The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women

The plethora of shows promising a ‘fresh take’ on a much lauded classic has reached fever pitch and it wouldn’t be surprising if a new Adaptation category was inserted into t… 

BEASTS

BEASTS

It’s bordering on trite to make the ‘performance is like marmite’ analogy, but there is no better way to describe the slick, surreal and wonderfully unique sketch show that i… 

Daniel Simonsen - Champions

Daniel Simonsen - Champions

Norwegian funnyman Daniel Simonsen is one of several Scandinavian comics making waves at this year’s festival fringe. 

The Two Worlds of Charlie F

The Two Worlds of Charlie F

The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a rare example of a play in which fiction and reality collide to create something very special indeed. 

Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete

Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete

Much like the villages that Andrew Bird has made the subject of his latest stand up offering, not much of note happens during Global Village Fete. 

Angus and Cameron: Village Idiots - Free

Angus and Cameron: Village Idiots - Free

Angus and Cameron have clearly worked hard putting this sketch show together but the results are far from entertaining. 

Theatre Tasters - Free

Theatre Tasters - Free

The obvious, but often overlooked difficulty with one act plays is their length. 

Thin Ice

Thin Ice

The blistering cold of the Arctic is a suitably atmospheric setting for Thin Ice, the latest offering from scribe Jonathan Young. 

Wrecked

Wrecked

It’s apparent from the opening moments of Wrecked that you’re watching a show unlikely to do anything startlingly original, or even interesting. 

The BIG Sing-a-long!

The BIG Sing-a-long!

The Big Project’s children’s choir returns for its third year at the Fringe, and if you’ve got children who love nothing more than to sing-a-long to chart toppers this is the… 

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

‘There’s something for everyone,’ insists Homespun Theatre of their children’s yarn, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. 

Marvellous Medicine

Marvellous Medicine

Staging a children’s entertainment show with an educational bent is often something of a risk. 

The Man Who

The Man Who

Everything’s absurdist these days. 

Petya and the Wolf

Petya and the Wolf

When Sergei Prokofiev first composed Petya and the Wolf, the intent was to cultivate ‘musical tastes in children from the first years of school. 

Flea Circus Open Slam

Flea Circus Open Slam

Reviewing Flea Circus Open Slam is rendered problematic by the ever fluctuating line up of performers; each night sees five fresh poets do lexical battle for a spot in August the f… 

Alistair Barrie: Urban Fogey

Alistair Barrie: Urban Fogey

The most remarkable thing about Alistair Barrie’s latest stand up set, Urban Fogey, is just how unremarkable it is. 

Alfie Moore - I Predicted a Riot

Alfie Moore - I Predicted a Riot

After watching I Predicted a Riot, the debut show from policeman turned comic Alfie Moore, the conclusion must be that whilst he’s funny, perhaps it isn’t time to quit the day … 

Once Upon A...

Once Upon A...

If you’ve been scouring the festival fringe for sheer, unadulterated fun, then make sure you catch the fantastic Once Upon A. 

All My Friends

All My Friends

On the strength of All My Friends, Danny O’Brien’s first solo show at the fringe, the Irish born comedian is not one for those who like their comedy witty or sophisticated.