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Grace – Katie Reddin-Clancy 3***

August 17, 2018 |

This one woman show has Katie Reddin-Clancy inhabiting many personas whilst meditating on gender. She starts the show as the bossy stage manager Cheryl who spits out corny jokes with a razor sharp tongue. She explains that the double act … Read More

Maz and Bricks – Fishamble 4****

August 16, 2018 | 1

This play by Eva O’Connor is a joyful and tearful experience as we follow Maz on a mission to join a pro abortion march in Dublin following the tragic death of a young pregnant woman. On her way to join … Read More

Trojan Horse – LUNG – 5*****

August 16, 2018 |

Lung Theatre Group bring us this drama based on Operation Trojan Horse, the suspected attempt by teachers and governors to introduce an Islamist agenda in Birmingham schools. At the time, Government and press made an example of the Birmingham education … Read More

Unsung – SKaGeN/KVS 4****

August 16, 2018 |

If you like a bit of schadenfreunde, then this one man play starring Valentijn Dhaenens is just for you. Incorporating traits of past and present politicians we meet our anti hero who walks onto the stage and begins a political … Read More

Fallen Fruit – Two Destination Language 4****

August 15, 2018 |

Katherina Radeva’s play looks back to life in Bulgaria in the times before the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1989, Katherina was seven years old and she paints a vivid picture of a girl who had everything that she … Read More

Handfast – Nutshell Theatre 3***

August 11, 2018 |

When entering the venue, the audience are asked to wear a fascinator or buttonhole as we are honoured guests at the wedding of Mona and Geoff. As well as the bride and groom we are introduced to Sarah and Mark … 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