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5★★★★★

Review: Extinguished Things at Summerhall

In the cramped Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, we are greeted by Molly Taylor, who takes us on a journey through the streets of her childhood through...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

4★★★★

Review: Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man at The Stand

Paul Sinha may not be recognisable at first as he steps onto the stage. It’s hard to picture him as the white-jacketed “Sinnerman” from ITV’s The Chase. For one, he’s definitely lost weight, which Sinha cover...
3★★★

Review: Micky Overman: Role Model @ Pleasance Courtyard

Chortle Newcomer 2018 nominee Micky Overman’s debut hour Role Model is filled with amusing anecdotes about her attempt to become the best example of one herself. Her role models range from Julie Andrews to Fran...
4★★★★

Review: Christian Finnegan: My Goodness at Gilded Balloon

With so much on offer each year, it’s easy for some shows to cruelly slip under the radar. My Goodness is one of the unlucky few that’s glistening in the shadows. This is a self-reflective show that uses the f...

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: 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...
3★★★

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...
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: 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...
4★★★★

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...
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