A Divine Comedy

A Divine Comedy

The problem with epic poetry is that it’s just so…. 

Hotel Europa

Hotel Europa

As audiences members we almost always experience performance in a passive and inert way. 

Eurohouse

Eurohouse

For many people unaffected by it, the debt crisis in Greece is a distant, vaguely distressing situation, failing to provoke public outcry due to a misapprehension that it is someho… 

Beryl

Beryl

Beryl takes place in a cluttered bedsit, where the vivacious titular character runs a service that allows curious potential crossdressers to experiment with different looks. 

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

We very rarely think about our own deaths. 

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: Sodom

Fourth Monkey's Genesis and Revelation: Sodom

Of all the forms of theatre regularly utilised in our part of the world, physical theatre remains the most beleaguered. 

Every Wild Beast

Every Wild Beast

It’s not often you get to see theatre in what is essentially an attic. 

The House of Edgar

The House of Edgar

Often, the expectation brought to mind by the genre “Musical” means that successfully producing a new and original one at the Fringe Festival is no mean feat. 

Emerald Diaries

Emerald Diaries

The Fringe Festival will always be best used as a place for experimentation and experience building, both for performers and for audiences. 

Snakes and Giants

Snakes and Giants

Sometimes a good performance doesn’t fulfill the purpose of normal theatre. 

Criminology 303

Criminology 303

One of the wonderful things about the Fringe Festival is that it’s the only time of year that theatre in Scotland truly panders to our increasingly short attention spans. 

The Surge

The Surge

With the parliamentary Labour party at apparent loggerheads with a huge chunk of its ordinary party members, and a Prime Minister arguably governing without a strong mandate, the g… 

Cuncrete

Cuncrete

The sheer size of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival means that any performer that manages to distinguish themselves from the wild, multifarious pack is left at a critical crossroad. 

F*ckboys for Freedom

F*ckboys for Freedom

Perhaps you aren’t aware of fuckboys. 

Cleansed

Cleansed

Cleansed is classic Sarah Kane: disturbing, difficult, packed with violence and potentially quite profound. 

Islands

Islands

Islands is a bit madcap. 

The Edinburgh Concerts

The Edinburgh Concerts

The Edinburgh Concerts was, believe it or not, a concert series organised in Edinburgh. 

Tomorrow's Parties

Tomorrow's Parties

Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance. 

Building God

Building God

David Lee Morgan’s Building God is a poetry performance that discusses, deals with, judges and examines past state revolutions and the present state of affairs. 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch is a puzzling piece of theatre. 

The Daily Tribunal

The Daily Tribunal

Within five minutes of entering the space, The Daily Tribunal cast have sat me down in the front row and appropriated my pen for the purpose of the show – an examination of the m… 

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

Sandy Nelson’s comic play examines the intriguing events of the 2010 Reykjavik Municipal elections, in which comedian and actor, Jon Gnarr, became the Mayor of Iceland’s capital, d… 

Pope Head (The Secret Life of Francis Bacon)

Pope Head (The Secret Life of Francis Bacon)

Garry Roost is both writer and performer in this broad, jumbled examination of the life of the troubled artist, Francis Bacon. 

The Stolen Inches

The Stolen Inches

The Small Things Theatre Company’s The Stolen Inches brilliantly puts family relationships under a microscope. 

The Human Ear

The Human Ear

The Human Ear is a production that is crafted with all the beautiful complexity of the appendage to which its title refers. 

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

Nina Simone Black Diva Power

Ruth Rodgers-Wright plays an excellent Nina Simone in this 70-minute performance that combines many of the musician’s most enduring and striking melodies with the story of her rela… 

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater is a play about secrets, recycling, and the industry of murder. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

The concept of Playback Impro is both a simple and an effective one. 

Manalive!

Manalive!

Box Tale Soup’s latest show, Manalive, is an uplifting, intelligent and emotive triumph. 

Things Can Only Get Bitter

Things Can Only Get Bitter

Act One’s Things Can Only Get Bitter takes its name (with a slight twist) from the now infamous campaign song used by New Labour in the 1997 election campaign.