Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television

Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television

I first saw Chris Ramsey live in 2011 as a supporting artist for Russell Kane. Back then he was utterly brilliant and nothing’s changed there. What has changed though is Ramsey’s confidence; where once every other word was a nervous swear, now he walks the stage like he owns it... 

The Best of Who's Available

The Best of Who's Available

Whether this comedy compilation is a success or not depends entirely on which comedians are available to perform. It could be a five star night that leaves your stomach aching from laughteror it could be utter pants... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - And So Am I

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre - And So Am I

Since forming in 2005 in Aberdeen, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre have performed internationally and on television around the UK. Aided by Puppet Master Kev F. Sutherland who writes their material (yes, there is a man behind the magic), the woollen duo have attracted rave reviews at the Fringe since 2007... 

Charmolypi

Charmolypi

Alexandra Kazazou’s slim but muscular frame seems to fill the stage, such is the sheer power she exudes. She practically radiates with intensity; we as an audience are enthralled by the physical theatre and storytelling she uses in Charmolypi... 

Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins

Ernest; or Much Ado About Muffins

From the outset, this musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1895 play The Importance of Being Earnest was just bad and unfortunately, not the kind of bad production that you’d recommend your friends watch for a laugh... 

Replaceable Things

Replaceable Things

Replaceable Things features John De Simone’s Panic Diary and Thomas Butler’s Replaceable Parts for the Irreplaceable You, performed by Scottish contemporary music company Ensemble Thing, who have performed internationally and in the UK... 

Cook and Davies Present: Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her

Cook and Davies Present: Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her

The intimate feel of the basement studio at the Caves adds to the atmosphere of the performance of Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her. We are travelling through space on a shuttle... 

Parade

Parade

In 1913, Jewish factory worker Leo Frank was convicted of murdering thirteen year old Mary Phagan and sentenced to death. Following a review of the evidence, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment; a controversial decision that ultimately ended Governor John M... 

The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera

The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera

I loved The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera because, although the cast are by no means the best dancers, singers or actors, this production has so much charisma and passion that it lingers with you long after the show has finished... 

The World's Worst Birthday Party

The World's Worst Birthday Party

Maddy Carrick’s first solo comedy children’s show, The World’s Worst Birthday Party, teaches children the value of friendship and to appreciate what they have, in a way that children will find fun and accessible... 

Cabaret

Cabaret

“There was a Cabaret. And there was a Master of Ceremonies. And there was a city called Berlin, in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world.”The California Musical Theater Ensemble, featuring performers from colleges around the United States, has brought Kander and Ebb’s 1966 musical Cabaret to Edinburgh for the company’s fifth visit to the Fringe... 

These Boyz Need Therapy

These Boyz Need Therapy

So, the title of this show doesn’t lie. Or rather, it only lies a little bit. “The intensely charming” Jack Campbell, English Comedian of the Year 2014 is likely to be seen on Live at the Apollo one day, receiving great applause from all... 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

A week into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and I’m sure that most parents have had to endure fairies, talking animals and patronising presenters, all for their little darlings. Take Thou That Theatre Company with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School have a breath of fresh air to offer with their adaption of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, suitable for ages 7+... 

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty’s Avenue Q is brought to the Fringe by the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group, to sell-out audiences. The hit puppet musical, featuring characters such as Lucy the Slut and Mrs Thistletwat, tells the story of recent-graduate Princeton’s struggle in the “real world”... 

Anything Can Be a Podcast! Podcast!

Anything Can Be a Podcast! Podcast!

There is a pleasant buzz in the largest Free Fringe venue, the Three Sisters. The audience relaxes, pint in hand and immediately warms to the genuinely friendly John Hastings. I appreciate that he greets everyone before the show begins, as everyone is waiting outside... 

Tom Deacon: Get Your Deac-on!

Tom Deacon: Get Your Deac-on!

Does anyone else remember Tom Deacon on BBC Switch’s daily online programme The 5:19 Show? Just me then. Five years on and Deacon is a well-established comedian and Get Your Deac-on is his fourth stand-up show... 

Guns Don't Kill People, Rabbits with Batteries Do

Guns Don't Kill People, Rabbits with Batteries Do

At the beginning of this bizarre show, we are told by comic duo Matt Francis and Russ Haynes that over the course of the performance we would do two things as an audience. One: find a tagline for the title... 

Seussical the Musical

Seussical the Musical

I’m not a particularly sentimental person when it comes to plays. I can watch Éponine die and Julie Jordan sing If I Loved You without tearing up at all. However, watching this young cast from the American High School Theatre Festival choked me to the point where I could only smile inanely at the front of house team as I left... 

Avenue Q (School Edition)

Avenue Q (School Edition)

Avenue Q (School Edition) retains the fun of the hit Broadway show but tones down the language and content, making it a suitable show for all the family to enjoy. Favourite numbers such as If You Were Gay and Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist remain whilst Trekkie Monster’s porn addiction becomes an obsession with social media...