Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

This concert from Cadenza (an amateur choir founded in 1992) at Greyfriars Kirk proved to be a beautiful evening of accomplished music from both the choir and orchestra. 

Shaggers - Free Festival

Shaggers - Free Festival

An hour long comedy show featuring five different acts talking about sex? After a few pints this starts to seem like a great idea and I would recommend the show to any finding them… 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

The lunchtime concerts at St Mary’s take place every day of the festival and the programme changes day by day. 

The Amazing Bubble Show

The Amazing Bubble Show

‘Do you like bubbles?’ asks Louis Pearl of the audience, which was mainly comprised of families with small children. 

Cathedral Concert: Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Cathedral Concert: Choir of Merton College, Oxford

The first thing that was instantly noticeable about this ensemble was its intelligent manipulation of the acoustics of the St Mary’s Cathedral to create appropriate sounds for th… 

Piazzolla Late

Piazzolla Late

Piazzolla Late proved to be a charming evening of classical music performed by two rising stars of the classical music scene. 

Mod Girl

Mod Girl

Mod Girl tells the story of a young prostitute’s evening with an older and, as it turns out, psychopathic man. 

HURT

HURT

Hurt, the theatrical offering from Aztikeria Teatro feels a little all over the place. 

Jupiter Ensemble of Edinburgh

Jupiter Ensemble of Edinburgh

A concert in a modest and handsome Unitarian church situated underneath the castle sounds like a perfect way to spend lunchtime. 

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

Billed as a ‘drama’, Heaven’s Gate, which explores the Titanic disaster (this year is the centenary of the sinking), proved to be a seemingly unintended comedy. 

Cathedral Pandora's Box

Cathedral Pandora's Box

This concert proved to be a bit of a gem. 

Celestial Banquet

Celestial Banquet

In this hour long lunchtime concert, the Wordsworth Singers verified the health and vigour of the contemporary choir scene in England. 

Cathedral Bach Before Breakfast

Cathedral Bach Before Breakfast

Bach before breakfast is a rather lovely, if bleary way to start the day. 

Danny Buckler: The Phantom

Danny Buckler: The Phantom

This debut show from Danny Buckler is a resounding success. 

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine had the children in the audience bemused at some points and enthralled at others. 

Maff Brown's Parade of This

Maff Brown's Parade of This

Maff Brown’s Parade of This present the audience with a tight, irreverent and thoroughly silly sketch show. 

Chris Dugdale's 2 Faced Deception

Chris Dugdale's 2 Faced Deception

Chris Dugdale is an instantly likeable magician. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2012

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2012

St Giles’ cathedral, built in honour of Giles the Hermit, is certainly grand and the atmosphere is an appropriate one for an organ concert. 

American Gothic: The Poetry of Edgar Lee Masters

American Gothic: The Poetry of Edgar Lee Masters

American Gothic: The Poetry of Edgar Lee Masters has an interesting premise. 

Rock

Rock

Veterans of the French theatre scene, Vincent Courtois and Pierre Baux, are two rather extraordinary performers and I would thoroughly recommend that everybody watch this show. 

The Sitcom Double Bill

The Sitcom Double Bill

The Sitcom double bill has a pleasingly simple premise: the hour long show is divided into two and a sitcom is performed in each half. 

Music Bugs Presents It's Carnival Time...

Music Bugs Presents It's Carnival Time...

Music Bugs is a company which provides music classes for ‘babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers’, an age group whose three primary occupations seem to be screaming, laughing and f… 

Planet Lem

Planet Lem

Planet Lem is a captivating and sometimes baffling exploration of the sci-fi works of the author Stanislav Lem. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It’s the Greatest Show on Legs

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It’s the Greatest Show on Legs

This is a sketch show occupying a very special niche in the imagination of the Fringe.