Edinburgh Fringe / Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Latest Reviews

To Be Me

To Be Me

To Be Me pairs a recording of Kate Tempest’s poetry and live dance choreographed by Julie Cunningham; it’s a risky undertaking which is both fascinating but, at times, teeters on the edge of not working.The show takes on the subject of gender fluidity through exploring the myth of Tiresias who was born a man but transformed into a woman... 

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Perhaps Perhaps Quizás
Perhaps Perhaps Quizás

I have a great admiration for clowning; whilst superficially there is most certainly a stereotype of the heavily made-up children’s entertainer doing nothing more than blowing up dog-shaped balloons and being silly for a couple of hours, there is actually a great deal of technical ability required to clown (especially when utilised in a one-woman show in front of an adult Fringe audience)... 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow
Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon. She can be regularly seen performing on the Royal Mile and is hard to miss; her multi-coloured hair and several hundred piercings make her a unique sight... 

Lear
Lear

It is brave to reimagine Shakespeare, in particular arguably his greatest tragedy but Lear by John Scott Dance is a deeply moving, subtle and superbly performed interpretation of Shakespeare’s play through physical theatre, dance, speech and fragments of text focusing in modern terms onhow we treat old age and dementia... 

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Features

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

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How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe
How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

Star Inflation is Real
Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?
Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises... 

Interviews

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe. But what is it like to do it for a living? Chris Quilietti talks to professional flyerer Aidan Benoit to learn about coping with constant rejection, the best times to flyer, and how to make flyering fun. 

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​‘Dance can often be very, very pretentious’ - Tumbling After
​‘Dance can often be very, very pretentious’ - Tumbling After

Part nursery rhyme, part domestic drama, Tumbling After charts the story of two young couples as they 'stumble in and tumble out of love'... 

The Ben Fairey Three Minute Interview
The Ben Fairey Three Minute Interview

Musician, comedian and actor Ben Fairey, known for his acting roles in Channel 4’s 
Random Acts and 
M... 

Latest Listings

The Penniless Optimist

The Penniless Optimist

Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his one and only worldly possession, his optimistic hat. But, mislead by the noise and temptations of modern life, can he break free from the soundtrack society has written for his life and hear the music once more? This show is for everyone! It’s loud, energetic and packed full of music, dancing, juggling, mayhem and meaning... 

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Night of Glass
Night of Glass

Michael is numbing himself in his video world, dropping into the rabbit hole of his imagination. Losing himself in this ether world, immobilised, numb; looking through his VR glasses... 

IRL
IRL

Our digital lives are demanding more and more of our attention, occupying our mental and emotional space... 

Cirque Berserk!
Cirque Berserk!

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut! Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre...