Posts Under ‘Edinburgh Fringe’ Category

Edinburgh – bin Laden the one man show

Our history is littered with powerful people who have stood up for what they believed in, and not stopped until they achieved their aims.  We remember these people in different ways.  The often quoted ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’ is misleading.  As Ronald Reagan said in 1986 ‘Freedom fighters struggle to liberate… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – How To Win Against History

During last year’s Edinburgh Fringe I saw How to Win Against History in the Assembly Box, an intimate shipping container with 80 seats.  This year it’s moved up in the world to the Assembly Piccolo, a 200 seat tent in a beautiful, traditional style with bench seating.  Billed as a musical but really a play with… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – History History History

During this performance of History History History, Deborah Pearson talks about how compassion and censorship have shaped our perception of history. She describes her grandfather who starred in the 1956 Hungarian film that plays behind her; she promised she would omit anything negative about him.  This is a film that has been censored, edited and… Continue Reading →

The Drive

We shape our memories through the lens of the present. One person’s memories aren’t necessarily the same as another’s; the same event can be recalled in different ways. Just as importantly, how does our perception of what happened in the past influence our own future? In The Drive at Edinburgh’s Zoo Aviary, two women drive from… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – DollyWould

Hot on the heels of last year’s brilliant Letters to Windsor House, Sh!t Theatre return to Summerhall with DollyWould, on the face of it a show about Dolly Parton.  Whereas Letters to Windsor House was sprawling and broad like London, DollyWould is compact and focused – and sufficiently tacky in places – as the Dolly… Continue Reading →