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Half-Empty Glasses review – activism in all its messy complexities
The problems facing 16-year-old Toye when he resolves to include Black voices his school curriculum are brought to compelling life

Catherine Love

16, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s where I learned how to be a comedian’: Nish Kumar on why the Edinburgh fringe still matters
The festival stands at a crossroads, with costs for performers soaring and many younger acts staying away. But it still offers comics a boot camp like no other

Nish Kumar

16, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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You’re Safe Til 2024: Deep History review – gripping crisis talks
Australia’s 2019 wildfires are the focal point of this contemplative look at what theatre can do in the face of environmental collapse

Catherine Love

15, Aug, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Breathless review – a hoarder of clothes begins dating a minimalist
Laura Horton’s absorbing and sensitive play explores the impact of a much misunderstood disorder

Mark Fisher

15, Aug, 2022 @1:53 PM

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Jerry Sadowitz hits back after show cancelled: ‘My act is being cheapened’
Comedian says his show ‘is what it is, for those who enjoy it,’ after complaints at Edinburgh fringe

Mark Brown

15, Aug, 2022 @1:28 PM

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‘You have to be 100 times funnier in Danish’: the pitfalls and pleasures of taking comedy across borders
Just because a joke works in one country or language doesn’t mean it will in another. Globetrotting standups talk about routines that have bombed – and the changes that saved them

Rachael Healy

15, Aug, 2022 @1:27 PM

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‘Sketch will never die!’: Edinburgh fringe super troupes Tarot, Sheeps and Britney
It’s a form of comedy that has fallen out of favour with TV, but a trio of fun acts are keeping the sketch flame alive

Brian Logan

15, Aug, 2022 @12:44 PM

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Snort review – Rose Matafeo mucks in with merry improv team
A gang of New Zealand comics and their very special guests become Elvis impersonators, hobbits and chimney sweeps in a fun fringe night

Brian Logan

15, Aug, 2022 @12:22 PM

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Scottish Ballet: Coppélia review – hi-tech makeover for dusty ballet
The twee 19th-century tale is dazzlingly transposed to a Silicon Valley landscape, where Dr Coppélius is building an AI creation in corporeal form

Lyndsey Winship

15, Aug, 2022 @11:38 AM

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The Book of Life review – harmony and hope in a musical Rwandan journey
Using letters written by survivors of the 1994 genocide to lost family members, Odile Gakire Katese’s show is a tribute to the power of story

Mark Fisher

15, Aug, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Cassie and the Lights review – family drama glows in the darkness
Alex Howarth’s hugely moving play has plenty of humour and a homemade aesthetic, while asking tough questions about parenting and the law

Chris Wiegand

15, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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We Were Promised Honey! review – glimpses into uncertain futures
Sam Ward takes hints from his audience to imagine how their lives could go from here, in a bittersweet contemplation of fate

Mark Fisher

14, Aug, 2022 @10:00 PM

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