Niamh Marron – Stand Up Chameleon

Niamh Marron – Stand Up Chameleon

Effervescent comic and sometime Irish TV face Niamh Marron delivers an unpolished and often forced hour of fairly standard comedy material with occasional witty zingers being the only bits that lift the show... 

Magnum Hopeless

Magnum Hopeless

George Rowe delivers a decent hour of Free Fringe stand-up that never reaches truly great heights and contains more than a few missteps, but nevertheless contains a spark of something new and intriguing... 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school. Despite some positives, the show makes puzzling decisions and could do more to maximise the emotional potential of the text... 

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That’s Wrong With the Universe is a one-woman sketch show performed by Gemma Arrowsmith. Whilst the writing often fails to take advantage of creative and intelligent setups, Arrowsmith herself is a treat to watch... 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy is a low-key, quirky little Free Fringe show featuring professional philosophers sharing thoughts, answering questions, and trying their hands at comedy. Although it has more to recommend as philosophy than stand-up or performance it is a fun way for philosophy buffs at a loose end to spend an hour... 

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights show off considerable performance skills in this slickly choreographed, highly creative, and frequently fantastic hour of sketch comedy. Variety and unpredictability fizzes through the show’s entire length... 

Jack Barry: This Title Came to Me in a Dream

Jack Barry: This Title Came to Me in a Dream

In his debut hour of Fringe stand-up, Jack Barry delivers an entertaining and energetic set which, despite his insistence to the contrary, contains an undercurrent of awareness and intelligence... 

Newcastle Brown Male

Newcastle Brown Male

Rahul Kohli is not just a skilled comic; he has brains, heart, and guts enough to make Newcastle Brown Male something truly special.Right from the outset he presents an affable, quick-witted, and easy-going stage presence... 

Amy Howerska: Sasspot

Amy Howerska: Sasspot

Reviews have to be written in the context of the cost of the ticket, and while Amy Howerska’s debut stand-up hour is by no means bad per se, it never quite rises to a level high enough to justify the hefty £11... 

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Brilliantly acted and superbly written, Bismillah! is one of the best shows I have ever seen at the Fringe or anywhere else. Matthew Greenhough’s side-splitting and touching script shows us an hour in the life of Dean (Greenough), a British Army soldier being held prisoner in an Iraqi basement guarded by ISIS mujahid “Danny” (Nate Birdi)... 

101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

Though billed as theatre, 101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins is essentially a lecture on odious media figure Katie Hopkins, complete with biography and PowerPoint presentation, but sadly little analysis or engagement... 

Alice

Alice

Shipley College’s Scruffy Penguin Theatre Company provides a riotously energetic rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that has much to recommend as a theatrical experience, though less as a piece of storytelling... 

Mrs Shakespeare

Mrs Shakespeare

Mrs Shakespeare is a bold and thought provoking show about a woman struggling to find her own identity in a male-dominated world, as told by a gender-bent reincarnation of William Shakespeare, as she revises Hamlet into the story of Ophelia’s social and sexual empowerment, hampered both by the male characters of the original coming back to protest the revisions and her male psychiatrist’s insistence that she is delusional... 

Richard Melvin Presents… Live at The Stand Podcast

Richard Melvin Presents… Live at The Stand Podcast

Live at the Stand is an opportunity to attend the recording of the podcast of the same name, featuring a rotating lineup of comics performing sets and taking part in games and interviews... 

FanFiction Comedy

FanFiction Comedy

FanFiction Comedy is a chilled-out hour of laughs that doesn’t try to change the world or do anything radically new with the artform; it’s just having fun, despite a few hitches... 

What Would Spock Do?

What Would Spock Do?

What Would Spock Do? is a well-packaged and lovingly-written show held back from greatness only by a loss of potential emotional depth.The versatile and engaging Sam Donnelly plays Gary Thompson, a secret Star Trek superfan pressured into revealing his embarrassing nerdy passion by passion of another kind, namely a romantic entanglement with a Trekkie co-worker...