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Paul F Cockburn is an Edinburgh-based freelance magazine journalist. Since 2012 he has become one of Broadway Baby's most regular contributors, having written more than 400 reviews for the site. As Scotland editor he coordinates Broadway Baby's Scottish theatre coverage beyond the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


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Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace

1987: the 5th anniversary of LGB bookshop Lavender Menace. Sales staff Lewis and Glen look back at its origins, and importance—a beautifully funny and moving exploration of the passion it takes to make something happen, and the loss in letting it go. Continue Reading

★★★★
One Mississippi

One Mississippi

A dynamic new work exploring the impact of childhood experiences on men’s adult lives. Blending humour and storytelling with powerful elements of physical theatre, One Mississippi’s an uncompromising insight into what takes us to breaking point. Continue Reading

★★★★
Cockpit

Cockpit

Germany, 1945; a provincial playhouse has become a makeshift transit camp for displaced persons. As British soldiers attempt to organise convoys for repatriation east and west, arguments flare, violence ignites—a timely revival of a lost classic. Continue Reading

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Man to Man

Man to Man

A striking, spellbinding modern fairy tale telling the true-life story of Ella Gericke, forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany – plunged into a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery. Continue Reading

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Without a Hitch

Without a Hitch

“Hip hop, ya don’t stop”—but all good things come to an end. Dark comedy and powerful breakdancing reveal the downward spiral of a four-man b-boy crew as ambition, jealousy and frustration erupt in a group struggling to move in the same direction. Continue Reading

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Damned Rebel Bitches

Damned Rebel Bitches

“The best thing about getting old is that everyone who can tell you off has died.” From Clydeside Blitz to storm-hit NYC, Ella and Irene encounter allies, enemies and fools who think little old ladies aren’t dangerous. Part of the Luminate festival. Continue Reading

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The Coolidge Effect

The Coolidge Effect

As our pornography-use increases, so does our unwillingness to talk about it. The Coolidge Effect uses an interactive blend of storytelling, poetry and science to ask how pornography affects our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences. Continue Reading

★★★★
There Were Two Brothers

There Were Two Brothers

Inspired by an obscure 1980s novel, actor and writer Mark Kydd has woven together fact and fiction to create an intimate, funny and heartfelt show about his experience of growing up gay in Scotland. Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Continue Reading

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