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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...

Unmissable Theatre

3★★★

Review: Drip Feed at Assembly George Square

Drip Feed is well named. A one woman performance, the play catalogues the events of a 24 hour period in the life of Brenda, a queer woman born and stagnated in ...

Edinburgh: A City of Laughter

4★★★★

Review: Jordan Brookes: Bleed at Pleasance Courtyard

Jordan Brookes begins his show by refusing to come out from behind the curtain because someone in the audience giggled at the words’ coming out’. Once he does come out, he’s bemoaning the head mic he has been...
4★★★★

Review: Alex Edelman: Just for Us at Pleasance Courtyard

It's hard to make being a victim of anti-Semitism funny, but in Just for Us, Alex Edelman does a fantastic job. He tells us about his time on the less friendly side of Twitter and describes an undercover stint ...

For Children

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...
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...
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...

Dick and Dom chat to EdFestMag.com

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...
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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