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  • Photo: Carol Rosseg Two people holding chairs as though they are going to throw them. Charm in simplicity
    The Fringe Sessions

    Charm in simplicity

    22 January 2020

    The setting is Rome, the date May 3, 1938, the day that Hitler visited Mussolini. But the drama of A Special Day focuses on a chance encounter between two ordinary people.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • St John Cowcher singing into a microphone The end of the world, rock style
    The Fringe Sessions

    The end of the world, rock style

    22 January 2020

    What better way to tell a story about the end of the world than a rock’n’roll cabaret show with plenty of Ziggy Stardust and a nod to Nick Cave?

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    Reading time • 5 minutesFestival
  • Myth, music and magic
    Review

    Myth, music and magic

    22 January 2020

    In STYX, Nina Levy finds herself taken on a richly textured journey into memory, myth and loss.

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    Reading time • 5 minutesFestival
  • A comedian operates a laptop with a screen behind him Test bunny has potential
    Review

    Test bunny has potential

    22 January 2020

    Comedian Jez Watts’ foray into musicals is inspired but undeveloped.

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    Reading time • 3 minutesFestival
  • The joy (or not) of comedy
    Review

    The joy (or not) of comedy

    22 January 2020

    “While kids are an easy laugh when it comes to scatological matters, they’re also ruthless when it comes to finding people unfunny. There’s no one in a junior audience laughing because they think they’re supposed to laugh.”

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    Reading time • 4 minutesFestival
  • Three young adults blowing kisses to the camera Musical theatre with heart
    The Fringe Sessions

    Musical theatre with heart

    21 January 2020

    Musical theatre doesn’t have to be purely escapist says Joshua James Webb, director of new contemporary musical Kiss, which will make its world premiere at Fringe World 2020.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesFestival
  • Pub show has feel-good factor
    Review

    Pub show has feel-good factor

    21 January 2020

    Rosalind Appleby says Choir of Man is a winner with its mix of friendly welcome, pop ballads and sizzling showbiz.

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    Reading time • 4 minutesFestival
  • A close up of a dial-face telephone, in the dark Channelling ghosts on the graveyard shift
    The Fringe Sessions

    Channelling ghosts on the graveyard shift

    21 January 2020

    If you’re looking for something spooky this Fringe, Hannah Cockroft’s new play Talkback promises plenty of paranormal activity.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesFestival
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