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Theatre and Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe – part two

Here's our third post from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering more shows from the Theatre section and Cabaret and Variety. We'll have more coverage of the festival early next week

Lissy Lovett // 11 August 2016

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Theatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part one

Hot on the heels of our first set of Edinburgh Festival Fringe reviews comes our second. This post covers shows from the Theatre and Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus sections of the programme

Various Authors // 10 August 2016

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Empowered women and unenlightened men

Rita Suszek enjoys a musical history lesson about the second wave of feminism

Rita Suszek // 21 July 2016

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A howl in the darkness

Jennifer Brough finds that opera is an ideal medium for this new production of Sarah Kane’s classic play 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Brough // 22 June 2016

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Conversations about gender identity

Mary Paterson reviews a double bill of STELLA and Adam’s Apple, both part of LIFT, and speaks with STELLA’s writer and director, Neil Bartlett

Mary Paterson // 10 June 2016

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Women in show business

Lissy Lovett enjoys one-woman show, Becoming Hattie, and its drawing together of two different women’s lives

Lissy Lovett // 6 June 2016

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Murderous sisters in the West End

Jennifer Brough reviews The Maids at Trafalgar Studios and finds its themes of class and race as relevant today as they ever were

Jennifer Brough // 10 May 2016

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Teenage bullying in the digital world

Helena Blackstone is impressed by the relevance of new play Sket at the Park Theatre

Helena Blackstone // 30 April 2016

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Circus in the urban jungle

Lissy Lovett enjoys a new production of The Jungle Book and hopes it connects with UK audiences

Lissy Lovett // 28 April 2016

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Gender-swapped death and debauchery in The Revenger’s Tragedy

Kat Wootton finds there is much to say about male and female-codified behaviour in this gleeful version of Middleton’s play

Katherine Wootton // 4 April 2016

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Rebuilding society

Lissy Lovett is dismayed by the response of mainstream critics to the child abuse elements of the Old Vic’s production of The Master Builder

Lissy Lovett // 10 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Reviews, Theatre

Women’s voices are heard

Lauren Hossack finds that Three Generations of Women successfully melds women’s history with their present, and links individuals to a larger narrative of social change

Lauren Hossack // 7 March 2016

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Conversations with women

Pooja Kawa finds the play Escaped Alone at the Royal Court revolutionary even in its basic premise

Pooja Kawa // 22 February 2016

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Ursula Martinez builds a wall

Rita Suszek considers the performance Free Admission and finds it a display of agency, humanity and wit

Rita Suszek // 15 February 2016

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Finding out what True Beauty is

Shoshana Devora enjoys the exploration of worth and beauty in new writing Linda currently showing at the Royal Court Theatre

Shoshana Devora // 10 December 2015

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Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson // 6 October 2015

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Not very happily ever after

Lyndsey Claire is nonplussed by fairytale-themed Damsel/Wife/Witch: the cast do well, but the story is simplistic and repetitive

Lyndsey Claire // 28 September 2015

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To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015

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Feminism 400 years ago

Charlotte Rowland applauds The Heresy of Love, a new play about the struggles of 17th century nun and playwright Juana Inés de la Cruz

Charlotte Rowland // 23 August 2015

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Not quite a chorus of approval

Naomi Paxton enjoys the upbeat humour of the new adaptation of Lysistrata but finds it can be difficult to follow and slow at times

Naomi Paxton //

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The second EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

Hot on the heels of the first batch, Megan Stodel delivers the latest F-Word theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2015

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The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

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A very curious case

A new version of The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde is thought-provoking for Harriet Wailling, but its attempts to grapple with gender sometimes miss the mark

Harriet Wailling // 6 August 2015

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Becoming a champion

Naomi Paxton finds beatboxer Grace Savage’s show powerful, with a display of impressive talent combined with a critique of the sexism that has accompanied her rise

Naomi Paxton // 20 July 2015

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On sex and subjectivity

Katherine Wootton laughs out loud at A Third, a new comic play that exhibits one couple’s attempt to open up their relationship

Katherine Wootton // 14 July 2015

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