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Review: Trojan Horse at Summerhall

Trojan Horse, written by Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead, tells the story of the 2014 investigation into accusations of 'r...

Unmissable Theatre


Review: Tremor at Summerhall

Sherman Theatre returns to the Fringe this year with Tremor, Brad Birch’s arresting two-hander about how our past shapes our present. When Tom’s ex Sophie show...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter


Review: Elsa at Pleasance Dome

‘Elsa’ is not simply a trending girl’s name. Instead, as Isobel Rogers sings it, it represents an urge “to be somebody Else-a.” What follows is the charming but exasperating third-person tale of Elsa. Elsa, we...

For Children


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...

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: 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...

Review: David Baddiel’s Animalcolm at Gilded Balloon Teviot

With David Baddiel’s background in comedy, it’s no wonder his children’s book Animalcolm transitioned so successfully to Fringe. He is currently working on his fifth children’s book and his first screenplay for Fox, making now the perfect time to acquaint your...

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 chat to

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...
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