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Midlife Cowboy, The Pleasance – Review

Tony Hawks isn’t usually one to play it safe. After all, this is the man who decided to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge. So Midlife Cowboy is another endeavour in a line of risk taking. And whilst you have to admire the efforts of what is so clearly a labour of love to him, it all unfortunately feels just a little flat. Maybe taking the roles of lead actor, director and producer means that Hawks couldn’t critically evaluate the ...

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The Castle, Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Olive Studio) – Review

Taking on Kafka is always a challenge, so anyone attempting that feat always deserves admiration. Taking on the work he never truly completed is even more of a feat, but one that Old Dog Theatre do with enough imagination that, in general, is enough to suggest that it isn’t a lost cause to be so ambitious. That imagination is prominent from the opening scene. The majority of the cast take up duties as puppeteers, walking the central character, K, through ...

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Boar, Pleasance Courtyard (Below) – Review

I am a real sucker for the human voice. Usually though it’s when it’s being used as an instrument and not to make the most incredible array of sound effects heard from the mouth of Lewis Doherty. Because Doherty is a one-man beatboxing sound machine. Boar, on the face of it, isn’t a show that would have cross section appeal. Its basis is very much in the fantasy realms of Game Of Thrones and Lord of The Rings. The story ...

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