Review: One-Man Apocalypse Now Aug18

Review: One-Man Apoc...

Chris Davis Sweet Grassmarket, Aug 8 – 27 (3 / 5) Chris Davis returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with another solo show, this time a radical condensation of the film classic Apocalypse Now. Throughout the hour he plays the various characters that drive the plot forward, re-enacting famous scenes...

Review: 26.2 Aug18

Review: 26.2

Lucy McConnell Paradise in the Vault, Aug 16 – 19 (2 / 5) 26.2 miles is the distance Lucy McConnell thought she would never be able to complete in a single run. The show 26.2 is based on her personal experience of how she made it happen anyway. The story is simple and honest, with sacrifices...

Review: The Last Queen of Scotland Aug18

Review: The Last Que...

Stellar Quines Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 14 – 26 (3 / 5) The Last Queen of Scotland is not a regular autobiographical recount of playwright Jaimini Jethwa’s experience of being expelled from Uganda by Idi-Amin and her upbringing in Dundee. Directed by Jemima Levick, it is told by a woman...

Review: The Duke Aug18

Review: The Duke

Hoipolloi Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 14 – 27 (4 / 5) With just a microphone and some self-triggered sound effects, Shon Dale-Jones spends an hour at a desk relating a story that seems too good to be true. As he attempts to rewrite a movie script over a weekend in 2015, he is distracted by a...

Review: The Fall Aug14

Review: The Fall

Baxter Theatre Centre Assembly Hall, Aug 15-20, 22-27 (5 / 5) Baxter Theatre Centre’s The Fall is contextualised within the student movement demonstrations in 2015 that started at the University of Cape Town, starting with the #RhodesMustFall campaign and moving on to the fight for free...