iDolls

iDolls

iDolls aims to explore the dynamics between social media and feminism by combining various forms of theatre, dance and spoken word. The result is an enjoyable piece with a few laughs, some haunting moments of truth, and a visually interesting display... 

Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

A surprisingly moving hour of theatre, Something Borrowed deals with the struggles of a 21st-century, 20-something feminist trying to reconcile the desire for the perfect fairy tale wedding, ingrained in her from childhood, and her rebellion against the patriarchal tradition of marriage... 

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour

Everything I love about the Edinburgh Fringe can be summed up by a group of people rocking out to the guitar solo in Bohemian Rhapsody in the middle of the street with little or no explanation... 

Larry Dean: Out Now!

Larry Dean: Out Now!

A delightful hour of salacious and cheeky comedy, Larry Dean: Out Now! is a hilarious window into the life of Larry. His disarming demeanour quickly puts the audience at ease as he works the crowd with the usual stand up opening material... 

Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof

Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof

Reginald D Hunter returns with his signature brand of close-to-the-bone humour in his new show Bitchproof. Though this show is by no means short on laughs, it falls short of the gut-busting hilarity I have come to expect from Hunter... 

Tutte Contro Verdi

Tutte Contro Verdi

The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions. It opens up a whole new way of appreciating our favourite operas, and this is exactly what Spanish actress and soprano Miren de Miguel aims to achieve through Tutte Contro Verdi... 

Mr B's Guide to Modern Life

Mr B's Guide to Modern Life

Chap-hop, the hottest trend since hipster beard balm that makes your beard smell like woodsmoke and whisky, hits the Fringe this year in the form of Mr B’s Guide to Modern Life. The songs were what I was most looking forward to in this hour of zany cabaret and they did not disappoint; slick, hilarious and with a catchy toe-tapping beat the audience were bopping along all night... 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

In Violin Variations, Ian Peaston invites the audience to share his passion for experimenting with his electric violin and looping set-up.  Taking us from staples of the classical violin repertoire to a mashup of some classic 90s electronica in the space of minutes, the audience is shown all the processes the sounds from the violin goes through to create the different effects, illustrating how the violin is capable of so much more than a standard classical repertoire with a bit of imagination... 

How to Read Minds and Influence People

How to Read Minds and Influence People

Doug Segal opens the show with a unique and refreshing approach to mentalism - it’s easy, you can do it too, and here’s how.This seems at first to be an over-simplification as trick after trick throughout the show left me baffled as to how on earth Segal had managed to pull off the things he did... 

Barnum

Barnum

For a youth theatre troupe, Barnum seems an intimidatingly large production. The sheer amount of different skills required, from tumbling, acrobatics, acrobalance and juggling to the vocal range and technical ability required from each of the lead roles seem to make it something best left to professionals... 

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival attendees are welcomed with some free cider, ice-cream, and a range of other delicious freebies to try. On a gorgeous sunny day, this was the perfect way to start the experience!Heading further into the heart of the site revealed extremely friendly vendors who were both knowledgeable about their products and passionate about their benefits...