Tag: Fringe 2015

FRINGE 2015 – Bey Dance Workshop – Gluttony – 4.5K

By Olivia Henry   The Beyoncé Dance Workshop is just as the name suggests: a class that teaches Beyoncé Knowles’ signature dance routines to some of her most popular songs.   For those of you who don’t know who Beyoncé is; First of all, where have you been?! And second, I’m sorry for the outburst. …

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FRINGE 2015: Puddles Pity Party – Garden of Unearthly Delights: Le Cascadeur – 5K

Puddles enters the stage with his baggage – both physically and metaphorically – and produces an hour of entertainment that is a magnificent blend of sorrow and joy. His voice is powerful, beautiful and mesmerising and the songs he performs have been chosen well, displaying his impressive vocal range and engaging the audience. They are easily recognisable, a …

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Fringe 2015 – Shotspeare Presents Romeo and Juliet – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Umbrella Revolution – 4K

By Tom Eckert Shotspeare is what you get when fraternity initiation and classical theatre have a love child. If that sounds like something you would enjoy, then this show is for you. Nearer to a drinking game than a traditional play, as you are ushered in you are reminded there is in fact a bar …

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FRINGE 2015 – Arj Barker – Get in My Head – Arts Theatre – 4K

Good having you back Arj Barker. 4K

FRINGE 2015: Destroyer of Worlds – Tuxedo Cat: Cusack Theatre – 5K

Depending on which circles you move in, and/or the tone of your voice, describing a play as being perfect Fringe fare can be a ringing endorsement or a dire warning. I want to assure you that, when I say this about Destroyer of Worlds, I mean it in the most complimentary way possible. The “seriously, …

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Fringe 2015 – Limbo – The Garden of Unearthly Delights: Aurora Spiegeltent – 5K

By Tom Eckert   It shouldn’t really surprise anyone anymore that Limbo is phenomenal. Held in the fantastical Aurora Spiegeltent, dark, moody and lined with mirrors which have you looking over your shoulder for phantasms you are not entirely sure aren’t there. It is as though someone distilled the essence of cirque, set it alight …

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FRINGE 2015: Medicine – Bakehouse Theatre: The Studio – 4.5K

TJ Dawe has an unassuming presence as he takes to the stage, but once he starts to speak, this transforms into a quiet powerfulness that engages and holds your attention. He tells the story of his quest to understand his inner workings more intimately through consumption of ayahuasca, a psychotropic plant (the Medicine of the …

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FRINGE 2015: Stop Start – Bakehouse Theatre: Main Stage – 5K

At its heart, Stop Start is an intricately crafted portrait of two brothers, estranged for a long time, with a shared past, but with very different recollections of the details. It is also an interesting exploration of addiction and craving, their history, and the different ways they can manifest themselves. The show has a self-aware …

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FRINGE 2015 – Antillia – J150 Rehearsal Room – 5K

This theatre cannot be recommended too highly – extraordinarily strong in all its elements. 5K

FRINGE 2015 – Is It Because I’m Indian? – Nexus – 3K

It was not disappointing, considering it was a lot of talking being done in the whole 60 minutes of something that everyone couldn’t really relate to. 3K