Boris: World King is a giddy, silly and savagely satirical delight.
Ruaraidh Murray’s new play is a solid - though far from stunning - tale of a marriage turned very sour.
Filtered through the consciousness of the bright eyed and burnt out Jeannie, Victoria Rigby’s new play explores all that was best and worst about the sixties.
Lottie Finklaire’s new play A+E tells the story of three women waiting in the hospital to find out if their friend will ever wake from her coma.
Dave Florez’s new play Angel in the Abattoir questions the role and even the possibility of the modern hero.
An engaging, inventive and deliciously silly ride, Unmythable will appeal to anyone who enjoys either Greek legends or big laughs.
Delivered as an interactive art workshop, with a narrative line slowly emerging, Some Thing New is a great idea with an unsatisfying execution.
Tonally and thematically, Can Stand Up - Don’t Want To! is all
over the place.
A witty piece of throwback theatre, Games of Love and Chance is quite the delight.
It would be unfair to describe Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen Vol.
Craig Campbell is one of the most natural and kind hearted comics on the circuit.
If a million monkeys hacked away at a million typewriters, eventually they would produce the complete works of Shakespeare.
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is a beautiful evocation of small town Americana in the first half of the century as well as a rumination on life, death and everything in between.
Two one-act plays: one two stars, the other four.
Very often at the Fringe one can feel short changed by titles; titles
that promise this or that and yet deliver so pitifully little.
Authentic, thrilling and (overly) ambitious, Death is the New Porn
is a fine piece of theatre.
Imagine the complete works of Oscar Wilde thrown into a box, shaken
about a good bit and then dropped all over the floor.
The Shit of the Fringe is a weird show to review.
Does originality exist? Are all creators thieves in disguise? The answer is no and yes (probably), at least according to Great Artists Steal, a new play by Seamus Collins.
Cookies and Cream is a showcase of young comics that has its hits and has its misses.
Mark Farrelly’s The Silence of Snow is a charming and funny, if not particularly deep, depiction of the life of Soho author Patrick Hamilton, best known for penning Rope and Hang…
All quirky and endearing romcoms would do well to learn a thing or two
from A History of Falling Things.
Like The Mighty Boosh in a minor key, Dead Ghost Star present a weird and wonderful double act of
surreal, whimsical and thoroughly endearing comedy.
Referendum and Dumber, from Ten Clowning Street, is irredeemably awful.
The acting is exquisite.
Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked is f*cking great.
Two men and one woman, apparently strangers, await orders for their induction day.
In Your Face Theatre’s production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore lives up to its company’s name and in delicious fashion.
What is The Bastard Children of Remington Steele? It has enough
energy to be many things and enough intelligence to do them well.
The title of Masai Graham’s show gives the impression that it is a grand test of comedic athleticism, hinting at a Tim Vine like mania.
Symphony promises to blend a live gig environment with the best of contemporary British theatre.
Away From Home is the sensitive, touching tale of Kyle, who in his capacity as a rent
boy is used to his fair share of sensitive touching.
Deliciously silly, startlingly original and completely incomprehensible Mat Ewins’ new stand up show is a comic tour de force.
Frank Sent Me is a gangster comedy that mixes fine moments with trite ones.
Milo McCabe’s latest comic incarnation is quite superb.
A romping, stomping brain blast is exactly what Fear and Loathing in
Las Vegas wants to be.
Staple/face are a young sketch group, something they don’t shy away from.
To celebrate their tenth year at the Fringe Japanese comedy duo
Gamarjobat have reprised their debut show Gamarjobat: Boxer.
An over-loving portrait of the lovable Tramp, Chaplin is an assured and solid play but one that refuses to ever take off its rose-tinted glasses.
God on Trial is a vital and important piece of theatre.
When it comes to absurdity there are not many names more famous than Eugene Ionesco.
Jorge Luis Borges stands among the greatest writers of the twentieth century, a pioneering figure of South American literature and the magical realist genre.
David (Douglas Cape) is a writer.
Society has crumbled, zombies are on the loose - what do you do next? A) Search for food, B) try to find other people or C) go see some bad comedians late at night with an underwri…
Dying on stage is a one man show written by Edward Chapman that seems particularly prescient amidst the ongoing scandal of popular television presenters being accused of indecent a…
What ever happened after they lived happily ever after? When Red Riding Hood (not little) is sent to a psychiatric ward and told that she cannot be who she says she is, we realise …
A Matter of Life and Death by Tom Morris and Emma Rice, as well as being a loving ode to the classic film by Powell and Pressburger, is also an original work in its own right.
Are You Sitting Comfortably? takes as its premise the intriguing idea of setting a run of the mill office romcom inside a radio.
Luke Toulson is very ambivalent about his children.
Misnomer number one of the title; it does actually last a full hour.
Set in the impressive venue of the Ghillie Dhu, the Rabbie Burns Supper Club is an ostensible celebration of Burns poetry and Scots culture.
Andy Warhol once proclaimed that in the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.
Josh King’s play, as the title suggests, is unashamedly metafictional, exploring the artist’s relationship with his art and how that is reflected in his relationship with the r…
We live in a world where technology is changing the way we see ourselves and other people.
The actor James Webb fears something is amiss on the set of his next film, a torture-porn horror flick called Porkies.
Absurd, grotesque and quite brilliant, The Major is a small comic theatre gem of a decidedly weird kind.
Tony Law is an irrepressible force; a man who pushes back the known frontiers of silliness, a clown of cosmic proportions.
‘Very, very, very, very funny, literally rib shattering, deeply profound and seemingly inane - also overwhelmingly pink.
Graham Chapman’s life was the tragic element at the heart of the world’s greatest ever comedy troupe, Monty Python.
Starting with a premise as old as any in the world of fairy tales, Forest begins with a little girl waking up in a dark and magical forest.
Diablo is a dark, violent and frighteningly authentic play about the sex trafficking industry in Northern Ireland from Spanner in the Works Theatre Company.
At the beginning of his show, Javier Jarquin warn his audience that his show is called Joke Ninja because his jokes are so stealthy that you probably won’t notice them.
The value of art, human redemption, dead labradoodles.
Classic stand-up comic Sean Hughes is worried he’s past his best.
Davey Connor is a charming, unimposing performer whose style washes over the audience and wins them over seemingly without effort.
‘There are no facts, only interpretations’ so said Frederic Nietzsche.
Mat Ewins is a passionate fan of history and of stand-up comedy, so quite naturally he brings his ardour and insider knowledge of both to create a show that is clever, silly and br…
The posters for Pigmalion Zoo simply advertise it as ‘A New Play’ with no trace or clue as to who may have written it.
Damned is the new play by Jack Harrison and it is damned difficult to explain.
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