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British Theatre Guide / August 7, 2018

REVIEW: Sticks and Stones, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭

Mark Ludmon reviews Vinay Patel’s new play Sticks and Stones at Paines Plough’s Roundabout at Summerhall at Edinburgh Fringe.

British Theatre Guide / August 6, 2018

May I Speak About Dance - Review

May I Speak About Dance? is a brilliant piece of dance performance that entices the audience into its power from the early and modest semblance of a lecture-demonstration, the questions Barkan raises, through to the pulsing vibrancy of his conclusion. What is going on inside the dancer? Does it bear any relationship to the experience of the audience? The answer has to be a resounding, yes!

Broadway Baby / August 6, 2018

Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool

Welcome to Blackpool!" Cockburn beams as her audience files into Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre. It’s a good choice of venue. The dark wood of the desks, the sickly pale turquoise of the walls and the blacked-out pyramid skylight of the ceiling all contribute to a performance space reminiscent of seaside music halls.

The Wee Review / August 5, 2018

Egg at Summerhall * * * * *

As a society, we seldom talk about IVF openly. Despite it being around for 40 years now, there are still many misconceptions surrounding it. Our lack of knowledge often leads to disapproval and judgement towards those who choose to try this treatment. Performer Sarah Bebe Holmes and her friend, Carol, experienced all of this 10 years ago. Struggling to conceive, Carol asked Sarah to donate her eggs. Paper Doll Militia’s Egg tells their story in a magnificent piece of theatre that combines music, aerial artistry and other visual mediums.

Broadway Baby / August 5, 2018

Bottom - Review

Sheds light on the hugely under-discussed areas of gay sexual politics with deft wit and incredible heart.

Broadway Baby / August 5, 2018

Prehistoric - Review

A tale of anger, rage, and protest that lifts the spirit

The Herald / August 5, 2018

Daughter - Review

“Am I not allowed to say that?”, writer/performer Adam Lazarus asks at one point towards the end of Daughter, his solo exploration of toxic masculinity and the mess it spews out.

The List / August 5, 2018

Backup - Review

This is a wee gem of a show and a great start to the day. The Chaliwaté Company from Brussels brings a concentrated cast of three, who use puppets, live video feeds and deadpan clowning in ski wear to tell the story of a film crew's road trip to the North Pole.

Deadline News / August 4, 2018

THEATRE – Outstanding tribute to pioneer LGBT bookstore

Returning to the Fringe after a sell-out run in autumn last year, Love Song to Lavender Menace triumphantly leads the Fringe’s Made in Scotland showcase with the true tale of Edinburgh’s radical, lesbian, gay and feminist bookshop.

The Edinburgh Reporter / August 3, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Baby Face

In Baby Face, award-winning performance artist Katy Dye points up some of the less obvious ways in which women are encouraged to appear childlike – but also not childlike, for the image that forms the basis of so much online pornography is not that of a real child with a child’s behaviour, but one of a child-woman, one who looks one way but acts in quite another.

The Edinburgh Reporter / August 3, 2018

Famous Puppet Death Scenes, CanadaHub @ King’s Hall, Review

Canada’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop may work with small figures but they are absolute giants in the field of puppetry.

Deadline News / August 2, 2018

PICK OF THE PICS – Feminist Work

AS AN occasional series as part of the Fringe 2018, we are publishing sets of six impressive, colourful and eye-catching images which all share a theme. This collection celebrates some of the Feminist works set to take center stage at Summerhall in this year’s Fringe Festival.

Broadway Baby / August 2, 2018

Erewhon: REVIEW

Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a fantasy novel by Samuel Butler which, first published anonymously in 1872, presented itself as the experiences of its narrator on discovering the mysterious country and near-utopian community of Erewhon – an anagram of "nowhere" – which had largely abandoned the controlling influence of technology. Seen by many as a satire of Victorian society, Erewhon was praised by George Orwell and even referenced in a recent episode of Doctor Who.

The Scotsman / August 1, 2018

5 Fringe Theatre Shows We Already Know Are Great

5 Fringe Theatre Shows We Already Know Are Great.

The List / August 1, 2018

Taiwan Season 2018: Showcasing the best of Taiwanese contemporary dance and theatre

In 2018 the Taiwan Season returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a fifth consecutive year with some of the best live performances being made on the island today. Drawn from an open call to practitioners of all art forms in Taiwan, this season of uniquely entertaining dance and theatre is curated by the key Fringe venues Dance Base and Summerhall.

The List / August 1, 2018

Best kids shows to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

Although the Fringe can seem like it's a bit of an adult's only playground, there are also plenty of shows aimed at kids hiding beneath the swearwords and risqué cabaret.

The List / July 31, 2018

Best of the Southside: Theatre to see at Summerhall

Queer love songs, Dolly – the sheep and the singer – and the great Pussy Riot feature in Summerhall's Fringe 2018 theatre programme.

ToDoList.org.uk / July 30, 2018

50 UNMISSABLE SHOWS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2018

Once again, the To Do List team will be jetting up to the Edinburgh Fringe to check out the very best that the festival hast to offer, and we’ll be sharing with you the best quirky, offbeat, and downright amazing events at this years Fringe!

The Times / July 30, 2018

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL: THE BEST OF THE FEST

From the NHS at 70 to Nina Conti’s Monkey shtick, our critics pick the must-sees this summer in comedy, theatre, art and dance

The Edinburgh Reporter / July 27, 2018

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – My Kind of Michael

Featuring live music and gags-a-plenty My Kind of Michael promises to be, well, Alwight!