4★★★★

Review: Tiff Stevenson – Mother at Monkey Barrel

These days it can seem like the main job of comedians is arguing with people on Twitter, and if you’re politically motivated and intelligent like Tiff Stevenson, clashes are inevitable. The fact that these rea...
3★★★

Review: When the Birds Come at Underbelly

Tallulah Brown’s follow-up to last year’s Fringe hit Songlines is a meandering meditation on sibling relationships, betrayal and environmental disaster. Based on the real-life struggles of the Yupik tribe in A...
4★★★★

Review: The End of Eddy at The Studio

A young man’s hellish adolescence in rural France becomes a story of escape and hope in this adaptation of Edouard Louis’s autobiographical novel En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule. Marked as different from child...
2★★

Review: The Prisoner at The Lyceum

A fable about murder, incest and guilt makes for a surprisingly barren offering from master of the empty stage Peter Brook and his regular collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne. Little has been done to take the ...
2★★

Review: The Beggar’s Opera at King’s Theatre

This inventive and fresh production of The Beggar’s Opera is irredeemably hampered by its refusal to update its gender politics. When the dialogue has been adapted to lampoon everything from Brexit to orgies,...
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. Fa...
3★★★

Review: The Basement Tapes at Summerhall

An imaginative young woman tries to put a cheerful spin on clearing out her beloved grandmother’s belongings after her death, but things take a sinister turn in The Basement Tapes. The unnamed character, play...
5★★★★★

Review: Erehwon at Summerhall

A satirical look at our colonial history, Erehwon combines a charismatic performance by playwright Arthur Meek, brilliant music from Eva Prowse and 19th century adventure by novelist Samuel Butler into a magica...