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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical @ The Pleasance Courtyard (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

The queue begins forming for the Pleasance Upstairs nearly 40 minutes before Showstoppers is due to start, with an exciting buzz of theatregoers old and young, tall and short, quirky and… normal.  We enter to a tuneful entourage of a three piece band, musically directed by the more-than-capable hands of Duncan Walsh Atkins, whilst our soon-to-be narrator Sean McCann meanders around the modernistic red framed scenery, taking in his surroundings, commanding both the stage and the auditorium from the minute we enters.

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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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Down and Out in Paris and London @ The Pleasance Courtyard (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Down and Out in Paris and London is a brand new theatrical take on George Orwell’s autobiographical novel, with a modern twist. It is in collaboration with PIT and Greenwich Theatre, with supporting funds from Arts Council England. Written and directed by the New Diorama Theatre’s artistic director, David Byrne and co-directed by Kate Stanley, it is now experiencing sell out performances at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh.

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NewsRevue @ Pleasance Courtyard Review (Edinburgh Festival)

It’s 6:30pm and it’s time to switch over for your daily round up of the latest news bulletins… however, if it’s Hugh Edwards you’re expecting then I’m afraid you’ll have to tune in some other time. Back for their 35th year with a new roster of comical talents, NewsRevue once again present a satirical hour of scandalous headlines, toe tapping show tunes and laugh out loud impersonations to rival any mainstream news programme.

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