Prospero Theatre have decided it’s their turn to roll out a dark retelling of a well-known fairy tale, showcasing a unique-ish take on Little Red Riding Hood, with their producti…
Based on the Frank Wedekind play of the same name, the musical Spring Awakening tells the controversial story of a group of young adolescents trying to deal with the tumultuous pro…
This is no ordinary birthday party.
As an Edinburgh based act performing in the Edinburgh Fringe there’s always going to be a certain level of expectation from the local crowd.
The bagpipe is about as intrinsically Scottish as you can get.
One of the primary aims of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten, an opera for children, is to demystify the genre to a younger generation.
It didn’t take me long into this show to realise two things: that this as clearly a piece of community theatre and should be recognised as such and that there is clearly somethin…
As the Melbourne Ska Orchestra marched their way down the middle aisle of the theatre, carrying and playing their instruments and shouting through a megaphone, I knew I was in for …
Hailing from Hardin-Simmons University in Texas, The Shadow Box is a reflection of the stages of grief, represented through a series of linked vignettes and monologues.
It’s a little bizarre to go and see something which calls itself ‘a touch of genius’ in its description.
Over the past few years, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland haven’t failed to impress me with their performances at the Fringe and this year is no exception.
Written by John and Gerry Kielty, Confessions of a Justified Songwriter takes us on a journey through the creative processes and struggles of writing music when chasing that elusiv…
I attribute quite a lot of my adult personality to my love affair with girl power and how swept away I got in all things noughties.
I’m a lover of musical theatre but I’m prepared to be really honest here: the genre is crammed with suitable material for a hilarious and even brutal send-up.
It’s always exciting to witness the world premiere of new writing, especially when it’s a British born production.
By the Bi is a show that offers to tackle the heady subject matter - of the difficulties of being bisexual - head on.
This is the first year of the ‘iF Platform’ – a new showcase featuring the UK’s top disabled artists and integrated arts companies.
This show brings the arts of dancing and paper folding together in an exploration of how the two mediums can unite.
The title of [Title of Show] tells you quite a lot about what you need to know! This musical, within a musical, within a musical writes itself as it plays out.
This play within a musical aims to show us what life as part of a touring company is really like.
Ross Wilson of Blue Rose Code has gone through quite a transformative journey in the past 18 months.
This two-person dance and physical piece is performed and choreographed by Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel, a male-female duo who have worked successfully both separately and toge…
This is the seventh year that producer and curator of dance Jodi Kaplan has brought the variety of American dance to the Fringe with this “festival within a festival”.
Kursk is a play attempting to offer real insight into the life of a submariner and the pressures and realities of life below the sea.
Closer Than Ever is a revue musical wherein each song takes us to a different scenario within the complex theme of love and relationships.
Deciding to paint Ukip leader Nigel Farage as a troubled “anti hero” in a cleverly sarcastic musical romp was always going to be a bit of a treat.
Discoteque Machine, brought to us by Gianmarco Pozzoli and Alice Magione is a morphsuits show.
This one-woman musical show sets out with a pleasant and watchable enough idea.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a show centered around just that; children taking part in their local spelling competition.
Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe.
Billed as a rom-com, Bear Hug looked to be a pretty safe bet for some laughs – described as a story about how coming out is easy but how getting back in is harder.
Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is being presented by The Kinkaid School of Houston, Texas, as part of The American High School Theatre Festival.
201 Dance Company’s Smother sets out to do something very exciting.
The Addams Family is an updated take on the iconic family of twisted misfits that brings the story forward from where it left off.
An all female cast takes some of the classic soliloquies and scenes from Shakespeare’s work and deliver them in an almost cabaret, review format, with the addition of new contempor…
Glasgow based Royal Conservatoire are now in their 11th year of performing in the Fringe with their masters level students and Urinetown is one of this year’s offerings from them.
This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away.
Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years is not an easy undertaking.
Balletronic has a name that intrigued me from the get-go.
“Shout! The Mod Musical” has an exclamation mark in the title, which inevitably garners a certain level of expectation: you want explosive energy and a load of volume.
Fifty minutes of the classic Rat Pack numbers with a full swing orchestra, bringing a little bit of that onstage banter that the trio are known for, and adding in the two Burelli s…
Kirk was the perfect setting for this Edinburgh based choir’s return to the
Fringe after sellout shows in previous years.
Green Snake, brought to the Fringe by the National Theatre of
China, promises to be a modern take on a old Chinese myth.
The concept of YOLO or You
Only Live Once for those of you who aren’t in the know about these kinds of
things, has been a trendy phrase for the past couple of years.
I Am The Wind not only plays with these idea of meaningful space
but relies upon it.
Alain Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes
is the inspiration for this in-house created musical which sees the return of
Shrewsbury and Severn Opera group to the Edinburgh Fringe.
“She wasn’t abnormal.
One of the best things about dance is
that it can transcend the boundaries of language or culture.
With The Three Peaks, the
Dunnington Players explore not only the three peaks of Yorkshire but also what
can happen to us over the course of a year.
Seated Reservations’ description as a “one act comedy play about life, death and coffee” doesn’t raise expectations sky-high, but I was very quickly converted by the fast-pac…
Shakespeare in Song attempts to bring the works of Shakespeare to life using songs from through the centuries and chosen complimentary verses.
Gilbert and Sullivan musicals aren’t to everyone’s taste, and could most definitely do with an injection of a more modern approach.
The premise of this devised piece, championed by Director Alex Hargreaves, is to break down the usual comforts of viewing horror in a cinema and instead bring the story to a place …
Wellington College make their return to
the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with the wacky jukebox musical Return
to the Forbidden Planet.
Following huge success at last years Fringe, LCP Dance Theatre return this year with an extended version of this multimedia dance performance.
The writers and performers of Bonded by Blood could have possibly struck gold with having me there to review the show.
Soldier Box is a new play brought to this year’s Fringe by New Celt Productions, a company that amalgamates the talents of both Queen Margaret and Napier university’s recent grad…
Off The Curtain is described as an ‘East-meets-West’ one-woman show, using a mixture of storytelling, acting and poetic narrative.
‘The mindless monotony of routine in
the workplace’ is how Blue Moon Theatre describe the show that they have
brought to this year’s Fringe.
The Next Big Thing is a show that deals with precisely that – and the young, ambitious writer who’s striving to attain it.
The idea of a comedy play that’s centred around something we are all really familiar with at the moment - ‘listicles’ - is quite intriguing.
Braz Dos Santos has quite the tale to tell.
Apphia Campbell brings an all-encompassing presence to the stage during this solo performance.
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