always been at the heart of cultural inheritance – the myths we pass on about
self, family and nation – and today is no different.
trend in ‘poverty porn’ suggests that there’s money in laughing at, scorning at
and ultimately punishing the socially and economically deprived.
It was 1958 that saw Sharagh Delaney’s first play hit the
stage, and it isn’t hard to imagine how totally stupefied the contemporary
audience must have been.
This revision of Marlowe’s classic Doctor Faustus draws on the timeless story of the man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
The NHS: you just don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Power Games pays homage to the classic notion of the Fatal Flaw in its depiction of a banker’s fall from grace.
3rdThought, the renowned over-65’s theatre company, have bestowed upon the public an utterly charming new idea that revolves around personalised one-to-one performances.
What happened to rock n’ roll? What happened to ruddy passion? Theo Gibson is a perfect example of a new age of Sheeran-sheeps who sing – and rap, we can’t miss that out – …
Geared towards raising awareness of human rights violations, Am I is most effective in its ability to turn its question back on the audience: who are we, and what part do we have t…
Comedy duo Dan & Dan, famous such YouTube hits as Requiem for a Wardrobe and the brilliant Daily Mail Song, have graduated to the real world of live comedy.
Paul F Taylor is like a puppy: he has very fluffy hair, oodles of energy and even when he slips up, we still like him.
As Toksvig scurries excitedly on stage, she triumphantly proclaims that she is returning to Edinburgh after over thirty years since her first Fringe Festival.
This refreshing re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s Othello sees the handkerchief drama played out from a female perspective, a comedic take on the tragedy that we’re used to.
The premise behind the Decent Chat Show is a good one, but unfortunately what I experienced didn’t even come close.
Chris Harcum is loud, brash, theatrical and oh so American.
Tupperware: it’s robust, it’s light, it seals, it’s stylish and it’s modern.
Facebook culture is without a doubt the comedic subject du jour and, admittedly, I have begun to grow tired of seeing mimes of the ‘like’ function three times a day during this…
Every twenty years or so, comedy re-vamps itself.
Ryan McDonnell has never quite fitted in.
When people say that period dramas aren’t their thing, I just don’t believe them.
If you want to know how it came to be that Marcus Brigstocke became a part-time podium dancer while also working on an oil rig in Scotland, this show is definitely for you.
Keith Farnan’s appeal is that he is both a loveable Irish rogue and an acerbic politico.
Once a week during the Fringe, Blackwell’s is hosting evenings dedicated to celebrating Scotland’s rich literary scene.
In his new Fringe show, Stephen Carlin sheds light on a unique problem that comes out of gambling addiction; while most addicts can feasibly avoid their choice drug for evermore, g…
If you ever forget why it is that everyone has heard of the Cambridge Footlights, Dressing Down will remind you.
The Play That Goes Wrong is an impeccably glorious spoof of such amateur disasters, that centres upon Cornley Polytechnic’s production of ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’ as it de…
It’s Me Dayne is thoroughly awkward, cringe-worthy and even gob-smacking, but boy, is it funny.
Is that a bird? A plane? No, it’s Rosalie Craig, and what a soaring, magical flight hers is.
Blurred Lines is a cutting reference to Robin Thicke’s chart-topping hit that had us all grimly singing along to ‘you know you want it’.
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