If you saw Stephen Frears movie My Beautiful Launderette, made way back in the mercifully distant days of Thatcherite Britain, or even if youre too young to remember it (like m…
Stephen Schwartz, long before he became famous for Wicked, collaborated with fellow student John-Michael Tebelak to create a highly experimental show that combined the parables of …
The show begins in a Greek restaurant.
Its a perennial problem in plays where the actors are continually taking their clothes off: how do they get them back on, or off the stage cleanly between scenes? Theres a lot …
Theyre sold out until the end of time (well, the end of the run anyway) so its pretty academic if I say that this is the funniest, silliest, campest, rudest, coarsest, most pre…
Take a liberal helping of Ayckbourn, add a sprinkling of Sondheimesque songs, stir well with a cupful of Joe Orton, and what do you get? A unique show which pulls the rug from unde…
If reindeer could really speak, what awful tales would we hear? My hackles rose in the lobby when I was confronted with early November shiny baubles and other such Christmas frippe…
I used to know a guy with a small penis.
Maurice, the play based on E.
Richard is the butt of school jibes and his home life is not much better in spite of his having two loyal brothers.
It takes a lot of courage to put on a tribute composed entirely of musical numbers from shows which flopped.
You can almost smell the testosterone coming off the stage in this raunchy and sexy play, an all-male take on Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
It takes some pluck to produce, write, direct and star in your own play.
Polar Bears are dangerous.
Updating Shakespeare into modern dress may be de rigeur, but it takes a lot of nerve to do the same with restoration comedy, much of the appeal of which for modern audiences - and …
I hated history lessons at school - all those dates and names of Kings and Queens, so long ago that they seemed totally irrelevant.
You know when you come out of a show that its going to sell out fast.
Where in Edinburgh can you get a three-tier stand of scones and cakes and sandwiches that would do justice to Jenners, a glass of bubbly, and a Victorian thriller all for the price…
I was just about getting weary of anything with The Musical after it when I went in to see this show by StoppedClock.
Six Ways is one of those small musicals that sends you out into the Edinburgh rain with a big heart.
Theres always a plethora of musicals on the most unlikely subjects at the Fringe.
I got pulled into this pure wee gem of a show at almost the last minute.
When I was a small boy, they filmed some of the outdoor scenes of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in my grandmothers street in Edinburgh.
We are in a strange building in an unidentified city, and not even the country is clear.
The scene a producer’s office in that place where men sit waiting to throw money at the moon.
There is something rotten in the state of Hampstead.
I didnt know what to expect from a show with the title Naked Boys Singing.
Everyone loves a good scandal and this is probably why Sheridans most famous play has stood the test of the time for the last two hundred and thirty years.
I caught this troop of budding young comedians last year and was mightily impressed by their ingenuity, their sense of comic timing, and the wonderfully risqué formula of getting …
Jamie and Matt are two young men indulging in the exchange of sexual fantasies over the internet.
I stumbled into FxP2 in Trouble out of an Edinburgh drizzle and initially thought to myself, oh well, another shower of rain, another comedy sketch show.
I have been to Walberswick and I never caught crabs, but Im glad I caught this new play by Fringe First Winner Joel Horwood.
There is a moment a third a way into Fergus Fords play when the lights dim, the comedy darkens and the plot takes a sharp and unsettling swerve into territory already occupied by…
Tom is a modern boy living an openly gay life but unable to get it together.
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