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Review: Witch Hunt at Just the Tonic

A brilliant way to end your day or start your night, late night sketch comedy Witch Hunt brings original, bold and absurd comedy to this year's Fringe. Milosz, a gay Australian pop star who won the Eurovision ...

Review: Pete Firman: Marvels at the Pleasance Courtyard

Entering the stage dressed in a tartan suit and looking dapper, it is easy to imagine that had Pete Firman chosen an alternative career in show business, he could have easily made an excellent member of Fagan's...

Review: Alex Edelman: Just for Us at Pleasance Courtyard

It's hard to make being a victim of anti-Semitism funny, but in Just for Us, Alex Edelman does a fantastic job. He tells us about his time on the less friendly side of Twitter and describes an undercover stint ...

For Children


Review: The Bear at Pleasance Courtyard

In Pins and Needles Productions' adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ The Bear, children and adults alike are left in a captivated daze. Even among the garish colours and frenetic energy of children’s theatre, Briggs’ soft-around-the-edges, dreamlike quality remain...

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...

Review: Bread and Geller: Prime Time at Just the Tonic

A gentle return to a cosier era of sketch comedy, the duo of Bread and Geller have charm to spare. Although this is their first Fringe show, the audience could be forgiven for thinking they were old hands. Familiar stereotypes such as Linda, the overenthusia...

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...

Review: Duckie at Summerhall

We would all do well to heed – irrespective of age – the message at the heart of Le Gateau Chocolat’s triumphant children’s show Duckie. A shimmering reinterpretation of The Ugly Duckling, this production combines music and narrative to stress the importance...

Dick and Dom chat to

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...
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