Review: Man to Man – Underbelly Topside, Edinburgh Fringe

First published in The Times, Friday August 14 2015

Five Stars

In an Edinburgh awash with solo theatre shows you need something extra special to stand out from the crowd. Manfred Karge’s monologue is already blessed with an impressive pedigree. First performed in the playwright’s native Germany more than 30 years ago, it received its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival in 1987 with a young Tilda Swinton in the lead.

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Reviews: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh; The Venetian Twins – Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

First published in The Times, Friday 1 May 2015

Curious Incident: Four Stars

The Venetian Twins: Four Stars

Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was a remarkable coming-of-age story told from the perspective of a teenage boy with Asperger’s syndrome. The stage adaptation goes one better, finding more inventive ways to immerse its audience in the heightened point of view of Christopher Boone, the 15-year-old who is great with numbers but not so accomplished with people.

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