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4★★★★

Review: Where It Hurts at Summerhall

Regardless of your political or social alliance, the NHS is the lifeblood of this nation. It's more of an institution than the BBC or the monarchy combined. There are so many stories of the health service whi...
3★★★

Review: The Basement Tapes at Summerhall

An imaginative young woman tries to put a cheerful spin on clearing out her beloved grandmother’s belongings after her death, but things take a sinister turn in The Basement Tapes. The unnamed character, play...
5★★★★★

Review: Erehwon at Summerhall

A satirical look at our colonial history, Erehwon combines a charismatic performance by playwright Arthur Meek, brilliant music from Eva Prowse and 19th century adventure by novelist Samuel Butler into a magica...
4★★★★

Review: Duckie at Summerhall

We would all do well to heed – irrespective of age – the message at the heart of Le Gateau Chocolat’s triumphant children’s show Duckie. A shimmering reinterpretation of The Ugly Duckling, this production com...

REVIEW: Ali McGregor: Decadence at Assembly Hall

REVIEW: Ali McGregor: Decadence at Assembly Hall Cabaret/Music Ali McGregor: Decadence, Assembly Hall, 6-12 Aug (not 8), 6pm 3 stars A three-piece jazz band display their prowess as we file into Rai...
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Review: South Bend at Gilded Balloon at the Museum

Review: South Bend at Gilded Balloon at the Museum Theatre 5 Stars South Bend, Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 13-27 Aug (not 14, 21), 3pm “Trust me,” South Bend’s writer and lead, Martin McCormick be...
3★★★

Review: Silence at Pleasance @ EICC

Silence is a sequel. Poland’s Teatr Biuro Podrozy’s previous instalment, Carmen Funebre,  examined war, focusing on the Bosnian conflict. Silence brings a similar lens to the refugee experience. A bus sets th...
3★★★

Review: Blackout at Summerhall

In the verbatim-style production Blackout, playwright and actor Mark Jeary forces viewers to reckon with alcoholism through gripping personal accounts and chilling direct eye contact. Covering everything from...
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