Around the World in 80 Days at Polka Theatre
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Around the World in 80 Days

I’ll confess it’s been a while since I was awed by the inventive and passionate storytelling of NIE. I’ll also admit that my previous encounters with their often heart rendering, always entertaining produ...
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See What I Wanna See

See What I Wanna See is Michael John LaChiusa’s work inspired by 3 Ryunosuke Akutagawa short stories and a desire to push the boundaries of the Musical genre. The collective narratives that comprise the work ...
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Austentatious

Multiple character roles, lighting quick costume changes and a flair for improvising early 19th century dialogue comprise the extraordinary feat that is Austentatious. Returning for its third year to Edinburgh ...
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How to be Fat

What a touching piece Mathilda Gregory’s reflections on being a fat woman is. Being fat or other people’s fatness is a sensitive subject for some, so much so, she tells us, that flyering for her show can be...
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Jamie Wood – O No!

Just when you think you haven't been treated to enough silliness at the festival, you find yourself in the basement of Roxy Assembly watching Jamie Wood’s bonkers and joyful homage to Yoko Ono and John Lennon...
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Man to Man

Told with a nightmare’s logic Siobhán Daly and Bruce Guthrie’s production of Manfred Karge’s modern fairytale, is a compelling exploration of surviving trauma. Man to Man is based on the real life narrat...
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Going Viral

Winner of the coveted Fringe First award (2015) Daniel Bye’s Going Viral explores the human responses to the weird and predictable behaviours of viral epidemics. Part fiction, part informal biology lecture, B...
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Dead Man’s Cell Phone

It’s a good thing if an Edinburgh Fringe show immediately invites an audience in to the atmosphere of its opening scene. Even before the action starts I’m already experiencing Jean, the central female’s, ...
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The Mentalists

Emblazoned across the advertisements for Richard Bean’s revived production of The Mentalists are all the reasons it should be a success. Success it most probably will be, such is the enduring pull of award wi...