Human physicality is utterly captivating – it’s why we go to the circus or the cabaret, where narrative and plot take a backseat to simple bodies, and the complex and incredibl…
“You can disappear into the timelessness of motion.
One of the beautiful things about acrobatics is the way human bodies can collaborate in difficult-to-imagine ways.
Railed is the newest offering from fringe-circuit regulars, the Head First Acrobats hailing from Australia.
The Paines Plough Roundabout has become a symbol of the Fringe, developing its own signature style in the process.
Circus is inherently exciting to watch – the whole point of it is to see human bodies interact with the world in a way you didn’t think was possible.
Le Coup, in the Underbelly Circus Hub’s ‘The Beauty’ tent, is perfectly programmed.
There is something deeply human and inherently charming about imperfect dance.
There are 36 shows at the Fringe by trans performers, according to the TransFringe hashtag on Twitter, and Edalia Day’s Too Pretty to Punch might be the only one that’s both ce…
I can guarantee that you aren’t ready for For Only An Hour, the brain- and body- and life- and love- child of dancer Phil Sanger.
If you’ve ever looked at a field of unbroken snow and wanted to run across it, or a blank piece of paper and wanted to color it, La Galerie is absolutely the circus show for you.
We are living through a renaissance of plays in verse, and if you need proof I can furnish few better than Fires Our Shoes Have Made by Fringe newcomers Pound of Flesh Theatre.
A raven mother, in German, is a neglectful one.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Forest in question refers to the cast – a fourteen strong group of graduates from the Moscow Art Theatre School.
What’s better than a one-woman show? A one-woman show with a trapeze hanging from the ceiling, like Chekov’s gun over the mantelpiece.
Journalist Lauren Booth’s first solo show, Accidentally Muslim, promises a journey from ‘Soho hedonism’ to a shocking revelation in a mosque.
Seeing circus never gets old – there’s always something magical about watching human beings doing things you can barely imagine with their bodies.
At least three times over the course of Atomic 3001 I found myself contemplating whether choreographer and performer Leslie Mannès was somehow creating the techno beat that her bo…
Our Theatre’s Paradiso is ostensibly a puppetry show about three men of different nationalities, reflecting on the last days of their lives before moving onto paradise.
If you’ve ever felt stuck between two groups, both suspicious of you and neither accepting of the other, you may have the slightest indication of what Koko Brown is trying to com…
Side by Side Theatre Company, serving learning disabled performers from the West Midlands, returns to Paradise in Augustines this year with their adaptation of As You Like It, the …
How to Spot an Alien might seem like an obscure skillset for 21st century children, but for Jelly and Jonjo, the two protagonists of Paines Plough’s annual offering for young aud…
Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it.
We all remember the feeling of temptation to open the box that we’re not supposed to open as a small child.
There is nothing so delightful as watching something you assume to be impossible done before your eyes.
Backup, a mix of puppetry and gestural object theatre, is a half hour of pure delight.
If you’re wandering around Edinburgh this August looking for a glimpse into year-round Scottish culture, it might be worth popping into the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Ro…
Fever Dream Theatre’s BaseCamp promises an immersive experience in the rivalry between two world-class mountain climbers preparing for a joint ascent of a Himalayan mountain.
The Paines Plough Roundabout is an incredibly versatile venue.
Make sure you arrive at Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl a few minutes early; performer Jess Love is thrilled to offer you a coffee, a tea, or a biscuit in the queue.
You know you’re at a good circus when you expect your jaw to drop, only to realise it’s already on the floor.
Those familiar with the work of the National Theatre of Scotland won’t be surprised by the style or the content of First Snow / Première Neige.
It’s hard to tell you to go see Huff at Summerhall’s CanadaHub, but I absolutely must.
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