Category Archives: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

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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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – [Title of Show]

Assembly Checkpoint

18th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

*****

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A clever musical with some of the best vocal harmonies to be found at the Fringe, [Title of Show] is a stunning musical journey having opened on Broadway in 2008, it is making it’s UK premiere here in Edinburgh.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Anoesis

Summerhall

16th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

***

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A great idea isn’t followed through in Junction 25’s Anoesis. A lack of cohesion and an overload of metaphors mars what, in theory, should have been a hard-hitting and original performance.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW – Avenue Q

Assembly Hall

16th August 2013

Published on the British Theatre Guide

****

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A fun-filled two hours of hilarious acting, catchy songs and randy puppets as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland shows the Fringe what it does best.

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