Preston Reed

Preston Reed

There’s a disconnect between what you see and what you hear at a Preston Reed gig. 

Singing a Different Song

Singing a Different Song

Singing a Different Song was a cosy affair. 

Scottish Music Traditional and New

Scottish Music Traditional and New

The bagpipes might be the butt of more jokes at the Fringe than any other subject. 

Idiots of Ants ANThology

Idiots of Ants ANThology

Idiots of Ants absolutely hate the fourth wall. 

Luke Wright - Your New Favourite Poet

Luke Wright - Your New Favourite Poet

Luke Wright doesn’t invite audiences to buy a printed anthology of his work after he performs: he invites them to buy his CD. 

The Poozies with Su-a Lee and Signy Jakobsdottir

The Poozies with Su-a Lee and Signy Jakobsdottir

The Poozies’ music is delightful enough as it is, but there were a few extra hands on deck for the Celtic folk band’s return to The Queen’s Hall: internationally travelled and re… 

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Valery Ponomarev Quintet

Valery Ponomarev cuts an unassuming figure on stage: he’s a diminutive man who enjoys his own stage banter a touch more than anyone else in the room. 

Man 1, Bank 0

Man 1, Bank 0

Patrick Combs once deposited a junk mail cheque for $95,093. 

The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook

Richard Michael and Family draw from a great songbook indeed, but they can’t be accused of too much deference to their source material. 

The Durham Revue

The Durham Revue

The Durham Revue don’t know when to end a sketch. 

Kieran and Joe: Friends of Steel

Kieran and Joe: Friends of Steel

Kieran and Joe may have gone from a trio to a duo since their last trip to the Fringe but fans can rest easy: the loss of a man doesn’t mean a loss of laughs. 

The Trench
BOBBY WINNER

The Trench

For the opening 20 minutes of The Trench everything is rhythmic. 

Medieval and Spanish Blues: Guitar and Song

Medieval and Spanish Blues: Guitar and Song

Frenchman Claude Bourbon’s one-off evening of Medieval and Spanish blues opened with what at first seemed to be a lengthy instrumental number: as fine a demonstration of Bourbon’s … 

WitTank

WitTank

WitTank have a star in their midst. 

Angels in Heels

Angels in Heels

Angels In Heels opens with high ambitions: a class of sixth formers giggle and misbehave as they and the audience are treated to a brisk history of Manchester from the industrial r… 

John Scott - Totally Fed Up

John Scott - Totally Fed Up

Locally born John Scott is back at the very club where he made his start in comedy in the late 90’s, now with his second full-length Fringe show. 

When Alice (Cooper) Met (Prince) Harry

When Alice (Cooper) Met (Prince) Harry

There are reasons to be sceptical coming into When Alice (Cooper) Met (Prince) Harry. 

Dean Friedman - In Concert

Dean Friedman - In Concert

You could be forgiven for rolling your eyes at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme’s description of singer-songwriter Dean Friedman as ‘legendary’: one single that peaked at #2… 

The Edinburgh Revue Sketch Show

The Edinburgh Revue Sketch Show

The Edinburgh Revue are an energetic bunch, never more so than during this show’s opening sketch, a whirlwind rendition of the history of Edinburgh from dinosaurs through William W… 

The Edinburgh Revue Stand Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue Stand Up Show

Shaggy haired and stunningly bearded, Noah Torn launches the Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show with a bang. 

Proof

Proof

Proof tells the story of Catherine, a young woman coping with the loss of her father Robert, once a brilliant mathematician who revolutionised his field before suffering a mental b… 

Beard

Beard

Beard may be appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time this year, but Rosa Robson and Matilda Wnek aren’t newcomers to the student comedy scene, having worked t… 

Free Footlights

Free Footlights

If there’s a theme to Free Footlights, a somewhat eclectic collection of stand up bits, monologues and comedy songs from members of the Cambridge Footlights, it’s a streak of self-…