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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


Review: Tetra-Decathlon at Summerhall

Lauren Hendry swings into this year’s Fringe with the true story of her gruelling training for the World Tetra-Decathlon Championships. What’s a “tetra-decath...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter


Review: Micky Overman: Role Model @ Pleasance Courtyard

Chortle Newcomer 2018 nominee Micky Overman’s debut hour Role Model is filled with amusing anecdotes about her attempt to become the best example of one herself. Her role models range from Julie Andrews to Fran...

Review: Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man at The Stand

Paul Sinha may not be recognisable at first as he steps onto the stage. It’s hard to picture him as the white-jacketed “Sinnerman” from ITV’s The Chase. For one, he’s definitely lost weight, which Sinha cover...

For Children


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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