Sweeney Todd – 4 Stars

Sweeney Todd Edinburgh Fringe 4 Stars To be honest, I did not expect to like this adaptation of the iconic musical/operetta Sweeney Todd.  The demon zombies…the two-hour late-night time slot (which is long for the Edinburgh Fringe, where shows usually clock in at just under an hour).  There is also the fact that I know […]

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Addiction: The Untold Story: 1 Star

Addiction: The Untold Story Edinburgh Fringe 1 Star There is a certain type of theatre which is known as ‘Therapy theatre’, which is being done for the benefit of the writer, with a ‘meaningful’ message and no theatrical merit or thought of what might appeal to the audience.  Addiction: The Untold Story is a perfect […]

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Grimm’s Fairer Tales – 5 Stars

Grimm’s Fairer Tales Edinburgh Fringe 5 Stars Storyteller Eden Ballantyne has a mission:  To tell Grimm’s famous historic stories in the way they ‘should’ have been written, with strong female characters and comically modern plot twists.  And he succeeds, with this delight of an interactive children’s show, enthralling both  children and adults alike.   I […]

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Mason King, Game of Chance – 5 Stars

Mason King: Game of Chance Edinburgh Fringe 5 Stars According to the show description, Mentalist Mason King presents ‘Demonstrations of psychological influence, thought control techniques and direct mind-reading magic’.  And while most scientists assert that nobody can really read minds… well, if anyone can, that person is Mason King.   King captivated the audience with […]

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A Gallant Life – 3.5 Stars

A Gallant Life Edinburgh Fringe 3.5 Stars This is a sweet, enjoyable bio-musical about Muriel Thompson: suffragette, car racer and WWI heroine.  The cast of four is enthusiastic and work well together, and are clearly passionate about the topic.  And it is fascinating, to see a forgotten but of WWI history presented by a talented […]

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Terrible Sex Tips – Four Stars

Terrible Sex Tips Edinburgh Fringe 4 Stars Likely every woman out there has at least flipped through a few ‘sex tips’ articles, in airports, train stations or waiting rooms.  And they have – at least fleetingly – mused about the veracity of the magazines’ claims.   Cameryn Moore, former phone-sex operator and the self-professed ‘Smut […]

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Clowntown – 5 Stars

Clowntown: I Can do Anything Edinburgh Fringe 5 Stars There is much to see that is edgy at the Edinburgh Fringe.  Clowning is presented in many forms, and is integrated into many adult-themed shows.  And that is why it is so nice to see an old-fashioned children’s show, as a welcome juxtaposition.   Patty the […]

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Be Prepared- Edinburgh Fringe – 4 Stars

Be Prepared Edinburgh Fringe 4 Stars In Be Prepared, which recently opened at the Edinburgh Fringe, Lesley Stone shines as the delightful, somewhat hapless but always funny, badge-obsessed founder of ‘Guides Reunited’, a fictional new branch in the Girl Guiding movement.   Stone is consistently entertaining throughout the show: With Guiding anecdotes, clever adages and […]

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