'The Great Puppet Horn' - Pangolin's Teatime | Edinburgh 2012

27. August 2012 Rebecca Davis

Billed as ‘South Park meets Newsnight with a whole load of cardboard’, this company’s use of popular film, comic book imagery and surreal humour belies intelligent satire and a complicated story, which was intricately brought to a conclusion.

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'Ma Biche et mon Lapin' - Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe | Edinburgh 2012

22. August 2012 Simon Hart

Sometimes the best theatrical treasures of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are the small and perfectly formed ones, often hidden away in unusual performing spaces. Such was 'Ma Biche et mon Lapin'.

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'Angus - Weaver of Grass' - Horse + Bamboo | Edinburgh 2012

22. August 2012 Raven Kaliana

The story unravels as an old man pulls a bit of grass from his pocket and begins to twist it together in his hands. Throuhgout, the puppets have a rough, folk-art quality, while shadow puppetry and projections are used to illuminate an inner world.

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'Boris & Sergey' - Flabbergast | Edinburgh 2012

16. August 2012 Raven Kaliana

Extraordinary feats of team puppet manipulation, improvised dialogue and audience interaction keep the performance fresh. Not to mention the enduring impact of the striking finale.

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'Cloud Man' - Ailie Cohen | Edinburgh 2012

14. August 2012 Eleanor Margolies

This delicate production is thoughtful, beautifully designed and structured. It invites the audience to pay attention to familiar things and find magic there.

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'Talk to the Hand' - Nina Conti

25. May 2012 Jeremy Bidgood

Nina Conti and her simian alter-ego, Monk, are no newcomers to the UK comedy scene but they never fail to amaze and delight. Ventriloquists may be a rare phenomenon in the twenty-first century but even if they were as common as ‘man with microphone does observational humour’ Conti would undoubtedly still be one of the scene’s brightest stars.

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'Translunar Paradise' - Theatre Ad Infinitum

17. January 2012 Matt Jackson

Theatre Ad Infinitum's latest production is performed by a talented trio combining the techniques of classic mask work, dance, Feldenkrais movement, Lecoq physical training, circus skills and cabaret. 

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