The #MeToo movement is losing momentum, but its work is not done.
When Molière’s Dom Juan first said that hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, I can’t imagine he was meditating on future iterations of the eponymous play such as the production at…
It has often been said that Myra DuBois is an act way ahead of her time.
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
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…
When it comes to smutty seasonal fun,
Stuart Saint and his team of cohorts are the authority.
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
Ostensibly, Worbey and Farrell’s show is a piano recital.
The Room is widely acknowledged to be one of the worst movies ever made.
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…
The Boards at The Edinburgh Playhouse is one of those rooms playing host to Fringe performers that just exudes glamour.
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…
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.
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’.
Historical events make great musicals.
Beulah is a new take on a musical.
The Horne section is a chaotic showcase of some of the Fringes finest comics, accompanied with flair by a group of jazz musicians, and presided over by the witty, affable, and un…
Hair is the ultimate hippy musical, featuring the now household-hits Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine and Let the Sunshine In.
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.
Edinburgh is a great place to take risks on a show, but Im 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…
Unexpected Company are an improv group from New England who specialise in a long-form technique they called The Morris.
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…
This year, Richard Herring is resurrecting his first ever one-man Fringe show, Christ On A Bike, which he performed in 2001.
Like any teenage boy, Dillon is angst-ridden.
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.
Theres a professional gloss on Tank Productions new musical, Jump, which should be reason enough to put it on your Festival consideration list.
Bad Play is almost becoming a permanent fixture on the Fringe, this being the fourth outing for this frenetically paced absurdist comedy.
Shrewsbury School must have nerves of steel.
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 …
Ian Watt’s one-man show pays tribute to the acclaimed Scottish actor John Laurie.
Katzenjammer dont fit into a Fringe category all that easily.
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 Skullduggery Theatre company have put a new twist on the melodrama, for those, as they describe, who have a short attention span.
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…
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 …
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…
The Soap Kitchen have an act which will be familiar to anyone who’s seen Who’s Line Is It Anyway.
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).
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…
NewsRevue’s show at the Fringe is predictably excellent.
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…
Jimeoin is an act who I can always remember being at the Fringe and other comedy festivals, but have never got round to seeing.
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…
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…
Its 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.
Somewhere between Pinocchio, Oliver and Cinderella, Philip Pullman’s I Was A Rat mixes traditional fairytale with contemporary ideas.
The Shore Thing Youth Theatre have a decidedly slapstick view of Wilde’s classic comedy-of-manners.
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A smash at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe half a decade ago, Shadow Boxing heads to the Greenwich Theatre in London.
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