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Midsummer, The Hub, EIF Review

Sarah Higgins and Henry Pettigrew as Helena and Bob in Midsummer (photo credit Peter Dibdin)

The premiere of Midsummer – a play with songs in Autumn 2008 at the Traverse Theatre was a magical, romantic comedy about Helena and Rob sharing a lost, drunken weekend, without a fairy tale

The Woman and the Canvas, theSpace Triplex, Review

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“How about we try again today?” Anna’s doctor cajoles as she stands before an artist’s easel. There is therapy in returning her to her art, but also the terror of the blank canvas.

Marmite, Gilded Balloon, Review


Returning after the success of their first Fringe show last year, Limerence Productions brings a story about love, relationships, balance and gay monogamy.

The Archive of Educated Hearts, Pleasance Courtyard, Review

The Archive of Educated Hearts

In a hand-built garden shed at the edge of the Pleasance Courtyard is a room of perfect intimacy.

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future, Dancebase, Review

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This is a value for money show. You get two dancers presenting their own work with a short intermission between both performances – they are sympathetic and fit well together.

The Artist, The Assembly Roxy, Review

The Artist

The house was packed when I attended this very early in the run and it's not a surprise - this is a very special kind of show. The scene is an artist's garret or atelier.

Bugle Boys – A Salute to The Andrews Sisters, Assembly Hall, Review

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‘It takes balls to be a Bugle Boy’ so says one of the three blue satin clad drag artists who strut on to the stage in a pastiche of the million-selling, close harmony trio from the ‘30s and ‘40s, the

Sediment, Assembly Roxy, Review


Sediment is dangerous, gravity-defying quest to tell a story through the medium of circus routines.

Statements, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Review


Samuel Clayton’s Statements is a masterclass in character performance, that deals delicately, yet unforgivingly, with the treatment and resources available for children with Special Education

A Clown Show About Rain, Pleasance Dome, Review

A Clown Show About Rain - Silent Faces Theatre

As the storm-tossed ship dances on the waves the yellow oilskinned sailors fight for balance in graceful slow-mo.

Revenants, Pleasance Dome, Review


In a clearing in an English birch wood in 1943, an elderly widow, her Jamaican chauffeur and an old friend are looking forward to a leisurely picnic and a quiet afternoon.