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Theatre 2008 Archives - One4Review

Absolution

August 8, 2008 |

In this day and age of political correctness and the uproar surrounding the Catholic Church and alleged child abuse I suppose it is not surprising that we have a play on the Fringe round this topic. Priests are dying … Read More

The Censor – Anthony Nelson

August 8, 2008 |

For six years Frank, Eric Robinson, has worked in a dingy office as a film censor at the lowest end of the hierarchy of the organisation and he has been asked to pass total pornography by the producer Shirley … Read More

Foreskins Lament

August 8, 2008 |

Greg McGee’s play lifts the lid on male team sport. Rugby is arguably the most physically confrontational of all team sports. This is reflected in the play’s high intensity. Moreover, the fact that the play is set in New … Read More

Jekyll & Hyde: A Specimen

August 8, 2008 |

Set in 21st Century Edinburgh, writer and director Donald Smith has convincingly updated R.L.Stevenson’s classic story. It is performed by Duncan R. Edwards and Gavin Paul, who take on two further characters, Professor McKie of the University Medical Faculty … Read More

Not Everything is Significant

August 8, 2008 |

Ben Moor performs his own one man play in a style that is both gentle and compelling. It is an exquisitely written piece full of weird, absurd and comic illusions. The central character is a writer of biographies who … Read More

St Nicholas  by  Conor McPherson

August 8, 2008 |

A jaded theatre critic is bemoaning the passing of the torrid height of his career, another sad production by another washed out colleague yet on stage one bright shining star, a talented young nubile spark of hope. Plus the … Read More

The Chinese State Circus

August 8, 2008 |

The Chinese State Circus is a beautiful and elegant show which really gives you an insight into eastern culture over the years.  The show is divided into two halves.  The first half leads us through the entertainment offered to … Read More

Funk it up About Nothin’

August 8, 2008 |

I admit to actually loving Shakespeare, that was why several years ago I went to see ‘A Bom Bitty of Errors’. This was a Rap, Hiphop street musical version with four performers and a DJ who also did some … Read More

Jim Rose Circus

August 8, 2008 |

Prepare the mind bleach – Jim Rose is back in town!  It’s been 10 years since his last show in Edinburgh as he didn’t want to return until he’d managed to top his previous effort.  If this is the … Read More