4★★★★

Review: Alfie Brown- Imagination at The Monkey Barrel

Alfie Brown holds the audience in the palm of his hand, starting conversations with as many of them as he can; all backchat greeted with amiable banter. He has that chameleon comedian’s trick of appealing to a...
4★★★★

Review: Blizzard by Flip Fabrique at Assembly Hall

Blizzard opens with a warning that the adverse weather conditions may mean limited visibility, to the extent that we may not believe our eyes. Halfway through the show, a small child wonders up to the stage wi...
4★★★★

Review: Algorithms at Pleasance (Baby Grand)

Algorithms’  tagline is ‘a bisexual Bridget Jones for the online, millennial generation’. It delivers on these claims, but could just as easily have been called ‘Fleabag for the less f*cked up’. In a Frin...
4★★★★

Review: F Off at Underbelly

In this new production from the National Youth Theatre, the audience are the jury and Mark Zuckerberg is on trial. As the show began I approached it with caution. Would the audience participation get tired and...
4★★★★

Review: Neneh Cherry at Leith Theatre

The fading grandeur of the Leith Theatre is just the right atmosphere for Neneh Cherry’s gig, which happens to coincide with a spectacular thunderstorm. Inside the cavernous Hall, bodies are steaming, layers a...
4★★★★

Review: The Patient Gloria at The Traverse

Perhaps it is to be expected in a play about psychotherapy, but The Patient Gloria features a lot of cocks. We are greeted by the writer/director, Gina Moxley, asking the audience if they can see her. She’s be...
4★★★★

Review: First Time at Summerhall

Nathaniel Hall emerges from a pile of grey duvets, detritus strewn across the stage; he is all apologies. ‘Sorry it’s such a mess, you know what it’s like, bit of a party’ he stammers, claiming he's not prepar...
5★★★★★

Review: Mustard at Summerhall

Eva O’Connor has a fierce presence, as hot, fiery and burning as the mustard of her play. A one-woman show based around mustard is an intriguing prospect, and this one delivers just the pungent hit to wake you...
4★★★★

Review: Katie Greenall-Fatty Fat Fat at The Pleasance

As the audience shuffles into a hot room in the Attic of the Pleasance, Katie Greenall is doing the cha-cha slide. Against a sparkling backdrop of shredded silver plastic and balloons she slides to the rig...