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Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 6 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Here's a wonderfully raucous nostalgia jag for all lovers of television wrestling back in the days when Shirley Crabtree, aka Big Daddy, from Halifax unleashed his fore-arm smashes ...
The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 6 Aug 2013 · Scotland
The recent tradition of having comedians appear in the Assembly Rooms annual fringe classic continues with Omid Djalili leading Owen O'Neill and Dave Johns' slimmed down stage ...
Quietly (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
We are in a fully-stocked, under-populated bar with a couple of men, one regular, one visiting, both haunted by the past with stories to tell.No it's not Conor McPherson's The Wei
The Three Lions (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Sean Browne (Beckham), Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (Cameron) and Tom Davey (Prince William)© Alastair Muir Have you seen the one about Prince William, David Beckham ...
Tell Me the Truth About Love (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
The title is that of a song by W H Auden and Benjamin Britten, and it closes an otherwise disappointing, short song cycle devised by director Mark Ravenhill and composer Conor ...
An Actor's Lament (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Steven Berkoff (pictured), always a favourite in Edinburgh – queues are snaking round the Mound for his latest offering in the Assembly Hall's main space – is in no mood for ...
Howie the Rookie (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Mark O'Rowe's inter-locking monologue play of two hoodlums converging in the same hilarious story of Dublin low-life, violence and sexual braggadocio, was initially performed by two ...
Making News (Edinburgh Fringe)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Making News is one of the most hotly anticipated new plays at Fringe this year, from the authors of 2012's Coalition, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky.Set in the heart of ...
The Events (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
Neve McIntosh and Magnus Gilljam in The Events This is a fiendishly brilliant new play by David Greig, fresh from writing the new libretto for Charlie and t
Cadre (Edinburgh Fringe)
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
The short sharp shock of Omphile Molusi's new play from the Market Theatre of Johannesburg is that nothing is much better about living in South Africa if your skin's black.The legacy ...

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