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Five Star Shows

5★★★★★

Review: Jack Barry at The Globe

Jack Barry brings Tango to the Free Fringe, an hour of hilarious tales of his sexual antics and all things relationships...

Unmissable Theatre

3★★★

Review: Reigen at theSpace @ Venue45

A new translation of an early 1900s Austrian play by Arthur Schnitzler, Reigen is a thoughtful production that plays with movement and gender. Translated and d...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

3★★★

Review: Lead Pencil at Underbelly Cowgate

Prepare to be transported back to the eccentric world of 90's children’s TV, where the arts and crafts are just as useless and the outfits are just as wacky as you remembered. Lead Pencil reveals the dark und...
4★★★★

Review: Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks at Pleasance Courtyard

Every Fringe there's probably about 300 improv Shakespeare shows ‘with a modern twist’ on the go. With so many shows on offer, it's hard to be original, but I’ll stick my neck out and say that I’m almost cert...

For Children

5★★★★★

Reviews: Chores at Assembly George Square Gardens

Every child will relate to the struggle to stay focused after their mum asks them to clean up their room. In Chores, Cluster Arts circus company take inspiration from this childhood woe, playing two brothers who, incentivised by an opportunity to try out the...
4★★★★

Review: David Baddiel’s Animalcolm at Gilded Balloon Teviot

With David Baddiel’s background in comedy, it’s no wonder his children’s book Animalcolm transitioned so successfully to Fringe. He is currently working on his fifth children’s book and his first screenplay for Fox, making now the perfect time to acquaint your...
4★★★★

Review: Circa: Wolfgang at Underbelly’s Circus Hub

If we are to believe his characterisation in the film Amadeus, Mozart, the energetically boyish musical prodigy, is an excellent candidate for a circus routine: cheeky, and with a fabulous soundtrack to boot. Thus led to the creation of Circa’s family-friend...

Dick and Dom chat to EdFestMag.com

As two of the biggest names at this year’s festival, Dick and Dom have upscaled from the comfort of their bungalow to the massive McEwan Hall to bring their high tempo show to the Fringe for the first time. Though primarily this is a kids show, kids aren’t th...
5★★★★★

Review: Dick and Dom- Dick v Dom at Underbelly, McEwan Hall

As two of the biggest names at this year’s festival, Dick and Dom have upscaled from the comfort of their bungalow to the massive McEwan Hall to bring their high tempo show to the Fringe for the first time. Though primarily this is a kids show, kids aren't the...
4★★★★

Review: Denim: The Denim Juniors at Assembly George Square Gardens

Denim's message is loud and clear: be yourself and have a whole lot of fun doing it! Glitter, fake snow, bright costumes, positive messages and powerful voices are just some of the things Denim bring to their drag show for juniors, along with a whole lot of e...

Dick and Dom “Everyone’s a bit of a big kid at heart”

An interactive, family show set in a boxing ring, Dick V Dom is the Fringe debut for quadruple BAFTA winners Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood AKA Dick and Dom.  Working together for more than twenty years, Dick and Dom’s anarchic silliness – especially on the...
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