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The Skinny / August 14, 2018

Pussy Riot: Riot Days @ Summerhall, Edinburgh, 10 Aug

Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot bring their intense Riot Days show to Edinburgh's Summerhall proving the battle's not over

The Independent / August 14, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe: A round-up of shows at Paines Plough - Sticks and Stones, Island Town, The Political History of Smack and Crack

Sticks and Stones (★★★☆☆), Island Town (★★★★☆), Blackthorn (★★★★☆), The Political History of Smack and Crack (★★★★☆)

The Reviews Hub / August 12, 2018

Trojan Horse – Summerhall, Edinburgh

LUNG Theatre has been creating some of the most exciting theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe for a number of years. Renowned for their challenging verbatim work, their offering at the 2018 Festival, Trojan Horse, is their most ambitious to date.

The Scotsman / August 12, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe: Theatre shows that are tackling mental health stigma (A Fortunate Man)

Mental health is, once again, a big theme at the Fringe, and these shows tackle it from different angles with great success, says Tim Cornwell

Fest Mag / August 12, 2018

Review: Pussy Riot – Riot Days

Music making history: Pussy Riot's Riot Days.

The Edinburgh Guide / August 11, 2018

The Flop, Summerhall Main Hall, Review

Hijinx is back at the Fringe and entirely living up to their name. This year the Wales based troupe, whose cast features three learning disabled actors and three non-disabled actors, have teamed up with renowned Brighton based physical comedy company, Spymonkey, for The Flop.

Fest Mag / August 10, 2018

Review: Revelations by James Rowland

James Rowland is a magical storyteller. He weaves tales of wonder and woe using just his imagination and a loop pedal. But before Revelations—the third in his "Songs of Friendship" trilogy—begins, he captivates the audience with an earnest plea to record a song for his niece’s birthday. It unveils the person behind the narrator.

The Stage / August 10, 2018

The Sauna review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘celebrates and ritualises a woman’s role in giving life’

The idea that your life flashes before your eyes as you die is given a distinctly contemplative air by Finnish company Teatteri Metamorfoosi in this wordless dance piece.

Fest / August 10, 2018

Katie & Pip

Bond between diabetic girl and life-saving dog is more than mutual respect

The List / August 10, 2018

The Political History of Smack and Crack (4 stars)

Angry yet witty political theatre from Manchester

The National / August 10, 2018

Review: Raucous face-off Square Go explores Scottish boyhood

WRITTEN by two of Scotland's most acclaimed writers, Gary McNair and Kieran Hurley, Square Go embodies the best of their work; accessible, highly entertaining and with a resonance far wider than its immediate setting.

Fest Mag / August 9, 2018

Review: Blackthorn by Charley Miles

This debut play is an assured, lyrical look at love, community and change. There’s an ache, a yearning, for things past in this lovely debut by Charley Miles. It comes to Paines Plough’s pop-up Roundabout Theatre after a first showing in 2016, following a writer’s development programme, at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Marbles Mag / August 9, 2018

Fringe review | Daughter | ★★★★

It starts off innocuously enough. A man is discussing his daughter’s birth. A difficult job for his wife, by all accounts, and the man makes it all about him, of course. Typical, etc. The fierce possessiveness he feels at the first sight of his daughter is our first warning sign, though we don’t know that yet.

A Younger Theatre / August 9, 2018

Review: Everything Not Saved, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

It’s not easy to vandalise the entire history of time in one hour, but Malaprop Theatre have just about achieved it. If it had to be expressed in a single word, Everything Not Saved is a play about memory – or it would be, if it wasn’t such a cacophonous and variegated delight.

The Scotsman / August 9, 2018

Theatre review: Flight, Summerhall

Flight is a tense experience for the audience.

The Skinny / August 9, 2018

Square Go @ Summerhall ★★★★

The heady aroma of fear and Lynx Africa hangs in the air in Square Go, Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair’s hilarious new play concerned with the daily terror of being a teenage boy, all told using the creative insults of high school.

The Guardian / August 9, 2018

After the Cuts review – DIY healthcare in a post-NHS era ★★★★

Gary McNair’s darkly humorous drama asks how far we’d go to save the person we love

TimeOut / August 9, 2018

‘Status’ review: ★★★★

Chris Thorpe explores the meaning of nationality in this surreal allegorical travelogue

The Reviews Hub / August 8, 2018

My Kind of Michael

Nick Cassenbaum charmed the 2016 Edinburgh Festival with Bubble Schmeisis his love letter to a traditional Jewish bath house in the East End of London, not too far from the Bermondsey birthplace of Michael Barrymore, the subject of this new hour-long show.

The Wee Review / August 8, 2018

Blackout

Blackout is the unflinching account of five lives blighted by alcoholism. Pulling no punches, this verbatim piece by playwright/performer and recovering alcoholic Mark Jeary, gives insight into the battle with the bottle. Shocking, heart-breaking, yet brutally funny and entertaining, the play’s staging is simple. It is set within a white square flooring with a lit perimeter, as though it is shining a spotlight on each of the individual’s angst.