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Unmissable Theatre

4★★★★

Review: Sticks and Stones at Summerhall

In an echo of contemporary social anxiety, Sticks and Stones uses satire to take on the question of political correctness and corporate liability. Vinay Patel’s...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

4★★★★

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 ...
4★★★★

Review: Siblings: Acting Out at Underbelly Bristo

The struggle of working in the arts is real - just ask anyone performing at the festival. Instead of being sycophantic about it, however, Maddy and Marina Bye have used this truth to their advantage to create...

For Children

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...
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: 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...

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...

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★★★★★

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...
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