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Edinburgh Fringe 2013

15 Minutes

"a fine study in black comedy"


A Brief History of Beer

An enjoyable comedy ride


A Family Beyond the Army

Poignant and wonderfully crafted piece on the families that support the brave men and women we sometimes take for granted


A Womb with a View

This was a friendly accessible and fun comedy performed by a bold gutsy likeable female cast, not afraid to look a bit silly, wearing men’s trousers and teenage boys baseball caps as effectively as they did high heels maternity bras and strap on pregnancy bumps.


An Actor’s Lament

Effortless superiority and contempt for the prols from three real luvvies


Anoesis

An energetic look at the education system


Are You Sitting Comfortably

Finding a common frequency proves a challenge.


Are You Sitting Comfortably

Finding a common frequency proves a challenge.


Austen’s Women

A brilliant character at work.


Baddies

The exploration of the artistic conflict that exists between those that have a method and those whose methods are more materialistic; all played out between two actors on a film set


Beeston Rifles

Stunning, Remarkable Dramatic Theatre.


Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies

Bette Davis Lives Again


Big Daddy vs. Giant Haystacks

"superbly acted and beautifully presented"


Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Thought Provoking Political Theatre


Blaggards

"a solid bit of younger theatre"


Borges and I

A visual feast to the power of language and imagination


Breakfast plays: Clean

An accomplished and highly polished heist that is a fantastic piece of theatre as well


Cadre

A well acted play about what is to gain your freedom and to have lost love


Chalk Farm

A beautifully drawn portrait of mother and son, and the London riots


Cherry On Top

"an enjoyable and beautifully observed drama of love and betrayal."


Ciara

A twisted paean to Glasgow with a sizzling performance from Blythe Duff


Contractions

Richly funny and ultimately moving


Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

A gutsy heartfelt, inspiring performance. Unique, original and thought provoking.


Dirty Water

Earthy humour from four unlikely lads cleaning in a Glasgow housing scheme.


Expiration Date

"Intriguing science fiction play"


Fight Night

A clever and twisted critique of democracy, electioneering and reality TV


For the Trumpets Shall Sound

Doing for WWI with a pen, or iMac possibly, what John Singer Sargent did for the conflict in oils.


For Their Own Good

An incredibly effective horse puppet and reflections on death make for a moving show


Gardening: for the Unfulfilled and Alienated

An intimate theatre experience in a garden shed. Lyrical writing and a beautifully paced performance.


God Bless Liz Lochhead

A fantastic little piece on how being a Scottish actor is not all the glitz and glamour it appears


God of Carnage

A sizzling four hander that analyses what happens when two sets of parents agree to resolve their children’s differences


Goose

A highly interesting and very poignant, simple story of one young boy and his 13th birthday that he will never forget


Grounded

A spectacular piece of writing and performance about humanity and modern warfare


Hannah Gadsby – Nakedy Nudes

An Art History Lesson you will never forget


I (Honestly) Love You

If Love is a Disease, then Truth is a Poison


Inside

Accomplished, intensely harrowing kidnap drama


Island State

It’s the End of the World; Tennis, Anyone?


Kind

"a quiet but moving little play from a promising young writer"


Life Sentence

An original idea involving an illness called immortality that turns out not to be the gift you expected in an assured twist of fate


Lockerbie: Lost Voices

Theatre designed to explore the possibilities of why Pan Am 103 came down on Lockerbie that is patchy but worth a visit.


Long Live The Little Knife

A dark and humorous play about fakes, forgeries, love and loss


Look Back in Anger

Good performances in an intimate space from this new company


Losing the Plot

A master class in the art of writing and delivery from a trio at the top of their game.


Missing

A moving insightful exploration of the impact of someone close to you going missing.


Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare by a young company performed with great verve and vitality


Newton

Triumphant biopic drama about the Scientist from a spellbinding performer.


Not the Messiah

"impressive theatrical achievement"


On Hold

An effective piece on office politics that is all sex, booze and stuck on hold


Our Friends, the Enemy

"A timely and simply presented reminder"


Paradise

A highly effective exploration of how a faceless society deals with people who simply can’t fit in


Pendulum’s Bargain Emporium

What it would have been like if Scooch had won the Eurovision and flown the flag over a department store


Play For September

A schoolgirl's crush is returned in full.


Pole Factor

A searching play in which a young Muslim woman goes on Pole Factor and starts winning but ends up on the losing side


Quietly

An intense and powerful play about hatred and the power of truth


Rites: A Children’s Tragedy

An incredible theatrical experience that deals with the issue of being young in an imaginative and powerful fashion


Safe

"an engaging, well written hour long play "


Sans Salomé

A triumphant splicing of themes old and new.


Sex Lives of Others

Do the Curtains Match the Drapes?


Silence in Court

Court is in Session.


SingleMarriedGirl

Adapted from the blog about self-fulfillment through self-belief


Specie

A solid family drama set in an uncertain near-contemporary future.


Squidboy

The cult hit of the Fringe


Tejas Verde

A powerful play with a strong central performance


The Actor’s Nightmare

A decent attempt to bring this clunky play to the stage and make it make sense


The Boss of It All

It’s not the answers you give, it’s the questions you ask.


The Break-Up of Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect have been inseparable for several millennia, but Cause wants out.


The Collision of Things

An touching show about three friends who lose one life to gain another.


The Donny Donkins ‘As (hopefully soon to be) Seen On TV’ Show

A highly entertaining hour for a fiver; not bad in August in Edinburgh...


The Events

An extraordinary new play for our times


The Extremists

An unflinching comic satire on rolling news,


The Gypsybird Speaks

A spirited show with some strong performances


The Inventor and The Escort

Like a 'Turner Classic Movies', golden era of Hollywood RomCom gem, spiced to 21st century palates


The List

An exceptional one-woman play about isolation and control


The Lockerbie Bomber

A play that examines, graphically at times, the idea of a twin government cover up in Lockerbie


The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Fast paced theatre about affairs as current as they get


The Secret Agent

A macabre and dastardly tale, well told by a cast of music hall characters


The Shawshank Redemption

'A cautious but enjoyable adaptation of a timeless story'


The Tin Ring

A powerful one woman play telling the story of a holocaust survivor


The Trench

An outstanding theatre experience which fuses all of the theatre arts into one fine performance


Three Lions

Clever impressions


Tollpuddle Martyrs Story: We Will be Free

Through song, rhyme and traditional storytelling we hear of one of the most significant stories of the early trade union movement, all delivered with consummate skill


Ulysses

A fully realised exuberant version of Ulysses


Undone

Edgy Modern Mythology


Way Back

A musing on suicide that has laughs and neat plot devices to keep us safe, unless you go to Uganda...


Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Henry VIII’s Reformation and its impact on cloistered lives.