East, A Woman Shifting On Time Axis…

East, A Woman Shifting On Time Axis…

The Water Reflection Dance Ensemble delivers a very strong performance that’s extremely visually pleasing. The stage is small and simple, with a black backdrop and a single wooden chair with beautiful and exquisite three-inch lotus shoes perched on top... 

Seymour Mace Presents, Marmaduke Spatula’s F*ckin’ Spectacular Cabaret of Sunshine Show.

Seymour Mace Presents, Marmaduke Spatula’s F*ckin’ Spectacular Cabaret of Sunshine Show.

I’m afraid I don’t particularly trust shows with exceptionally long titles that are self-claimed ‘spectacular’. Silly and childish humour doesn’t appeal to everyone. So when I entered the room to see Marmaduke Spatula’s F*ckin’ Spectacular Cabaret of Sunshine Show and saw drawings of animals, poo, farts and penises, I was sceptical about the outcome of this show... 

Lost Voice Guy - A Voice of Choice

Lost Voice Guy - A Voice of Choice

Lost Voice Guy is the funniest comedian I’ve seen on the Fringe so far. Lee Ridley may not be able to speak but he is more than able to make people laugh. This is Ridley’s first show but it doesn’t look like it, as he gets the audience laughing from the moment he gets on stage and all the way until the end... 

Afterhours Comedy

Afterhours Comedy

Every Saturday of the Fringe, Afterhours Comedy is presented at the Assembly Roxy. A great way to finish off the day or to start the night. Four comedians come on stage and you can be sure they’re all great... 

Alex Kealy and Friends

Alex Kealy and Friends

Alex Kealy and Friends promise an hour of humour. The bad news is, Kealy’s not funny. The good news is, his friends are. Granted, the venue is small and the audience even smaller, still, there should be more laughs in an hour of stand-up... 

She Was Probably Not a Robot

She Was Probably Not a Robot

Stuart Bowden expertly manages to perform a rather sad and dark story in a completely hilarious way. This low-tech, DIY one man show about the end of the world and a woman from space manages to be funny, endearing, sad and absurd simultaneously... 

Sock Puppet

Sock Puppet

John Luke Roberts puts on a brilliant, surreal tale of a haunted sock. It is a one man horror comedy, assisted by the performance of one talented red sock. The script is very well written, witty and educated... 

In Two Minds

In Two Minds

Choreographers Chan and Cunningham want to show you their inner dance and say that ‘dance is more than aesthetics’. Unfortunately, this show lacks all aesthetics. I was excited to see the mixture between two great choreographers and expected a powerful combination of dance techniques from the East and West... 

Death and Gardening

Death and Gardening

From the start, the three characters that welcome you to this show about death are filled with an energy and hilarity that captures the audience and holds them until the end. Predominantly a comedy, the play also explores the tragic side of death: the main character, David, expertly played by Viktor Lukawski, leaves a mother (Nessa Rey) and pregnant wife (Charlotte Dubery) behind at the early age of 32... 

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

The thing about the Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow is that it’s never the same – but you can always count on it to be entertaining. The show promises to show the cream of Fringe comedians – and that’s exactly what it does... 

Fright or Flight

Fright or Flight

3 is a Crowd certainly put on an entertaining show, although somewhat of an odd one. There are various scenes, all of them involving birds of one kind or another, in which the three women seem to enjoy beating each other up... 

Secrets of the Elders of Zion

Secrets of the Elders of Zion

Add another star to this review if you are familiar with Jewish culture. Hayden Cohen talks about a secret Jewish society that aims to take over the world and his scepticism about its existence, but at the same time longing to be a part of it... 

Dinner is Swerved

Dinner is Swerved

None of the diners really knew what to expect from this performance. Some of the audience looked just as confused throughout as they themselves became almost as much a part of the performance as the actors... 

SingleMarriedGirl

SingleMarriedGirl

Heather Bagnall puts on a lovely monologue about the life of a woman, Laurel, who is going through a divorce and enjoying her new single status and independence. If you think you’re going to see a play about how she goes off the rails and hits on every boy in town, think again... 

Minnie and Mona Play Dead

Minnie and Mona Play Dead

This show is about suicide and death. It really is. The title sort of sounds like it’s a kid show - and Minnie and Mona are child characters - but you probably wouldn’t want to bring your kids to see it... 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Somehow I was expecting this to be a dark version of Beauty and the Beast told through shadow puppetry. The promotion picture alludes to shadow puppetry, as does the name of the company and the description promises to be ‘reimagined with puppetry and live music... 

Crying Out Loud presents l'Après-midi d'un Foehn - Version 1

Crying Out Loud presents l'Après-midi d'un Foehn - Version 1

Although listed as a children show and only 25 minutes long, this beautiful but simple production certainly made an impact on the audience members, no matter what their age was. A cast made up mainly of colourful plastic bags puts on a delicate dance for the spectators along with music of French composer Claude Debussy... 

Tim FitzHigham: Challenger

Tim FitzHigham: Challenger

I arrived to see this year’s Challenger with high hopes, and I was not disappointed. Tim FitzHigham has been to the Edinburgh Fringe every year since he was 18 and always presents a show where he challenges himself...