Not for the faint of heart or light of stomach, Butchered takes its audience into an absurdist descent of meat and madness.
Grief is such a powerful and universal part of the human experience.
One hundred brave (or not so brave) Trojan Soldiers are trapped inside the infamous giant wooden horse, plotting their escape….
Stuntman is a high-action piece of physical theatre mixed with reflective storytelling and real heart.
Conspiracy theories can sometimes be reduced to light hearted niche interests only fully embraced by weirdos on the fringes of society.
As recently as the early 20th century it was not uncommon for women to be medically diagnosed with “hysteria”.
If there was an alien invasion of planet earth who would you want to represent the human race? Politicians, David Attenborough, The cast and crew of Stranger Things? What about a g…
A dimly lit stage, five women and their leader, to whom they will give everything until there is nothing left to give: this is the basic set-up for Reetta Honkakoski Company’s ca…
Three performers on stage present an intriguing blend of poetry and dance.
It’s very rare that you go to ‘the theatre’ and feel as though you are witnessing a moment in history; with Riot Days, Pussy Riot successfully creates this feeling.
“You always thought it would be you”.
In Underbelly’s Big Belly, the slow dripping from a leak in the roof onto the stage has never been a more apt presence in a production.
This was one of the most remarkable striking and uncomfortable productions that I have seen in a long time.
Single person monologues have long been a fringe staple, but nevertheless they are incredibly difficult to successfully pull off.
The Traverse Festival program has jumped into action, already selling out full days' worth of shows at a time.
In Seagulls, visuals are everything.
We all know Edinburgh Festival Fringe is filled with bizarre acts and Idea.
Good theatre should make you feel something and by that definition alone, this was great theatre.
There is nothing more personal that the truth, and to present the truth of stage is an invariably brave act.
With one of the longest titles you’ll come across it feels as though this show will have a lot to unpack.
There was something strangely liberating about taking the dark topic of alcoholism and giving it absolutely no reverence.
Viggo Venn’s act is a hard one to categorise.
This is a very silly comedy about some very serious books (and poems and plays).
Sibling duo Otto & Astrid have abandoned their punk roots in search of commercial success.
The novelty musical gets its fair share of traction over the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Fat Rascal Theatre are attempting to stake their claim as rulers of the field.
Have you ever worked up with hazy memory of what may have happened the previous night? These two Irish lasses certainly have and it hits them with equal levels shame as it does pri…
In a similar way to eating your mum’s homemade soup, sometimes the charm of a show can outweigh the actual content.
John Hinton is on a one man mission to make science cool.
On first viewing the stage I thought I would try and count all the instruments I could see scattered around waiting to be played.
Performing to a deservedly sold out crowd, this piece aims to start a conversation with its audience about a topic that is too often neglected.
Sometimes, just one good idea is enough to make a show a success.
The set of this play included a fish tank with a small toy fish that swam around in it.
The beginning and end of a show are the bits you remember, the bits that leave you feeling great or feeling thoroughly disappointed.
Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt.
It’s often hard to find anything particularly original about an original adaptation of any of Shakespeare’s great plays these days, but The Taming of the Shrew done in traditiona…
The number of children’s shows has been increasing every year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but so much choice can make it difficult to know which show your kids are going to…
Claiming to be the gayest thing in a room full of LGBT people in a gay bar (although straights are welcome too) is quite the boast.
Friendships and relationships can be tricky to navigate, particularly when they become tangled together.
Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists but many people know very little about him other than strange stories of missing ears.
The refugee crisis is undoubtedly difficult to discuss.
The 80s was time of many things; Rubic’s Cubes, cheesy pop.
Racial identity, puberty, sexuality and childhood trauma may not seem like the ideal topics for a one man camp cabaret, but here in Edinburgh anything is possible.
“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.
There something quite exciting about the prospect of a new musical running at an hour without a big stage or fancy lighting or even a band and only three performers.
Nina Simone is one of the greatest music icons of the last century, producing songs as soulful as her voice.
Eleanor Conway’s basic style involves storytelling based on her own life events.
Ever heard a song come on the radio and instantly been taken back to particular memory? It’s strange the way a melody can evoke an emotion, the feeling of falling in love, remind…
Dark humour can be a bit hit-or-miss.
The strength of this production primarily sits with the intensely provocative script written by Philip Ridley.
This is circus for serious people.
Ockham’s Razor are a British physical theatre company specialising in unique performances utilising aerial equipment.
Shadow puppets have a reputation for being, let’s face it, a bit uncool.
Workplace drama can become pretty intense.
The UK may have had some issues with its European neighbours recently in the political world but perhaps all we need is a little bit of glitter and pop to bring us all together.
CAPA College are in Edinburgh bringing with them a collection of talented young dancers and a showcase of conceptually ambitious routines.
A combination of silly and serious is something rarely achieved with any success.
Kings Hall has been taken over by Summer Hall and transformed into the Canada Hub over the festival, showcasing a series of Canadian acts exploring the issues surrounding Canada’…
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