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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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A Womb of One’s Own, Pleasance Dome (10Dome) – Review

One in three women will experience abortion in their lifetime. They often face aggressive pro-life campaigns and hostile medical personnel. And because intervention is still seen as a taboo, many of these women are prevented from making a free choice within a safe environment.  A Womb Of One’s Own sees playwright Rammelkamp draw from personal experience as she aims to bring attention to the stigma surrounding the topic. Growing up with her catholic Grandmamie, Babygirl is desperate to become an ...

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Freeman, Pleasance Courtyard (Above) – Review

Pros: Strictly Arts Theatre’s creative genius translates a heavy topic into a captivating performance. Cons: …not in this one. Police in the United States kill unarmed black people nearly twice per week. In 2015, only 13 of the 104 cases reported resulted in officers being charged with a crime and only 5 of them ended with a conviction – all below 5 years. Taking from these stifling figures, powerhouse Strictly Arts Theatre explores the unspoken link between mental health and ...

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Transports, Pleasance Theatre – Review

Pros: The story is so captivating that the lengthy running time passed without me noticing. Cons: I couldn’t see the projections on the backdrop properly from my seat to the side of the stage. Dinah likes to describe herself as a ‘monster’ teenager. Abandoned at birth by her 15 year old mother, she goes from home to home until the day she is assigned to Lotte, an elderly and rather odd lady, who seems particularly keen on fostering her. Both women ...

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