I Love You You're Perfect Now Change

I Love You You're Perfect Now Change

This blitz through dates, relationships, marriages, kids, divorces and funerals is a joyous and occasionally moving romp. 

The Forensics of a Flat (and other stories)

The Forensics of a Flat (and other stories)

Francesca Millican-Slater is a delight. 

Jo Burke: Burke Shire

Jo Burke: Burke Shire

Jo’s Burke Shire is inhabited by a series of dysfunctional misfits: all very well-acted but sometimes lacking in good jokes. 

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown is both bleak and brilliant. 

Back To Black

Back To Black

Ray Shell’s cabaret debut is a rollicking, gossipy, exuberant affair, zooming through musicals and pop hits from his glittery career. 

The Secret Life Of You and Me

The Secret Life Of You and Me

I love Lowri. 

Shang-a-Lang

Shang-a-Lang

It’s hard to sell a play with anti-nostalgia sentiments to a nostalgic crowd, but this is exactly what Shang-a-lang ends up doing. 

Vocalarity

Vocalarity

The main phrase that springs to mind throughout this montage of musical sketches is simply: middle-class. 

Company Man

Company Man

Company Man is a joy to watch, with professional clowning and circus skills woven into the stories of office workers. 

Munch

Munch

Sitch N’ Kink’s Munch is a whirlwind of characters, revelations and sensations, blurring the lines between theatre and spoken word. 

Mum, Can You Wipe My Bum?

Mum, Can You Wipe My Bum?

Vicky Arlidge is a charming and talented musician whose songs about motherhood and marriage are pleasant and fun. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

It’s impossible not to have a good time at Little Shop of Horrors - the music is so uplifting, the characters so fun and the story so oddly compelling. 

Wardens

Wardens

Wardens takes a rather ludicrous premise and stretches it out to a full hour which lacks plot, humour and originality. 

This Arthurs Seat Gala Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Arthurs Seat Gala Belongs to Lionel Richie

Walking under a wooden doorframe to enter the ‘venue’ (which was not quite the summit, by the way) before sitting on a patch of grass atop a volcano whilst a man sings about th… 

Doctor Brown: Because, Becaves and Befrdfgth

Doctor Brown: Because, Becaves and Befrdfgth

Doctor Brown’s ability to communicate and interact with the audience silently despite his understated facial movements and body language is commendable, particularly when compare… 

Künt and the Gang

Künt and the Gang

Künt and the Gang is undeniably shocking, offensive and infantile. 

Anil Desai's Another Night at the Movies

Anil Desai's Another Night at the Movies

Anil Desai is a very personable and talented impressionist. 

The Island of Doctor Moreau
BOBBY WINNER

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Piper Theatre Productions’ Edinburgh Fringe debut is utterly captivating. 

Yianni in Think Big

Yianni in Think Big

Yianni’s optimism and trademark nerdiness combine for a show that is refreshingly devoid of cynicism. 

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories are fanciful tales that will delight. 

Bent

Bent

Bent is an arresting and difficult play, both for the audience and for the performers. 

The Good, the Bad and the Morally Ambiguous

The Good, the Bad and the Morally Ambiguous

There were many moments in this show where I really wanted to enjoy it. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

This show offers a wide variety of acts that are sure to excite and amuse all the family. 

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Martha Reeves is spellbinding. 

Brendon Burns Hasn't Heard of You Either

Brendon Burns Hasn't Heard of You Either

Amongst the general hubbub as the audience left the show, the snippets I overheard were ‘That was hilarious’, ‘I can’t believe he said that’, and simply ‘WtTF’. 

The Trench

The Trench

The Trench is an evocative, claustrophobic tale of a soldier in World War I. 

I Need a Doctor: The Unauthorised Whosical Adventure

I Need a Doctor: The Unauthorised Whosical Adventure

A Doctor Who musical can so easily be terrible: too cliche-ridden or too bogged down in obscure Doctor Who references. 

Spank

Spank

Spank is the perfect late night comedy show. 

Morgan and West: A Grand Adventure

Morgan and West: A Grand Adventure

Morgan and West’s ‘time-travelling magician’ show is a wonderful premise with the occasional funny moment and well-executed magic trick. 

Doris Day at the Movies - A Celebration in Song

Doris Day at the Movies - A Celebration in Song

Pam Lawson’s tribute to Doris Day takes the audiences on a chronological journey through Doris Day’s movies. 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burslesque is a constantly changing variety night showcasing the wealth of risque acts at the Fringe. 

Soweto Melodic Voices

Soweto Melodic Voices

What a joy. 

Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

From the moment you walk into the room, the mood is set. 

Samba Sene and Diwan

Samba Sene and Diwan

Samba Sene performs a set mixing African styles with his velvety vocals, managing to get the whole audience on their feet. 

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

It’s hard to tire of variety shows such as this, particularly when they are pulling in consistently excellent acts ranging from the highly acclaimed Boy with Tape on his Face to … 

Diane Spencer: Hurricane Diane

Diane Spencer: Hurricane Diane

Diane Spencer is one of the most exciting comics on the Fringe. 

Holland and Barker: How to Be... A Man.

Holland and Barker: How to Be... A Man.

Alex Holland and Ben Barker present a show on manliness, providing a clichéd but amusing take on what it means to be a man from two self-professed ‘unmanly’ men. 

Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Zeitgeist Limbo

Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Zeitgeist Limbo

Anyone looking for Phill Jupitus’ stand-up, please look elsewhere. 

Pot of Dreams - Look At Me

Pot of Dreams - Look At Me

Pot Of Dreams: Look At Me returns to Club Rouge for its third year, offering a look at the club’s dancers in their own words and images. 

Zoe Lyons - Pop-up Comic

Zoe Lyons - Pop-up Comic

I like Zoe Lyons. 

Felicity Ward: Irregardless

Felicity Ward: Irregardless

Felicity Ward is back after last year’s award-winning The Hedgehog Dilemma, and has proven herself a gifted and confident force to be reckoned with. 

Cambridge Footlights: Canada

Cambridge Footlights: Canada

I have never seen a perfect sketch show, and the Cambridge Footlights provided no exception. 

Festival Chill-Out Zone

Festival Chill-Out Zone

The Fringe doesn’t offer many opportunities for a bit of a breather, which is why Neal’s Yard Remedies have created a Festival Chill-Out Zone for the duration of the festival. 

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'

Wiping the sweat from his forehead, Aidan Roberts announced ‘And… tubular bells!’ A sudden burst of light brought the bells into view, like a heavenly apparition.