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Theatre 2007 Archives - One4Review

Debbie Does Dallas – The Musical

August 8, 2007 |

One of the best titles to be found in the Fringe brochure this year is Debbie does Dallas – The Musical. Those of us of a certain age will no doubt remember the movie, probably the best known film … Read More

La Femme est Mort 

August 8, 2007 |

This tale is reworking of the Greek myth of Phaedra brought bang up to date to include the likes of paparazzi, mobile phones PRs, the ‘glamour’ world of Heat magazine and of course modern costumes as the story of … Read More

Rose Gets Shot

August 8, 2007 |

Royal Holloway Theatre have been coming to Edinburgh for years doing their reputation no harm along the way by always producing interesting and imaginative productions. Their offering this year is a film noir style play Roe Gets Shot. Set … Read More

An Air Balloon across Antarctica

August 8, 2007 |

Young Irish writer Darragh Martin’s play is the product of a fertile and quirky imagination. Australian theatre company ‘Three to a Room’, under the clear and sharp direction of Yvonne Virsik, successfully blend the reality of human relationships with … Read More

The Butler Did it!?

August 8, 2007 |

Looking for a fun way to start off a Fringe day? Well if that is the case this is the show for you, that is assuming you can get a ticket. Following their success at Fringe 2006, a slightly … Read More

The Elements of Style

August 8, 2007 |

This show in essence is a n amalgamation of Alice in Wonderland, Pygmalion and William Strunk Jr. & EB White’s classic American text in "Elements of Style" 1999. Alice (Elana Fruchtman) is struggling with her essay. Much as I … Read More

Monkey Business

August 8, 2007 |

The difficulty for amateur companies putting on a musical comedy at the Fringe is that they are competing with slick home-based and international professional companies. Thus the audience expectation is very high. This production has good points but it … Read More

Splendid Mummer by Lionne Elder

August 8, 2007 |

Lonne Elder’s one man play charts the life of the black Shakespearian actor Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) who in his time become renowned in England and Europe. Shango Baku gives a passionate yet sensitive performance as he portrays Aldridge’s rise … Read More

A Conversation with Edith Head 

August 8, 2007 |

This is a class production. It is so spot on in many different ways. Take the choice of venue for a start. The Studio in Hill Street Theatre is big enough to seat I suppose around 100 people. Therefore, … Read More

The Good Thief

August 8, 2007 |

If you come to see this play by Conor McPherson, be prepared to be shocked. This is no sentimental tale involving lovable Irish rogues but a depiction of brutality and murder without remorse. It is very definitely adult in … Read More