Dragged Up

Dragged Up

This speedy, sexually politicised satire is spot on and achingly relevant. The stage is left bare; guys wear wigs and girls don stubble as sexuality and the state of familial relationships are questioned... 

Wojtek the Bear

Wojtek the Bear

The famed brown bear Wojtek, found in Iran and later adopted by Polish troops in exchange for a mere few tins of processed meat during the Second World War, became a symbol of hope for soldiers, who also used him to transport goods and act as a heroic mascot... 

Aida the Musical

Aida the Musical

A melting pot of youthful talent all wrestle for attention in this production, which features heavy emphasis on individual players with some standout solo performances. Tanya Bridgeman’s Aida, a princess disguised as a captured slave worker who wins the heart of the Captain Radames is played with stunning maturity... 

The Improverts

The Improverts

Branded as an alternative to pre-ordained comedy, the Improverts spar off each other and the audience, using entirely unplanned and unscripted material to create big, fresh laughs. There is some preparation involved in all the lunacy as structured games house the improvisation... 

Karen's Way: A Kindertransport Life

Karen's Way: A Kindertransport Life

The story of a World War Two child survivor is delightfully told in a simple production which exudes energy and passion.Karen Gershon, a celebrated poet of Jewish origins, travels to Great Britain in order to escape the Holocaust and the trappings of war... 

Michael Downey - Standing Up Again

Michael Downey - Standing Up Again

This is a proper throw back. Back in 2002, Downey made the finals of BBC's So You Think You're Funny?, alongside John Bishop and Jimmy Carr, demonstrating his ability to drop the funnies big time... 

We Are Not Here

We Are Not Here

Milan based Babygang theatre present an experimental exploration of self in a messy production which says nothing worthwhile, barely scratching the surface of anything other than aesthetic pleasure, and shock for the very sake of it... 

Katherine Ryan: Nature's Candy

Katherine Ryan: Nature's Candy

Sculpting a uniquely defined path, Katharine Ryan's brand of comedy is savvy but approachable as she rattles through a highly professional set with interestingly innovative content, ranging from her health woes through to a love of lemons... 

The Stand Late Show

The Stand Late Show

The Late Show attracts a lot more of a local audience than most Fringe events and there is a sense that it doesn't necessarily mind separating itself somewhat from the hustle and bustle of other Fringe events... 

Rites and Regulations

Rites and Regulations

Platform 65's cultural critique studies the politics that lay behind Asian religious ceremonial tradition and offsets them critically against a postmodern culture in which today’s youth are invited to question practices of by-gone times... 

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

The MCA promotes five acts in one evening with the intention of increasing their exposure in a lively environment, with a healthy sense of competition to aid the fun. The show is well established and the turnout was impressive; a near sell out... 

Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky

Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky

It’s refreshing to hear a rising comedian of Chris Ramsey’s stature realise that he does actually have a pretty good job and his sincerity is often very touching. Not dwelling on his space within the realm of pop-culture for too long, he moves into science, getting a rousing applause for his savvy interpretation of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything... 

Scales of the Unexpected

Scales of the Unexpected

A whimsical piece devised by three artists seemingly disillusioned with the straighter side of the acting world, Scales of the Unexpected takes a relatively inviting look at pop culture under the guise of the half-sunk dinner party critic or quirky bystander leading us through an hour of inoffensive cultural jibes at those society tells us to admire... 

Tea with the Old Queen

Tea with the Old Queen

Graham Woolnough's lusciously bizarre backstage peek at the lives of royalty is a theatrical treat for those with any political disposition. In a speedy 50 minutes, Ian Stark's Backstage Billy pinpoints the highs and lows of a career serving the Queen Mother...