Night Time

Night Time

With its poetic language and truthful performances, Night Time is one of the most professionally done Fringe shows I've seen in some time. The story sees a woman driven out of her marriage into the arms and lives of other men... 

Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall

Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall

I am not the first and certainly won't be the last reviewer to write about Six Women Standing Against A White Wall at this year's Fringe. Packing in two performances a day for the entire festival, Little Dove Theatre Art's new interactive live art work is an interesting proposition... 

Coat

Coat

Winner of the Cambridge Footlights' annual prize for new comic writing, Coat arrives in Edinburgh on a wave of success. The play follows two stories - that of a young couple trying to make their relationship work and that of a man and his new coat... 

Astronomy For Insects

Astronomy For Insects

Theatre blackSKYwhite return to the Fringe this year, with a production as extravagant and unusual as ever. Set in an ambiguous territory between dream and reality, the actors play a host of ominous characters... 

Cabaret Decay Unlimited

Cabaret Decay Unlimited

Billed as a celebration of 'decomposition', Cabaret Decay Unlimited is an oddity of a show. I'm not entirely sure what happened exactly, but I did enjoy myself. Indeed, the whole audience were laughing throughout... 

Escaping Hamlet

Escaping Hamlet

Hamlet longs to escape his destiny to rule Denmark, dreaming of becoming an actor. Performing in English, an international cast tell his story in a new surreal adaptation.I had high expectations for this production, considering the enviable publicity campaign, which reeks of style and quality... 

Druthers

Druthers

The lights dim on a large space, cluttered with old suitcases and junk. A series of disheveled backcloths hang from the rafters. Suddenly, the space is filled with the noise of chaotic sound effects and a combination of violent images and sketch-based animation is projected onto the largest of the screens... 

Orpheus

Orpheus

It is hard to know where to start in writing a review for Clipa Theater's 'Orpheus'. Based on the story of the musician who descends to the underworld to bring back his dead wife, the production uses movement sequences, puppetry and music to navigate the plot... 

Attempt 3.4

Attempt 3.4

Come in, sit down, thank you for coming. You might find the seats over there a little more comfortable. Never have I been welcomed into a production with such attention from the performers themselves... 

See My Stem

See My Stem

Swishtheatre's new play at Venue 45 is lovely. There's no better word I can find to describe it. It's just lovely. We are introduced to a collection of flowers, gathered together in a flower shop... 

To have done with the judgment of Artaud

To have done with the judgment of Artaud

To Have Done With The Judgement Of Artaud. Where to begin? It's hard to put into words what I experienced between 11pm and midnight watching this incredible production. The four performers sit with and stand among the audience, as the show begins with a fusion of sounds - vocal mutters, murmurings and strange noises... 

Traces

Traces

Watching a show at the Assembly Rooms (George St) 'Music Hall' is not quite like most Fringe experiences! Doors open half an hour before the start time. There have clearly been no 'get-in' issues... 

M3 - A NoSpace Odyssey

M3 - A NoSpace Odyssey

The Cubic Man moves into his new home, just larger than a cubic metre. 'M3 - A NoSpace Odyssey' follows the trials and tribulations of his life in this confined abode. The flyer for this show informed me I would “laugh, at first, and feel sorry and sympathetic later“... 

Crave

Crave

Rather more brief than its advertised hour-long timeslot, Little Agitations' production of 'Crave' (by Sarah Kane) thankfully replaces quantity with quality.The play presents a seemingly jumbled and scatty analysis of lust and self-loathing; essentially how our emotions resonate between and within one another... 

Bridget Christie - The Court Of King Charles

Bridget Christie - The Court Of King Charles

You might think that a visual gag involving a woman with hair not dissimilar to that of King Charles II, dressed up as King Charles II might get old after a time. It doesn't! Or at least, it doesn't over the course of Bridget Christie's wonderfully bizarre 45-minute comedy show... 

Pit

Pit

Following on from a string of Edinburgh Fringe successes in 2006 and considerable media buzz, my expectations for the Arches Theatre Company's production 'Pit' were already rather high... 

Particularly in the Heartland

Particularly in the Heartland

From the moment I walked into the theatre, I knew I was in for something a bit different with Particularly in the Heartland. There can't be many shows where the actors sing along to requests of audience members as the file into the auditorium! In many respects, the TEAM do appear to approach theatre in a different way...