Pretty When I’m Drunk is a problematic production; it is a play that tries so hard to be funny, and to its credit the script has potential when it’s not stuck in knob gag mode:…
Gregory Akerman’s set is a slightly awkward one to review - nearly the entire thing is based around one terrible write up he received for one of his shows.
The title of this show is a rather misleading one.
First, a confession: I am a Lord of the Rings film fanatic, nay zealot.
The video that Frisky and Mannish play as the audience files in is marvellously appropriate; the pair are shown dominating BBC News 24, both as the stories and as the newsreaders.
As the title may suggest, comic ventriloquist Nina Conti’s new show Dolly Mixtures is a bit of a mixed bag; not in terms of the overall quality, which is excellent, nor in terms …
In a market saturated by sketch comedy, The Beta Males understand that something more is needed to entice the audience.
The Loch Parry players have had a disaster: it is 24 hours until opening night and their lead of their upcoming musical extravaganza - The Wickerman - has disappeared.
Tim Lee’s stand-up show is based around the premise that he was about to become a scientist but then, after receiving his PhD, decided to become a comedian.
If I were choosing subject matter for a kids show, Greek Mythology wouldn’t be where I started; kids don’t have the best lot in these stories, being abandoned and even being se…
If you know nothing of Fascinating Aïda, then you are the only one.
Some Small Love Story, as the title may suggest, is a short, self-contained and in the end inconsequential story about love and loss, with some songs thrown in for good measure.
I hate to brag but as a species, we’re pretty brilliant.
The musical duo that make up EastEnd Cabaret look like they could have been dragged straight from a Berlin drag bar.
Burlesque loves its staples.
The entrance of Patrick Monahan is an explosive one; the comedian subverts self-introduction by making sure everyone is comfortable with his touchy-feely comedy.
In a cargo crate at the end of Grassmarket, Metis Arts are rehearsing the future.
The premise of Slavery to Star Trek is a strange one.
Steve Hall, part of the sketch comedy show We are Klang, is an appealing comic.
Oh the Arabian Nights, it is almost impossible to do anything this clichéd without filling it with belly dancers, turbans and fezzes.
The comedy double act is as old as theatre itself.
In my opinion medical professionals should stop making musical one-woman shows at the Fringe.
Dust is a show with a message.
Nathan Cassidy’s Fantasica had an interesting premise.
Tiernan Douieb is an interesting comedian.
The National Theatre of Scotland has one of the most recognisable names at the Fringe.
The last year has not been a good time to live in Ireland.
Watching The Suitcase Royale was a special experience.
Attempting to adapt a Russian short story as strange as The Portrait was always going to be a difficult task for The Newbury Youth Theatre.
The pedigree of Darkness was obvious, having been written by previous Fringe First winner Jonathan Lichtenstein.
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown is one of those shows talked about by Musical aficionados across the world.
The works of Lewis Carroll are some of most overused in all of the arts.
It may not surprise you to learn that Those Magnificent Men shares a framing device with the film that shares half of its name.
The Baby Diary, a new comic play by Emily Watson Howes first seen on BBC Online, seems to have a lot going for it at first.
It isn’t often as a reviewer that you come across a show with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
A one-man show is a terrifying prospect for any actor.
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