Deimos

Deimos

A ‘journey into fear’, Deimos succeeded in one single respect: to instil the everlasting terror of anything billed at 2 hours 50 minutes. 

The School of Night's Spontaneous Shakespeare

The School of Night's Spontaneous Shakespeare

Cards on the table: this is an incredibly impressive show. 

The Bridge That Tom Built

The Bridge That Tom Built

It is always sheer joy to watch Dominic Allen perform. 

Omega

Omega

A triumph of style over substance, the bright and flashy Omega from blackSKYwhite offers an awful lot of bark with little in the way of bite. 

Boris & Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure

Boris & Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure

‘We’re gonna scam these fuckers real good’ confides Sergey to his brother Boris behind a shielding screen. 

Holes by Tom Basden

Holes by Tom Basden

Never has a plane crash induced so much hilarity. 

Kind

Kind

In this lifeless production, we follow the tale of a young woman, Skildir, as she struggles to cope with life in a secluded island community and an abusive stepfather. 

Tourniquet 2013

Tourniquet 2013

Every time I recall this show, the nightmares return. 

Sappho ... in 9 Fragments

Sappho ... in 9 Fragments

As fleeting as the surviving Sapphic snippets themselves, Sappho… In 9 Fragments shall vanish from Edinburgh come tomorrow and this review will be nothing more than dusty scholar… 

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

In a new adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s disturbing masterpiece, Cambridge ADC chop, change and miss the point entirely. 

The Librarians

The Librarians

Surreal, silly, spectacular, Minotaur Theatre Company presents a comic gem of a show that is a thoroughly entertaining experience. 

The Bloody Ballad

The Bloody Ballad

A fun, toe tappin’ schlock-horror romp, The Bloody Ballad whips up a mixture of live music and theatre to create what could be described as a narrative gig. 

Death by Shakespeare

Death by Shakespeare

I found Hurly Burly’s ‘best of Shakespeare deaths’ a thoroughly educational experience: I learnt that Shakespearean ‘best of’ simply does not work. 

Track 3

Track 3

Mad, rad, and dangerous to miss, Track 3 is a glorious treat that is sure to bring a smile to the face. 

Feral

Feral

In a beautifully executed smorgasbord of puppetry, art, sound and film, Tortoise In A Nutshell in association with Cumbernauld Theatre presents a tale of small seaside-town destruc… 

The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon

The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon

Jethro Compton has racked up so many stars in his Fringe career that he may legitimately be called a galaxy and it is with great pleasure that I add a further five. 

The Beta Males' Midnight Movie Theatre

The Beta Males' Midnight Movie Theatre

Not quite a film night and not quite a variety show, sketch comedy troupe The Beta Males play host to a feast of entertainment from some of the Fringe’s finest comedy acts while … 

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Part of the American High School Theatre Festival, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is a high speed attempt to combine all 209 fairy tales compiled by the Grimms or at least, it w… 

Paul Chowdhry - What's Happening White People

Paul Chowdhry - What's Happening White People

Describing his genre as ‘racist comedy’ and insisting that the show is not funny, Paul Chowdhry presents 55 minutes of offensive material that is often as uncomfortable as it i… 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Hilarious and energetic, this is a superb adaptation of the quintessentially English tale. 

We Got Rhythm

We Got Rhythm

According to the publicity, We Got Rhythm ‘smacks the audience in the face with a satirical spectacle of choreography, slapstick and farce’. 

The Rabbit and the Rose

The Rabbit and the Rose

Taking a seat for The Rabbit and the Rose is a treat. 

Return of the Lumberjacks (Back by Poplar Demand)

Return of the Lumberjacks (Back by Poplar Demand)

Returning from deepest darkest 1998 are Canadian comedians Craig Campbell, Glenn Wool and Stewart Francis with a showcase of their comic abilities. 

The Remarkable Rocket

The Remarkable Rocket

Set in the litter-strewn streets of Olympic London, The Remarkable Rocket follows a group of young adults hired for the opening ceremony clean-up. 

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

It is very difficult to appreciate a show when the performer alienates you from the rest of the audience. 

The Picture House

The Picture House

Choc-a-block with catchy tunes and feel-good fun, The Picture House tells the story of Penny and Oscar, a sweet couple torn apart by the Second World War. 

Paul McCaffrey: Pills'n'Thrills and Belly Laughs

Paul McCaffrey: Pills'n'Thrills and Belly Laughs

Paul McCaffrey seems less like a performer and more like a mate in a pub. 

Life Is Too Good To Be True

Life Is Too Good To Be True

An exploration of modern society and our responses to it, Life Is Too Good To Be True is a one-man show presented by the Netherlands’ Het Geluid (The Noise). 

1984

1984

EmpathEyes theatre presents a beautifully directed and innovative adaptation of Orwell’s classic dystopian novel. 

Patrick Monahan – Shooting From The Lip!

Patrick Monahan – Shooting From The Lip!

Patrick Monahan is an energetic bundle of fun. 

Charmian Hughes: Charmageddon!

Charmian Hughes: Charmageddon!

Charmian Hughes is on a mission to save the world. 

Liam Mullone: A Land Fit For F*ckwits

Liam Mullone: A Land Fit For F*ckwits

Liam Mullone is a man with a chip on his shoulder. 

Adam Hills: Mess Around

Adam Hills: Mess Around

Tired of the exhausting work of writing shows, Adam Hills has resolved to be rid of routine and base a show entirely around chatting to the audience. 

Ed Eales-White: Champions

Ed Eales-White: Champions

Ed Eales-White presents a one man sketch show championing, as he puts it, the average man on the street. 

Cabaret Nova

Cabaret Nova

Showcasing the best Cabaret of the Fringe – so states the publicity – Cabaret Nova offers 20 minute titbits of full shows running across a range of venues. 

Children's Underground Tour

Children's Underground Tour

Children’s Underground Tour offers families the chance to be guided round Edinburgh’s haunted vaults. 

Irish Shorts One

Irish Shorts One

Comprised of two one-act plays, The Words Upon The Window-Pane (W.