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23rd Aug 19 :: Review: Father of Lies
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
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23rd Aug 19 :: Review: My Land
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
23rd Aug 19 :: Review: Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
2
23rd Aug 19 :: Review: Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
23rd Aug 19 :: Review: Collapsible
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
23rd Aug 19 :: Review: Daughterhood
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
23rd Aug 19 :: Review: Umbrella Man
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
22nd Aug 19 :: Review: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The famous Tattoo in Edinburgh Castle
4
22nd Aug 19 :: Review: The Letter
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
3
22nd Aug 19 :: Review: The Nights
Henry Naylor's play at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
22nd Aug 19 :: Review: Drowning
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
3
22nd Aug 19 :: Review: Wild Swimming
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
5
21st Aug 19 :: Review: Absolute Burlesque
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
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21st Aug 19 :: Review: Lucy McCormick: Post Popular
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
5
21st Aug 19 :: Review: Google Me
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
3
21st Aug 19 :: Review: (some)Body
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
21st Aug 19 :: Review: Lucille and Cecilia
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
20th Aug 19 :: Review: Camille O'Sullivan Sings Cave
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
5
20th Aug 19 :: Review: Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
4
20th Aug 19 :: Review: The Last of the Pelican Daughters
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
5

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The Lady Vanishes
4 Jennifer McCarthy
21st Nov 19: Watched the Torquay show. Audibility an issue as actors not miked up. My husband has hearing side but still found it difficult to hear especially when they were talking upstage. Apart from that an enjoyable show.
The Body Snatchers
1 Terror Buff
13th Nov 19: We saw this at another theatre - take four actors , one who can sing a bit and strum a guitar ( despite the capo that puts it out of tune ) and the Robert Lewis Stephenson adaptation of the Burke and Hare Bodysnatchers of 19th century Edinburgh and then turn it into a complete farce . The 70’s music and flashbacks add nothing to the story at all - just seems like an excuse to use an actor who likes singing - the “ clever use of the stage “ is non existent - the props poorly painted and unconvincing and two actors who keep reappearing as different characters which even the rather dim Dr Fettes should have been able to ID as the same people , and you’ve just got a mess of a play - a travesty of the original rather than a contemporary re-setting of it . The best bit was the flickering lamp and the ticking clock and the smoke , all of which appeared before the actors came on stage - seeing the actor in the gas mask made my husband and I turn to one another and say “ Are you my mummy ?” - shades of Dr Who. Not frightening, not entertaining, not terribly musical and not worth going to see . We felt sorry for the actors being given this rubbish to make something of - in a theatre where we are used to giving encores a-plenty , there were no encores ......
The Lady Vanishes
1 KEN C
9th Nov 19: AUDABILITY ISSUES NOT CORRECTED AFTER EARLY REVIEWS, POOR ACTING BY SOME EXPERIENCED ACTORS. SOME STAGE ERRORS DURING THE SHOW
Rob Beckett (Anvil Arts, Basingstoke)
5 Jason parry
2nd Nov 19: Brilliant night,Rob was funny as.
Paul Smith (North Pier Theatre, Blackpool)
3 Jack
25th Oct 19: Went to see paul smith last night at north pier theatre very disappointed the sound coming from the speaker made his voice very muffled and the amount of people up and down out of there seat every 2 minute you might has well payed your money to watch all the people up and down
The Girl on the Train (Malvern Theatres, Malvern)
1 Cassie
22nd Oct 19: Why take such a serious subject and make it into comedy.... confused. If all the little jokes had not been around in the first place could have been good but just spoilt it a bit for me
The Butterfly Lion
5 Josie
17th Oct 19: wonderfully told story with amazing characters, the lions brilliantly brought to life by the excellent puppetry. Thankyou
The Last King of Scotland (Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield)
5 JW.
13th Oct 19: Very well acted.story easy to follow. characters life like, would recommend the play to anyone,not children though bit hard hitting.
Jane McDonald
5 sandra gray
7th Oct 19: the best loves her fans as much as we love her xxx
Hormonal Housewives
1 Anon
6th Oct 19: I’m sorry this was rubbish. Clearly been written by a man. More circa 1950s housewives struggling with ‘ husband troubles ‘ than relevant to a an adult woman mother grandmother living in 2019 could not recommend it. Though the girls on stage tried very hard.
Tabby McTat (Dorking Halls, Dorking)
1 James k
3rd Oct 19: The show could be brilliant, the set and costumes are far too basic for young ones, along with the fact that there are 4 actors that interchange parts all the way through who are only identifiable by the hat they are wearing. No one was dressed up as a cat but children are supposed to imagine a cat by a hat which then is passed to and played by another actor .. young ones just cannot follow what’s going on... a disappointment...
Amatory Asylum (General, Outer London)
5 Robin Goldmen
21st Sep 19: Ive been to EVERY show that House of Kittens do and they are always amazing! Taking my girlfriend as an anniversary present on Oct 11th SO EXCITED!!!
The Exorcist
5 Paul storrie
19th Sep 19: The EXORCIST Glasgow Theatre Royal was well impressed with the show they had them jumping screaming and also laughing in the aisles brilliant cast would recommend it to anyone
One Man, Two Guvnors
5 JuJo
10th Sep 19: Thoroughly recommend the Derby/Hornchurch production. Saw it in Derby on Monday eve and have booked again for next week. Well done all, brill night out.
Malory Towers (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
1 Sue
7th Sep 19: Very disappointed with portrayal of the schoolgirls in Malory Towers. Not how one envisaged them from teading the books!
Zog (Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes)
1 Simone
31st Aug 19: I wish I'd seen the reviews before parting with £70 for a GCSE drama student production (at best). There is little to no similarities with the book itself. The production is extremely misleading to have been sold as a story about 'Zog' and the costumes and props looked like they were picked up at your local Wilkos store. Very disappointed!
Minor Disruptions (The Fringe Office, Edinburgh)
5 Ann Baker
13th Aug 19: Completely engaging and great fun. Katie draws you in as both viewer and participant in this clever, witty and thought provoking show. Definitely one to be seen and a talent to be snapped up and nurtured.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow (New Victoria Theatre, Woking)
5 John munn
27th Jul 19: Easily the best Cash show I've ever seen, it's that good I don't think there is room for much improvement apart from not being a long enough show. A great evening out.
Be Bop A Lula
5 Ian Mckay
27th Jul 19: Saw this show at Gaiety Theatre , Ayr . Standing ovation .
The Actor's Nightmare (Park Theatre, Inner London)
1 Eli
18th Jul 19: Absolute shite. I can forgive the cost of the ticket, but not the sheer mind numbing crap I had to sit through for 90+ minutes.

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