4★★★★

Review: Zoo at Assembly George Square Studios

Top-class performances and a smart script make this curious tale of animal attraction and psychological trauma a genuine pleasure. Lily Bevan’s deceptively light and very funny play tells the story of Carol a...
4★★★★

Review: A Generous Lover at Summerhall

Perfectly set in Summerhall’s Anatomy Lecture Theatre, with its Girl Interrupted meets academia vibe, La JohnJoseph's A Generous Lover is a master of queer writing and characterisation. Telling the true tale ...
5★★★★★

Review: DUPed at Sweet Grassmarket

DUPed is a masterpiece in conversational storytelling. It features just one man in a small room with an audience of no more than 24, being as conversational as he can be with a room of strangers. The topic wri...
5★★★★★

Review: Lau-Land at Leith Theatre

The Light on the Shore strand of the Edinburgh International Festival has seen some intriguing line-ups so far this month, but Lau-Land deserves special mention for its wonderfully eclectic programme. Curated...
4★★★★

Review: Xenos at the Festival Theatre

“This is not war. This is the world ending.” So begins Xenos, one of the Edinburgh International Festival’s most eagerly awaited offerings of 2018, and the great Akram Khan’s final solo dance production. The c...
3★★★

Rob Oldham: Worm’s Lament at Pleasance Courtyard

Rob Oldham’s comedy is almost painfully self-aware, from the name of his latest show to the speculation that not all of the chanting audiences he encounters while touring are keen for his tonal prose poetry. An...
4★★★★

Review: Adam Hess: Seahorse at Pleasance Courtyard

As Adam Hess announces himself from just behind the curtain, he notices one man watching him. As he opens up his show he remarks that this must be like hearing an intercom announcement at a supermarket, and t...
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4★★★★

Review: Daniel Cook: Carpet at Pleasance Courtyard

In Carpet, Daniel Cook's performance is so high energy that you'll leave exhausted and looking for a place for a nice lie down. Throughout the course of the hour, Cook rattles through material at a mighty pace...