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    Ela Portnoy

    Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Review – ‘an unusual choice for the Fringe’

    An unusually long play for the Edinburgh Fringe sacrifices some clarity in plot to explore the dynamics between complicated women

    Review – The House of Bernarda Alba

    Ela Portnoy is impressed by this elegant adaptation of the Lorca masterpiece

    Sweet Charity review – ‘Oh Mama, welcome to the 60s!’

    Ela Portnoy applauds the strongest dance cast she's seen on an Oxford stage

    War Horse – ‘Technically brilliant, but lacks the acting to match’

    El Port enjoys a decadent press night for War Horse but is entertained rather than moved

    ‘The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash’ at the Fringe – “a piece that glows with a soft power”

    Ela Portnoy falls in love with 'The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    ‘Hotter’ at the Fringe – experimental and warm, but just short of hot

    Ela Portnoy leaves this piece of feminist theatre with a smile on her face

    ‘Peer Gynt’ at the Fringe review – “a masterfully crafted production”

    Set in a timeless world of trolls, princesses and flying deer, Peer Gynt tells the story of a young man’s adventure after he leaves...

    “A fresh and beautiful contemporary jazz repertoire”

    Ela Portnoy is overwhelmed by The Oxford Gargoyles' a capella performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe