Thünderbards

Thünderbards

Thünderbards present a two man sketch show that leaves the audience in stitches. Glenn Moore and Matt Stevens take the audience through a book of ‘short stories’ making for a fast paced and well constructed show... 

Big Boys Don't Cry

Big Boys Don't Cry

Bobby Bulloch takes us through his journey to parenthood in a one man show set in a living room written by Elizabeth R Davidson. Although the premise of one actor telling a story in one place for an hour may seem daunting, boring even, Bulloch does well to keep his audience captivated... 

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence follows the story of a Jewish grandmother, mother and daughter. The grandmother is an Auschwitz survivor with a dark secret, the mother feels burdened by her mother’s memories and the daughter is intent on researching and uncovering her family’s history... 

AntiGraham

AntiGraham

Sketch comedy group Graham present an hour long show based around a boy trapped in an underground bunker, following an apocalyptic badger invasion. The narrative of this particular show does work well, but only up to a point; I felt that the opening and ending sketches of the story - in which the boy and his mother try to uncover time travel - were not as strong as the rest of the show... 

Four Walls

Four Walls

Four Walls playfully follows the story of Sara, a girl who wakes up to her slippers farting, her mirror talking back to her and her kettle boiling at the brim. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Beauty and the Beast... 

David Baddiel - Fame: Not the Musical

David Baddiel - Fame: Not the Musical

‘Fame is a mask that eats into the face’. This is the strapline David Baddiel has chosen to employ for his first Fringe stand-up gig in 16 years. It defines fame as an unshakable cloak, which covers the true human identity of any celebrity from the public eye... 

Ciara

Ciara

Traverse Theatre is the central hub of Scottish new writing. Ciara, written by David Harrower, is one of Traverse’s most talked-about shows this Fringe and I can see why. The piece is a one woman monologue delivered by Ciara (Blythe Duff), daughter of one of Glasgow’s most infamous gangsters... 

Lead Pencil

Lead Pencil

Lead Pencil deliver a wacky, ‘90s themed sketch show, with nostalgic throwbacks and two dimensional, completely hand drawn set and props. Much of the humour surrounding the sketches relies on this group’s focus on nonsense... 

Ballad of the Burning Star
BOBBY WINNER

Ballad of the Burning Star

After two years dominating the Fringe with critically acclaimed Translunar Paradise, Theatre Ad Infinitum are back with a brand new show. Ballad Of The Burning Star is completely and utterly different from last year’s smash hit... 

Hirsch

Hirsch

Hirsch is a well written and brilliantly performed biographical account of the turbulent life of Hungarian director John Hirsch from the perspective of an actor, Alon Nashman, who worked with the influential artist... 

Fight Night

Fight Night

The name Ontroerend Goed packs a punch. They are a multiple Fringe First winning company, back with a new immersive piece which explores voting systems. The theme is incredibly relevant in a current global political climate where new democracies have been rejected and quashed and in which cases such as Bradley Manning vs USA have put governmental powers under intense public scrutiny... 

Edinburgh Comedy AllStars

Edinburgh Comedy AllStars

McEwan Hall is one of the vastest spaces at the Fringe. Fitting for a stand up show formatted almost identically to the prestigious ‘Live at the Apollo’. The nature of this particular format, in which three guest performers showcase 15 minutes of material strung together by a compere, makes it particularly difficult to review as the bill changes daily... 

Ellievision

Ellievision

Ellie Taylor’s bold and vibrant style of stand up comedy makes her a pleasure to watch. She has a great ability to connect with her audience, made stronger by the intimate space; Taylor welcomes her audience in and settles them down for a corker of a set... 

Tangram

Tangram

At times contemporary dance and physical theatre is dismissed by new audiences as pretentious, shut off, or incomprehensible; Tangram is the opposite. Stefan Sing and Cristiana Casadio have created a piece that absolutely opens the door to its audience, using juggling and dance in perfect harmony to take us through the trials and tribulations of love... 

The Man in the Moone

The Man in the Moone

The Man in the Moone, by the clearly passionate Rhum and Clay Theatre company, tells the story of Man’s fascination with the moon and his struggle to reach it. The piece is lighthearted, visually pleasing and laced with charm...