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Theatre 2018 Archives - Page 3 of 3 - One4Review

The House 5*****

August 10, 2018 |

Brian Parks has written a very funny play with 70 minutes of razor sharp comedy that had the audience laughing from start to finish. Two American couples meet to celebrate the sale of a house. The Redmonds LOVE their house … Read More

Games by Henry Naylor 5*****

August 10, 2018 |

A new play by Henry Naylor, based on the true story of the treatment of Jewish athletes in the build up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Avital Lvova and Tessie Orange-Turner brilliantly bring to life the real-life characters Helene Meyer … Read More

Di & Viv & Rose (In an Hour) by Amelia Bullmore 4****

August 10, 2018 |

Handmade Theatre’s condensed version of Amelia Bullmore’s look at the enduring bond of friendship comes to the Fringe in an hour long performance at C-Cubed.  We follow three 18 year old students, who come from very different backgrounds but move … Read More

The Half 5*****

August 9, 2018 |

The Half centres around the reunion of a comedy double act who haven’t seen each other in the best part of a decade. Inhabiting a dressing room together for the first time in years, we are given a glimpse into … Read More

The Bench by Keir McAllister : – Watch this Space Productions 4****

August 8, 2018 |

It is not often that I review theatre pieces during the Fringe but when there is a comedy alumni of award winning comics such as writer Keir McAllister, Paul Sneddon, aka Vladimir McTavish as the actors and Jojo Sutherland directing … Read More

The Basement Tapes – Zanetti Productions 3***

August 8, 2018 |

If ever a venue was made for a Fringe show, the subterranean Former Women’s Locker Room at Summerhall is the perfect setting for Zanetti Productions ‘The Basement Tapes’. When the audience enter, they are seated in a basement storage room … Read More

Blackout – New Room Theatre & Platform 5*****

August 8, 2018 |

This was a fabulous and disturbing hour of theatre. On a stark white platform 5 actors (3 women and 2 men) give us their life stories as alcoholics, from their early first taste of alcohol, to the love of the … Read More

Ruth Cockburn’s Love Letters From Blackpool – Ruth E Cockburn 4****

August 8, 2018 |

As soon as we enter the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall we are enveloped in a warm blanket of nostalgia as we are faced with posters of saucy postcards, suitcases and seagulls calling. Ruth Cockburn greets her audience with a … Read More

A Fortunate Man – New Perspectives 3***

August 7, 2018 |

This play has come to Summerhall as we celebrate 70 years of the NHS. Using the book ‘A Fortunate Man: The Story of A Country Doctor’ by John Berger and Jean Mohr as a starting point, New Prespectives have built … Read More

Big Aftermath Of a Small Disclosure – Actors Touring Company 4****

August 7, 2018 |

Actors Touring Company bring this play by Magne van den Berg to Summerhall and I spent a pleasurable hour in the company of Louise, Johan, Jon and Sion watching on as their tight cohesive unit splinters following a casual remark … Read More