John Robertson: Let’s Redecorate!

John Robertson: Let’s Redecorate!

Australian comedian John Robertson has become a well-known Fringe regular with his hit interactive gameshow, The Dark Room. Here he returns with more traditional stand-up fare in his new show, Let’s Redecorate... 

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart is unapologetically weird. As you enter the small theatre at the Thistle King James Hotel, the two young female performers, Róisín and Chiara, hand you a single crisp... 

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries

From the title, Gruesome Playground Injuries sounds like grim viewing. Indeed, there are several disturbing moments. However, at its core, this new play from American writer Rajiv Joseph is tender and warm-hearted, charting the unlikely friendship of the two injury-prone protagonists – Doug (Brad Fleischer) and Kayleen (Jules Wilcox)... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Youth Music Theatre UK have done something rather remarkable in their new production of Macbeth. They have created a show that is so original that it stands apart from all other productions of Shakespeare’s tragedy, while simultaneously being polished, engaging and dramatic... 

Satan Speaks: 'Why I Don't Exist' A TED-ish Talk

Satan Speaks: 'Why I Don't Exist' A TED-ish Talk

According to Baudelaire, the greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. In this new darkly comic monologue, American actor Bart McCarthy attempts this very trick... 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is a challenging Shakespeare play to stage – it requires a deft touch whether you play it for laughs or more seriously. It is one of the bard’s less nuanced plays and so can easily become overblown or trivial... 

Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice

A 250-year-old opera is a difficult proposition for the Edinburgh Fringe, where the emphasis is frequently placed on innovation and experimentation. It is thus refreshing to discover that The About Turn Theatre Company’s production of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice is a truly modern and urgent show... 

Dendritical

Dendritical

At the heart of Dendritical, the latest performance art piece by Christy Ann Brown, lies a contradiction. It is in many respects unpolished, confused and at points bordering on self-parody...