Hitlist: Festival theatre

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This article is from 2008.

The Idiot Colony

The Idiot Colony

The Idiot Colony

Terrifying insight into the penal system that branded women ‘moral defectives’ for crimes such as homosexuality or having children out of wedlock.
Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 24 Aug (not 12, 19), £8–£9 (£6.50–£7.50).

Deep Cut

Powerful drama focusing on the quest for justice of Des and Doreen James, whose daughter Cheryl died at Deepcut barracks.
Traverse Theatre, 228 1404, until 24 Aug (not 11, 18), times vary, £14–£16 (£10–£11).

The Aluminum Show

Inventive, gripping mix of puppetry, dance, magic and silver stuff.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 6pm, £14.50–£15.50 (£13–£14).

Dybbuk

Poland’s TR Warszawa weaves a landmark text and a short story to explore the relationship between the living and the dead.
King’s Theatre, 473 2000, 9–11 Aug, 7.30pm, £10–£25.

Pornography

Simon Stephens’ play, set just before the 7/7 bombings, explores urban alienation with a beautiful blend of optimism and despair.
Traverse Theatre, 228 1404, until 24 Aug (not 11), times vary, £16–£18 (£11–£12).

On the Waterfront

A triumphant homage to the screen classic, infused with director Steven Berkoff’s trademark anti-naturalistic style.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 12, 19), 2pm, £10–£15.

The Tailor of Inverness

Matthew Zajac spins an affectionate tribute to his father, while exploring how history moulds us.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 25 (not 11, 18), 2.55pm, £12–£13 (£10–£11).

This article is from 2008.

Pornography

  • 4 stars

Simon Stephens' play, set just before the 7/7 bombings, explores urban alienation with a beautiful blend of optimism and despair.'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

The Tailor of Inverness

In this previous Fringe First award winner, writer Matthew Zajac spins an affectionate tribute to his Eastern European father while exploring how history moulds us.

Deep Cut

  • 4 stars

Powerful drama focusing on the quest for justice of Des and Doreen James, whose daughter Cheryl died at Deepcut barracks.'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

The Idiot Colony

  • 5 stars

Terrifying insight into the penal system that branded women 'moral defectives' for crimes such as homosexuality or having children out of wedlock. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

On The Waterfront

  • 4 stars

A triumphant homage to the screen classic, infused with director Steven Berkoff's trademark anti-naturalistic style. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

The Dybbuk

  • 3 stars

Polish-made adaptation of the Jewish classic that employs symbols of Kabbalah and other Jewish traditions to explore that the latent pressures that haunt contemporary culture. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival'

The Aluminum Show

  • 4 stars

Wonderfully inventive and gripping throughout, this is a mixture of puppetry, dance, magic and general mucking about with silver stuff that has the audience gleefully cheering the newly discovered potential of lightweight and metal tubing. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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