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A War of Two Halves

It is 1914 and the Heart of Midlothian Football Club has won 19 out of their 23 matches and is poised to become Scottish league champions. Then 13 of their players volunteer to serve in McCrae’s Battalion in the Royal Scots.

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The Gin Chronicles in New York

There’s a certain gin club I know rather well that likes to take a foray into the Fringe each year, and so looks around for a suitable show, preferably one with gin in the title and a free gin beforehand on offer.

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The Gin Chronicles in New York

There’s a certain gin club I know rather well that likes to take a foray into the Fringe each year, and so looks around for a suitable show, preferably one with gin in the title and a free gin beforehand on offer.

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Toast

A rustling sound runs round the Traverse Theatre during Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaptation of cookery expert Nigel Slater’s autobiography “Toast”.

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Toast

A rustling sound runs round the Traverse Theatre during Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaptation of cookery expert Nigel Slater’s autobiography “Toast”.

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Midsummer

Sometimes more really is less. Ten years ago,  Midsummer first appeared at the Traverse, and it went on to become a resounding success, a sellout at the next year’s Fringe, and a Critics Award in Theatre prize winner.

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