Crimes Against Comedy

Crimes Against Comedy

All around Edinburgh sprawl pop-up theatres, ordinary theatres, churches, even Quaker meeting halls. Hundreds of venues mean your audience may be listening to you in the most obscure of settings... 

Alaska's King Island Christmas

Alaska's King Island Christmas

Straight from Alaska comes a new piece of musical theatre from a 40-strong cast. Alaska's King Island Christmas is based upon a true story set in the 1950s when, at the time of the bi-annual docking of the supplies ship, there was a huge storm... 

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room - Free

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room - Free

I was warned that Vampire Hospital Waiting Room was wonderful and weird but that you had to embrace it - I would encourage any potential audience member to apply this mantra to their viewing... 

In Vogue: Songs By Madonna

In Vogue: Songs By Madonna

Michael Griffiths is on a one-man mission to re-enact parts of Madonna’s life through the medium of musical theatre. This show, written and directed by Dean Bryant, is an hour-long performance, including 35 song references and 12 Madonna songs... 

Bothwell's Bride

Bothwell's Bride

The opening of Bothwell’s Bride allows the audience to believe that the next hour and a half will be one of intense enjoyment, as the small orchestra at the side of the stage begins their music... 

The Odyssey of Dave

The Odyssey of Dave

The incredibly talented team that comprises the Paper Crane Company has hit the Fringe this year with a new and original piece of theatre. This show is certainly not one to be missed, so I would recommend getting down to the Quaker House as soon as possible... 

Tell Me A Secret

Tell Me A Secret

The critically acclaimed Airborne theatre company have hit the Fringe once again, this time with a new play, Tell Me A Secret. This performance showed huge promise but failed to live up to its full potential... 

Flyerman 2 - This Time It's Funny!

Flyerman 2 - This Time It's Funny!

The title of the show, Flyerman 2: This Time it’s Funny is perhaps a little misleading. For its first part, despite a quick reference halfway through the 50-minute sketch show from the comedy duo, Steve Davis and David Kurk, about how they were taking on the personas of people at the Fringe who were flyering, this part of the title seemed to bear no resemblance to the rest of the show... 

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Mark Thomas’ first gag was about hating young people. Sitting in the very front row surrounded by middle-aged couples, the line about detesting juveniles’ ‘hope and orgasms’ I found myself feeling a little uncomfortable... 

Ian Smith - Anything

Ian Smith - Anything

Ian Smith is the first to admit that Anything is perhaps too generically named, so the audience are forgiven for being apprehensive. This non-descript, hour-long stand up show truly gives nothing away before the audience sits down...