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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

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

3★★★

Review: The Tape Face Show at Pleasance Courtyard

Tape Face is an excellent performer. Full of charisma, he owns the stage, utilising every prop - and audience member - to create a memorable show. His unique brand of intriguing physical comedy, combined with...
4★★★★

Review: Adam Rowe: Undeniable at Just the Tonic 

Adam Rowe opens the hour with a show of hands. Who’s Scottish? Who’s English? Who’s international? Who’s American and voted for ‘him’? Nobody, apparently, and with that Rowe, a self-identified chubby 25 year ...
4★★★★

Review: Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse at Pleasance Courtyard

Sarah Keyworth is an honest comedian who knows how to stir genuine emotion in her audience while still keeping them laughing from the get go. Dark Horse takes on some serious topics, exploring gender, sexuali...
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4★★★★

Review: Chris Betts vs The Audience at Bob’s Blundabus

Chris Betts vs The Audience takes place on the top deck of a double decker bus. Perhaps you are thinking that this is a strange and slightly cramped place to host a show. This would be the correct assumption,...

For Children

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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