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This article is from 2007.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet One of America’s leading classical touring companies presents an unusual version of the tale in which the audience selects which actor plays each role. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 7–27 Aug (not 13, 20), 2.15pm, £13.50–£14.50 (£12.50–£13.50).

Fuerzabruta The hot young Argentinean company combine acrobatics, dance, music, theatre and audience participation to dazzling effect. The Black Tent, 0870 169 0100, 7 Aug–1 Sep (not 13, 20, 28), times vary, £25 (£17.50). Previews 4 & 5 Aug.

England Tim Crouch’s new piece shows all the promise of his previous hits My Arm and An Oak Tree. It focuses on the international art world and is played out in a real gallery. Traverse @ Fruitmarket Gallery, 228 1404, 4–26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), times vary, £16 (£5–£11). Preview 3 Aug £11 (£5).

Life in a Marital Institution James Braly presents his acclaimed, heartwarming monologue about married life. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 5–27 Aug (not 13), 2pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11). Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £5.

Damascus David Greig’s comedy of east meeting west focuses on a British man who arrives in the city of the title in order to sell English language primers. Traverse Theatre, 228 1404, 5–26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5). Previews 1 & 4 Aug, £11 (£5).

Exits and Entrances Athol Fugard’s celebrated account of a life in the theatre of the 50s and 60s gets its European premiere after an acclaimed run in America. That it is the South African theatre at the time of apartheid adds a political edge to a moving story. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 5–27 Aug (not 23), 3.20pm, £12–£13 (£10–£11). Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £5.

This article is from 2007.

Damascus (preview shows)

Previews of the Traverse's Fringe line up. David Greig's sixth collaboration with outgoing Traverse director Philip Howard follows a Scottish salesman round the eponymous city. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

England

  • 4 stars

Tim Crouch, known for whimsical premises and furious improvisation, uses Alex Hartley's exhibition as the backdrop for this highly original performance. Preview 3 Aug. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Romeo and Juliet

  • 4 stars

Dundee Rep Ensemble brings their interpretation of another Shakespearean classic to the stage as James Brining directs the greatest love story ever told. Suitable for ages 12+. Signed performance on Tues 25 March and audio described performance and touch Tours on Sat 22 March at 2.30pm and Thu 27 March at 7.45pm.

Fuerzabruta

  • 4 stars

A mix of acrobatics, dance, theatre and club where worlds collide and senses are overloaded. All rows will get wet and dirty. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Damascus

  • 4 stars

David Greig's sixth collaboration with outgoing Traverse director Philip Howard follows a Scottish salesman round the eponymous city, touching on the British man's fear of the Middle East. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Life in a Marital Institution

  • 4 stars

James Braly presents his acclaimed, heartwarming monologue about married life. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Exits and Entrances

  • 4 stars

Athol Fugard's celebrated account of a life in the theatre of the 50s and 60s gets its European premiere after an acclaimed run in America. That it is the South African theatre at the time of apartheid adds a political edge to a moving story. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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