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Irvine Welsh’s Porno review – coarse and gutsy Trainspotting sequel
Welsh’s band of unruly misfits reunite – 15 years older – in an intense, dark farce that rushes to a conclusion all too soon

Mark Fisher

14, Aug, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Identical review – a new musical of The Parent Trap has its own special effect
The casting of twins as the separated sisters adds a frisson to Trevor Nunn’s elegant production of the twice-filmed tale, with pitch-perfect music by George Stiles

Clare Brennan

14, Aug, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The week in theatre: All of Us; Jarman – review
Disablism, austerity and therapy-speak fuel Francesca Martinez’s jolting drama, while Mark Farrelly channels Derek Jarman in a rush of memories

Susannah Clapp

14, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Burn; Ballet Freedom review – Alan Cumming gives it a whirl as Robert Burns
The actor makes his dance debut in a visually stunning yet curiously empty life of the poet. But every move counts in the Freedom Ballet of Ukraine’s glorious dark erotica

Sarah Crompton

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Edinburgh notebook: ‘Rik Mayall was like Bad Santa to us’
Stand-up comic Red Richardson on his pedigree comedy childhood

Vanessa Thorpe

14, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Jerry Sadowitz Edinburgh fringe standup show axed due to complaints
Pleasance theatre cancels Scottish comic, saying his material ‘does not align with our values’

Gareth Rubin

13, Aug, 2022 @9:16 PM

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Mind Mangler review – Magic Goes Wrong spin-off is all fun and mind games
Mischief Theatre are up to their old tricks as silly slapstick meets telepathy in a send-up of stage mentalism

Brian Logan

13, Aug, 2022 @7:00 PM

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On my radar: Vicky Featherstone’s cultural highlights
The Royal Court’s artistic director raves about a non-binary memoir, admires Gordon Brown’s stand on poverty and salutes Cornelia Parker’s proper mermaid

Kathryn Bromwich

13, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Silkworm review – love under interrogation
A Nigerian couple seeking asylum on the grounds of sexual persecution are put to the test as the government’s probing questions seep into the cracks of their relationship

Mark Fisher

13, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Great Almighty Gill review – a thoughtful, funny farewell
Daniel Hoffmann-Gill restages his father’s funeral to give his eulogy the audience it deserves in this tender, honest show

Mark Fisher

13, Aug, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Head Set review – a backstage tour of standup comedy
Victoria Melody uses theatre to unpick the mechanics of the comedy world – with some fascinating discoveries about neurodivergence along the way

Catherine Love

13, Aug, 2022 @10:09 AM

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Lara Ricote review – razor-sharp goofball is an original gagster
The endearing comic’s Edinburgh debut is a riotously inventive show that blurs notions of race, gender and disability

Brian Logan

12, Aug, 2022 @7:00 PM

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