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5★★★★★

Review: Egg at Summerhall

In a stunning performance, Egg tells a true story about the journey of egg donation from one friend to another. It’s a...
4★★★★

Review: Tremor at Summerhall

Sherman Theatre returns to the Fringe this year with Tremor, Brad Birch’s arresting two-hander about how our past shapes...

Five Star Shows

5★★★★★

Review: Egg at Summerhall

In a stunning performance, Egg tells a true story about the journey of egg donation from one friend to another. It’s a...

Unmissable Theatre

2★★

Review: Meek at the Traverse Theatre

The golden rule - show, don't tell - is left to the wayside in this surprisingly clunky new play by Penelope Skinner. Set in a Handmaid's Tale-esque, ultra-rel...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

3★★★

Review: Camp Be Yourself at Underbelly Cowgate

Camp Be Yourself is an Americana smorgasbord of fanny-packs and prescription drugs led by camp councillors Betsey and Emily as they struggle to come to terms with adulthood and keep track of their charges whils...
4★★★★

Review: Larry Dean: Bampot at Assembly Checkpoint

Man walks into Fringe comedy show, man sits down, comedian starts, man laughs, comedian ends, man unexpectedly cries. Few times have I seen a comedian so honest and raw as Larry Dean. Only a comedian with a pe...
4★★★★

Review: Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch at Pleasance Courtyard

Delightfully awkward is the best way to describe Ben Pope’s comedy. He greets the audience shoeless as he launches into gags about his – spoiler alert – disastrous attempts at going it alone in adult life and...
3★★★

Review: Laura Lexx: Trying at Gilded Balloon Teviot

Laura Lexx is trying: trying to hold it together, trying to have a baby and trying to cope with the obsessive thoughts that, when left unchecked, can overwhelm her mind. In a show that is part comedy, part ma...

For Children

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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