Review: Cabaret, Festival Theatre ****

Review: Cabaret, Festival Theatre ****

Bill Kenwright’s multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret was never going to disappoint, and if you like your musicals with all the glitz and glamour of a 1930s nightclub then it is not to be missed. Based on the musical adaption of Christopher Isherwood’s novel, Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of an aspiring young writer named Clifford Bradshaw (played by Charles Hagerty) who becomes involved in the wonderfully debauched lives of…

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Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The King and I, Edinburgh Playhouse

Tradition states that your head should never be above the King of Siam’s but on this occasion you would be forgiven for a more relaxed meeting with his majesty as the The King and I rolls into Edinburgh for the latest part of its world tour. Set in the 1860s, this classic musical tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young English widow and the King of Siam after she accepts a job…

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Fringe Q&A: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Fringe Q&A: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland. Join Flinn as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped friends who have been forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis, the tyrannical Mr T-Rex. The children are whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep-sea dangers…

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Fringe Q&A: BROMANCE

Fringe Q&A: BROMANCE

International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Among the UK’s hottest circus companies, Barely Methodical Troupe are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the showstopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre.  AAA caught up with performers Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift and…

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Fringe Q&A: BIRTH, Guillaume Pigé

Fringe Q&A: BIRTH,  Guillaume Pigé

Following a sell-out run at London International Mime Festival 2019, Theatre Re presents a powerful, poignant and uplifting visual theatre piece with live music exploring the bond between three generations of women, their shared loss and the strength they discover in each other. AAA caught up with Interviewee: Guillaume Pigé, show director and Artistic Director of Theatre Re. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No, it’s not. We’ve been before… And we are…

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Fringe Q&A: Kenny Emson, Rust

Fringe Q&A: Kenny Emson, Rust

‘Rule number eleven: we don’t talk about them. They don’t exist here’. Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact they have quite a few. They’ve just signed on the line for a studio flat. Under a pseudonym, naturally – Mr and Mrs White. After years of school pick-ups, TV takeaways, and the drudgery of married life, this is their chance to wipe the slate clean. But as much as they try and redefine the…

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Fringe Q&A: Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein

Fringe Q&A: Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein

Love, loss and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. Stories of Victory Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and her Monster expose how the forces of family, community and education shape personhood, or destroy it by their absence. Internationally renowned multimedia company Manual Cinema stitches together the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. Manual…

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Fringe Q&A: Le Coup

Fringe Q&A: Le Coup

Company 2 brought you the smash hit Cantina followed by Scotch and Soda – and now they’re back with their latest and greatest work Le Coup. Place yourself in the world’s last travelling boxing tent for some hard-hitting acrobatics and aerial feats where you have nothing to lose and everything to gamble. Is this your first time at the Fringe? I have been to the Fringe as a punter and as an artists. Company2 was…

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Fringe Q&A: Tallulah Brown, When the Birds Come

Fringe Q&A: Tallulah Brown,  When the Birds Come

Margaret has always told her little brother Stanley it’s his fault the ice is melting. She doesn’t want to live in the Alaskan tundra. She wants to run away and be a normal teenager in Anchorage. Years later, the rift between the siblings has seismically grown. In a fast-melting world, will love be left behind? Hit writer Tallulah Brown returns to the Fringe following the blazing success of Songlines Is this your first time at…

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Fringe Q&A: Sadie Clark, Algorithms

Fringe Q&A: Sadie Clark, Algorithms

Brooke has it all: the job, the flat, the girlfriend… but what happens when things go tits up just before your 30th birthday? A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation, this tragicomic one-woman play and its lovably hapless heroine is for anyone who’s wondered why they feel so lonely when connecting with others is meant to be easier than ever. Developed on the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award…

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