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Five Star Shows

5★★★★★

Review: Wip It! at the Southsider

This is Edinburgh at its best: a proper neighbourhood pub, packed to the gunnels with locals keenly watching the first d...
5★★★★★

Review: Flight at Summerhall

Theatre group Darkfield take the same principle that makes films so much more immersive when viewed in the dark - that h...

Unmissable Theatre

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

3★★★

Review: Bethany Black: Unwinnable at The Stand

Unwinnable is a comfortable hour of comedy from Bethany Black, taking the audience through key points of her life, from her ADHD and autism, to her life as a trans woman and her relationship with her current pa...
4★★★★

Review: Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan at The Voodoo Rooms

It’s almost a certainty that you will leave Harriet Kemsley’s show wishing the comedian was your friend. No, scratch that – you’ll feel like Kemsley is your friend as she talks animatedly about drunken cinema...
3★★★

Review: Ross Brierley: Accumulator at Underbelly Bristo

Ross Brierley is a professional gambler and in his debut solo hour he seems to determine to show us why it’s a job and not just a hobby. He explains the weird questions he gets asked about his chosen professi...

Zoe Lyons chats to EdFestMag.com

Zoe Lyons took some time out of her busy Edinburgh Fringe schedule to chat to us about her top tips for avoiding Fringe Flu, and the worst thing she’s ever picked up during her time in Edinburgh. Zoe also chat...
5★★★★★

Review: Police Cops at Assembly George Square Studios

Returning from sell-out runs at Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe 2017, the multi award-winning comedy trio The Pretend Men have carved themselves out a space as one of the must-see shows of this year’s Fringe ...

For Children

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...
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...
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: Denim: The Denim Juniors at Assembly George Square Gardens

Denim's message is loud and clear: be yourself and have a whole lot of fun doing it! Glitter, fake snow, bright costumes, positive messages and powerful voices are just some of the things Denim bring to their drag show for juniors, along with a whole lot of e...
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 “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...
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