Death Takes A Holiday

Death Takes A Holiday

Based on the 1920’s Alberto Cassella play La Morte in Vacanza, Death Takes A Holiday is a chamber musical with a book by Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston... 

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Once in a lifetime, in the world of theatre, you’d hope you could say you bore witness to a theatrical event that would be engraved into the history books for eternity. This is it... 

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

With a flourish, a whirl and the ring of the reception bell, the Grand Hotel has duly opened for business at the Southwark Playhouse, taking a well earned place in the Tarento / Southerland stock pile... 

Gods And Monsters

Gods And Monsters

Gods and Monsters by Russell Labey at the Southwark Playhouse is the latest nugget in credible maestro Danielle Tarento’s forever blooming theatrical scrapbook. From founder of legendary Menier Chocolate Factory to producer of landmark productions such as Taboo, Dogfight, Pitchfork Disney and the international success Titanic, she also exudes an irreverent passion for original and new works... 

Dogfight

Dogfight

Danielle Tarento has done it again – this time in the guise of a European première of the 2012 award winning American musical Dogfight.Based on the 1991 feature film of the same name, Dogfight tells an intimate, tender and inevitably heartbreaking story of identity, fear, compassion and growth... 

Wendy Wason: Hotel California

Wendy Wason: Hotel California

One of the most enjoyable things about the festival is watching a good staple comic; someone who has honed their craft, knows how to play it and gives what everyone is looking for, and Wendy Wason does just that... 

Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler

Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler

Lucie Pohl is an enigma and a clever one to boot. This German/American grips her reins firmly at the get go, cracks the whip and we’re off at full throttle. It has been a while since I’ve seen an energy and smooth dynamic such as Lucie’s dominate the stage... 

Torsten The Bareback Saint

Torsten The Bareback Saint

Once in a while at the Edinburgh Fringe you stumble across an interesting and adventurous piece of theatre, a so-called diamond in the rough, proving the point of the festival and displaying plenty of creative, sparkling life in the industry wilderness... 

Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss

For their debut, Libertine Productions presents Diana Son’s simple yet touching story of friendship, unexpected love and a memorable first kiss, with vitality and fresh, minty breath that leaves you in anticipation for the next tantalising encounter... 

Taboo

Taboo

Nearly ten years on since its fabulous and successful debut in London’s West End, Boy George’s musical Taboo returns in spectacular form, re-imagined and reworked for the Brixton Club House... 

Tom Lauri: Good With His Fingers

Tom Lauri: Good With His Fingers

Hailing from Switzerland, Tom Lauri (and his fingers) is attending to all our magic needs at the Sweet Grassmarket with his deadpan offering of comedy/cabaret magic.This is old-school magic with an attempt at a modern twist... 

The Wonderful World of Wilfredo

The Wonderful World of Wilfredo

Embracing the wonderful world of Wilfredo feels like it’s going to be quite an arduous task once this misfortunate creature greets you, but how wrong you can be. Wilfredo is an unfortunate human being: tight exposing pants, teeth that Claire Balding would be proud of and a hump that would make the hunchback of Notre dame look like a ballerina - the poor Spaniard really hasn’t got a chance until he begins to sing... 

Tom Stade Totally Rocks!

Tom Stade Totally Rocks!

Tom Stade is a formidable comic. Tried, tested and with a huge following. This knurly, gnarled dude is a legend among men, and I mean real men. Stade’s wit and comic genius pleases the crowd no end; the raucous Neanderthals, cheer, whoop and hail this testosterone fueled, alpha male that leads them into blatant and unadulterated Stade territory... 

Thea-Skot's Miss Adventures

Thea-Skot's Miss Adventures

Thea Skot is an outright clever and funny young lady. This wonderful up and comer on the comedy scene is a force to be reckoned with and has produced an hour of sheer madness that will send any aisle rocking... 

The Three Englishmen: Squares

The Three Englishmen: Squares

Packed to the rafters without a single seat left The Three Englishman, of which there are four, are off to a blazing start. Jack, Ben, Tom and Nick make up this delectable quartet.This is sketch comedy at its highest... 

The Silky Pair: Happy to Help (Plus Special Guests)

The Silky Pair: Happy to Help (Plus Special Guests)

Once in awhile the gods in comedy heaven will align the stars and deliver us a sublime female duo to embrace. Historically we have been lucky to receive the legends French and Saunders, the genius that is Mel and Sue and now behold and brace yourself for The Silky Pair... 

Tom Deacon: Deaconator

Tom Deacon: Deaconator

Hailing from radio one and an award winning stand-up, I had high hopes for the Deaconator. With such comedy competition around, you come to expect a lot from the well known and larger names that are about... 

Tony Jameson and Katie Mulgrew Tell Tales

Tony Jameson and Katie Mulgrew Tell Tales

In the cold hard light of day we all know stand-up is a tough gig - the Fringe is a buyers’ market and we’re all on the look out for the next best thing. Tony Jameson & Katie Mulgrew Tell Tales is the latest offering from two of the circuit’s newest stars... 

The Pin

The Pin

The three hander that is The Pin is a pristine, progressive pulsation of comedy heaven that I urge everyone to experience. Mark, Ben and Alex are making a Fringe debut of first class, unique sketch comedy that shakes and twists... 

The Super Serious Show

The Super Serious Show

Like so many fringe productions this year, the Super Serious Show looks to be one of those stand-up variety, mash-up shows that is used as a platform for many of the acts out there to advertise their show to a wider audience... 

Adventures of the Little Prince (Based on Le Petit Prince d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Adventures of the Little Prince (Based on Le Petit Prince d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

The classic tale of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which this production is based on, is a wonderful children’s adventure that has stood the test of time and had many favorable adaptations, Asylon Theatre and Marta Mari’s version however is not one of them... 

Tim FitzHigham: Stop the Pigeon

Tim FitzHigham: Stop the Pigeon

Becoming an established part of the Edinburgh fringe festival is no easy feat, but Tim FitzHigham secures himself immensely with his latest offering, Stop The Pigeon. As a first timer, I didn’t quite know what to expect, but what I was presented with was some of the most refreshing stand up and entertainment I have seen in quite some time... 

Thomas Nelstrop: Great(ish) Hits

Thomas Nelstrop: Great(ish) Hits

It’s 2012, we are in a field, I’ve forgotten my tent, Hunters and pac-a-mac, but who cares; it’s Music In a Field with Jonni Music, the Great(ish) and most bizarre music festival that has ever existed and all I can say is, let the hilarity begin... 

The Pauly Show - Episode One

The Pauly Show - Episode One

The Pauly Show – Episode One, is a brilliant idea on paper: a stand up comedian with a ramshackle sitcom pilot live on stage. Convinced that he will be picked up by the mainstream, the pilot doesn’t go at all to plan... 

Tom Cottle's These Twisted Folk

Tom Cottle's These Twisted Folk

Michael Twist is an 87 year old charmer living all alone at Anne Diamond House. Wheelchair bound from a freak circus accident, there is something very odd about Michael. He has really long arms and really long legs... 

Lady Sings It Better

Lady Sings It Better

Three of the happiest, and I have to say, most talented musicians at the fringe, jam a cool funky jazz in the Wine bar at the Gilded Balloon as the audience take their seats. MD Dr Joe Twist on keys, Hannah James on bass and Lauren Allison on drums – who I swear was evoking the spirit of Animal from the Muppets... 

The St Andrews Revue

The St Andrews Revue

The St Andrews Revue is a sparky and clever collection of original great British comedy that restores your faith in the wonderful talent this country has to offer in both writing and performance... 

Roll On The Day

Roll On The Day

This new musical, by award winning composer Laurence Mark Wythe and writer Roberto Trippini, is about an illegal immigrant who fled his country of political turmoil.  It is billed as a ‘chamber piece’, ‘a musical rhapsody of loss and deceit’, ‘a modern character study’, and our expectations are for a rather interesting insight into a world we know, and hear, so little about...