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B-ORDERS – Edinburgh Fringe

In Circus, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 12th August 2015 B-Orders, from the Palestinian Circus Company in association with Aurora Nova, can legitimately reclaim the term ‘political circus’ for the art form.  In a beautifully expressed production, the two performers – Ashtar Muallem and Fadi Zmorrod – evoke the tensions and lack of options available to young adults […]

THE HOGWALLOPS – Edinburgh Fringe

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Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 12th August 2015 The Hogwallops is the first touring production from Jackson’s Lane, presented by Lost In Translation Circus, a company that emerged from the then Circus Space in 2008 and is now run by Massimiliano Rossetti and Annabel Carberry.  The show is a broad character study of a rambunctious […]

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BARBU: ELECTRO TRAD CABARET – Edinburgh Fringe

In Cabaret, Circus, Edinburgh Festival, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 11th August 2015 The trademark beards of Cirque Alfonse are back in a new show that seems a world away from the lumberjack theme of previous hit Timber! (which, I’m sad to say, I haven’t seen). The Electro of the title is reflected in the nightclub style set-up, complete with a […]

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THE LAST OF THE DRAGONS – Junior Review – Edinburgh Fringe

In Children's theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

✭✭✭✭✩ Very funny
Junior review by Cora Dibdin
The Last of the Dragons is set in a kingdom where there’s a tradition that on a princess’s 16th birthday she gets married, but first she has to get tied to a rock and then a dragon comes and takes her away but a prince comes and saves her by killing the dragon. (You don’t see the dragons being killed.)

CLOSE UP – Edinburgh Fringe

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Underbelly George Square, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 10th August 2015 The Close Up perspective we get in Circa‘s latest World Premiere is not, as might be expected, from any unusual proximity to the artists (for that, try Ellie DuBois’ Ringside), but from an exposure to the practical aspects of a circus lifestyle behind the glamour. In contrast to the […]

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360 ALLSTARS – Edinburgh Fringe

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Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 9th August 2015 Even without the projected dictionary definitions that start the show, it’s understood that the 360 of the title is all about revolutions of a circular sense; within a very short while, it’s also clear that this Australian show revolutionises the traditional circus form for a youth culture of today, […]