Evacuated – Edmonton Fringe – 5 Stars

Evacuated! Edmonton Fringe Festival (Reviewed at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, 2017) 5 Stars ‘Evacuated!’ is a fascinating true story about a year in the life of actor Erika Kate MacDonald. It is presented as a series of narrated ‘photograph’ vignettes, which are drawn together to present an overall image – sometimes terrifyingly real, sometimes dreamy […]

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The Eva Cassidy Story – 4 Stars

The Eva Cassidy Story Edinburgh Fringe 4 Stars This show is both a musical documentary of musician Eva Cassidy’s life, as well as a showcase for Scottish musician Elsa Jean McTaggart.  It is a lovely show, and McTaggart’s passion for both Cassidy and her music is apparent throughout.   A tribute show to an artist […]

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Tabarnak – 5 Stars

Tabarnak (Cirque Alphonse) Edinburgh Fringe 5 Stars I am familiar with Cirque Alfonse’s earlier work, and after the quirky and innovative Barbu, I was quite interested to see their newest presentation.  And it was, in one word, exceptional.  From the tableau of knitting (and crochet) at the start, to the swing-laden, tumbling climax – this […]

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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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