Lords of Strut: Chaos

Lords of Strut: Chaos

If you were the kind of kid that rocked out in your room with hairbrush in hand (or if you do it to this day), you’ll like Lords of Strut: Chaos. 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories!

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories!

On a dark and stormy night at the Fringe, Will Seaward’s Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories will warm your cockles rather than chill you to the bone. 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Returning to the Fringe for the third year running, this text adventure game-gone-big seems to have more lives than it gives its players. 

Knightmare Live - Level 2

Knightmare Live - Level 2

For fans of the original kids’ show, Knightmare Live - Level 2 is a dream come true. 

Bulletproof

Bulletproof

“What happens when you think you’re being hilarious and other people just think you are causing anarchy?” Despite beginning with a gripping premise about censors, sensitivity a… 

Thünderbards: Seconds

Thünderbards: Seconds

With a show based around time travel, Thunderbards make a whole hour zip merrily by. 

Beth Vyse: Get Up With Hands!

Beth Vyse: Get Up With Hands!

Hands down, Get Up With Hands! is the funniest thing I’ve seen at the Fringe this year. 

FanFiction Comedy

FanFiction Comedy

Big-time book nerd Lev Grossman once told Time magazine that “fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band… 

Lee Griffiths: Post Traumatic Sketch Disorder

Lee Griffiths: Post Traumatic Sketch Disorder

Lee Griffiths: Post-Traumatic Sketch Disorder lays out the comic’s psyche by following Freud (just about) through funny family hang-ups by way of kid’s books, cock lengths and cr… 

Sparks

Sparks

It is either apt or ironic that a show whose set recreates a building site feels a little messy. 

Darius Davies' HBÖ Special Uncensored

Darius Davies' HBÖ Special Uncensored

Davies is a dynamo and a wonder to behold on stage. 

The Full Bronte! Literary Cabaret

The Full Bronte! Literary Cabaret

“Faster than pen can set it down, came panic, rushing, crushing—a blind, selfish, cruel chaos. 

A Career in Theatre Management

A Career in Theatre Management

To present such a talk upon the ins and outs of theatre at its bare business-driven bones is both innovative and opportune during the fracas of the Fringe, when an attentive audien… 

CineFringe Film Festival 2013

CineFringe Film Festival 2013

CineFringe is a small affair, yet its efforts to fly the filmic flag at the Fringe are admirable. 

The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults

The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults

The art of kamishibai - a Japanese form of ‘paper play’ in which tales are told with illustrated slides drawn one by one through a central frame both physical and fictional - i… 

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

The Foodies Festival largely delivers what it promises: ‘Artisan producers’ - check; ‘Michelin-starred chefs cooking live’ - check; ‘the best in fine food and drink’ … 

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

The title ‘Coming into Fashion’ proves incredibly appropriate for this exhibition. 

The Bob Blackman Appreciation Society Bonanza / Free Festival

The Bob Blackman Appreciation Society Bonanza / Free Festival

A mad mish-mash of absurdism and warped nostalgia, encountering the Bob Blackman Appreciation Society felt more akin to my psyche bleeding out into the back room of an old boozer t… 

Art of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce

Art of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce

Aptly for an exhibition of graphite and glasswork, Alison Kinnaird’s Luminesce is a gentle and delicate affair. 

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

It could be deemed ironic that our group was thrice threatened with murder before our tour had kicked off. 

Get Conceptual

Get Conceptual

The concept of a conceptual art discussion, held in a faux-Victorian salon-style parlour is the epitome of metaphorical marmite: some people would love a chance to languidly wax ly… 

The Hour

The Hour

Littered with pickled brains and collectible little curios, Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge feels as much an absinthe-addled emporium of wonders as it does a gin-slinging sales … 

Uncle Henry's Happy Hour

Uncle Henry's Happy Hour

Claiming to have made millions with an 80s boomtime business in the corrugated iron industry (before subsequently nose-diving into bankruptcy), Uncle Henry is certainly rather rich… 

Edinburgh: A Literary City

Edinburgh: A Literary City

It is difficult to discuss Allan Foster’s talk, Edinburgh: A Literary City, in division from its glorious venue: the ostentatiously oddball Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge. 

Terror Tour

Terror Tour

The name Auld Reekie Tours, our intrepid tour guide informs us, is taken from an old affectionate nickname for Edinburgh herself; it refers to the stench and smoke of olden-day roa… 

Nitekirk - Free

Nitekirk - Free

Setting up within the whitewashed walls of Greyfriars Church, Nitekirk is a gentle affair. 

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales

A few hours spent interrogating From Death to Death and Other Small Tales - the Scottish National Gallery’s brilliant new exhibition - feels as much like a psychic regression ses… 

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

In precisely the same manner as is the sumptuously propagandist portrait that opens it, this exhibition is one transparently motivated by an effort at pure populism. 

For the Trumpets Shall Sound

For the Trumpets Shall Sound

If Siegfried Sassoon had written Brideshead Revisited, the result would likely resemble Another Company’s original piece, For The Trumpets Shall Sound.