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Theatre, Cabaret & Spoken Word

Theatre review: One Life Stand, Roundabout @ Summerhall

This year’s Fringe surely bears few more evocative reflections of life as a British twentysomething in 2018 than playwright Eve Nicol’s One Life Stand, produced by Hull-based company Middle Child. Set over one rainy night in the city, it plots the points between three souls who are varying degrees of lost, but so close to being found.

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The Swell Mob's strolling cast have a ball depicting the cast of gothic grotesque characters. Picture: Contributed

Cabaret and variety review: The Swell Mob, Assembly George Square Studios

Once every evening – twice on weekends – throughout the Fringe, the door of an underground garage creaks open and a group of unsuspecting Fringegoers enter a phantasmagorical Victorian saloon populated by a cast of gothic grotesques – wheeler dealers, divas, harlots and mystics – and a very cute docile Beagle sitting in the corner unconcerned by their murky business.

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On The Exhale is a superb monologue. Picture: Contributed

Theatre reviews: On The Exhale | Chase Scenes

Earlier this year, after the tragic events in Parkland, Florida, school shootings became perhaps the most intense site of struggle in the whole political landscape of Donald Trump’s America; yet it’s rare to come across any piece of writing that takes us so deeply into the interaction between humans and firearms as the Chicago writer Martin Zimmerman’s superb 2017 monologue On The Exhale, which receives its European premiere at the Traverse this month.

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Theatre: Eat Me, C venues

Theatre: Eat Me, C venues

With a calm voice and warm smile, she encourages three young people she describes as “friends” not to eat. Slowly it becomes apparent that she’s not their friend at all – in fact, she’s the physical embodiment of an eating disorder they’re all affected by – anorexia.

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