Review: Sugar Baby – Roundabout at Summerhall, Edinburgh

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First published in The Times, Friday August 18 2017

Four Stars

Fringe venues can be hot, cramped and unwieldy, but occasionally one finds a setting that seems tailor-made for a performance. The circular stage of the Roundabout could, at a push, accommodate a handful of actors at any given time. Yet Alex Griffin-Griffiths, playing Marc in this new play by Alan Harris, fills up the space, and reaches deep into the audience.

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Review: The Human Ear – Roundabout at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe

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First published in The Times, Thursday August 27 2015

Four Stars

It would be fair to say that the playwright Alexandra Wood is having a good Fringe. Her adaptation of Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is a must-see, while this new two-hander, which reunites the cast and director of last year’s hit, The Initiate, offers a compelling, refreshingly ambiguous take on loss, identity and the need for connection in an uncertain world.

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