Andrew Bird begins the show on what he admits is an angry note.
Tiernan Douieb’s enthusiastic energy and affable disposition immediately engages the audience as soon as he takes the stage.
This dramatic piece promises a lot in its synopsis: witchcraft, love, bloody battles, deceit, murder and a healthy dose of fire and brimstone.
At Bacchanalia, there are no rules, no inhibitions and certainly no curfew.
Dan Willis has been obsessed with zombies for a decade.
Despite what the show’s title states, Ian D Montfort explains that there has actually been a mixup with the show time.
From the get-go, it’s evident that Barking at Aeroplanes is going to be a little bit strange and out of the ordinary.
The Last Motel by Sheepish Productions is a dark two-hander with a neo-noir style akin to the works of cult film directors Tarantino and Lynch.
Playwrights and theatre producers alike are increasingly taking bigger risks and becoming more creative when considering how their work is presented onstage.
This year, Jason Byrne has decided to do away with racking his brain on what to name his show.
Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues is a fabulously facetious musical comedy produced by New Zealand’s Cuba Creative.
If you struggle to believe that a grown man with a deep baritone can convince you that he is in fact Madonna, be prepared to suspend your disbelief.
Markus Birdman is no stranger to the comedy circuit, yet he seems to fly under the radar amidst other bigger names or rising stars on the scene.
Set in 1970s New Zealand, The Factory by Kila Kokonut Krew is a heartwarming and exuberant musical about the Samoan migrant experience.
The examination of race and sexuality in theatre, though not uncommon today, could be seen as controversial and ‘not for everybody’.
Over the years Vikki Stone has accumulated a wide array of musical instruments - twenty to be exact.
Based on Our Māoris, the memoirs of Lady Mary Ann Martin, On the Upside Down of the World is a riveting period drama set during the colonization of the last place on earth.
Zombies have become a considerable presence across entertainment and pop culture, which has led to a growing fascination with the undead and the world being overrun by them.
Katherine Ryan nonchalantly walks on to the stage and proceeds to address us as friends.
Al Donegan is a terrible human being who should be alone forever.
If you’re looking for a variety show that is deliciously sexy, a little bit bizarre and a whole lot of unbridled, raucous fun, look no further.
Those who have seen Felicity Ward perform will know that she is a vocal personality; never afraid to speak her mind or call it like it is, even if it is considered controversial.
Performed with delightful Victorian flair and charm, magic has never looked quite so dashing and debonair.
Black Grace is touted as New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group and they certainly live up to this title.
Chris Martin’s favourable brand of cynical yet amusing observations are back but this year they are served with an additional side of insightful musings.
There are some shows which instantly give you a good vibe and this is one of them.
Trickster sees Pete Firman perform his signature blend of jokes and magic tricks with the usual swag and flair which regulars will have come to expect from his shows.
After a brief guest spot where he received a less than warm welcome by a vocally anti-American audience in 1999, Tom Rhodes is back in Edinburgh for his solo festival debut.
Saucy hostesses Hope and Gloria are back with Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time, following on from their show at last year’s Fringe.
David Morgan has two obsessions in his life: TV and the Internet.
If you are someone that enjoys magic in its more basic, “no frills” form, like sleight-of-hand tricks and close-up magic, you can’t go wrong with this show.
Born in America, Irish-bred and currently residing in China, it’s a safe bet that Des Bishop has a diverse collection of experiences and stories to share.
Many consider Stuart Goldsmith’s career as a comic to be “living the dream.
We have all experienced at one point or another times where we have said something which we later regret.
Gordon Southern is eager for his tenth solo show to take off with a bang and he certainly gets off to a great start.
After a hilarious pre-show announcement which tells the audience to prepare themselves for an “extravaganza”, Dan Nightingale has set the bar for himself considerably high.
After much consideration and persuasion, Tom Craine became a columnist for Cosmopolitan where he writes about love and dating.
Infra Dig, which we learn is Latin for “beneath your dignity”, is a show about dignity but also pride and respect.
Many of us have some form of a box in which we keep childhood keepsakes and store treasured memories.
Some people are just born to be a performer; they are incredibly comfortable being on stage and thrive in the company of complete strangers.
If you are easily swayed into buying a ticket based on a show’s title, though you may be enticed into seeing the All-Nude College Girl Revue, you may be rather disappointed.
Page to stage adaptations are nothing new but a sixty-three year old comic strip developing into a stage musical is certainly unconventional.
There are some comedians who just know how to spin a yarn about anything and make it funny.
It’s human nature that we tend to take more interest in people’s failures than their successes.
Only Markus Birdman can talk about the most taboo of topics and get away with it.
Shakespeare with a musical spin – now that’s a refreshing new way to make the Bard more accessible.
Ever wanted to get inside the mind of a comedian? Stuart Goldsmith puts on his interviewer hat in this live version of the critically acclaimed comedy podcast which, as he explains…
“Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘hallo’ to your new favourite band.
If you’ve never been interested in sixteenth century English literature, this might change your mind.
Gein’s Family Giftshop is a collection of short stories performed in rapid succession by James, Ed and Cath.
As humble a turnout as it was, Paul Revill was very grateful and welcomed us warmly.
Jason Byrne is a rare breed of stand up comedian.
Comedy that is jaded yet manages to toe the line and steer clear from being too depressing is no mean feat.
With so many positive and upbeat comedy shows out there, why not go against the grain? This is Michael J Dolan’s reasoning for his blatantly bleak show.
David Morgan is someone you want to be friends with.
‘Everyone should write their own eulogy,’ Mick Ferry tells us.
With thousands of shows out there, Rhys Mathewson’s show title is a clever one.
At a Gordon Southern show, you don’t just get great comedy, you learn a little too.
Awkward and slight in stature, from the outset Chris Stokes doesn’t inspire confidence.
Declaring yourself to be a human jukebox is a bold statement to make, but Benny Davis will prove he can live up to the name.
Pete Firman is a natural born entertainer and he knows it.