Gary McNair

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil review – love, loss and lower-league footie
In Gary McNair’s jovial audio play, a woman rediscovers a connection with her home town and her dead father by following a Scottish football team for a season

Mark Fisher

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Camels, clowns and sex education: what to see at Edinburgh fringe 2021
The festival has shrunk because of Covid but there are plenty of shows in person and online this summer – here’s our pick of the first to be announced

Chris Wiegand

01, Jul, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Theatres that made us: from Shakespeare's Globe to Leicester's Curve
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In the second part of a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

07, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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After the Cuts review – DIY healthcare in a post-NHS era
Gary McNair’s darkly humorous drama asks how far we’d go to save the person we love

Kate Wyver

09, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Locker Room Talk review – toxic catalogue of misogyny reveals men's fears
In Gary McNair’s uncomfortable show – staged at the Edinburgh fringe for one performance – four women repeat the sexist ‘banter’ of anonymous men

22, Aug, 2017 @11:03 AM

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Letters to Morrissey review – this charming fan's teenage tribute
Gary McNair’s play about a lonely misfit’s one-sided correspondence with the Smiths frontman makes for a touching hour

Lyn Gardner

05, Aug, 2017 @10:37 AM

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Edinburgh festival 2017: what to see and where to go
From Fleabag to Forced Entertainment, with Shakespearean puppet shows, a dance marathon and a love letter to Dolly Parton, here’s a look at some of this year’s highlights

Lyn Gardner

07, Jun, 2017 @10:48 AM

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Locker-room banter is not just about Trump – it's men everywhere
Gary McNair has created a show using verbatim testimonies from hundreds of interviewees to reveal the prevalence of a hidden, misogynistic male language

Mark Fisher

13, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets
Nightjars spread their wings in Bristol before circus takes over the city, there’s pop-up theatre in Plymouth, Nikolai Foster unveils his Curve debut, and it’s kick-off for Kenneth Branagh in the West End

Lyn Gardner

12, Oct, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Plan your week's theatre at Edinburgh: top tickets
The festival is in full flow, so here are the best shows I’ve seen so far, from the funny and cute How to Keep an Alien to the highly experimental Manwatching

Lyn Gardner

14, Aug, 2015 @3:22 PM

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A Gambler’s Guide to Dying: Edinburgh festival review – warmly comic tale of a bet against death
Gary McNair shines in this beautifully written show about a man with cancer who wagers that he’ll live to see the millennium

Lyn Gardner

08, Aug, 2015 @2:01 PM

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This week’s new theatre
The Heresy Of Love | A Gambler’s Guide To Dying | Enlightenment | Briefs | Light Boxes | Blake Remixed

Mark Cook & Lyn Gardner

31, Jul, 2015 @12:00 PM

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