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140 MILLION MILES – Edinburgh

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It’s never easy to get a handle on Adam Peck’s slightly obscure new offering, 140 Million Miles, at the Traverse all week as part of the A Play A Pie and A Pint season of lunchtime theatre.

Rosie Mason and Darren Seed are near perfect as Dawn and Neil, a Bristolian couple in their early thirties, caught up in the hype and sent off to Mars on a “trip of a lifetime” to colonise the red planet. Yet the objective of that trip is never quite clear.

KONTOMBLE – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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Community and ritual lie at the heart of Nalina Chetty’s clever new play Kontomble, the opener to the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint season of lunchtime theatre at the Traverse. In a consistently well-acted production, director Guy Hollands breathes life and understanding into a script that is just a shade too well-intentioned and, for all that the happy ending feels good, falls out just a bit too pat.