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Mrs Puntila and her man Matti

I have so been looking forward to seeing this 80 year old play written by Bertolt Brecht, and starring Elaine C Smith as Mrs Puntila, and Steven McNicoll as her chauffeur.

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Pride and Prejudice * (*sort of)

The sacred cow has been well and truly milked! Forget plodding through the book for exam-laden themes, forget lavish poke-bonnet films and dramas, forget worthy sociological analysis.

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Maxine’s Story – Peter Ritchie

Maxine Welsh works the streets of Leith: a prostitute whose addiction and increasing debt leave her vulnerable in the extreme.

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Bug – Judith Wharton

As the end of the Millennium approaches, Isla Brown, Student Support Officer at St Ethelburga’s College, faces a challenging term.

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The Space Between Time – Charlie Laidlaw

When a seemingly charmed trio of lives start to unravel, where exactly does that leave the little – then not so little – girl in the middle?

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Animals Eat Each Other – Elle Nash

In small town America, a troubled 19 year old girl, who wants to be loved, starts a three-way affair with Matt, a Satanist and Frances, his girlfriend, who’s a tattoo artist and a new parent.

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