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The Poetry We Make, The Vaults – Review

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Pros: The topic is compelling and presented from an original and timely perspective. Cons: The character of Elliott is underwritten. How would we react if we discovered that our partner of four years was undergoing gender reassignment? Hopefully, many of us would be cool with it, offering support and appreciating the courage of letting one’s true nature flourish. Some others, though, might feel cheated and even try to make the whole thing about themselves. The latter case applies to Elliott (Elena Voce), whom ...

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Dipping a Toe in the Edinburgh Fringe

Credit: Posers

When I arrived in Edinburgh on 22 August, the weather was as moody as I had expected it to be, changing from rain to sunshine and rain again during the short walk to my accommodation. A few months earlier, I had secured a room with the Network of Independent Critics and, for the first time in my life, I was about to experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. That first day went in a flash and provoked mixed feelings of discomfort, fear and excitement. Luckily, I ...

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The Oppression Olympics, The Bread and Roses Theatre – Review

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Pros: The plot makes a good point about empathy and self-pity. Cons: Too many scene changes in the first half disrupt the flow of the play. Set in an unnamed British town, The Oppression Olympics shows the lives of some of its residents crossing paths as they compete to establish who is the most miserable among them. In a desperate attempt to stay afloat, all the characters eventually come together to show empathy, but, ultimately end up causing even more ...

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