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EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: SOOZ KEMPNER QUEEN, Underbelly, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: SOOZ KEMPNER QUEEN, Underbelly, 11 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2016

Queen has been the soundtrack to Funny Women Variety Award winner Sooz Kempner's entire life. With music that epic and triumphant scoring her every move, how does she consistently end up as one of life's losers? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE SUITCASE KID, The Space, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE SUITCASE KID, The Space, 11 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 12, 2016

Jacqueline Wilson's bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. Vicky Ireland's exciting adaptation tells the story of young Andy and her rabbit friend, Radish (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AFTER THE FLOOD, Sweet Grassmarket, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AFTER THE FLOOD, Sweet Grassmarket, 10 August
by Amy Hanson - August 11, 2016

After the Flood, a devised piece performed by a young cast from Sundial Theatre, is a futuristic drama set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia.  In the world of the play, civilisation has been all but wiped out by a great flood; the consequence of climate change it is hinted.  One tribe of teenagers survive the new world by diving into abandoned buildings for food, taking their lives in their hands for the odd tin of peaches or pot noodle.  Trapped by weather with diminishing food supplies on one such voyage into an abandoned hotel, conflicts begin to split the group, exacerbated by the appearance of a boy apparently left behind by Welsh raiders. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE NAKED MAGICIANS, Pleasance Courtyard, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE NAKED MAGICIANS, Pleasance Courtyard, 10 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2016

Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada and New Zealand, the world's funniest and naughtiest magic show The Naked Magicians is coming to Edinburgh! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BLUSH, Underbelly, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BLUSH, Underbelly, 10 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2016

Three women and two men swim in shame. Everyone's exposed. Everyone wants revenge. No one's talking about it. Five candid stories about revenge porn and all its many victims. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: 2 BECOME 1, Underbelly, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: 2 BECOME 1, Underbelly, 10 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2016

Comedy pop musical following four 90s girls embarking on a wild night of speed dating, meeting Mr Wrongs and Mr Rights along the way. A hilarious non-stop journey through infectious pop anthems and ballads. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AGENT OF INFLUENCE, Underbelly, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AGENT OF INFLUENCE, Underbelly, 10 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2016

'Mid-calf, navy blue day dress with pearl buttons by Victor Stiebel. Dove grey tweed jacket and fox stole by House of Hartnell. Hat by Elsa Schiaparelli. Perfect for luncheons, jaunts around town and spying on fascists'. Lady Pamela, fashion columnist and socialite, is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY, Pleasance Courtyard, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY, Pleasance Courtyard, 10 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2016

Follow an illicit affair between a student and his teacher from the viewpoint of his mobile phone in a breakneck journey from pockets to purses. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID, theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID, theSpace @ Symposium Hall, 10 August
by Amy Hanson - August 10, 2016

Four young singers in an American close harmony group - the eponymous Plaids - were killed in a car accident just as their careers were taking off, and as their style of music was about to give way to the British Invasion of the Beatles.  The quartet are given the chance to return to earth for one night only to give the concert they never got a chance to perform.  This is the idea behind Forever Plaid, a musical revue that premiered off-Broadway in the late eighties, and which now comes to Edinburgh. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: KATIE BRENNAN'S QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS, Underbelly, 9 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: KATIE BRENNAN'S QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS, Underbelly, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2016

Are you crippled by student debt? Working an unpaid internship? Trying to find prince charming on Tinder? Welcome to the life of a modern day twenty-something! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS, Assembly, 9 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS, Assembly, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2016

Ding-dong the witch is back! Multi award-winning Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho presents the most fabulous game show of all. Fresh from total sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs in 2014 and 2015, the Iron Lady has now set her sights on light entertainment. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BORIS WORLD KING, Pleasance Dome, 9 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BORIS WORLD KING, Pleasance Dome, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2016

The thinking man's idiot returns following Brexit victory/defeat (delete as applicable). (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE MARKED, Pleasance Dome, 9 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE MARKED, Pleasance Dome, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2016

As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved. Now grown, his life on the streets of London is less fantastical. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: THE MISERABLES, The Caves, 9 AugustEDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: THE MISERABLES, The Caves, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

Claire hates her job. Beth is questioning her romantic choices. Their boss is in a relationship with his Blackberry. Life is tough at Land of Laminates. The employees are depressed, the work is boring and nothing they do really matters. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: PANTI BLISS HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES, Traverse, 9 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: PANTI BLISS HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES, Traverse, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

The Queen of Ireland Panti invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto shaped world, exposing stories behind the make-up - from performance giant to accidental activist - to reveal the national f*cking treasure she is today. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: EUROBEAT, Pleasance Grand, 8 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: EUROBEAT, Pleasance Grand, 8 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

An irreverent, hilarious, sequin-soaked celebration of the international phenomenon Eurovision Song Contest. This year's honour falls to Moldova, a country determined to present a fantastic new glittering contest against all odds. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: RACHEL PARRIS BEST LAID PLANS, Pleasance Dome, 8 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: RACHEL PARRIS BEST LAID PLANS, Pleasance Dome, 8 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

Rachel Parris (Austentatious, The IT Crowd, Murder in Successville) presents a collection of songs, stories and stand-up about not having it all. No house, husband, child, wage? No problem! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: SNAP, Assembly, 8 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: SNAP, Assembly, 8 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

A contemporary mystery magical performance SNAP, a multi-faceted art performance based on Magic combining ingenious stage language, illusion, mime, white art, and more (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN, Gilded Balloon, 8 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN, Gilded Balloon, 8 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

After her parent's death, Mary is sent to England to live in her uncle's great lonely house. Everybody says she is a disagreeable-looking child but she too is lonely. One day Mary stumbles across a hidden garden and discovers the most magical place.. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: PHIL DUNNING THE PEOPLE'S PRINCE, Pleasance Courtyard, 7 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: PHIL DUNNING THE PEOPLE'S PRINCE, Pleasance Courtyard, 7 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 9, 2016

He's the talk of the town, but don't worry, his feet are firmly on the ground. Not! Come and see the guy that men wanna be and women wanna be as well. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: MICHAEL MORPURGO'S KING ARTHUR, Gilded Balloon, 8 AugustEDINBURGH 2016- BWW Review: MICHAEL MORPURGO'S KING ARTHUR, Gilded Balloon, 8 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 8, 2016

An epic tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal adapted from the novel Arthur: High King of Britain, by Michael Morpurgo, the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: YETI'S DEMON DIVE BAR, Pleasance Courtyard, 7 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: YETI'S DEMON DIVE BAR, Pleasance Courtyard, 7 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 8, 2016

Direct from a smash hit debut season in Australia, this 'irresistible' (Guardian) musical sketch comedy duo give you a high-energy, hysterical combination of bizarre characters, relentlessly catchy songs and the story of the strangest dive bar in town! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ANNA MANN A SKETCH SHOW FOR DEPRESSIVES, Pleasance Courtyard, 7 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ANNA MANN A SKETCH SHOW FOR DEPRESSIVES, Pleasance Courtyard, 7 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 8, 2016

Star of BBC's Murder in Successville and Being Human, Colin Hoult returns as the delightful character Ms Anna Mann in a show to put down your black dog at last or at least chuck him a bone. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MADDY ANHOLT RENT GIRL, Gilded Balloon, 7 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MADDY ANHOLT RENT GIRL, Gilded Balloon, 7 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 8, 2016

Following a sold-out run with the critically acclaimed Diary of a Dating Addict last year, Maddy Anholt is back with Rent Girl. Co-written and directed by Hardeep Singh Kohli. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: NAUGHTY CAT AND THE CHEESY MOON, Assembly Checkpoint, 7 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: NAUGHTY CAT AND THE CHEESY MOON, Assembly Checkpoint, 7 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 8, 2016

Naughty Cat is bored. There's no more furniture to ruin, no more trees to climb. She needs adventure. And chocolate. And cheese! (more...)

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