Dan Nightingale: Geronimo

Dan Nightingale: Geronimo

Dan Nightingale has that rare and slightly unnerving attribute that induces instant familiarity. Without having seen the man before, the moment he steps onto stage you get that uncanny feeling that you have met, maybe even had a heart to hear... 

Mark Watson: All The Thoughts I've Had Since I Was Born

Mark Watson: All The Thoughts I've Had Since I Was Born

Stand-up works best in a small space. For those of you who relish the dank, basement venues, the airless bomb shelters with no windows, will appreciate how intimate performances are always better than stadium halls... 

The Liar Show

The Liar Show

Next to breathing and eating, lying is man's greatest survival tactic. I should include some percentile fact about deceit but that won't add anything to the review. Instead I shall recommend The Liar Show, a one hour detective-comedy extravaganza where you sift through the stories of individuals and spot the fibber... 

Umbrage Swain and The Magical Diamond of Ramtutiti

Umbrage Swain and The Magical Diamond of Ramtutiti

Comedy is very personal - some of the best comedians can fall flat if it's not your style or you're having a bad day but then some jump out and surprise you right down to your funny bone... 

Eco-Friendly Jihad

Eco-Friendly Jihad

When it comes to titles that are guaranteed to draw a crowd Abie Philbin Bowman is gifted with a sparkling ability to always find a something that teeters on the edge of audaciously offensive but will defiantly peak interest... 

The Factory

The Factory

Using a plethora of multimedia devices and inventive dance sets, Bristol based company, Precarious, show us that all is not well with the world in this monochrome nightmare of modern day consumerism... 

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

Delving into someone's private diary is, more often than not, a cause of great excitement and hilarity – unless it's Anne Frank's. Yet there are some memoirs which are less exciting, less important and probably of little interest... 

Jim Rose Circus

Jim Rose Circus

This is not a show that actually merits any stars. This is not a show that really merits a review. This show hardly merits an audience. However it contains, quite literally, some of the strangest and most disgusting things my poor eyes have ever been assaulted with and for that and that alone it is really worth a watch... 

Hero

Hero

From Cambridge's own dramatic society comes a musical romp that falls short of a few theatrical hurdles but manages to entertain more than once.In a play that pitches itself somewhere between Disney's Alladin and Hercules, Telephos, a failed trinket seller, travels to Hell and back searching for the meaning of heroism... 

Shakespeare Shorts or What's in a Name?

Shakespeare Shorts or What's in a Name?

This years fringe is host to a few shows that brand themselves as Shakespeare for the 'iPod Generation.' The 'iPod generation' being a euphemism for the apathetic youth with zero tolerance for anything longer than 2... 

Lies Have Been Told

Lies Have Been Told

If given the chance to spend an evening with any individual beyond the grave most would be reluctant to pick the obnoxious, multi-millionaire newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell – unless they were a pensioner with a bone to pick... 

The Bang Gang

The Bang Gang

You will sing, you will sing and you will fucking dance! A thought akin to this rattled around my head for a number of hours after leaving the Bang Gang. Clearly this hour of perverse musical pleasure, had made an impact... 

Lost in the Wind

Lost in the Wind

A gently tumbling visual buffet whose menu is resplendent with clowning, puppetry and magical storms. Lost Spectacles bring this simple story to Edinburgh, fresh from sweeping awards at National Student Drama Festival... 

Who Writes This Crap

Who Writes This Crap

Following the success of their book ‘Who Writes this Crap,’ Joel Stickley and Luke Wright transfer their work to the stage and promise us ‘All the rubbish you read in a day rewritten... 

Gymnast

Gymnast

Taking a seat at The Gymnast you become charged with that familiar buzz that you're about to witness one of the most poignant shows at the fringe. Scattered toys, barbed wire and an enormous pink wardrobe bathed in red light, set to Cambodian street sounds and anti-war chants hinted at a play so punchy and politically charged that it would leave the audience dazed, word would spread and it would be an instant sell out... 

Rex Futurus

Rex Futurus

With an opening that caused me to fear for my general well-being I was apprehensive about what the next two hours would bring. In a modest space, inches from my face, a sword and axe fight burst into the room, looking a little bit too rough around the edges... 

21:13

21:13

The newest company from the renowned Jacques Lecoq school are back for their second year to bring us a delightfully simple and wonderfully sensitive exploration of what is lost and found in translation...