4★★★★

Review: Sophie Duker: Venus at Pleasance

For a debut show at the Fringe, Sophie Duker has managed to craft a near-flawless hour packed full of humour and heartfelt reflection which many of the comedians that have been on the circuit for circa ten yea...
4★★★★

Review: Jarvis Cocker at Leith Theatre

Jarvis Cocker could still attract a sellout crowd even if it was just himself on stage playing the triangle for an hour and a half, such is the spellbinding quality of the former Pulp frontman. A sell-out c...
3★★★

Review: Dan Soder: Son Of A Gary at Underbelly

On paper, the concept of this show is a sweet one. A mid-thirties son raised by his mum after his dad passed away at an early age, reflecting on his life and where he’s at compared to where society thinks he s...
5★★★★★

Review: A War of Two Halves at Tynecastle Park

Football's a funny old game. Underneath the often-justified layers of barbarism which critics will papier-mâché it in with colourful tabloid stories, there's a real emotional connection between fans and player...
4★★★★

Review: Teenage Fanclub at Leith Theatre

 The sold-out 1400 capacity Leith Theatre was the setting for the mass middle-aged reunion soundtracked by Teenage Fanclub. In an age of bands from your youth shattering all nostalgia with dull as dishwater li...
4★★★★

Review: Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture at Pleasance Dome

This feels like a show that could pack out The Grand from a comedian that’s levitating at the top of his game.  Loyiso Gola is a household name in his native South Africa, so it’s a little surprising t...
3★★★

Review: Andrew Maxwell – All Talk at Underbelly

In his landmark twenty-fifth year of the Fringe, Andrew Maxwell provides an entertaining hour of topical humour without ever really getting out of third gear. Brexit is All Talk’s centrepiece with several ...
3★★★

Review: Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam at Pleasance

A smart, brave and endearing concept which could really take off, but for the time being remains grounded on planet earth.  Forty-five minutes in the company of Lucy Beaumont with her homemade anecdote...