Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Best Of The Fest 2012

Having been hard at work reviewing a variety of productions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, here is a selection of ten of the finest I have seen so far:

Proof at the Pleasance Courtyard: 5 Stars

Once In A House On Fire at St Stephen’s: 5 Stars

25: 13 Red, 12 Blue at C Aquila: 5 Stars

The List at Summerhall: 5 Stars

A Clockwork Orange at the Pleasance Courtyard: 5 Stars

The Girl With No Heart at Bedlam: 4 1/2 Stars

Mother To Mother at Assembly George Square: 4 1/2 Stars

I Heart Peterborough at the Pleasance Courtyard: 4 Stars

Her Right Mind at Greenside: 4 Stars

Some Small Love Story at C Nova: 4 Stars

Lots more still to see so watch this space….

(All Deborah’s reviews were originally published on


She Writes – showcasing work by women


We have been running She Writes nights for almost a year now, in fact with our September show it will be a year, so I thought I’d do a little summary of what we have achieved with the showcase.

She Writes showcase nights are a fun, relaxed way to spend an evening and watch some work by women writers. They are held in the informal setting of the Horsebridge Centre’s bar-cafe. They are held on a roughly 2-monthly schedule.

Since the showcase started in October 2011, we have showcased an incredible 34 short plays from 26 different writers. We were also invited to take She Writes to Lounge on the Farm, so took a show written by some of our Kent writers to this festival. UK-based women writers are invited to submit plays on a loose theme to each event and we have showcased a real range of styles and topics.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Having arrived in Edinburgh late last night I had promised myself some rest and relaxation time before starting the marathon reviewing schedule I cruelly made for my first week. I lied to myself. Show no.1 was at 10am at the Traverse Theatre, followed by three back to back shows at Assembly George Square. Thankfully, all four shows were good and as I write this all my reviews have been submitted in good time – actually more than twelve hours early – avoiding the usual 6am writeathon I subject myself to.

That done, I am retrying the R n R before my seven show day tomorrow. Reviews will appear on The Public Reviews and I will subsequently post them here.

Happy festival everyone!