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Edinburgh News: theatre


In Our Hands, Belly Button, Underbelly, Fringe Review

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Celebrated puppet company Smoking Apples returns to this year’s Fringe with a story based on the success of a real Cornish fisherman called Stefan Glinski who used innovative methods to catch sardines

EIF 2016: Anything That Gives Off Light, EICC, Review

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‘Every light casts a shadow; every fire ends in dust’. So reads the programme note to Anything That Gives Off Light.

EIF 2016: Anything That Gives Off Light, EICC, Review

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‘Every light casts a shadow; every fire ends in dust’. So reads the programme note to Anything That Gives Off Light.

Darktales, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Darktales

The play opens with Alex, a tutor in creative writing, giving his last lecture of the term. He tells one of his ghost stories. It is no more than a bit scary and not even very original.

Beryl, Sweet Grassmarket, Review

Beryl - At Large Theatre

Beryl runs a discrete little cross-dressing service but is about to find out what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

Something Borrowed, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Melissa Booth in Something Borrowed (photo credit, James Booth)

In the Week 2 edition of the Festival magazine, "Three Weeks", there’s an insightful interview with Guy Masterson, the veteran Fringe performer, award winning actor, writer and director.

Angel by Henry Naylor, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Review

Angel by Henry Naylor - Pipeline Productions

Young Rehana stands in the moonlit pistachio grove, surrounded by the snarls and yelps of predators. When her father tells her to shoot her injured dog he will be teaching her an important lesson.

I’m Missing You, Greenside@ Infirmary Street, Fringe Review

St Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, gives his name to the grubby fictional Tube station that’s the well created set in this new play from Dumfries based theatre company Fox and Hound.

The Erpingham Camp, Greenside Nicolson Square, Fringe Review

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In the 1980s, the TV sitcom Hi-de-Hi, set in a 1960s holiday camp run by yellow coats with all its behind the scene shenanigans, was riding high in the popularity charts.

Radio Active, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

Radio Active cast

The award winning BBC Radio 4 series may have gone to bed in the 80s but it has risen thirty years on as fresh as a daisy.