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100-Second Review: The Newsroom – “News Night With Will McAvoy”

I speak very, very fast in order to fit in the things that happened – and that I mostly liked! – in this real-time episode of The Newsroom.

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100-Word Fringe: “The Necropolis” at The Top Of Fucking Glasgow

Not one to limit my reviews to things that are actually theatre, I ventured to the Necropolis – a tiered, expansive graveyard that towers above Glasgow – on a jaunty day trip to the city. While not offering as impressive … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Silence In Court” at New Town Theatre

There’s something almost adorable (and definitely funny) about the ways that Silence In Court — a rape trial that allows you to be the jury — misses the mark. The performances often falter, especially during an improvised cross-examination, and the … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Real Horror Show” at Assembly Roxy

One can be lulled into a false sense of security at the Fringe, that all shows will be as precise and rehearsed as Birdhouse or Agamemnon, but then a show like this comes along. Weaving together six horror stories, the … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Nirbhaya” at Assembly Hall

When Jyoti Singh Pandey – dubbed “Nirbhaya” (“fearless”) — was raped and murdered by a gang of men, the reaction was widespread disgust at the misogyny it represented. After last year’s Mies Julie, Yael Farber again hits disturbing real-life territory … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon” at C Nova

After the stunning Drawing Room trilogy at last year’s Fringe, Jethro Compton returns with this trio of adaptations crammed into the confines of a First World War bunker. Agamemnon’s tale is updated with a stronger emotional core, fighting for his … Continue reading

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100-Word Fringe: “Birdhouse” at Assembly George’s Square

A sort of side-vignette to Hitchcock’s avian nightmare, Birdhouse places four women of steadily decreasing sanity in a movie theatre under attack by our flighty friends. Less a piece of plotting and character than mood and whimsy, Jammy Voo productions … Continue reading

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