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Edinburgh International & Fringe Festival 2018

Laurence Green picks through another packed programme of delights to reveal the highlights of this year's EIF and Fringe festivals.

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16th Aug 2018
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Laurence Green enjoys one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time as The Importance of Being Earnest concludes a year-long celebration of the work of Oscar Wilde.

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9th Aug 2018
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A Monster Calls

Packing an enormous emotional punch, A Monster Calls is a tale that confronts the worst of griefs,but leaves its audience with an uplifting and positive message about loss, writes Laurence Green.

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3rd Aug 2018
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Spamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Spamilton is a clever and entertaining send up of last year's Broadway and West End smash, Hamilton. Laurence Green reviews.

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1st Aug 2018
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The Lehman Trilogy

An absorbing saga of riches and ruin provides an unforgettable cross-section of the roots of capitalism. A five-star triumph from the National, writes Laurence Green.

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23rd Jul 2018
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The King and I

The King and I, the 60-year-old Rogers and Hammerstein classic redressed with gorgeous sets and needle sharp choreography, is a sensory treat writes Laurence Green.

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11th Jul 2018
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Daisy Pulls It Off

An entertaining show which celebrates with a sly wit and a big heart, an arguably sweeter, more innocent era, writes Laurence Green.

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28th Jun 2018
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Pressure

David Haig's debut play expertly combines elements of excitement, drama and self doubt as crucial decisions are made in the hours leading up to the pivotal D-Day landings.

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25th Jun 2018
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Translations

Brian Friel's Translations is a cracking production of a great play which couldn’t be better timed, writes Laurence Green.

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15th Jun 2018
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A Cambodian Spring

Chris Kelly's award-winning documentary A Cambodian Spring examines the chaotic and often violent land development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Laurence Green reviews.

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5th Jun 2018
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Red

Alfred Molina is 'stunning' as American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in Michael Grandage's Red. Laurence Green reviews.

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30th May 2018
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An Ideal Husband

Laurence Green finds real pleasure watching Oscar Wilde's Rolls-Royce of English comedies, An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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21st May 2018
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Nightfall

A rural farm is the backdrop for Barney Norris's slow burn study in grief, heartbreak and betrayal. Laurence Green reviews.

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18th May 2018
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Nine Night

"Nine Night is a moving and very funny play with a rich emotional depth that gives firm voice to the Windrush generation" writes Laurence Green.

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15th May 2018
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Chess

A musical spectacle but one which is dramatically malnourished, Laurence Green reviews Laurence Conner's production of the 80s musical, Chess.

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15th May 2018
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Mood Music

"Joe Penhall's play, Mood Music, asks questions of the music industry - specifically how can two people claim credit for one song - but falls short in terms of both tension and depth" writes Laurence Green

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15th May 2018
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Absolute Hell

"A bold and ambitious work that manages to be both funny and provocative." Rodney Ackland's Absolute Hell is revived at the National Theatre, Laurence Green reviews.

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11th May 2018
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Chicago

If you are looking for one of the sexiest, sassiest and sophisticated Broadway musicals in history, look no further than Chicago, writes Laurence Green.

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2nd May 2018
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Tina

A performance of power and finesse brings this biopic of rock icon Tina Turner to life and is a celebration of the singer's triumph over adversity, writes Laurence Green.

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25th Apr 2018
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Instructions for Correct Assembly

Laurence Green reviews Thomas Eccleshare's flawed but interesting new play, Instructions for Correct Assembly, which dotes upon the darker side of human nature and morality of, essentially, "designer babies" - something which is all too relevant in the contemporary societies we live in.

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23rd Apr 2018
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Quiz

Based on the notorious 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' cheat case, Quiz is a sharp funny and stimulating evening in the theatre, that highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today. Laurence Green reviews.

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17th Apr 2018
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Ruthless! The Musical

Ruthless! The Musical treads familiar ground, but while not necessarily one for the family is certainly an entertaining show for a fun night out, writes Laurence Green.

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13th Apr 2018
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The Plough and the Stars

A cast of fine actors do their best to convey the depths of characterisation in this updated production of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars but the poignancy of the piece is missing, writes Laurence Green.

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6th Apr 2018
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A Spoonful of Sherman

A supercalifragilistic musical about prolific Disney Studios songwriters the Sherman brothers sets off on a national tour with a real bounce in its step. Chris Grimes reviews.

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5th Apr 2018
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Journeyman

A bright sharp and moving drama starring Paddy Considine as a boxer piecing his life back together. Laurence Green reviews.

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29th Mar 2018
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Fanny and Alexander

This rich and rewarding new production of Bergman's classic Fanny and Alexander provides an acting masterclass from Penelope Wilton, writes Laurence Green.

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23rd Mar 2018
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Theatre: The Best Man reviewed

Laurence Green reviews Simon Evans' revival of Gore Vidal's 1960 political satire; The Best Man.

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19th Mar 2018
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Summer and Smoke

Patsy Ferran is a revelation in a mesmerising new production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke. Laurence Green reviews.

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15th Mar 2018
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Theatre review - Frozen

Laurence Green reviews Jonathan Munby's revival production of Bryony Lavery's 1998 crime drama, Frozen.

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7th Mar 2018
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Long Day's Journey Into Night

Lesley Manville delivers first-rate performance in this magnetic new production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night writes Laurence Green.

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20th Feb 2018
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