Review: Big Love, Fringe 2018

I’ve often wondered what or who the American High School Theatre Festival is or are. It seems they bring a bunch of shows and make their home in a single venue, formerly Church Hill Theatre and this year, Central Hall. I was drawn to one of their shows because, like all my Fringe reviews this year, it was longlisted by Amnesty International for the Freedom of Expression Award 2018.

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Review: Killymuck, Fringe 2018

The one-person show on the Festival Fringe is an admirable feat. To sustain a theatrical monologue, especially one that is (or appears to be) a personal narrative, requires good timing, firm structure, and enough tonal variation in order to hold the audience. It also needs slick technical back-up.

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Review: Outcast, Fringe 2018

It’s important for remember that the Festival Fringe is about freedom of expression, and it’s in this spirit that a play like Outcast should be viewed and reviewed. Dundee University’s LIP Theatre Company – entirely student-led – have produced a thought-provoking piece.

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Review: Man Down, Fringe 2018

Tucked away behind the Canongate is a venue that came as a surprise to me. The Harry Younger Hall has been turned into an excellent theatre space, with raked seating and a good-sized playing area. For this production the set was minimal: a couch, a coffee-table.

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