Category: Theatre

THE SHARK IS BROKEN – Assembly – 4.5K

Wit as razor sharp as the shark’s, put downs as cold as the sea that supposedly surrounds them, all done nonetheless with a warmth to match a swig of Shaw’s whiskey – 4.5K

FISH BY SHINEHOUSE THEATRE – Summerhall – 4K

For the hearing impaired this work makes for a break from those shows that can provide so many challenges and delivers much more than a token production. 4K

NIGHTS BY HENRY NAYLOR – Gilded Balloon Teviot – 4K

Another powerful work from Henry Naylor. 4K

JUDAS – Assembly Blue Room – 4.5K

This production combines both fine writing and performances and should be must seeing for those interested in well developed work around the major political issues of our age. 4.5K

CICADA 3301 – Underbelly – 2.5K

Cicada struggles for want of character development. 2.5K

EINSTEIN – Pleasance Courtyard – 3.5K

It is the mark of a performer that he can so effortlessly go from being seen as an actor wearing make-up to seemingly being in the presence of the very man he is representing. In this regard Utton remains on top of his game. 3.5K

Edinburgh Fringe – BEAT – Pleasance Dome – 4K

Daniel Bellus is simply superb. 4K

THEATRE – A View from the Bridge – Playhouse – 4K

This is a richly rewarding theatrical experience. 4K

Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Two Worlds – Modern Maori Quartet – 4.5*

As we eagerly await the show, the lights go up to reveal an invisible quartet, which when made visible, is comprised of merely three performers. Finding themselves in a ‘trilemma’ they invite a latecomer from the audience to join them on stage to complete the foursome. Fortunately he happens to be both talented and appropriately …

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival : iOTA – Slap And Tickle : 4*

Utilising the Variety Show genre but with a back storyline which ties the different acts together, Slap And Tickle is a clever, witty, and very funny show. We meet Slap the clown (iOTA), Tickle the Gimp (Russell Leonard), and the third element of the show : a multi-piece jazz orchestra who provide sound effects as …

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