Chris Ramsey: Offermation

Chris Ramsey: Offermation

Chris Ramsey bounds onto the stage undaunted by the damp crowd and trails of water across his venue and immediately engages the crowd with a vibrant and glowing confidence. This might seem a little intimidating at such close proximity... 

Bespoke Magic - On the Fringe of Reality

Bespoke Magic - On the Fringe of Reality

I may be wrong - and do tell me if you know how it's done - but I think I may have just seen the best, simplest, most perplexing and gob-stoppingly awesome trick I've ever seen. Really... 

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

There's nothing more exhilarating than to find yourself amongst a gurglesome, gleeful group of giggling kids, as I recently did at C aquila. The cast of Hurry up and Wait deftly conduct their entrapped audience through a time-flying fifty minutes of clowning, miming, mugging and fun... 

Doug Segal: I Know What You're Thinking - Free

Doug Segal: I Know What You're Thinking - Free

Doug Segal delivers a perplexing array of mind-blowing, mind-reading tricks modulating gradually to a standing ovation climax. Had this climax come at the end of the show it would have been a perfect free night out - however, ten extra minutes of less impressive psychic slight-of-mind were tagged unceremoniously onto the end... 

The King's Got Donkey's Ears!

The King's Got Donkey's Ears!

In the perfect setting of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, sixty or so children of varying ages and sizes sat enraptured by the accomplished storytelling and puppetry of the Theatre of Widdershins... 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees is a consummate piece of children's theatre. The multi-award winning show has toured extensively and been lauded throughout the world. It is a simple, gentle tale of a man who dedicates his life to planting trees and helps build a thriving town... 

Inventions Going Bang

Inventions Going Bang

Smoke rings, remote control candle snuffers, fizzy IRN-BRU and the world's first steam engine are worth the entrance fee alone. Combine that irresistible collection of kiddy-delighting fare with Marty Jopson's sheer delight in his wacky work and you have a show to enthrall even the youngest child... 

Circus Oz - 30th Birthday Bash

Circus Oz - 30th Birthday Bash

Circus Oz bounds on to the stage showing no sign of slowing after 30 years of hoops, balls and ropes. This is high-energy, no-holds-barred three-ringed joy! Slick new takes on old standards and some bright new ideas are thrown into the ring with careless abandon and the crowd adores it... 

Simon Callow - A Festival Dickens. Dr. Marigold and Mr.Chops - The Dwarf.

Simon Callow - A Festival Dickens. Dr. Marigold and Mr.Chops - The Dwarf.

Callow has a strong and long relationship with Dickens including a hugely successful performance as the author himself in “The Mystery of Charles Dickens“, and appearing as the man once again in an episode of “Doctor Who... 

The Aluminum Show

The Aluminum Show

A high-octane thundering spectacular neatly wrapped in BacoFoil.This is a futurist international show much in the vein of the Blue Man Group and Slava's Snow Show - there's no language barrier but a collection of puppetry, tricks and slick dancing based around the theme of Aluminum... 

Danny Bhoy - By the Way

Danny Bhoy - By the Way

This is consumate top-class stand-up comedy from Danny Bhoy. Despite a few dries in which he seems more frustrated with himself than we are with him - this is a startingly tight, intelligent show... 

Plague! The Musical

Plague! The Musical

This is fast-moving musical treatment of the bubonic plague of London performed by a bouyant cast of young actor/singers, but the strong and vibrant performances all round are let down by a script which is stylistically inconsistant and derivative... 

Will and Greg - A Sketch Show

Will and Greg - A Sketch Show

A sterling selection of inspired nonsense. This is brand new comedy, fresh from the quippieries, that had the audience in tears of laughter - and occassionally the cast, too!Will and Greg present stunningly inspired ideas, deftly played and handled... 

Potted Pirates

Potted Pirates

Despite almost drowning amidst a tidal wave of props, costumes and word-play Dan and Jeff emerge from the blue-briny with a blistering hour of high-ranking kids comedy.Following on from the sell-out Potted Potter, our able seamen take arms against a sea of pirates... 

Caesar Twins

Caesar Twins

Two stunning blonde acrobats vaulting, twisting, lunging and splashing their way through a a perfectly structured set of jaw-dropping skills and inspiration.The Caesar Twins have been thrilling audiences around the world with their perfected honed act for years... 

Flanders and Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

Flanders and Swann: At the Drop of a Hippopotamus

A piano, a music stand, a garden hose plus two finely dressed English fellows - and you have the main ingredients of this stiff-upper-lipped-tribute band. This is the England of the 50's and the England of Flanders and Swann... 

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum

A strong old Broadyway warhorse,“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” originally opened with Zero Mostel in the lead followed by Frankie Howerd in the UK. A mixed bag of plot lines from Plautus are woven into a finely honed hit - it ran for years... 

Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

“And hast thou slain the air-conditioner?”A valiant troupe of young players take on not only Carroll's epic rhyme but a ludicrous space and some pretty dishevelled costumes and deafening air-conditioning, and emerge unscathed with a number of bright moments and engaging performances... 

Tim Vine - Punslinger

Tim Vine - Punslinger

Tim Vine gallops onto stage to a hearty yee-har of approval from a punloving posse corraled in the Pleasance 1. From the outset he fires rally after rally of well-aimed gags each greeted with whooping war-cries of delight from the crowd... 

Roy Walker - Goodbye Mr. Chips

Roy Walker - Goodbye Mr. Chips

A monolithic unblinking TV screen sits quietly upstage setting the tone of safe, snug reliability - and that's what we get but with the added twinkling charm of a man whose act has been perfected over many, many years...