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Follow me @markffisher and @writeabouttheat I am an Edinburgh-based freelance journalist and critic specialising in theatre and the arts. Publications I write for include the Guardian, Scotland on Sunday and the Scotsman. I am the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: how to make your show a success, published in February 2012 and How to Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers published in July 2015. From 2000-2003, I was the editor of The List magazine, Glasgow and Edinburgh's arts and events guide. See my website for more information and comprehensive Scottish theatre links.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Day In November, theatre review


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A Day In November 2 stars
Zoo Southside (Venue 82)
It would be wrong to suggest the Fringe has no room for more than one show about the existential dilemmas of a cantankerous table-top puppet. But even if it weren't for the exemplary object theatre of Blind Summit's The Table, it would be hard to raise any enthusiasm for this one-man show by Rumen Gavanozov of Theater Atelie 313. Once you've admired the craftsmanship of his wrinkled, vegetable-like puppet, weighted in such a way that it can stand unsupported on its own two feet, you are left with a show that feels like one long, empty improvisation. It is no advert for Gavanozov's skills either as a puppeteer or an entertainer.
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