Fall to the Top

Fall to the Top

The boardroom proved a bold and equally bloody way to shake up old Macbeth in Entita Theatre’s adaptation of Fall to the Top. Making the stark raving mad warrior into a suit could have made for a very dry affair in the hands of a company who couldn’t make it work, but Entita can... 

Bourgeois & Maurice - Sugartits

Bourgeois & Maurice - Sugartits

Through a fan of thick, black, fluttery lashes, Georgeois Bourgeois locks his gaze with the audience as he enters, with a microphone in one hand and an ornate, silver platter of marshmallows in the other... 

Beats

Beats

The Traverse have dropped Beats on the Fringe straight off the back of a hit run at the Arches, and it’s set to go down a storm.You don’t need to have your glow sticks at the ready, but you should come braced for thumping beats, strobe lights, and a rather late night... 

#Unravel Live: The Only Gig You Can Control With Your Phone

#Unravel Live: The Only Gig You Can Control With Your Phone

he headline of this review was the most prolific tweet of the night at Unravel’s ‘Only Gig You Can Control With Your Phone’ and frankly, it’s a good question. It was also probably the most intelligent 140 character comment that popped up in the #unravel feed... 

Dare I Say It?

Dare I Say It?

If you dare Prohibited Jargon to say it, then they will and they’ll hold no punches. Within seconds of being on stage legs were splayed and we went straight into labour and in thirty minutes flat we had gone full circle... 

Club Noir Burlesque - The Games

Club Noir Burlesque - The Games

En route to The Picture House, the Fringe’s home to the UK’s biggest burlesque night, there was just one day left of London’s golden games. The Festival Square deckchairs were full as fans soaked up the last full day of Olympic fervour... 

On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco / Can Cause Death

On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco / Can Cause Death

Nobody said that a one man show bringing Chekhov and Alison Carr together was going to be easy. In fact, the double bill is very demanding upon the actor in question; first up is Chekov’s short play about a disgruntled husband using his lectures as a way to vent about his moody old wife before Alison Carr answers back by finally giving the wife’s side of the story... 

In Musical Company

In Musical Company

In the shadow of Edinburgh Castle lies a very beautiful St Cuthbert’s Parish Church. It’s a venue that lends itself well to all the drama of the musical and it’s got a beautiful roof that’s really worth raising... 

Bordello Blues

Bordello Blues

Shrouded in fans of red, showgirl feathers, our French prostitute heroine Isobel slinked across the stage for the big reveal. If burlesque is meant to be about making a spectacle, then Nikki Nouveau certainly made one; of herself... 

The Letter of Last Resort and Good With People

The Letter of Last Resort and Good With People

Traverse has presented the most elegant of double bills for the Fringe by showcasing two of Scotland’s prized playwrights, David Greig and David Harrower.Both of the plays talk politics and are set when a low level nuclear threat looms overhead... 

Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us

Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us

When it comes to painting the finer details of life for a working class, Catholic, Scots family, Nobody Will Forgive Us is resolutely unforgiving. Tragedy plays out against a wasteland of beaten up snooker halls, Housing Association flats with nothing but a big telly, booze, a multipack of crisps, and filthy streets strewn with McDonalds packets and dog mess... 

Facehunters

Facehunters

When the Hungry Bitches take to the stage, booted in Doc Martens and suited in lamé leggings (that’s shiny ones by the way), you can tell this is one company who mean Brick Lane business... 

Going Green the Wong Way

Going Green the Wong Way

Please put up your hand if you would describe yourself as any of the following: eco warrior, third wave feminist, someone who is not afraid of frank discussions about the female menstrual cycle... 

Sex, Drugs and Rheumatism - Free

Sex, Drugs and Rheumatism - Free

The man behind the YouTube 'smash' Masturbation Gary Stark is having a funny look at sex, drugs and getting old at his gig in the Laughing Horse Free Festival. But mostly Grandpa Stark just likes to talk about sex... 

Keira Daley: LadyNerd

Keira Daley: LadyNerd

If you think Lady Nerd is about being geek chic, then forget it. This is not a show that sexes up spectacles by taking out the lenses and only wearing the frames, oh God no.In her homage to nerds of the female variety, Keira Daley only wants to shout about the bits that still classify as ‘uncool’: actual glasses, bar charts, chess and the Big Bang Theory... 

Grant's True Tales Presents Spark London Storytelling

Grant's True Tales Presents Spark London Storytelling

If everyone has a story to tell, one that’s worth listening to, then why is it that the only stories that shift copies off shelves and set Twitter alight are the births, marriages and deaths of the rich and the famous? As part of Grant’s True Tales, Spark London have come to Edinburgh to question a celebrity obsessed era that only wants to hear one type of tale and to deliver an important alternative: a tight and beautifully told ten minute story written and performed by the person it’s about... 

The Showstoppers

The Showstoppers

If you’re stopping by the Showstoppers, then you need to come armed with three things: a ticket, a theme, and a favourite musical. In return, the Showstoppers will bash out a bit of musical-theatre brilliance and you won’t be left short-changed... 

The  Boy With Tape On His Face - More Tape
BOBBY WINNER

The Boy With Tape On His Face - More Tape

Before the curtain goes up on one of the most whispered about shows at the Fringe, The Boy with Tape on His Face looks at his already delighted audience with wide eyes and what must be a knowing smile behind that big black tape... 

Andy and the Prostitutes - The Musical

Andy and the Prostitutes - The Musical

Andy and The Prostitutes play one dirty trick by billing their foul-mouthed ditties as a musical but Andy and co. don’t exactly pride themselves on manners.The London-based band offer a suitably coarse, threadbare story to string together a score that shoots a satirical bullet at every section of the British ‘underclass’ in just shy of forty five minutes...