News and Reviews by Edfringe17

18th Aug 17 :: Review: This Is Not Culturally Significant
One man show, in the nude
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18th Aug 17 :: Review: Doglife
Part 2 following on from Doubting Thomas
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18th Aug 17 :: Review: Cannonball
A look at growing up and responsibility
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18th Aug 17 :: Review: Wild Bore
A play about reviews and reviewers .. or is it?
5
18th Aug 17 :: Review: Bright Colours Only
"Ain't it grand, to be bloomin' well dead ..."
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18th Aug 17 :: Review: Adam
Being born transgender in Egypt is not a great start in life
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18th Aug 17 :: Review: Glitter Punch
Quite a little find
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: The Unmarried
Lauren Gauge's play looking at life's chances and choices
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: Henning Wehn
Westphalia is not an option - seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: Dust
A story of young suicide.
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: Snap
Korean circus
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: TuTu
Chicos Mambo - Dance in all its glory
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: Camille O'Sullivan
Where Are We Now?
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: Lord Dismiss Us
Adaptation of Michael Campbell's book.
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: Last Resort
Come on a trip to the world's most expensive all inclusive resort
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17th Aug 17 :: Review: B!rth
Breakfast plays
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16th Aug 17 :: Review: The Toxic Avenger
Late night musical
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15th Aug 17 :: Review: You've Changed
Kate O'Donnell's MTF transgender story
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15th Aug 17 :: Review: Stand By
Police story at the Territorial Barracks
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15th Aug 17 :: Review: instructions for Border Crossing
Daniel Bye's audience interactive piece
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15th Aug 17 :: Review: salt.
One woman's search for her history
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15th Aug 17 :: Review: The Drive
Two person show about a road trip
5
14th Aug 17 :: Review: The Best of Burlesque
Late night burlesque show.
4
14th Aug 17 :: Review: The Thinking Drinkers
Ben and Tom's Hisory of Alcohol, seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
14th Aug 17 :: Review: Jelly Beans
One man show at the Pleasance
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14th Aug 17 :: Review: The Delights of Dogs and the Problems of People
A look at possessive relationships
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14th Aug 17 :: Review: Big Bite-Sized Breakfast Show
EdFringe show to start your day.
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13th Aug 17 :: Review: Meow Meow's Little Mermaid
Seen at the Edinburgh International Fringe.
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13th Aug 17 :: Review: Meet Me At Dawn
Seen at the Edinburgh International Festival (Traverse)
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Latest User Reviews

Come from Away
10th Apr 24 :: 5

One of my all time favourite shows. I absolutely love it - brilliant and sympathetic story telling

The Fureys
8th Apr 24 :: 1

Having greatly enjoyed the Fureys over many years, and being sympathetic with regards to Paul's death, and Davey's stroke, I feel a bit uncomfortable posting this review. Nevertheless, I saw them last night in Glasgow, and can only describe the overall experience as grim. I hope I can spare others the immense disappointment I experienced.On arrival I was amazed at the number of empty seats. I was soon to realise why!Certainly, there were positives. Most of the musicians, incidentally only 2 of whom were Fureys, were clearly talented,(Of Finbar,I have to say "we missed him,the old man". I had to question though the contribution of the guy on the guitar on the left) Another positive was that some of the old favourites" were good, and well enjoyed. However, I could make out very little of what Eddie was saying, the usual warm lively atmosphere of previous years was gone, there were too many songs that weren't characteristic of the Fureys of old. In conclusion, I feel they should qualify the title of the show in some way e.g. maybe "The Fureys - Eddy,and George with some new faces"As it was, I felt I'd been tempted there under false pretences.

Houdini's Greatest Escape
3rd Apr 24 :: 4

Fun show with magic and lots of comedy had us all laughing

Feel Me
28th Mar 24 :: 1

The show tries to build empathy by telling a story of a single displaced person, but does so in an abstract way where the audience never gets to know the character - doesn't quite meet the show's aim. The story is retold multiple times through various art forms, dance, projection, video etc. It feels like a recent graduate has tried to fit all of the techniques they've learned into the show, rather than them being additive. None of the repeated versions add anything to the narrative, except for runtime. Lastly, the use of audience participation via smartphones, lauded in other reviews, is incredibly shallow, it doesn't help us connect with the character or the story. The questions asked of the audience are leading, e.g., you're asked if you feel empathy with forced displacement three times throughout the show - the audience knows the desire of the showmakers is for empathy to increase over time, to not answer in the positive is to be a contrarian. Would suggest going back to the drawing board, and asking what is the objective behind the show - if it's truly about raising awareness and empathy for forced displacement (and not purely artistic grandstanding) then creating a show where the character and their story really shines would be better.

Legally Blonde
16th Mar 24 :: 5

Brilliantly performed - a real credit to the cast and all Involved. My daughter and I loved the show

Dom Joly - Conspiracy Tourist
15th Mar 24 :: 1

I agree... we left at the interval.

Bowie Experience
14th Mar 24 :: 1

To avoid confusion, this is not the real genuine original Bowie The Bowie Experience (since 1997 with Laurence) It is a cabaret that has copied our show name and started after lock down, if you are hoping that this is The Bowie Experience you will be disappointed. contact your ticket vendor for a refund if you have bought a ticket in error.

Dom Joly - Conspiracy Tourist
9th Mar 24 :: 1

Not funny, not interesting, just irritating, ignorant, and occasionally obnoxious. Dom's 'wit' relies on criticism and calling everything 'fucking mental'. The Northcote character is incredibly outdated, tiring and unfunny. There was nothing to redeem this show, it was painfully embarrassing in how cringe the attempts at comedy were.

The Importance of Being Earnest (Mercury Theatre, Colchester)
3rd Mar 24 :: 1

Pretentious mess-up of a great play. Sound system in theatre not fit for purpose. It is all in the dialogue and it was hardly audible.

Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
29th Feb 24 :: 5

Excellent show 2nd time I have seen it brilliant performance

The Makings of a Murderer
29th Feb 24 :: 1

The werst show I have ever seen. So disappointed

And Then There Were None
28th Feb 24 :: 3

I felt it was generally well done on a limited stage. Some actors were not projecting their voices sufficiently and were overacting. They may have been the understudy, so I was disappointed as I expected to see the published actors on the first night.

Shen Yun
23rd Feb 24 :: 1Dire American propaganda Nothing Chinese about the performance
Nabil Abdulrashid - The Purple Pill
21st Feb 24 :: 2

The whole act could have easily been halved by removing the unneeded and unfunny, the better half would have been 30 minutes well spent, unfortunately there was 30 minutes of b Overdramatising, artificial crying and transferred anger, it was more life drama than comedy Heavily weighted against the whiteman he certainly didn't read the audience that paid good money to see him show some of the talent that was on display on BGT A half baked dramatic half comedy exploiting racism that would dhug down a TV station should it have been vice-versa is not something I nor any person seeking a good comedy evening should wish to endure 2 out of 10 for effort and some comedy factor A tad disgraceful truth be said More effort required Nabil

As SHE Likes It
18th Feb 24 :: 5

A must see play about the struggles of actresses in the past, continuing into the present day. The actors� passion shines through in this dark, moving and play with an underlying humour throughout. Highly recommend.

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