They may have the charm of a boy band but The Magnets are certainly all men.
Xara Vaughn is a charming, funny and clearly very talented performer.
The force and power of a child’s imagination against adversity has long been fodder for writers.
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’.
At the start of the show I heard some people remark that they had seen Beth Vyse last year and had come back.
The mother-daughter duo of Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie kicked off this show with a rather unusual bit of audience interaction.
Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after their Australian sojourn is EastEnd Cabaret.
For over one hundred years The Wind in The Willows has remained one of the most popular pieces of English literature.
“I have a moshpit!” yelled Ali McGregor as her eager audience gathered round and popped the bubbles she was producing.
Joining the fringe for the first time Scroobius Pip seemed right at home on the stage.
Expertly treading the line between cheese and charm is this new musical from Augment Productions.
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 is one of the worst films ever made.
Men of Character describes itself as two one-man sketch shows that overlap with one another with an overarching plot line.
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 is the story of a relationship told in reverse.
Remor is immediately unsettling.
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 returns to the Fringe with its hosts Scot Mills and Nick Grimshaw.
“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…
From the very first ‘Argh’, this show was filled with so much enthusiasm it was almost scary.
From the start the atmosphere was decidedly unusual for something described as improv.
There once was an ugly duckling.
I have always been of the opinion that Shakespeare cannot be read but must be performed.
The message of the play is simple - with a bit of imagination and intent every child has the potential to be anything.
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.
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 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 classic tale of The Velveteen Rabbit is a favorite throughout the world.
Cusp is a coming-of-age story told through the voices of many to describe the journey of one woman.
The Oxford Revue’s initial introduction takes advantage of its location’s atmospheric setting.
The set is elaborately decked out to look like a diva’s dressing room.
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 embody all that a concept rock band should.
As Jonathon Larson’s most well-known and best-loved work, any production of Rent has high standards to live up to.
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 present an energetic fun-filled show with popular music.
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.
Once again WitTank return to the Fringe with a material that is sure to entertain.
Evil - The Musical details the lives of seven evil villains as they battle Guy Super and endeavor to become the most evil of all.
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 is not a gentle comedian.
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 tells the story of Guido Contini, a fictional movie director in 1960s Italy, as he goes through a mid-life crisis.
Off-Broadway’s longest running musical comes to the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
With her phenomenal voice and subtle and sexy ambiance, Ali McGregor knows how to make an entrance.
The Yellow Wallpaper is an adaptation of the short story by the same name.
The Rape of Lucrece is Shakespeare’s narrative poem detailing the vicious assault on the heroine and its disastrous ramifications.
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.
Despite the best efforts of the cast, Lillia fails to achieve the level of intensity it aspires to.
With its modest and pretty title, Some Small Love Story sets the tone for its performance.
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