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Fancy something a bit different from the norm? Something immersive, or something taking place in a caravan perhaps? Here you’ll find reviews of some of the most interesting and unique shows that we’ve seen.

Ask A Stripper, Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus (Top Deck) – Review

Ask a Stripper does exactly what it says on the tin. Two professional strippers, Gypsy Charms and Stacey Clare, offer their time to answer questions from the audience. ANY question. They introduce themselves by first taking all their clothes off, ensuring that everyone has had a good 360-degree view of their bodies – which isn’t particularly hard to achieve, since it’s sold-out and we’re all stuffed on the top deck of a bus. The directions that the conversation can take ...

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Standard:Elite, Bedlam Theatre – Review

Nobody does political analysis in a light-heartened way quite like Hidden Track. Their interactive games are not only intelligent, but also good fun to get stuck in to, whether as a player or simple onlooker. A considerate policy on audience participation ensures that nobody ever gets involved against their will. Before the show, we are all handed a business card that reads “No, thank you!”. It is enough to hold this up at any point to be left in peace ...

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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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STYX, Zoo Southside (Main House) – Review

The brain is a wonderful machine. Able to store incredible amounts of information and produce a huge range of feelings and emotions. But what happens when it stops working properly? How can we salvage those precious moments, the knowledge and memories built over a lifetime? Led by Max Barton, the seven-strong band Second Body addresses this matter in an emotional musical journey. Interspersed with poetry, verbatim and a live score, it tells the story of how Max’s grandparents met and ...

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