Hotter

Hotter

Hotter is a stellar exploration of the body, intimacy and what makes all of us feel hot. Ell Potter and Mary Higgins, a genius duo, have devised a hilarious and heartbreaking production that isn’t afraid to tackle subjects considered taboo in some circles... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Looking past the sweltering hot and humid room that the Laugh Train Comedy Showcase takes place in, this show is enjoyable enough for a night out. It’s hard to distinguish it from any other comedy showcase show but like most it can be fun at times when you’re enjoying the performer on stage or annoying when a performer goes on for a bit about what it’s like to date in 2017 and you feel like you’ve heard that joke once a day since the Fringe started... 

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm is the spooky exploration of junkyard puppetry you never thought you wanted. The stage is a landfill of dirty dolls, lumpy blankets, moth eaten chairs and a rack of flea-market clothing... 

Dates

Dates

A decidedly younger and ‘hipper’ crowd gathered around a small table at the centre of The C Royale stage. The room was intimate, and at times claustrophobic – easily interpreted as a metaphor for the current dating climate that Dates aimed to portray... 

Eggsistentialism

Eggsistentialism

Joanne Ryan’s ode to motherhood, Eggsistentialism, is emotionally poignant and amusingly informative. Alongside Joanne’s musings about whether or not she is ready to have a child, this show seamlessly integrates the history of Irish contraception laws... 

Eaten

Eaten

Tucked away in a decently sized room at the beautiful venue of Summerhall, Eaten stars Mamoru Iriguchi as both Mamoru, Lionel the Lion, and, believe it or not, Dr. Poop. While the names and characters are truly silly, the show works on a multitude of levels for an audience of all ages... 

Shoko Seki: Deadline

Shoko Seki: Deadline

Shoko Seki: Deadline is a part-choreographed, part-improvised solo dance piece that explores the Japanese phenomenon of Karuoshi; Seki stressfully dances through the various stages of what is literally translated to “overwork death... 

No Show

No Show

No Show is perhaps the perfect show: one that claims to be nothing at all.It opens with a feminine, smiling, lyrical, tumbling dance number that feels a bit off and out of sync. All the gymnastics the women perform are, of course, very impressive, but something about this opening number makes you feel as if the performers are holding back, making you wait and trying to tell you something... 

A Gym Thing

A Gym Thing

A Gym Thing is narrated by Will, a person obsessed with his body, for whom staying in shape becomes a kind of unpaid profession. But this obsession might cost him exactly what brought him to the gym in the first place: attention in general, and Bec, specifically...