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Waiting for Godot, Lyceum, EIF Review

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It is completely fitting that a play written in France by an Irish playwright that first made its name in Germany is part of the Edinburgh International Festival and performed by an Irish company.

FanDango, Bedlam Theatre, Review

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Amidst strewn cardboard packing boxes, the cast gradually regain consciousness. “What a night!” groans Tom, playing a father, whose life is in tatters.

Noel Coward's Still Life, The Space on the Mile, Review

Erin Mullins and Billy Emery as Laura and Alec in Still Life by ETC

The nostalgic, black and white classic film, Brief Encounter, (1945) starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard was recently named as the best romantic film of all time in a survey by Time Out London.

Freeman, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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The first black man to be born in America out of slavery chose his own name. He called himself Freeman.

Tobacco Road, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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You know the Peaky Blinders; meet the Tobacco Roaders. Returning after critical and popular fringe success for the last three years, Incognito have a brand-new production to get the blood pumping.

A Wrinkle In Time, Central Hall, Review

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An ominous shadow has fallen over our world, and it takes open, inventive and courageous minds to defeat it before it envelopes us all.

The Red Shoes, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

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Amidst the smoke and lights of the stage Young Pleasance are stepping onto the EdFringe spotlights with their reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes.

The Greatest Play in the History of the World..., Traverse Theatre, Review

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This cosmic love story launches with the Voyager probes hurtling into the outer Solar System bearing their time-capsule golden records intended to communicate to extra-terrestrials the history of our world.

(Sorry), Assembly George Square Studios, Review

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Along with a plethora of other hits, including the renownedTrainspotting, King’s Head Theatre have packed in a millennial punch into their suitcases this year with (sorry).

The Twits, theSpace on Niddry, Review

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Roald Dahl’s classic tale of a rotten married couple is brought to life here with ETC’s production of The Twits.

On the Exhale, Traverse Theatre, Review

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Like a child a weapon won't be satisfied until it dominates your every thought.