The Intimate Strangers

The Intimate Strangers

As the apparent leader of the sketch troupe Intimate Strangers, Matthew Radway adopts an inexplicable and rather poorly imitated German accent and informs the audience, ‘ve are h… 

The Look of an Angel on the Devil Himself

The Look of an Angel on the Devil Himself

Whilst listed in the ‘comedy’ section of the Fringe guide, this one man performance by the Irish comedian Vinny McHale was really more like a talk or a lecture. 

The  Oxford Revue - Prattle Royale

The Oxford Revue - Prattle Royale

Having long been in the shadow of its slightly more famous Cambridge equivalent, this Oxford Revue defiantly leaps out of it, delivering a blistering, original and subversive hour … 

6 Foot Silly - Free

6 Foot Silly - Free

This free show at the fringe consists very simply of two fairly promising comedians, Mark Diamond and Darren Walsh, alternatively delivering stand up performances. 

Here's What I Know About Humans, By Lulu the Dog

Here's What I Know About Humans, By Lulu the Dog

Observations of human behaviour from the perspective of a dog: it’s honestly not as bad as it sounds – but not by much. 

The Jhiva of Nietzsche

The Jhiva of Nietzsche

A synthesis of drama, dance, and multimedia, this performance traces the life of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche through the eyes of his Jhiva (soul). 

Exit Stage Left

Exit Stage Left

The young and talented cast of the Ecco Theatre Company, are making their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival a blistering, tear-jerking and highly ambitious performance. 

Luke and Harry's Dot Dot Dot

Luke and Harry's Dot Dot Dot

Incredibly promising newcomers Harry Carr and Luke Davies delighted and occasionally repelled the audience with an hour of ingenious, highly bizarre and superbly executed sketches. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Treasure Chest

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Treasure Chest

An evening of music, song and dance from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance period is probably unlikely to set the pulse racing for most and yet while not exhilarating, the e… 

Gob Shop

Gob Shop

As the director Ross Slater explained vaguely in his introduction at the beginning of Gob Shop, ‘this isn’t really theatre, not like Shakespeare, or that sort of thing’. 

Joyced!

Joyced!

Joyced! tells of an odyssey, narrated by a single performer, chronicling a year in the life of venerated author James Joyce. 

Samba Sene and Diwan: African Dreams

Samba Sene and Diwan: African Dreams

Samba Sene and Diwan offer an ingenious synthesis of afrobeat grooves, ska and funk, suffused with ‘Senegalese soul’. 

The Six O'Clock News

The Six O'Clock News

The Six O’Clock News was a varied and eclectic mix of political satire, stand-up, and some serious, thought-provoking talks. 

Late Night Laughs

Late Night Laughs

Late Night Laughs is a simple compilation of stand-ups, tonight held together by the bizarrely attired MC Paul Sweeney. 

Be My Baby

Be My Baby

‘Be my, be my baby’ - since seeing Stagecraft Productions’ performance of this Amanda Whittington play these lyrics have been in my head on a permanent loop. 

Dubrovski

Dubrovski

Headlock Theatre’s adaptation of Pushkin’s unfinished novel was certainly powerful, no less because of its experimental use of symbolist modes of physical theatre. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Chronicling the hubristic rise and hellish fall of a man in his pursuit of pleasure and knowledge, Dr Faustus is a play that is truly terrifying to read and yet, rooted as it is in… 

Bristol Revunions: Destination Adventure

Bristol Revunions: Destination Adventure

From the beginning of this sketch show from Bristol University’s renowned comedy troupe ‘Bristol Revunions’, it was unclear what level of reality we were operating on. 

Richard III

Richard III

It was once thought that school productions of Shakespeare plays were for the enjoyment of supportive parents and few others. 

Lloyd Langford: One Day in the Life of Lloyd Owen Langford

Lloyd Langford: One Day in the Life of Lloyd Owen Langford

Talented Welsh comedian Lloyd Langford has the infectious ability to find hilarity and absurdity in the banality of his everyday routine. 

Bristol Improv for Hire

Bristol Improv for Hire

Bristol Improv for Hire sees a group of presumably recent graduates from Bristol navigate their way around the weird and wonderful world of job hunting through entirely spontaneous… 

We Are Chechens!

We Are Chechens!

Despite its humble setting, hidden away in a small, rather bare studio in Summerhall, We are Chechens! is a memorable, disturbing and deeply haunting piece of experimental theatre. 

The Death of Comedy

The Death of Comedy

Dublin’s comedy night The Death of Comedy made relaxing, jovial, if not exactly side-splitting entertainment.