Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

This production was just about as far from the frenzied, quirky performances that the Fringe is renowned for as you can get. 

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

During the Fringe, a haven for ill equipped hastily prepared venues, it can be reassuring to witness a comedy show at a place dedicated to stand up all year round. 

Grimaldi: King of the Clowns

Grimaldi: King of the Clowns

This piece, performed by students of Howard Payne University, tells the tragedy-laced story of Joseph Grimaldi, father of the modern day clown. 

Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol

Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol

As you will quickly gather from this show Marcel believes himself to be better than you. 

Letters, Boxes and Other Things That Shouldn't Be Opened

Letters, Boxes and Other Things That Shouldn't Be Opened

It’s hard to know how to judge Rare Notions Theatre Company’s first contribution to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

BBC: London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Screening

BBC: London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Screening

There was something of a party atmosphere around the BBC Fringe venue on the evening of the 12th. 

Moondial

Moondial

This piece by Moving Lights Theatre Company tells of a dreamlike adventure through the imagination of a depressed young woman. 

Formby

Formby

In this one man show, Ewan Wardrop plays the part of George Formby and various other characters telling the colourful life stories of this much loved entertainer. 

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare

This pretty much does what it says on the tin. 

Chariot: The Eric Liddell Story

Chariot: The Eric Liddell Story

There was something very apt about this production. 

Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce is a farcical darkly comic story about a man called Joe who is put on trial for shooting a girl with a plastic gun. 

As You Like It

As You Like It

This was an intriguing and innovative portrayal of one of the bard’s best known comedies performed by an all male cast of eleven. 

Bitesize Chekhov

Bitesize Chekhov

D’Animate presents three of Chekhov’s short plays, perhaps adding a touch more comedy than some might associate with the Russian master. 

Don Juan

Don Juan

This Jackinabox Productions piece tells the classic tale of Don Juan’s battle of wits with the devil. 

Rick Shapiro: Rebirth

Rick Shapiro: Rebirth

This is a very odd hour indeed. 

David O'Doherty Presents 403 Second Masterworks

David O'Doherty Presents 403 Second Masterworks

The format for this show is very simple. 

Yianni: Numb and Number - Free

Yianni: Numb and Number - Free

Yianni, an Australian Greek, describes his show as ‘hyperlogical’. 

Luke Toulson - Luke Who's Talking

Luke Toulson - Luke Who's Talking

A tall and thin Edwin Van Der Sar lookalike rambled up to the mic and proceeded to announce that he was in fact Luke and not just one of the audience who fancied a go. 

A Betrayal of Penguins - Harmed and Dangerous

A Betrayal of Penguins - Harmed and Dangerous

The Penguins, including a last minute substitute penguin, are very likeable. 

Colin Mars: A Life Full of Lemons

Colin Mars: A Life Full of Lemons

Colin Mars put on a brave face for a disappointing turnout. 

The Cambridge Footlights: Perfect Strangers

The Cambridge Footlights: Perfect Strangers

It was not wholly surprising to see Footlight’s ex-president David Mitchell in the auditorium inspecting his former outfit in the context for which they are best known, the Fring… 

The Complex: Oedipus

The Complex: Oedipus

This piece from Terrible Edgar is an intriguing metatheatrical reworking of Sophocles’ mother of all tragedies. 

German Comedian

German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh is a German comedian. 

Firebird

Firebird

This is an imaginative piece from the bright young theatre company Ikou!.