This review is long overdue but far from being undeserved. Two months ago, my partner and I went to see Karen Knox and Alexander McMorran performing at the very intimate stage of the Tristan Bates theatre.
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There is no musician more exposed than the solo singer-songwriter. Stood with nothing but a guitar over the shoulder and a microphone in front, there’s nowhere to hide. But it’s this exposure that makes genuine talent all the more satisfying. Marie Naffah is one such singer-songwriter, London born and raised. Continue reading “Marie Naffah: An Interview”
Knock2bag East is a brilliant, award-winning comedy club in Shoreditch. They attract some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as some brilliant upcoming comics. Head down for a lot of laughs and a great night out. Here are 3 of our favourite acts from one of their famous shows:
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From the moment the audience enters the garden theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, they step into the world of Pirates and Mermaids. The garden is transformed into Central Park, New York. An American tour guide leads us through the park to where a young man in a kilt sits alone on a park bench.
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Playing until the 26th August at Edinburgh Fringe C
Awake is performed by a brilliant ensemble cast who, in an interpretative and creative dance, tell the story of Max. His fight with serious illness not only affects his own life but also the lives of his friends and family. This show from the Awake Projects team brings together dance, acrobatics and haunting music to illustrate beautifully the internal struggle we all have to deal with when faced with a tough decision. Continue reading “Awake at Edinburgh Fringe”
1,000 Suns is a post-apocalyptic musical set in America, featuring a young talented ensemble cast. We meet the survivors of a nuclear war, who survive in a settlement known only as ‘The Crater’. The residents are imprisoned as much as protected by the voice on the radio, the settlement’s ever so slightly malevolent sounding leader, Uncle Sam.
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Playing until the 26th August at Edinburgh Fringe C Nova
This small, intimate performance starts from the moment you enter the room. Two man team Danny Mellor and Forest Watkins open by bantering and joking with the audience. But they easily slip into the scripted stuff and the play begins.
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Playing at Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance Courtyard from 31st July to 26th August.
Masterful acting from Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, One Man, Two Guvnors) in Dark Vanilla Jungle, a captivating and moving drama about a young, broken girl in a situation far away from anything we can imagine in our own lives. Whelan holds the audience single-handed for over an hour with a gripping monologue to tell this story.
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