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The Whip Hand

From birthday party to bedlam – that’s the curve of The Whip Hand, a play at the Traverse by Douglas Maxwell that explores family tensions and collective guilt.

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History of a Disappearance – A Forgotten Polish Town

Filip Springer, who appeared at the Book Festival this week, has chronicled an extraordinary story, that of a Silesian town that has completely disappeared after seven centuries of history.

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The Divide Part 2

Because of an unfortunate diary clash, I missed Part 1 of Alan Ayckbourn’s major 6 hour epic, The Divide, which is the centrepiece of this year’s Festival drama programme.

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Martin Creed’s Words and Music

Is Martin Creed for real? Is he genuinely a bumbling, awkward, tongue-tied, angst ridden geek or is this all a well-honed persona?

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