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Forest Fringe Review: I Wish I Was Lonely

Posted on 05 September 2013 by Jake Orr

Chris Thorpe and Hannah Walker, following their last show, The Oh Fuck Moment, bring another audience-exposing theatre piece that challenges our perspectives, this time in the form of I Wish I Was Lonely. Exploring our relationship with technology, in particular our constant attachment to mobile phones for connecting and engaging with others, Thorpe and Walker’s […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Motherland

Posted on 04 September 2013 by Jake Orr

(3/5 Stars) A pristine white floor and wall mark the start of Vincent Dance Theatre’s Motherland at the Edinburgh Fringe. This white expanse is covered in dirt and blood by the end of the piece, as if a battle has taken place, which feels an apt metaphor for describing this dance-theatre piece. Exploring what it is […]

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Edinburgh International Festival Review: First Love

Posted on 29 August 2013 by Devawn Wilkinson

The plot of Samuel Beckett’s 1946 novella, First Love, is so very plausible that, if given only the synopsis, you’d be forgiven for thinking the work had been misattributed. The story, in a nutshell, goes as follows: an anchor-less man recalls his expulsion from his lodgings after his father’s death, the event which coincides with his premier and […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: From Where I’m Standing

Posted on 29 August 2013 by Liam Harrison

(2/5 Stars) From Where I’m Standing gives a complex time-lapsed view of family relationships on the fringes of modern terrorism. In a Mumbai embassy, a bomb is detonated. The blast wave engulfs the stage, one character is picked up in the maw of the eruption and time suddenly stops. The frozen figure caught on the crest […]

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