The Girls of Slender Means

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To tire of Londoners at the Edinburgh Fringe

23 Aug 2009

Steve Cramer's Festival blog

After Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea, I went to the Assembly bar and drank the tea. I was contemplating which was the more indifferent drinking experience out of these two, when I was cheered by a chance meeting with Candida Benson, an actress whose own…

The Girls of Slender Means

13 Aug 20093 stars

Adaptation of the Muriel Spark novel

A new adaptation of a never-before staged novel by Muriel Spark, The Girls of Slender Means is set (mostly) in that strange limbo period between VE and VJ Day. The war had ended, but hadn’t quite ended really, and the young women living in the May of…

The Girls of Slender Means - Spark of genius

23 Jul 2009

There’s much more to Muriel Spark than Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Sparks talents are paraded this festival with performances from two of her works, including her most celebrated one of course.

Edinburgh Festival 2009 - Fringe programme highlights

11 Jun 2009

Roll up, roll up. It may just seem like yesterday that the Edinburgh Fringe packed its bags for 2008 but now it’s back with a vengeance. Against stiff competition from its international and national counterparts, this year’s Fringe line-up looks…