MUSCOVADO REVIEW

MUSCOVADO

Reviewed by Robyn Bennett

2nd October 2014

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Emerging talent Matilda Ibini depicts a rarely staged British involvement in slavery, focusing on the interweaving lives of those both free and enslaved on a 19C sugar plantation in Barbados.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out

FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out

Underbelly at Forth 1

2nd August 2014

Published on the British The British Theatre Guide.

 

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FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out

A show that looks fantastic on paper doesn’t quite meet expectations in Fomo – The Fear of Missing Out.

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The Edinburgh Fringe: A Student Showcase

Published in The Orbital Magazine

17th September 2013

The most vivacious and exciting arts festival on the planet, The Edinburgh Fringe is a place like no other. More than tripling the Scottish capital’s population and brining performers, directors, journalists and audience members together in one place for twenty-five days of the year is a remarkable spectacle to witness first hand. From full blown musicals to small scale poetry readings the fringe really does have it all. However, amongst all the hubbub and excitement an event like this brings, there are a massive number of students who, every year for whatever reason, make their way up to this cultural bubble and begin their journey as performance makers and theatre connoisseurs. This year was certainly no different with many having travelled hundreds of miles to show off their productions to the paying festival goer…with one of them being me.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

theSpace on Niddrie Street

23rd August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

*****

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As Fringe shows go there is not one nearly as perfect as this quirky but gripping retelling of Ken Kessey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Party Piece

Bedlam Theatre

21st August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

*****

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The most entertaining part of a party can always come from the day after the night before as New Wolsey Young Associates prove with their 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Production.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Little Shop Of Horrors

Sweet Grass Market

20th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

**

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Stage by Stage’s unfortunate attempt at a Fringe musical is brought down by too many bad directorial choices and not enough charisma.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – The Pink Bedroom

theSpace on the Mile

20th August 2013

***

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(Photo From 3BUGS Wuthering Heights Production)

A short, succinct piece of early morning theatre worthy of getting up early for. 3BUGS Fringe Theatre’s well delivered retelling of one of Tennessee Williams’s  hidden gems deals with a forbidden relationship, it’s breakdown and the view society has on this endeavour.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Missing

Underbelly, Cowgate

19th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

****

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Having a loved one go unexpectedly missing is a heart wrenching and horrible time for anyone. In their new verbatim production, Engineer Theatre gives the audience a glimpse behind the news articles and press interviews, giving first hand dialogue from those who have lost, searched for and loved a missing person.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Sincerely, Mr Toad

Queen Dome, The Pleasance

19th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

***

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Fantastic musical numbers are sung by a faultless cast but the narrative just doesn’t live up to expectations where Sell a Door’s new musical, Sincerely, Mr Toad is concerned.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Merrily We Roll Along

Greenside

19th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

**

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A monotonous retelling of a Sondheim classic, Red Oak Tree Theatre Company have created a disjointed performance that seems to last an last an eternity.

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