3★★★

Review: Hal Cruttenden: Chubster at Pleasance Courtyard

It’s a winning start from the Live At The Apollo-endorsed stand-up, and not just because his opening routine doesn’t involve any speaking (that meant winkingly, not snarkily, honest guv). Cruttenden emerges fr...
4★★★★

Review: Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage at Pleasance Courtyard

Abandon cynicism all ye who enter here. “Here” being a damp and stuffy so-called-bar on a sadly not atypical rain-sodden Fringe afternoon. Flo & Joan are not just the singin’ sisters responsible for those ...
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 day of the English Premiership (Wolves v Everton, i.e. not even a good one). Then, in a po...

Robert Bathurst on The Song of Lunch

Cold Feet’s Robert Bathurst is out to lunch in a hilarious new play by poet Christopher Reid. It’s a rare morning off for Robert Bathurst – rare because the intense, four-month shoot for the latest series of r...