlightening amalgamation of new writing, ravishing characterisation and simplicity to please the masses. Strikingly presented for The Pleasance, Lucy Grace evokes, explores and evaluates the monotonous life of one Londoner, in a unique, life fulling, self-defined prophecy kind of way.

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Girl From Nowhere @ The Pleasance Courtyard (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Written and performed by Victoria Rigby, Girl From Nowhere follows the journey of Jeannie, a small-town girl who has dreams of escaping her wholesome roots for the excitement of the 1960s rock n’roll scene. Her story is told as a tape recorder confession from the bedroom of her childhood home, though why she is living at home and who the message is for are facts not revealed until the concluding minutes of the show.

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Tether @ Underbelly Cowgate (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Creatively presented for Underbelly Edinburgh, Lost Sock Company engages with its new writing, current interpretation of the sporting industry whilst analysing the concept of fulfilling your individual hopes and dreams. This production of Tether written by Isley Lynn is both realistic, creative and visually engaging.

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Blind Man’s Song @ The Pleasance Dome (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Awe striking imagery, original compositions and breath-taking movement sequences all play a part in this absurd yet conversational piece. Theatre Re present Blinds Man’s Song a physical theatre performance, incorporating elements of Brecht, often denoting an essence of the incredulous and impossible. This wonderfully balanced yet whole hearted production enchants and engages, embodying every fragment of one’s imagination. This production embodies a heart of the fantastical, alluding to the character of the Blind Man, two masked performers, one piano, one violin, a high-tech sound system and one very malleable bed.

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The Eulogy of Toby Peach @ The Underbelly Cowgate (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Toby Peach is reciting his own eulogy. Or rather he is reciting his own anti-eulogy, a refusal to give in to the threat of cancer and a celebration of his life. This is a deeply personal show, written and performed by Toby himself about his experience of being diagnosed with the disease as a young man. Strange then that I came away feeling slightly frustrated, having expected to have a more emotional response to what is on the face of it a moving story of survival.

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Rebounding Hail @ The Underbelly Cowgate (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Rebounding Hail is full of original ideas and an entertaining narrative. Telling the story of a girl living through fiction, Disparat Theatre’s debut show is a unique and timeless tale.

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The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth @ C Venues (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Pop and quirk; bright lights, electric costume and pink hair, welcome to the contemporary Eastern theatre company, Theatre Margot. The stage is bare, bar a black door at the back; the door that symbolises a bleak view from the Cherry Orchard.

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Ross & Rachel @ The Assembly George Square Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Will they, won’t they? The question that plagues every sitcom as audiences dedicate their evenings to watching the sexual tension between those two characters you just know will get together eventually. James Fritz takes the well-known trope and strips it of its television environment, suddenly isolating the eponymous “greatest love story of our time” couple from a world in which it’s acceptable to break up and get together again across ten years. We’re faced with characters doubting themselves and each other, forcing the audience to consider the flaws behind the perfect TV relationship.

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The Sunset Five @ The Pleasance Dome (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

DugOut returns to the Fringe with this new devised show, about a group of small town nobodies, who take on the local property-mogul casino owner Mickey, to save their favourite local boozer “The Sunset”. Punctuated by slick music and lightning fast movement sequences, The Sunset Five is exactly the sort of show you want to fill your days with at the Fringe.

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Bruce @ The Underbelly Cowgate (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Bruce is essentially a square sponge, a little bigger than a human head, with a slit two-thirds down creating the crease for a large, gaping mouth. He has circular ping-pong ball eyes, in an expression of ambiguous surprise. His life force is comprised of the actors/puppeteers Tim Watts and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, who are part of Weeping Spoon Productions, based in Perth, Australia.

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