This production was just about as far from the frenzied, quirky performances that the Fringe is renowned for as you can get.
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.
This piece, performed by students of Howard Payne University, tells the tragedy-laced story of Joseph Grimaldi, father of the modern day clown.
As you will quickly gather from this show Marcel believes himself to be better than you.
It’s hard to know how to judge Rare Notions Theatre Company’s first contribution to the Edinburgh Fringe.
There was something of a party atmosphere around the BBC Fringe venue on the evening of the 12th.
This piece by Moving Lights Theatre Company tells of a dreamlike adventure through the imagination of a depressed young woman.
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.
This pretty much does what it says on the tin.
There was something very apt about this production.
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.
This was an intriguing and innovative portrayal of one of the bard’s best known comedies performed by an all male cast of eleven.
D’Animate presents three of Chekhov’s short plays, perhaps adding a touch more comedy than some might associate with the Russian master.
This Jackinabox Productions piece tells the classic tale of Don Juan’s battle of wits with the devil.
This is a very odd hour indeed.
The format for this show is very simple.
Yianni, an Australian Greek, describes his show as ‘hyperlogical’.
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.
The Penguins, including a last minute substitute penguin, are very likeable.
Colin Mars put on a brave face for a disappointing turnout.
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…
This piece from Terrible Edgar is an intriguing metatheatrical reworking of Sophocles’ mother of all tragedies.
Christian Schulte-Loh is a German comedian.
This is an imaginative piece from the bright young theatre company Ikou!.
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