FRINGE REVIEW: Her

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“It’s like a thing but not a thing” BY EMILY SHEWELL Lauren Ellis Stretch’s Her is a fresh, millennial comedy which explores tensions within familial relationships and uncovers the complexities that surround both sexual and romantic pursuits.  This kitchen may only have one breakfast laid out but it has a large serving of drama to [….]

Sue Perkins-inspired In PurSUEt comes to Ed Fringe

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“Think Fleabag meets Miranda – with some fierce, heartfelt honesty thrown in for good measure” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI Female-led, queer – and creative as hell – theatre company Bush Productions takes their newest show, the gloriously Sue Perkins-inspired, In PurSUEt to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. DIVA spoke to Bush Productions founder Eleanor Higgins to find out [….]

HOTTER: Not a show about vaginas

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Celebrate the “very broad church of womxnhood” with Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, creators of a show definitely not about vaginas IMAGE HOLLY REVELL Hello, we’re Mary and Ell. We’re best friends, ex-girlfriends, and the creators of HOTTER, our sweaty two-woman show now approaching its third birthday. We’ve talked and written so much about HOTTER [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Contra

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Laura Murphy explores consent, femininity and queerness in this daring solo show BY JENNIFER KENNEDY  I am a bit of a Fringe Veteran – having enjoyed the month long celebration of arts and culture for over 30 years.  One thing that saddens me is the decline in people taking a punt on the unfamiliar. Something [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: The Trial

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DIVA reviews Franko Figuierdo’s interactive play, which highlights the social and political struggles of the LGBTQI community in Brazil BY JENNIFER KENNEDY If I become First Minister, the first thing I am going to do is pass legislation banning two Fringe venues from having the same name. This will avoid my experience yesterday when I [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Henry Box Brown

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Mehr Mansuri’s musical is an unmissable true story destined for the West End, says Jennifer Kennedy BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Barbaric regimes forcing people into exile. Savage separation of parents and children by the rich and the powerful.  These are the themes in this stirring true story. Though it is based in the 1850s, sadly they [….]