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Comedy

No need for explanations here, but if you need a laugh then this is the category for you! You’ll find reviews of all the shows that have had us rolling in the aisles on this page.

Deadline Day, Theatre N16 – Review

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Pros: An intense and compact drama, the scope of which explores a lot more than just The Beautiful Game. Cons: Some choices aren’t clearly defined enough to fully realise the script’s potential. Liverpool legend Bill Shankly is often quoted as having said “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” In John Hickman and Steve Robertson’s Deadline Day, football’s ...

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Whore: A Kid’s Play, Greenside @ Infirmary Street – Review

Whore: A Kid's Play - Review - Greenside @ Infirmary Street

Pros: Outrageously funny. Cons: The brazen jokes about sex and religion are for an adult audience. Whore: A Kid’s Play is not a comedy for the faint-hearted. Exploring serious matters like family, religion and sexuality through the eyes of three thirteen-year-olds, it uses the outrageous language of the cool kids from the block and it’s stuffed with jokes that’ll make you cringe before making you laugh out loud. ‘My dad wants to send me to catholic school to avoid getting pregnant’, states ...

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Dates – at the Speed of Sound, Summerhall – Review

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Pros: Quirky characterisation of four daters, and fair scrutiny of the modern dating scene. Cons: Audience numbers and logistics affect the speed dating process, which feels slightly disjointed from the plays. The Finnish connection isn’t obvious, either. This show belongs to the Start to Finnish events programme, celebrating Finland’s culture in honour of 100 years of Finnish independence. However, it’s hard to see traces of Finland in the script of these two interconnected plays, except in references to one character’s love ...

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America’s No.1 Detective Agency, Drayton Arms Theatre – Review

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Pros: Captures the era with plenty of funny moments. Cons: Too convoluted to follow. Inspired by film noir of the 1940’s, including classics Mildred Pierce and The Third Man, Fatale Femme give us America’s No.1 Detective Agency, a comedic outing to the world of private eyes, gangsters, and the seedier side of Hollywood. Vivian O’Connell was the best detective this side of Los Angeles. Until, that is, the Wallace Case exploded, and Bobby Monroe took her title and all the good cases ...

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