The Magnets: All This Time

The Magnets: All This Time

They may have the charm of a boy band but The Magnets are certainly all men. 

Xara Vaughan

Xara Vaughan

Xara Vaughn is a charming, funny and clearly very talented performer. 

This Was the World and I Was King

This Was the World and I Was King

The force and power of a child’s imagination against adversity has long been fodder for writers. 

The Pearl

The Pearl

Based on John Steinbeck’s novella of the same name, The Pearl tells the story of the poor pearl diver Kino and what happens when he discovers ‘the pearl of the world’. 

Going Dark!

Going Dark!

At the start of the show I heard some people remark that they had seen Beth Vyse last year and had come back. 

Janey Godley Is Ungagged

Janey Godley Is Ungagged

The mother-daughter duo of Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie kicked off this show with a rather unusual bit of audience interaction. 

East End Boy West End Girl - Free

East End Boy West End Girl - Free

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after their Australian sojourn is EastEnd Cabaret. 

Sincerely, Mr Toad

Sincerely, Mr Toad

For over one hundred years The Wind in The Willows has remained one of the most popular pieces of English literature. 

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

“I have a moshpit!” yelled Ali McGregor as her eager audience gathered round and popped the bubbles she was producing. 

Scroobius Pip - Words

Scroobius Pip - Words

Joining the fringe for the first time Scroobius Pip seemed right at home on the stage. 

Arthur's Quest: A Medieval Musical

Arthur's Quest: A Medieval Musical

Expertly treading the line between cheese and charm is this new musical from Augment Productions. 

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance at the King’s Head Theatre presented by Charles Court Opera is a fantastic and funny production of the classic light opera. 

The Room

The Room

The Room is one of the worst films ever made. 

Men of Character - Free

Men of Character - Free

Men of Character describes itself as two one-man sketch shows that overlap with one another with an overarching plot line. 

Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

In this adaptation of the novella of the same name by Henry James, HookHitch Theatre present the story of a governess hired to care for orphaned siblings on an estate that seems to… 

Playing Fate

Playing Fate

Playing Fate is the story of a relationship told in reverse. 

(remor)

(remor)

Remor is immediately unsettling. 

Polly

Polly

As the audience walked in to the magical setting of Polly our narrator, Veronica Hare, told everyone to pick up a little note, paper and pens. 

BBC: Radio 1's Fun and Filth Cabaret - Night 1

BBC: Radio 1's Fun and Filth Cabaret - Night 1

BBC: Radio 1’s Fun and Filth Cabaret returns to the Fringe with its hosts Scot Mills and Nick Grimshaw. 

William

William

“Has anyone been on an adventure today?” asked Veronica Hare as she welcomed the audience into the magical space for William, a one-person storytelling performance combined wit… 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

From the very first ‘Argh’, this show was filled with so much enthusiasm it was almost scary. 

Me and Mr C

Me and Mr C

From the start the atmosphere was decidedly unusual for something described as improv. 

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

There once was an ugly duckling. 

Midnight at the Boar's Head

Midnight at the Boar's Head

I have always been of the opinion that Shakespeare cannot be read but must be performed. 

When I Grow Up I Want to Be...

When I Grow Up I Want to Be...

The message of the play is simple - with a bit of imagination and intent every child has the potential to be anything. 

Whale Tale

Whale Tale

As the younger members of the audience ran around the room chasing bubbles before the show began it was immediately apparent that Ricochet Theatre understood their audience. 

One Hour Only

One Hour Only

As the lights dimmed for the start of One Hour Only, video projections and voice-overs appeared on stage, calling the audience to attention as the characters set the scene for the … 

Bossa Novas and More

Bossa Novas and More

Bossa Nova and More is a Hungarian guitar duo that aims to play authentic Bossa Nova combined with less traditional numbers to create an entirely enjoyable experience. 

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

The classic tale of The Velveteen Rabbit is a favorite throughout the world. 

Cusp

Cusp

Cusp is a coming-of-age story told through the voices of many to describe the journey of one woman. 

The Oxford Revue: But Seriously

The Oxford Revue: But Seriously

The Oxford Revue’s initial introduction takes advantage of its location’s atmospheric setting. 

Le Gateau Chocolat

Le Gateau Chocolat

The set is elaborately decked out to look like a diva’s dressing room. 

Chekhov Shorts

Chekhov Shorts

Duddingston Kirk may be slightly further afield than some of the more central Fringe venues but the performances here presented are worth the journey. 

Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat

Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat

Dead Cat Bounce embody all that a concept rock band should. 

Rent

Rent

As Jonathon Larson’s most well-known and best-loved work, any production of Rent has high standards to live up to. 

The Magnets

The Magnets

I hesitate to describe The Magnets as an a cappella band, because I am still not entirely convinced there was not a full band on stage. 

The Alleycats - a Cappella with Cattitude

The Alleycats - a Cappella with Cattitude

The Alleycats present an energetic fun-filled show with popular music. 

Alzheimer's the Musical: A Night to Remember!

Alzheimer's the Musical: A Night to Remember!

Alzheimer’s The Musical is a peek into the lives of those who might be getting slightly older in body but who are most definitely young at heart. 

WitTank

WitTank

Once again WitTank return to the Fringe with a material that is sure to entertain. 

Evil - The Musical

Evil - The Musical

Evil - The Musical details the lives of seven evil villains as they battle Guy Super and endeavor to become the most evil of all. 

The Spaces Between

The Spaces Between

As their show title suggests The Jane Austen Argument explore the spaces in the world we live in: the spaces that exist everywhere, both physically and emotionally, the spaces that… 

Danny Bevins: Infectious Waste

Danny Bevins: Infectious Waste

Danny Bevins is not a gentle comedian. 

Raw

Raw

Raw follows a woman’s journey of self-discovery as she ventures forth from her monotonous everyday life in search of something more. 

Nine - The Musical

Nine - The Musical

Nine - The Musical tells the story of Guido Contini, a fictional movie director in 1960s Italy, as he goes through a mid-life crisis. 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Off-Broadway’s longest running musical comes to the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Ali McGregor's Something Old, Something New

Ali McGregor's Something Old, Something New

With her phenomenal voice and subtle and sexy ambiance, Ali McGregor knows how to make an entrance. 

The  Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper is an adaptation of the short story by the same name. 

The Rape of Lucrece

The Rape of Lucrece

The Rape of Lucrece is Shakespeare’s narrative poem detailing the vicious assault on the heroine and its disastrous ramifications. 

Bluebeard: A Fairy Tale for Adults

Bluebeard: A Fairy Tale for Adults

Bluebeard sets out to challenge the conventions of the standard fairly tale, and the values and desires it represents that have become our cultural norm. 

Lillia

Lillia

Despite the best efforts of the cast, Lillia fails to achieve the level of intensity it aspires to. 

Some Small Love Story

Some Small Love Story

With its modest and pretty title, Some Small Love Story sets the tone for its performance.