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Creatives – Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Pleasance Courtyard

Creatives continues at Pleasance Courtyard until 28 August (not 15, 22). Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Transferring from Chicago Theatre Workshop, this self-styled pop opera delivers with panache. The intimacy of the opening number where we see Luis Perez (Omar Baroud) composing with his guitar is immediately contrasted with a full production […]

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Eurobeat Moldova – Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Pleasance Courtyard

Eurobeat Moldova continues at the Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) until 29 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Camp as a row of flagged tents, Eurobeat has updated itself for this contest in Moldova. Upgrading from the badges depicting countries, we are invited to take a flag to wave (the flag becomes your ‘home country’). […]

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Broken Windows – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Broken Windows at the Pleasance Courtyard. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ So here we were – the final day of 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and Piu’s last performance of their show which they were still keen to have reviewed. We were welcomed into the Bunker and invited to join in singing ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ by Caitlin Ince, […]

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical continues at the Pleasance Courtyard until 30 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Putting together a one hour musical in front of your eyes is no mean feat, and Showstopper! manages to do it every night with fantastic results. I can’t help but compare them to Baby Wants Candy, another improvisation musical […]

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Interview – Robert J. Sherman reveals new musical Love Birds at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

ROBERT ‘ROBBIE’ J. SHERMAN is the son of Robert B. Sherman (1925–2012), one half of the Academy-Award-winning songwriting partnership (with brother Richard) responsible for the unforgettable numbers in classic movie musicals such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. His grandfather Al Sherman also enjoyed a successful […]

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