The Drive In reopens this April

The Drive In reopens this April

West End Musical Drive In, alongside a plethora of films and comedy nights, are all planned for The Drive In which reopens on April 12th. 

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

It has often been said that Myra DuBois is an act way ahead of her time. 

Lizzie

Lizzie

Whilst those accused of bloody murder over a century ago isn’t breaking new ground for a musical (think Jason Robert Brown’s Parade), this unusually grisly subject matter get… 

La Voix: Red Hot Globe Trot

La Voix: Red Hot Globe Trot

The decadently French surroundings of the Crazy Coqs cabaret bar within the similarly lavish dining rooms of Brasserie Zédel in Soho play their part well in La Voix’s kick off… 

The Adventures of Dick!

The Adventures of Dick!

When it comes to smutty seasonal fun, Stuart Saint and his team of cohorts are the authority. 

A Fringe PokéFest

A Fringe PokéFest

Looking to catch ‘em all while in Edinburgh? Well you’re in luck. The festival is stuffed with PokeStops and Pidgeys. We run down what’s on offer at the main venues. 

Dick!

Dick!

Jim Davidson may be credited with inventing the adult panto (as early as 1999 with Boobs in the Wood), but perhaps we can now give Stuart Saint the accolade of perfecting it. 

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Ostensibly, Worbey and Farrell’s show is a piano recital. 

The Room : The Musical

The Room : The Musical

The Room is widely acknowledged to be one of the worst movies ever made. 

Edinburgh hit Shadow Boxing heads to London

Edinburgh hit Shadow Boxing heads to London

A smash at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe half a decade ago, Shadow Boxing heads to the Greenwich Theatre in London. 

Broadway Baby adopts the principles of the Theatre Charter

Broadway Baby adopts the principles of the Theatre Charter

The UK’s largest reviewer of live arts performance, Broadway Baby, has come out in support of the Theatre Charter – a campaign for good behaviour in UK theatres. 

Whatever Happened to LaLa Shockette - Icon of the 1980s!

Whatever Happened to LaLa Shockette - Icon of the 1980s!

If ever there was an appropriate time to say “I’ll have whatever she’s drinking”, it would be after watching the mini-tornado that is Lowri-Ann Richards perform her Edinbur… 

Miss Hope Springs

Miss Hope Springs

The Boards at The Edinburgh Playhouse is one of those rooms playing host to Fringe performers that just exudes glamour. 

Freckled

Freckled

Even though the venue is a gay bar, the performer is a drag act and that act is a previous winner of the coveted national Drag Idol crown, Freckled isn’t a drag cabaret. 

A Tranny On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

A Tranny On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

In arguably one of the most opulent rooms the Free Fringe has to offer, Mzz Kimberely takes to the stage wearing a figure-hugging honey-red gown plus feather fascinator and opens h… 

La Voix

La Voix

Since scooping the London Cabaret Award for best Drag Act last month, it’s no longer obligatory to prefix La Voix’s name with the qualifier ‘Drag Idol Winner 2012’. 

Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens

Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens

A show about a disparate group of people for whom the only common thread is their cause of death? Not your run-of-the-mill material for a song cycle, admittedly, but Elegies found… 

Armada

Armada

Historical events make great musicals. 

Beulah

Beulah

Beulah is a new take on a musical. 

Joe Wilkinson: My Mum's Called Stella and My Dad's Called Brian

Joe Wilkinson: My Mum's Called Stella and My Dad's Called Brian

Joe Wilkinson comments wryly that the convention is for a stand-up’s debut show to focus on what’s happened in their life so far, but unfortunately nothing interesting has ever hap… 

Jimeoin - Lovely!

Jimeoin - Lovely!

Jimeoin is an act who I can always remember being at the Fringe and other comedy festivals, but have never got round to seeing. 

Terrible Infants

Terrible Infants

Edinburgh is a great place to take risks on a show, but I’m sure we all also like to have a few safe-bets in our calendar to make sure a brief visit to the Fringe has some guarant… 

Dan Antopolski - Turn of the Century

Dan Antopolski - Turn of the Century

Last year, Dan Antopolski won the coveted accolade of ‘Best Joke’ at the Fringe (‘hedgehogs: why can’t they just share the hedge?’) and he could easily be a contender again this … 

Horne Section

Horne Section

The Horne section is a chaotic showcase of some of the Fringe’s finest comics, accompanied with flair by a group of jazz musicians, and presided over by the witty, affable, and un… 

Richard Herring - Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming

Richard Herring - Christ on a Bike: The Second Coming

This year, Richard Herring is resurrecting his first ever one-man Fringe show, ‘Christ On A Bike’, which he performed in 2001. 

WitTank

WitTank

It’s easy to enjoy watching Wit Tank when they are so clearly enjoying themselves, and their enthusiasm and commitment to their material is their greatest strength. 

Jump

Jump

There’s a professional gloss on Tank Production’s new musical, Jump, which should be reason enough to put it on your Festival consideration list. 

Ups And Downs And Whoopsie Daisies

Ups And Downs And Whoopsie Daisies

A dance duet between an able bodied man and a significantly disabled woman could easily become a novelty act - and one that some will feel obliged to praise out of sympathy and oth… 

The Bonnet Blue

The Bonnet Blue

To be fair, the programme and the press release had provided an “Artistic Health Warning” which pointed out that the 5633 Theatre Company accepted no responsibility for complete … 

NewsRevue 24/7

NewsRevue 24/7

NewsRevue’s show at the Fringe is predictably excellent. 

Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope)

Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope)

Jessica Almasy is compulsive viewing, much like the material she delivers in her solo performance, Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope). 

The Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show

The Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show

The Soap Kitchen have an act which will be familiar to anyone who’s seen Who’s Line Is It Anyway. 

Cabaret Decadanse

Cabaret Decadanse

If Jim Henson’s Muppets were fused with the Kit Kat Club in hedonistic pre-War Berlin, it’s kind of like the atmosphere painted by the French-Canadian production called Cabaret Dec… 

Halo Boy and the Village of Death

Halo Boy and the Village of Death

If you were to somehow strap Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas on the front of an Express Train going in one direction, and Sondheim’s Into The Woods on a similar train headi… 

Golden Prospects

Golden Prospects

The Skullduggery Theatre company have put a new twist on the melodrama, for those, as they describe, who have a short attention span. 

Bad Play 3

Bad Play 3

Bad Play is almost becoming a permanent fixture on the Fringe, this being the fourth outing for this frenetically paced absurdist comedy. 

John Laurie, Frazer & I

John Laurie, Frazer & I

Ian Watt’s one-man show pays tribute to the acclaimed Scottish actor John Laurie. 

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Merchiston Castle School and St George’s School for Girls have collaborated to bring the classic stage and screen musical Guys and Dolls to Edinburgh. 

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Like any teenage boy, Dillon is angst-ridden. 

Beautiful Child

Beautiful Child

If your thirty year old son reveals to you that they have fallen in love with an eight year old, how would you deal with that? That is the question asked in Nicky Silver’s darkly c… 

LHO: Lee Harvey Oswald - The Musical

LHO: Lee Harvey Oswald - The Musical

When someone tells you their new musical is about the life of Kennedy’s killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, it’s practically impossible not to draw comparisons with Sondheim’s Assassins. 

Hair

Hair

Hair is the ultimate hippy musical, featuring the now household-hits Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine and Let the Sunshine In. 

Being Earnest, It's Rather Important

Being Earnest, It's Rather Important

The Shore Thing Youth Theatre have a decidedly slapstick view of Wilde’s classic comedy-of-manners. 

Philip Pullman's I WAS A RAT

Philip Pullman's I WAS A RAT

Somewhere between Pinocchio, Oliver and Cinderella, Philip Pullman’s I Was A Rat mixes traditional fairytale with contemporary ideas. 

Catch-22

Catch-22

Please note the following important information for airmen wishing to avoid combat missions;One may only be excused from flying bombing missions on the grounds of insanity;One must… 

Zigger Zagger

Zigger Zagger

What seems like a brilliant night out at the Village Hall sadly doesn’t cut it in the competitive world of the Fringe, and for this reason I think Sawston Players and Dramawise may… 

Someone's Knocking At The Door

Someone's Knocking At The Door

Unexpected Company are an improv group from New England who specialise in a long-form technique they called The Morris. 

Katzenjammer are Bitter & Sweet

Katzenjammer are Bitter & Sweet

Katzenjammer don’t fit into a Fringe category all that easily. 

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Shrewsbury School must have nerves of steel.