5★★★★★

Review: Ali and Alpo at Summerhall

A deeply powerful show, this intimate, melancholy performance by Finnish dancer Alpo Aaltokoski and Iraqi oud player Ali Alawad is mesmeric and overwhelming. The piece opens a dialogue between Finnish and ...
3★★★

Review: Lady Boys of Bangkok at Theatre Big Tops

Now in its 21st (and possibly final) year, this show is slick, feel-good entertainment without any politics to distract from the show tunes. Taking place in its own circus tent with a hard-working bar and plen...
4★★★★

Review: Georgia Tasda’s School of Magic at CC Blooms

Obscene, garish and hysterically funny Georgia Tasda serves up a bizarre and fantastical set with her tape worm familair and luckless rat queen lover. Turning the basement of CC Blooms (“Did you know this ...
4★★★★

Review: Yuck Circus at Underbelly Circus Hub

Backflips, aerial silks and a menstrual dance that sent an appreciable shudder through older members of the audience, Yuck Circus is never slow and never boring. Tackling the patriarchy head-on by dragging up ...
3★★★

Review: Louder Is Not Always Clearer at Summerhall

As the audience enters Jonny Cotsen is sitting behind his desk on his computer. Born deaf, Jonny has always felt more comfortable on the internet and he uses this medium throughout the show: speaking to his au...
3★★★

Review: Maisie Adam at Guilded Balloon

Have you ever made a split second decision and chosen oh so badly wrong? Maisie Adam’s show takes us through the process of picking badly and teaches how to survive the fallout. A minimal set (consisting of a ...
3★★★

Review: The Burning at The Pleasance Courtyard

Threading backwards and forwards through time, The Burning dramatisesmoments of cruelty and fear in the lives of British women hundreds ofyears apart. In the present day, a young woman returns home toYorkshire...