Lucian begat Goethe begat Dukas begat Disney begat Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost; for this new musical by the latter writing duo has history.
Kicking off at the end of a particularly boozy and pizza-fuelled wake, then time-skipping over the months of post-funeral aftermath, Good Grief charts the stuttering relationship o…
Tonight I figured out how to beam a Facebook video to my TV so I could watch – amongst other things – a burlesque performer do a striptease on a unicycle.
Since I last saw Simon David on stage in his 2018 Edinburgh Fringe debut, Virgin, much has happened in his personal life.
The predictably brilliant writer/director/dame Andrew Pollard returns to Greenwich Theatre again for another triumphant Panto season, marking the 50th anniversary of the theatre’…
Almost inevitably, doing a show at Christmas draws comparisons to Panto – that staple of British theatre that keeps the house funded for the rest of the year; but stood next to L…
Set in the shadow of Brooklyn Bridge on a shabby corner, Brooklyn The Musical is a play-within-a-play staged by a rag-tag bunch of street performers who call themselves the Ci…
New Yorker Zach Zimmerman packs a breath-taking number of laughs into his 50-minute slot; delivering a narrative about the relationship with his mother at a speed that leaves no ti…
Star of stage and screen, but still Rotherham’s least
celebrated daughter, Myra DuBois flings open her festive pantry at Soho Theatre
next week for a Christmas show unlike an...
The leitmotifs of the Lazarus canon shine brightly in their interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s scandalous 19th century play Salomé.
He’s back in Greenwich and he’s right back on form.
A young couple are viewing a flat and bicker about whether it’s right for them or not.
A blissfully domestic sitting room in a nameless American suburb is the setting for Brian Parks’ riotous comedy The House.
Becky Williams delivers an emotionally charged monologue about murderess Grace Miller somewhat reluctantly seeking a second chance at series of rehab sessions entitled Notes.
Anyone unfamiliar with Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book could have been conceivably raised by the same wolves that adopt man-cub Mowgli at the heart of this century-old collecti…
You have probably seen an awful lot about GDPR coming from
all angles recently and although I’ve no desire to add more white noise to the
conversation, in the spirit of compl...
The intention of Shakespeare’s plays is writ large under the titles.
Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong.
Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, socia...
There’s a light bulb moment in A Spoonful Of Sherman when you realise its magic lies not within its high production values, exquisite lighting, fantastic set, immaculate choreogr…
Could you kill a President? That’s what a fairground proprietor asks in this 1990s genre-busting Sondheim musical that explores both the real-life and imagined motives why nine p…
William Golding’s seminal tale of children going feral when left to their own devices on a Pacific island gets a trademark Lazarus Theatre treatment on this their second producti…
Some years ago I wrote an article about the best strategies for getting Broadway Baby to review your show.
Lazarus Theatre kick off their year-long residency at
Greenwich Theatre on a visceral note with Christopher Marlowe’s homoerotic epic
If you’re looking for a reason why Panto is the one time of
year theatres can guarantee bums-on-seats, then Bromley’s Snow White is surely a perfect example.
Seasonal jokesmith Andrew Pollard marks his twelve years of Christmas at Greenwich Theatre with a presentation of family favourite, Cinderella.
The Toxic Avenger –
The Musical doesn’t take itself seriously.
British audiences have had to wait a long time to finally
figure out what Sondheim’s backstage musical Follies is.
Earlier this month I saw an amusing post on Twitter from Garrett Millerick who decided not to drop £2K on an EdFringe PR and instead buy a top-of-the-range flatscreen TV instead.
Over 3,000 separate productions will squeeze
themselves into Edinburgh this August and the slightly depressing reality is
that most will not achieve their objectives for the fest...
More than a century after Wendy was having
an awfully big adventure with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, her
Great-Great-Granddaughter – also called
Wendy (Louise Young) – is …
I imagine Camille O’Sullivan has been called an Irish Chanteuse in reviews more times that you’ve had a flyer thrust at you on the Mile.
As the Willie Loman quote goes “Attention must be paid”.
There are plenty of musicals that have versions suitable for younger companies, but Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone is possibly unique in that it’s a piece that only really works if…
Though the second act is cut completely, half the first act also cut and music transposed into keys more accessible to younger voices, Into The Woods is still a sophisticated show …
The Producers charts the tale of Broadway producer Max Bialystock and meek accountant Leo Bloom as they try to defraud the wealthy widows of New York out of two million dollars by …
Company is a musical so of its time that a string of directors over the past decade have struggled with the problem of whether to present it as an unchanged period piece or contemp…
Sondheim’s most famous flop, Merrily We Roll Along, was his last notable collaboration with Hal Prince.
Bridging a gap of 80 years between author
George Orwell’s early life in Paris and a social experiment by Guardian
journalist Polly Tonybee in London, Down
& Out In Paris And L…
It’s 1984 and the effects of the six-month-old
Miner’s Strike is really starting to bite.
Behind me a slightly overweight man in
basque, suspenders and very little else is shuffling up the row to his seat to
cheers from the back stalls.
One of the Free Festival’s flagship Edinburgh venues, The Counting House, will be operated by The Gilded Balloon at this year’s Fringe it was revealed today.
Brighton Fringe is asking people in Sussex to give the gift of joy this
Christmas by helping the Fringe put on its first ever opening night
Christmas is the one time of year you can drag your non-theatre-going friends to the theatre.
Although only 15 inches tall, Clementine is
still a mighty big talent.
Brimming with originality and presenting a confidently executed show, Revan and Fennell are a double act that have the potential to succeed the comedy throne of French & Saunders.
Broadway Baby publisher Pete Shaw wraps up his Edinburgh experience via his iPhone photo stream.
Based on an obscure 1991 feature film, Dogfight is a recent musical from the talented composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, that showtune aficionados may know from Edges, a sho…
John Cameron and Stephen Trask’s big, ballsy, gender-bending musical detonates upon Greenside’s Royal Terrace stage with a blast that can be heard clear across Edinburgh.
Kevin MacLeod’s Call To Adventure is entirely appropriate as the walk-in soundtrack to Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show – For Kids.
West End Magic, a monthly fixture at the Leicester Square Theatre, heads north for a limited engagement at The Great Yorkshire Fringe.
Opening their show with the anthem I’m Every Woman, all-male girl group The Supreme Fabulettes are here to make a statement.
I was reading about a Gay Pride event in Glasgow last week that had banned drag acts from performing for fear they may offend transgendered members of their community who were conf…
You’ve got to hand it
to him, Louis Pearl aka The Amazing
Bubbleman is a crowd pleaser.
With the blessing of the Cooper Estate, John Hewer takes to the stage in the guise of one of Britain’s most loved comedians.
Holding the attention
of a room full of six to eleven year olds armed with nothing more than a
microphone is quite some feat, but for James Campbell – widely acknowledged as
Greenwich Theatre has a long and successful association with the Edinburgh Fringe, but why does a London Theatre have such a keen interest in a festival hundreds of miles away from...
Thirty years ago there was a late-night
drinking spot in Soho called The Piano Bar.
Broadway Baby doesn't often discuss movies, but when the film in question is one of the most hotly anticipated stage musical adaptations of all time (and when the good folk at Disn...
Ian Gelder - Kevan Lannister in the epic TV drama series Game of Thrones - is to play Frankenstein director James Whale and Will Austin is gardener Clayton Boone, who becomes the o...
The musical based on the 1924 'thrill killers' Leopold and Loeb, Thrill Me, has been named as the first Broadway Baby 'Bobby Award' winner for 2014.
Martin Walker became Broadway Baby’s Stand-Up Comedy editor in March 2014.
classic 19th Century upstairs-downstairs play Miss Julie
dealing with social mores is transported to a post-World War I England in which
the class system was unde…
Co-founder of Tasty Monster Productions,
Heather Bagnall, made her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe last year with SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL.
Story Pocket Theatre is a new company bringing Arabian Nights to the Edinburgh Fringe. Pete Shaw grabbed a moment
of their rehearsal period to ask some questions.
Following sold out performances in Shanghai and New York, Apphia Campbell brings her Nina Simone inspired show to the Gilded Balloon.
Broadway headliner Christina Bianco and West End showgirl Velma Celli (alter ego Ian Stroughair) are planning to cram in a lot of diva into their Edinburgh collaboration at Assembl...
Last year, Mzz Kimberley received
five-star reviews for her show A Tranny
producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook have been a regular fixture at the
Edinburgh Fringe for nearly a decade, but is this the last time we’ll see them
at the Festiv...
Never work with children, they say, but comedian Mike Belgrave is back in Edinburgh with a show packed with the sort of mayhem kids adore.
award-winning solo play Phone Whore
comes back to the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Towering blonde ex-Vegas showgirl Miss Hope Springs is set to make
her Edinburgh debut at the Playhouse this year.
It's time once again for the EdFringe Top Ten Lists - but not just any list.
Jessica Sherr is returning to Edinburgh with her show Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies.
Alex Motswiri Director of African
Tree Productions – producers of last year’s hit show The System, talks to Pete Shaw about their new Musical – Magadi – The Bride’s Pric...
A regular visitor to the Edinburgh Fringe from North America, Ian
Garrett not only has brought many shows across the pond but also created the
Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practi...
Irene Ros is writer and
director of Marcel Vol 1, a
surrealist show that attempts to turn the Berlusconi sex scandal into art.
The latest reviewer to hit Edinburgh is FringeDog.
Jeanette Bonner is an American heading
to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with her show Love.
The Edinburgh Fringe has more than its fair share of household-name comedians and high profile actors generating many column inches in the press, but at the heart of the festival a...
Texan writer-actor-knitter Elaine Liner had a surprise five-star hit with her show Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.
Valerie Hager is an American ex-crystal meth addict and one-time pole dancer taking a show called Naked In Alaska to the Edinburgh Festival.
Written as a contemporary piece in 1954, The Pajama Game is a musical about a rag
trade union dispute and the romance that develops between the leaders of the
opposing sides of t…
Although they may not grab the attention lavished upon the 'big four' at the Edinburgh Festival, theSpaceUK is nonetheless now the largest venue at the Fringe and this year celebra...
Freshly-graduated and bright-eyed Princeton arrives in Avenue Q looking for his purpose but
lacking the funds to afford anywhere better to stay.
Broadway Baby are thrilled to introduce a new regular date for West End Wendys and Dagenham Divas.
Broadway Baby's Twitter account has moved to the shorter, more appropriate home of @broadwaybaby - if you were already following us, you don't need to re-follow as you'll auto...
If you're taking a show to Brighton Fringe this year you want some free advertising, don't you? Sure you do.
There's something funny going on under St George's Church in Bloomsbury.
England's largest mixed-arts festival, the Brighton Fringe, has launched its online programme.
The all-new, sparkly Broadway Baby website is live. With a host of exciting new features and online tools, we hope you find the site more useful than ever.
Up there with The Deer Hunter and The Champ, Love Story came from a decade of schmaltzy tearjerkers that kept tissue manufacturers in healthy profits.
Since Broken Holmes’ last visit to the Fringe with a farcical tale of the eponymous detective in 2009, a certain Benedict Cumberbatch has helped propel Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s…
RENT charts the story of a group of friends living in New York’s Alphabet City in the early nineties, a ghetto of Manhattan synonymous with starving artists.
The audience is introduced to the story behind Her Right Mind via a dynamically-staged sequence showing us the mundanity of protagonist Jack’s life.
Featuring what could potentially be the most well-produced programme in the history of the Fringe, David Kingsmill’s one-man show uses song and comic (in both senses) anecdotes t…
In a picturesque Croatian village where the main industry is werewolf tourism, the owners of The House of the Night Bed & Breakfast are facing a decline in their business due to th…
CapellaJuice describe their show as a ‘clothes-based musical revue’.
Side By Side By Sondheim was originally conceived back in 1976 as a fund-raiser for a regional theatre owned by Cleo Lane and Johnny Dankworth.
Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan returns to her spiritual roots, singing in a traditional circus Spiegeltent.
Though on the wrong side of forty, even I was a little young to catch the original London production of On The Twentieth Century back in 1980 - it’s one of those shows I know wel…
Iolanthe marks the halfway point, and quite a highlight, of Gilbert and Sullivans enormously successful 25-year collaboration.
Emerging from the fear cupboard for the climax of Radio 1s one-man shows, Scott Mills chose to re-tell the Bourne Identity with an Abba twist in front of a packed-house last …
Scott Mills assistant producer Beccy Huxtable took to the stage last night in the penultimate performance in a series of four one-man shows Radio 1 have brought to Edinburgh this…
For a man who claims never to have done this before, DJ Nick Grimshaw appears very comfortable in the skin of a stand-up comedian.
Kicking off BBC Radio 1s series of four one-off, one-man shows by Scott Mills, Nick Grimshaw and the team at this years festival, The One Who Doesnt Speak presented an eclect…
With a budget that suggests they spent more in the lighting rig than most in Edinburgh spend on their whole show, the production values on Five Guys Named Moe are ridiculously high…
Putting It Together was the product of collaboration between Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie (yes, the same one from Cranford off the telly).
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is a glam-rock musical that returns to its spiritual home in Edinburgh.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch has a cult following.
An understudy of a remote touring version of Miss Saigon, Ric Lau is taking an enormous gamble with debut one-man show in Edinburgh.
There is something uniquely wonderful about Plane Food Café that makes it a perfect fit for the Fringe.
Its what would happen if the cast of Avenue Q had decided to have a knife-fight in the Disney world of Enchanted.
The term improv comedy is usually enough to have me, and any number of reviewers I know in Edinburgh, making excuses and running for the exit.
Set on the private island of recently deceased music mogul Morgan Tremain, where all the people he had a grudge with in his life have been assembled for the reading of his will, Mu…
There is an infectious energy about Hou Hou that you just cant ignore.
Ella Hickson was the darling of the Fringe last year with her debut play, Eight.
Baby is Malty & Shires 1983 musical set on a college campus following nine months of three different couples attempting to have a child.
Making their third visit to the Fringe, the Bite-Sized team are starting to create something of a niche for themselves at both the Brighton and Edinburgh Festivals.
With only three months from concept to stage (not even enough time to make the official printed Fringe programme), and just ten days in rehearsals to put it together, Scott Mills T…
It’s easy to hold preconceptions and pigeon-hole an unproven act in Edinburgh based on the superlatives and hyperbole of a press release, and I admit that I had expected Vicki Fe…
Making its second visit to the Fringe, Collisions Dance and its founder, Laban-trained David Beer, is back complimenting the impressive Dance & Physical Theatre line up at Zoo, thi…
Dancing Brick are a company that have done well at the Fringe over the years.
Last week, after a particularly late night out getting my major organs in training for the month that is simply referred to as Edinburgh, I had my first Festival encounter of J…
Im beginning to think that Musical Theatre @ George Square are like some dodgy wartime butcher, whos keeping all the good stuff round the back.
I had high expectations of Bloodbath The Musical - everything from their high-profile casting to glossy programme gives the impression they’ve spent some money on this show, and th…
The history of Falsettoland goes back to 1979, when the show ‘In Trousers’ opened at the off-Broadway hub of Fringe theatre, Playwrights Horizons.
Merrily We Roll Along is a curious musical.
Rent is most notable for the death of its author, Jonathan Larson, the night before the off-Broadway premiere, but owes its longevity to its mould-breaking style; described once as…
Author Oliver Lansley garnered considerable and well deserved praise for his Fringe hit, The Terrible Infants, which popped up at the Pleasance in 2007 and enjoyed a runaway succes…
The concept of Bite Size is a perfectly simple, yet novel one, and the clue really is in the title.
Tim Burton gave hostage to fortune in his rather splendid big-screen version of Sweeney Todd, which opened in the UK earlier this year.
Assassins delves into the possible motives of nine individuals who have both failed and succeeded in killing an American President.
It has been ten years since American university student Matthew Shepard was murdered by Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney, bringing the issue of gay hate crime to an internation…
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is not really a musical, but rather a song cycle, or collection of songs and poetic verse.
I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change is a comedy musical from the pen of Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts.
I, like a generation around me, grew up with Jeff Waynes hauntingly powerful War Of The Worlds concept album.
Im hardly giving much away by saying Jet Set Go! the Cabin Crew Musical is rather camp.
I am, it is no secret to my friends, a big fan of Sondheims musical about relationships, Company.
Last year, Minnetonka High School brought the school edition of Les Misérables to Edinburgh as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, and to say the least I was blown …
Assassins is an uncommon musical, seeking the motivations of nine individuals who have both failed and succeeded in bumping off US Presidents.
Set to a mixture of haunting strings and pumping electro rhythms, Collisions Dance bring their premiere performance to the intimate Studio space at Zoo Southside.
Writer and director Asa Gim Palomera creates fascinating theatre in her play, The Prodigal Daughter, which runs at C until the end of the Festival on Monday.
Claiming to raise the bar for the Victorian Zombie Comedy Musical genre, Famished is a show clearly inspired by Monty Python, but also tipping its top hat to Five Go Mad In Dorset …
Watching Jonelle Allen in Harlem Renaissance, you can’t help thinking you’re in the presence of Broadway Royalty.
Who knew the Germans could be funny? Yes, the butt of most lack-of-humour gags for several decades have actually been laughing at the English all this time.
David Niven tells the bizarre tale of Charles Feldman’s 1967 film, Casino Royale.
Shakepeare’s romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is one of his most popular works, so it’s not surprising that the majority of hands are up when The Pantaloons ask their au…
If you ever needed proof that Edinburgh isn’t a level playing field, then Kenmac’s production of Company is surely it.
Based on the famous 1970’s porn flick of the same name (but with less sex and more satire), small-town girl Debbie Benton dreams of making it as a cheerleader (and marine biologist…
I’ve just spent the most uncomfortable hour of my Festival thus far.
It’s impossible to review a musical about Tony Blair without acknowledging that there are two competing productions about his leadership tenure in town.
Io Theatre’s take on the Tony Blair years is a satirical view of his leadership, set to a bitingly funny score.
If you’re attending the Festival with some young ‘uns in tow, then I can enthusiastically recommend you drop in on Be a Star in a Juggling Show at Zoo Venues.
Little Shop of Horrors was first produced as a musical in 1982, based on a low-budget movie of the same name, which was shot in just two days in 1960.
The Just So Stories, written in 1902, are Kipling’s accounts of how various natural phenomena came about.
There’s something of an impressive atmosphere even as you queue for Eurobeat.
Having seen the Janus Theatre Company productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, perhaps my expectations were simply too high for Mephistopheles …
I have the distinct feeling that Fringe audiences are going to approach The Gently Progressive Behemoth a bit like Marmite.
Marry Me A Little started life in 1980 as collection of songs either cut from other Sondheim musicals, or from shows that were never produced.
Paying a second visit to the Fringe, Chris Cox is a contemporary mind reader who strips away all of the sinister nonsense that is often associated with the Derren Brown school of …
In a story that’s somewhere between Mrs Henderson Presents and The Full Monty, Boys In The Buff tells the story of Diane Diamante (Faith Brown), the owner of a failing seaside thea…
Matthew Collins is a travel journalist and single parent, although not necessarily in that order.
The Terrible Infants is billed as a children’s show, and I’m a gnarly old hack, just the wrong side of 40.
Please ensure your seat is in the upright position and that your tray tables are securely stowed.
I will freely admit that I had a certain amount of anxiety when approaching Minnetonka’s production of Les Misérables.
A British Guide to World Peace is Toby Mitchell’s third in a trilogy of ‘British Guide’ shows that started with ‘French Pop’ in 2005 and then ‘World Religion’ last year.
Fringe theatre is often about taking risks, so you have to applaud Croft Vaughn for the bravery of his one-man show in which he plays a nine-year-old boy up in his attic with an ov…
Sweeny Todd is arguably one of the finest works in musical theatre.
The boys of 2FaCeD last attended the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005 with an explosive breakdancing show, appropriately called Acetylene.
I lowered my expectations dramatically during the opening scene of Xenu is Loose when the smoke effect obliterated the audience’s view of the action for at least a couple of minute…
There’s a predictable brilliance about Out Of The Blue which explains why this troupe from Oxford are selling out only two days into their month-long run at C Venues this year.
There’s something of a dichotomy going on in Jihad The Musical, and I’m not sure whether I should be deeply offended, or laughing my socks off.
The opening few bars of Failed States brilliantly foreshadows the musical to follow.
If ever there was a perfectly matched pair, like a pie and a pint, a horse and cart or Edinburgh and rent-scalping, then surely Shakespeare is now inexorably linked with Breakfast.
The National Student Theatre Company (NSTC) are regular visitors to the Fringe, bringing productions that draw on talent from drama schools across the country and combining with ov…
I can hardly think of any occasion where I have laughed so hard while watching Shakespeare.
Set in an imagined European city of the future, a nuclear family’s idyllic existence is shattered when Dad’s past returns to haunt him.
Tina C, who shot to notoriety as host of Sky One’s Yanky Panky show (basically the US-facing equivalent of Euro Trash), returns to Edinburgh once again to give us all a glimpse int…
There was a moment during In The Pink’s performance of Think Pink tonight when everyone in the audience collectively knew they were watching a new pop idol.
Let’s make this clear from the start, that this is not the sugary-coated vision of Alice popularised by Disney’s 1951 classic, but the darker, more nightmarish view closer to Lewis…
Sprinkling a little Cinderella magic into the plot, Castoffs Youth Theatre have chosen a worthy subject for their musical The IT Boy, which tells the tale of Chris, a sixteen y…
My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen - for you delectation, curiosity and amusement, please welcome to the stage The Repertorie Room.
As she shuffles onto the stage assisted by a Las Vegas showgirl, Ida Barr hardly looks like Grandma-rapper billed in the programme; but Ida is the lesser-known creation of Christop…
Take six social misfits with relationship worries, throw them into group therapy, and then you have the basis for Conor Mitchell’s brilliant musical Have A Nice Life.
Slap, in gay palare, is make-up; and that’s the central theme to this comedy romp set in the make-up trailer of an 80s music video shoot.
It’s obviously easy to draw comparisons between Derren Brown when talking about Chris Cox.
Although their act is only around three years old, Katzenjammer have literally been around the world - and it’s easy to see why they are in such demand.
The premise for Breakfast Bedlam, Live! is a rich comedy vein.
I can’t help thinking that somebody, somewhere must have watched Oliver Maltman’s show, Little Black Book, before he brought it up to Edinburgh; but clearly didn’t have the balls t…
Tommy was the first musical to be specifically billed as a ‘Rock Opera’, and to this day remains one of the most defining examples of the genre.
The Oxford Gargoyles are making their debut appearance at the Fringe this year, in their show which, as the title suggests, brings Jazz and a-cappella together.
Bruce Mason’s coming-of-age tale is of a bygone day of innocence, where through a child’s eyes even the village idiot’s tall stories are to be believed.
Few composers have received the critical acclaim of Stephen Sondheim.
Assassins is arguably one of Sondheim’s finest musicals.
Sarah-Louise Young’s show, Confessions of a Paralysed Porn Star, was conceived the day she Googled herself and discovered she shared her name with an adult actress.
Their regular slot on the Johnathan Ross show goes a long way to explaining the largely heterosexual audience in tonight.
Above all else, Charlie Pickering is an engaging storyteller - even if that contradicts the premise of his Edinburgh show, in which he struggles to write his autobiography.
Jonny Sweet and Joe Thomas are breaking new comedy turf over at The Underbelly, with their satirical view of the future, called simply The Future.
From the moment Pat Candaras takes to the stage in her show at The Underbelly, you just know you’re going to like her.
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a collection of songs and poetic verse reflecting the lives of people remembered on the AIDS memorial quilt.
Anyone who’s been even close to Edinburgh in August will have heard of Newsrevue.
Dan & Jeff, the comic storytelling duo from Blue Peter, attempt to summarise all six Harry Potter novels in just sixty minutes.
Reading the press release for Caviar & Chips, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was some deep polemic drama.
There’s some material in Greedy which really is on the furthest reaches of comedy.
Coming under a banner of ‘edutainment’ (please remember to shoot whoever came up with that), John and Dan are a pair of real, genuine scientists from London’s Science Museum, who a…
According to Toby Hadoke, hetrosexual Dr Who fans are about as common as a shop selling ginger hair dye.
Every year this pair just get better, and their material gets ruder.
Call it morbid curiosity, but I was keen to see quite what Neil & Christine Hamilton were going to do at the Fringe.
For this reviewer, Out Of The Blue is one of the shows in my schedule that I look forward to with some confidence that it’s going to be good.
Religious belief is a funny thing - so much so that duo Toby Mitchell and Sarah Thomas Lane have devised an hour long comedy show to describe it.
Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor wood cutter and his wife, and times are so hard that mother decides it’s time to significantly reduce the number of mouths to feed in t…
If there were a prize for shows that do exactly what they say on the tin, this one clearly would be walk off with a rosette.
If there’s one theatre company that can claim to have built an episodic comedy-of-errors at the Fringe, then it’s The Trap.
Despite the University-production origins of Thomas Eccelshare & Dan Mansell’s new play, Brick Walls, there is absolutely nothing amateur about their show currently playing at the …
Cartoonist Charles Shulz created an icon that lasted over 50 years, when he first drew the irrepressible Snoopy for United Feature Syndicate in 1950.
Astrakhan Winter falls firmly into the category of challenging theatre.
David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr are one of the most respected lyricist/composer teams on Broadway.
Jonathan Harvey is more widely known for scripting the BBC comedy Gimme Gimme Gimme, but before Tom and Linda were a glint in his eye he wrote the play Beautiful Thing.
Making a second visit to the Fringe, Out Of The Blue are the Oxford-based all male a cappella group somewhere between Eminem and Gregorian Chant.
Rosalind Adler’s monologue, Bruised Blueberries, tackles subjects as gritty as adultery, suicide and paedophilia, from the point of view of five diverse women in a local village co…
Three guys sit in God’s waiting room, coming to terms with the fact they’ve slipped off this mortal coil and try to figure out who they need to apologise too in order the gain acce…
A night out with the lads - or the lasses - is something that most of us have experienced in our teenage years, and that’s the subject matter for John Godber’s sharply observed com…
John Irving is a unique modern storyteller who creates rich plots inhabited with vivid characters, much in the same style as Dickens.
The name Hedwig originates from old German, hadu = battle; wig = fight.
Youth Music Theatre UK are setting new standards in musical theatre at the Fringe with their gloriously rich production of Goblin Market at George Square.
The Laramie Project is a play documenting the tragic death of Matthew Sheppard, who was kidnapped and savagely beaten before being left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of a…
Three talented actors present a passionate performance of Stephen Poliakoff’s seminal play Hitting Town; the show that formed the basis for the film Close My Eyes.
Jo Randerson and Gentiane Lupi are two very brave comedians who find material in places most would be afraid to look.
Ok, let’s get this out of the way at the start.
Once described as the bad-boy playwright of Off-Broadway, Nicky Silver is known for his black comedies.
I firmly believe Ben Woolf is one of the most originally talented writers in the world.
Last night’s Jay Aston Party over at C Bar at Adam House attracted an eclectic collection of drag queens and club kids.
Jonathan and Julian Kaufmann both have a great deal of direct experience in teaching.
Chris Chapman’s take on the classic Faust tale is surrealistically comic.
Director Sam Yates has changed my expectations of a Fringe show.
Tom Powell explores some interesting ideas in his new play, Thrillseeking, which is currently at C Central until the end of the month.
Much has been written about Brechts Threepenny Opera - after all, it was written in 1928 and plenty of critics have had a chance to dissect what has been become one of the earliest…
Editors note: Realising that I did this production a great injustice by only awarding 3 stars the first time around, (Maybe the show I saw before was just too dire), I’ve re-visite…
Chavs are a fashionable target at this year’s Fringe.
A breakdancing act may seem out of place at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but to describe Acetylene as such belittles their talent.
Sondheim at the Fringe is a double edged sword.
If ever there was a comedy institution, Newsrevue is it.
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