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CIRCUS DIARIES at #edfringe: A Simple Space, by Gravity & Other Myths

In Cabaret, Circus, Edinburgh Festival, Features, Festivals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Gravity & Other Myths‘ A Simple Space is just that – a small grey square, framed by an audience who are up close and friendly. The space is built, dismantled and reconstructed by an architecture of people who pile, climb and weave their bodies into towering structures.

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ONE UNDER – The Vaults

In Comedy, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Amy Fleming’s dad committed suicide when she was four years old. Fleming struggles with mood swings and wonders if she’s “mental,” like her dad. Luckily, she studied Molecular Medicine before becoming an actor so she understands how genetics dictates our characteristics. She also knows that talking about our problems and developing positive habits helps us overcome them.

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SHAKESPEARE AS YOU (MIGHT) LIKE IT – Rosemary Branch Theatre

In Comedy, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Four hundred years ago this April, Shakespeare died. A bunch of academics decided to take advantage of this bizarre anniversary and launched Shakespeare 400. It’s a great excuse for a nationwide Shakespeare celebration, but few of the involved events appear to acknowledge that the celebration is of his death and that he most definitely would write no more. Shook Up Shakespeare hasn’t let this fact bypass them, though. Their 45-minute Shakespearian cabaret mash up, Shakespeare As You (Might) Like It, is a quad centenary wake celebrating some of the Bard’s best female roles and the chaotic spirit of Elizabethan and Jacobean performance conventions.