Monthly Archives: August 2017

Review – Confabulation

Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling.  So, here’s mine.  It starts with a spotty teenager at a Motorhead gig and ends at the cutting edge of memory research.  The bellowing fans, the smell of beer and sweat, … Continue reading

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Review – Phil Kay: Euphoric

‘A comedian like no other. There’s so much humour in the hour it’s hard to breathe. This original comedy genius is like a Choose Your Adventure.  The free-forming journey that is utterly unforgettable!’ (Australian Times, 2017). Phil Kay‘s current show … Continue reading

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Review – Turntable/Edinburgh

Turntable started when MJ McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case around Scotland, inviting listeners of all ages to … Continue reading

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Review – The Offering (Guru Dakshina)

A curious boy, full of wonder, dreams of great warriors of the past and wants to be one of them.  He meets up with an old man running from a difficult past.  Fate has brought them together, and so emerges … Continue reading

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Review – Swan Bake

‘I’m really angry at my parents for letting me follow my dreams because now I can’t get a job.’  Bell wants to get back into the Royal Ballet School, but that’s much easier when you aren’t tripping balls.  Second Sons … Continue reading

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Review – Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute

Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute.  The day before the presidential election last year, Leonard Cohen finally fell silent.  In Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute, Arthur, in the melodious company of the glamourous … Continue reading

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Review – IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks

IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by ‘super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) and award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks.  He is described as ‘poignant, inventive and razor-sharp’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and as having ‘a corking, almost cinematic story’ (Chortle.co.uk).  Join … Continue reading

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Review – How to Act

Internationally renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today, he gives a masterclass, demonstrating first-hand the methods he cultivated in Africa and throughout the world. Promise, an … Continue reading

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Review – The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly’s pastoral comedy, Galatea.  Lyly’s Galatea follows two maidens, disguised as boys and sent away to escape Neptune’s monster, to Diana’s Woods.  They fall in love, not realising their mutual secret … Continue reading

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Review – A Joke

A new comedy by Dan Freeman starring Sylvester McCoy, Richard Oliver and Robert Picardo. An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a joke… Who knew that three men, a massage table and a pair of spoons could cause … Continue reading

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