trend in ‘poverty porn’ suggests that there’s money in laughing at, scorning at
and ultimately punishing the socially and economically deprived.
always been at the heart of cultural inheritance – the myths we pass on about
self, family and nation – and today is no different.
It was 1958 that saw Sharagh Delaney’s first play hit the
stage, and it isn’t hard to imagine how totally stupefied the contemporary
audience must have been.
Is that a bird? A plane? No, it’s Rosalie Craig, and what a soaring, magical flight hers is.
Blurred Lines is a cutting reference to Robin Thicke’s chart-topping hit that had us all grimly singing along to ‘you know you want it’.
Keith Farnan’s appeal is that he is both a loveable Irish rogue and an acerbic politico.
This revision of Marlowe’s classic Doctor Faustus draws on the timeless story of the man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
The NHS: you just don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Power Games pays homage to the classic notion of the Fatal Flaw in its depiction of a banker’s fall from grace.
Every twenty years or so, comedy re-vamps itself.
Facebook culture is without a doubt the comedic subject du jour and, admittedly, I have begun to grow tired of seeing mimes of the ‘like’ function three times a day during this…
Ryan McDonnell has never quite fitted in.
In his new Fringe show, Stephen Carlin sheds light on a unique problem that comes out of gambling addiction; while most addicts can feasibly avoid their choice drug for evermore, g…
Chris Harcum is loud, brash, theatrical and oh so American.
Tupperware: it’s robust, it’s light, it seals, it’s stylish and it’s modern.
Comedy duo Dan & Dan, famous such YouTube hits as Requiem for a Wardrobe and the brilliant Daily Mail Song, have graduated to the real world of live comedy.
Once a week during the Fringe, Blackwell’s is hosting evenings dedicated to celebrating Scotland’s rich literary scene.
Paul F Taylor is like a puppy: he has very fluffy hair, oodles of energy and even when he slips up, we still like him.
3rdThought, the renowned over-65’s theatre company, have bestowed upon the public an utterly charming new idea that revolves around personalised one-to-one performances.
When people say that period dramas aren’t their thing, I just don’t believe them.
As Toksvig scurries excitedly on stage, she triumphantly proclaims that she is returning to Edinburgh after over thirty years since her first Fringe Festival.
The premise behind the Decent Chat Show is a good one, but unfortunately what I experienced didn’t even come close.
What happened to rock n’ roll? What happened to ruddy passion? Theo Gibson is a perfect example of a new age of Sheeran-sheeps who sing – and rap, we can’t miss that out – …
Geared towards raising awareness of human rights violations, Am I is most effective in its ability to turn its question back on the audience: who are we, and what part do we have t…
If you want to know how it came to be that Marcus Brigstocke became a part-time podium dancer while also working on an oil rig in Scotland, this show is definitely for you.
The Play That Goes Wrong is an impeccably glorious spoof of such amateur disasters, that centres upon Cornley Polytechnic’s production of ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’ as it de…
It’s Me Dayne is thoroughly awkward, cringe-worthy and even gob-smacking, but boy, is it funny.
This refreshing re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s Othello sees the handkerchief drama played out from a female perspective, a comedic take on the tragedy that we’re used to.
If you ever forget why it is that everyone has heard of the Cambridge Footlights, Dressing Down will remind you.
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