Crucible

Crucible

Something pungent was bubbling away on the cauldron, centre stage, when I took my seat on the grassy knoll last night. 

Viva Las Vegans

Viva Las Vegans

‘Is it a good idea to link together a group of comedians for a Fringe show based purely on the common thread of dietary choice?’ I asked my husband as we took a stroll along George… 

Door-to-Door Poetry

Door-to-Door Poetry

Forget flowers, chocolates or even a home-baked cake. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

If you haven’t already heard of this band of bawdy, Bardy performers, it prompts the question, “Is this your first time to the Fringe?” If the answer is yes - what have you b… 

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere

Jacob Lovick and Tyler Harding (Edinburgh Fringe LST Sketch-Off Finalists, 2017) are at it again! Last night at the Fringe Espionage venue this double act – otherwise known as Lo… 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

A humble deck of cards, a ninja (well, a likeable Kiwi), a lofty-heighted venue and audience participation, all added up to an hour well spent at the Gilded Balloon today. 

Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father's Guide to Parenting

Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father's Guide to Parenting

When I heard the Radio 5 live interview with Laurence Clark at the end of July, I was immediately struck by the sense that this was a really nice guy: level-headed, easy-going, art… 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

When SISATA was formed in 2012 they originally focused on the re-telling of Shakespearean plays, but they've always followed the central aim of bringing 'classic stories to… 

Offside

Offside

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Ensonglopedia of Animals

Did you know that you share 50% DNA with the humble banana? Unicorns do exist (well, kind of) in the shape of the narwhal and that the Portuguese man o’ war is not one creature but… 

White Girls

White Girls

If you’re looking for a thought-provoking Fringe Show, White Girls, by Madeleine Accalia, could fit the bill. 

Victorious

Victorious

Driving home from Victorious last night (Hannah Brackenbury’s one-woman Victoria Wood tribute show) I wondered: if Wood could have chosen someone to celebrate and showcase her wo… 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“Well, that was much better than the Hamlet one,” an audience member noted to her friend as we filed out at the end of Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

Can You Put This in the Bin for Me?

Can You Put This in the Bin for Me?

I have the greatest admiration for stand-up comedians. 

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away by Cole Moreton

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away by Cole Moreton

"Make a fist with your hand and place it roughly where you think your heart should be," Cole Moreton instructs us at the start of his set, The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away… 

Just Don’t Do It

Just Don’t Do It

'I’m frightened', my proudly-feminist husband says while reading a Google-searched summary of Just Don’t Do It as we sit waiting for the start of the show. 

Drunk With A Pen

Drunk With A Pen

Joseph J Clark is a poet on a mission. 

Kerplunk!

Kerplunk!

Who remembers Kerplunk - that childhood board game of precariously balancing marbles on multi-coloured sticks? Kerplunk!, the 2018 Brighton Fringe show that shares this title, is a…