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Edinburgh Festival

Review: The James Plays

The stories that a nation tells to itself begin with gods and kings and heroes. As James I says, ‘I am Scotland’. And if we live in a time of no gods and precious few heroes, perhaps that’s exactly the time to start finding out where we came from. Hence the need for, and grand occasion of, the James Plays. (Read More)

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Arts & Culture

Review: The Rules: Sex, Lies and Serial Killers

The Rules: Sex, Lies and Serial Killers tells the tale of three psychopaths meeting together and cathartically reflecting on their exotic hobby of murder. A cross between a support group and and old boys club, Mel, Jay and Steven to meet and discuss a craft that they see as illegal but not taboo. (Read More)

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Theatre

Review: The Straw Chair

The Straw Chair is based upon the story of a true historical figure of Lady Rachel Grange and her banishment to a secluded island by her husband after their divorce. Lady Grange was ahead of her time and did not act as women were told they should in the 18th century. For this she was left upon an island that drove her half mad with it’s isolation and total contrast to the Edinburgh life she had known. (Read More)

Theatre

Review: Truth, Lies, Diana

‘Truth, Lies Diana is a ‘factional’ drama containing sensational new information about the death of Princess Diana presented in a thrilling unique theatrical format.

With meticulous forensic research, revelations from previously silent sources and access to Police witness statements and court transcripts, the nine handed performance uses the actual words spoken by a cast of characters including James Hewitt, Piers Morgan, Paul Burrell, Mohammed Al Fayed, members of MI6, witnesses to Diana’s crash, and the British Royal Family.’ (Read More)

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Arts & Culture

Review: Bill Clinton: Hercules

‘Come and meet the 42nd President as he cuts loose and shoots straight from the hip in his own fantasy TED talk! From the Trojan Wars to the future of democracy, his dreams, regrets, hopes and passions, Occupy, Hillary and Monica… Beloved stained icon and reviled Slick Willy. A life epic in its own right, but what will be Bubba’s final act? Can the Comeback Kid come back? Kansas City’s Bob Paisley is directed by Fringe legend and Olivier winner Guy Masterson (Morecambe, Animal Farm, Scaramouche Jones, 12 Angry Men) in the ultimate tell-all by Rachel Mariner.’ (Read More)

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Arts & Culture

Review: Bloom

‘Two men shelter in a soup kitchen on a bitter Scottish evening. As the darkness looms, they face up to a past they cannot escape. In this gripping new work, Glasgow based Vocal Point (Splintered, The Brains of the Family) present powerful true stories uncovered through conversations with regulars at the Glasgow City Mission soup kitchen. Using technologies in its visual storytelling, Bloom reinstates the tales of two fascinating individuals and their plight.’ (Read More)

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Arts & Culture

Review: Naked in Alaska

A remarkable solo drama charting the story of a 21-year-old, now sober, evicted young woman who embarks on a career in the pole-dancing business, from Tijuana to Alaska. From the dizzying highs to the devastating lows (and back again), Valerie Hager gives a candid exploration of the empowerment her profession brings and impact it has on the relationships in her life. (Read More)