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4★★★★

Review: The Castle

The spirit of Kafka lives! His final, unfinished novel The Castle - a sinister gem of world literature - is brought res...
5★★★★★

Review: Wild Swimming at Pleasance

Full Rogue’s production of Wild Swimming is a joyful, clever and funny show about gender, privilege, poetry and swimmin...
4★★★★

Review: Un Poyo Roco at Dance Base

Un Poyo Roco sees Argentinian dancers Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón in a locker room. They are in competitive spirits...

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5★★★★★

Review: Wild Swimming at Pleasance

Full Rogue’s production of Wild Swimming is a joyful, clever and funny show about gender, privilege, poetry and swimmin...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

3★★★

Review: Alex Kealy at Just The Tonic at The Caves

Political comedy that takes into account the effect of stink bombs on decision making, Kealy’s show, Rationale, ponders the less obvious influences on our seemingly rational opinions.  Based on the premise ...
4★★★★

Review: Sophie Duker: Venus at Pleasance

For a debut show at the Fringe, Sophie Duker has managed to craft a near-flawless hour packed full of humour and heartfelt reflection which many of the comedians that have been on the circuit for circa ten yea...

Find something new

3★★★

Review: Alex Kealy at Just The Tonic at The Caves

Political comedy that takes into account the effect of stink bombs on decision making, Kealy’s show, Rationale, ponders the less obvious influences on our seemingly rational opinions.  Based on the premise ...
5★★★★★

Review: Wild Swimming at Pleasance

Full Rogue’s production of Wild Swimming is a joyful, clever and funny show about gender, privilege, poetry and swimming. Alice Lamb and Annabel Baldwin play Oscar and Nell, two childhood friends with differen...
4★★★★

Review: Un Poyo Roco at Dance Base

Un Poyo Roco sees Argentinian dancers Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón in a locker room. They are in competitive spirits, dancing for one another and fighting, first as play then as dance and then for real.  ...
4★★★★

Review: Learning from the Future at Dancebase

A woman or a cyborg. Or, a woman and a cyborg. What are the limits and possibilities of each condition? Learning from the future starts with a naked woman and a statement: “I was a body”. These words remain wi...

For Children

4★★★★

Review: Kid X at Assembly Roxy

Kid X is a collaborative piece of theatre with Bassline Circus and MHz in association with Feral . It opens with the kind of slickness that is familiar from superhero movies. Eva Lazarus is the super-successful scientist that graces the cover of Time magazine...
Heroes at Udderbelly
2★★

Review: Heroes at Udderbelly

Aerial work and dance moves come together in a family show that takes a playful-but-wannabe-serious look at heroic fantasies - and the realities of being brave, and overcoming your fears. Beverley Grant (All Or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre) and Tony Mills...
Monski Mouse at Assembly George Square Gardens
5★★★★★

Review: Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret at Assembly

Those familiar with Monski Mouse will know her Baby Disco show is a total delight and an essential Fringe experience for the under-fives. Now the smiley lady with the retro frock and the Minnie Mouse hair has created a brilliant cabaret for pre-school childre...
Little Top at Pleasance at EICC
3★★★

Review: Little Top at Pleasance at EICC

Circus for babies? As far as Ellie Dubois is concerned, you’re never too young to enjoy the whirligig fun of bravura juggling, or the sight of grown-ups tumbling head over heels in acrobatic partnerships. Her Little Top show for the 0 to 18 months age ra...
Sparkle at Summerhall
3★★★

Review: Sparkle at Summerhall

“Love your sparkles!” is the rallying cry that Annie Cusick Wood weaves into this heart-warming work for young children (ages 3+) that reaches out, tellingly, to their adults as well. Wood’s championing of everyone’s right to be themselves is rooted...
4★★★★

Review: Meddlin’ Kids at Gilded Balloon Teviot

Those pesky, meddlin’ kids and that infamous dog have been ‘solving’ mysteries for decades in the hit kids’ TV show… Meddlin’ Kids. But now, after 25 seasons, it’s game over for the gang, as the network unexpectedly calls time on the franchise. But something’...
2★★

Review: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo at Underbelly

In the McEwan Hall in Bristo Square, hundred of young children gaze excitedly at a succession of beautifully-made dinosaur puppets – from baby dinosaurs to a huge, snapping T-Rex. The puppets are lifelike and entertaining, and the children in the audience are...
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