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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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The Butch Monologues, Soho Theatre – Review

Credit: Christa Holka

Pros: As blunt as it can possibly get. Cons: The delivery was affected by some of the readers being more nervous than others. Do you remember that time you had a double take to establish whether someone was a man or a woman? It has happened to me a number of times, but if you don’t know what I’m talking about, good for you. You might be one of those rare, and very lucky, people who are free from gender preconceptions ...

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