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5* for The Silence Of Snow

‘This is clear and sharp-eyed characterisation and performance of a very high order, notable even among the many other fine offerings available on the Fringe.’ Read the full review at  

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With the right director, you’re not entirely alone on a solo show

Actor Mark Farrelly had never written or performed a solo show before. At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, he’s premiering two: The Silence of the Snow and Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope. He turned to fellow actor and solo veteran Linda Marlowe, whose many solo successes include The World’s Wife and Berkoff’s Women, to direct both.

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What do Quentin Crisp and Patrick Hamilton have in common?

Mark Farrelly has written and is performing two back-to-back solo shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, about two very different 20th-century Englishmen: novelist, playwright and Soho alcoholic Patrick Hamilton, whose plays included Rope and Gaslight, and eccentric and The Naked Civil Servant author Quentin Crisp. Both are directed by Linda Marlowe. Mark explains the connection…

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My Festival Highlights Challenge – Day Three

I’m in the final stretch of my #FHChallenge, having now seen two-thirds of Festival Highlights nine 2014 offerings and aiming to polish off the final three back-to-back today.

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Are you up for the Festival Highlights challenge?

For the past 12 years, Festival Highlights has presented some of the most popular and acclaimed shows on the Fringe. For 2014, we’ve handpicked nine we think you’ll love. To encourage you to see them all – and share your views on them – we’ve launched the Festival Highlights Challenge (#FHChallenge)!

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