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This article is from 2007.

Damascus David Greig’s play will be the toast of the Fringe. A comedy of manners set in the city of the title, the piece involves a Scot on a business visit, and the effects of his cultural assumptions on those he encounters. See review. Traverse, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5).

Life in a Marital Institution James Braly’s splendid monologue reflects upon a 23-year marriage. A masterpiece of storytelling full of humour and pungent observation. See review. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13), 2pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11).

England Tim Crouch’s new piece observes the contemporary world of visual arts trading with a jaundiced eye and a strong moral sense. See review. Traverse@The Fruitmarket Gallery, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5).

La Femme Est Morte or Why I Should Not Fuck My Son The Shalimar’s updating of Phaedre, full of physical and visual spectacle, satirises the celeb–fixated contemporary world. See review. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 14), 4pm, £9–£10 (£7.50–£8.50).

Long Time Dead Roxana Silbert’s production of Rona Munro’s new piece is a thoughtful, very witty observation of the lives of three dysfunctional mountain climbers and the folk they meet. See review. Traverse, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £11–£16 (£5).

The Last South Rob Mullholland’s production tells the story of Scott and Admunsen’s epic race to the South Pole. See review. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 8, 15), 1.10pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

This article is from 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'.

La Femme est Morte or Why I Should Not F**k My Son

  • 4 stars

Shalimar present a version of Seneca's 'Phaedre' set within the world of a modern celebrity family, paparazzi and spin doctors. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

The Last South

  • 4 stars

James Seabright Theatre Productions present GM Calhoun's ripping yarn about Scott of the Antarctic. The words of Scott and his rival, Roald Amundsen, are excavated from letters and diaries and performed in two side by side monologues.

Long Time Dead

  • 4 stars

Paines Plough present Rona Munro's thrilling story of friendship, adventure and ghost-chasing. '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'.

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