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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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Two-Man, One-Man, Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Olive Studio) – Review

Pros: The storyline is genius! Cons: Considering the quirky talents of the performers, the show could be enriched. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is brimming with thousands of solo-shows, which are particularly suitable for their limited budget and less demanding venue requirements. Inspired by this phenomenon, USA comedy-duo, Patrick Romano and Benjamin Behrend devised Two-Man, One-Man- a goofy play about two performers and their one-man shows, who find themselves sharing the limelight, or to be more precise, taking turns in it. ...

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Bag for Life, Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Olive Studio) – Review

Pros: The topic is weighty. Cons: The show didn’t make me feel any wiser. Suicide is a particularly important issue in Britain, where it is the leading cause of death for men under 45. That’s why it has become an increasingly recurrent topic in fringe theatre, where it is covered from many different angles. In this new piece, written and directed by Eve Walton, the subject is developed in the form of a dark comedy, with a quite unexpected final twist. ...

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