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Aug 14 COLIN REID 21:00 £6.00(£4.00)
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(THE GAY BERNARD MANNING) mo. ! 51: fll'" " a “I icr / T" 51) Ram: e In The atom 00 s @ Forget all you have experienced in the field of entertainment previously. The event of the summer is upon us. Let battle commence.
The subtle artistry of a new millennium bard versus an outrageous in-your-face comic. You the audience decide. Cast your votes nightly.
CANONS GAIT CELLAR BAR 232 CANONS GAIT EDINBURGH
19:00 - 20:00 £3.00/ £2.00 8th - 29th August 1999
50 Ill! usr 12-19 Aug 1999
FESTIVAL 6-8pm continued
comic acting, six performers indulge sewer mentalities with buggery, base brutality and even baser language. This is not an early evening show to take the kids to. (Catherine Bromley)
l Polarities (Part Two) Ubu Roi (Fringe) fecund theatre, Komedia @Southside (Venue 82) 667 2272, until 29 Aug (odd days only) 7. 75pm, £7 (£5).
THEATRE REVIEW Wolfsong *ir‘k
Adaptations of Angela Carter are as popular as ever at the Fringe, and this very competent one-woman show will do nothing to diminish said popularity. This brief (a mere 30 minutes) narration tells the story of a young high school girl's encounter with sexuality in the shape of a characteristically wolf-like Carter man. There is a distinctly uncomfortable take on both female adolescent and male sexuality in this story, as well as the eerie intervention of a stereotypically wiser-than-the-world dead granny, which the performer Rebecca Lingafelter creates with deftness. (Steve Cramer)
I Wo/fsong (Fringe) Second Nature Theatre, Roman Eagle Lodge (Venue 27) 226 7207, until 15 Aug, 7. 70pm and 7.40pm, £5.50 (£4.50).
THEATRE REVIEW In The Line Of Duty kit
Much was expected from this production, written by and starring Pip Utton, whose five star Adolf returns to the Fringe this year, and directed by former Fringe Director Hilary Strong.
But the play, about a villain-shooting PC plods in such a pedestrian fashion that it doesn't get anywhere at all. OK, there were some technical hitches, they were up against competition from a noisy theatre next door, and there were one or two vocal trip ups. But even reasonable acting couldn't save the criminal script. Perhaps Utton, who is involved in three productions this Fringe, simply has too much on his plate. (Gabe Stewart) 3 In The Line Of Duty (Fringe) Company Theatre, Komedia @ Southside (Venue 82) 667 2272, until 29 Aug (not 76, 23) 6.35pm, £5.50 (£4.50).
DANCE/PHYSICAL THEATRE REVIEW Passage A A it A
One of the many pleasures of Theatre Talipot’s Passage comes from watching the reaction of the audience. Adults and children sit mesmerised, grins stretched across their faces at the Vibrant onstage action. The show fuses traditional dance styles, songs, instruments and text with contemporary lighting effects and projections to conjure up a glorious fable about a man's life-affirming journey through the experiences of his ancestors. Each performer stuns the audience with his or her virtuosity, but the show's most powerful moments are produced when the ensemble performs as one. This is particularly true of the group's singing harmonies, inducing goose-bumps all over the auditorium. (Allan Radcliffe)
I Passage (Fringe) Theatre Talipot, Continental Shifts at St Bride’s (Venue 62) 346 7405, until 28 Aug (not 75, 22) 6pm, £8. 50 (£7).
A Pair of Slappers: Passage