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4★★★★

Review: Jack Rooke Love Letters To Edinburgh at Assembly

In his return to the Edinburgh Fringe, the effervescent Jack Rooke takes on love in all its forms. Accompanied by the massively talented and stoically handsome “deadpan queen of Dalston” Alexander Thomas o...
Backbone at Underbelly
5★★★★★

Review: Backbone at Underbelly Bristo Square

You could say that Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is a very down-to-earth outfit … only these Adelaide circus stars spend most of Backbone’s fast and furious 70 minutes either hurtling through the air, b...
4★★★★

Review: Jay Lafferty at Gilded Balloon

Jay Lafferty makes comedy look very, very easy. Her fifteen years of compering experience means that immediately we become comfortable in her company. She effortlessly interacts with the audience at the start ...
5★★★★★

Review: Bystanders at Summerhall

Bystanders is an assured, humane, and brutal play. A ‘playful’ look at the lives and deaths of Britain’s homeless, it tells their stories with dignity and very dark humour. The focus is less on the ‘victims’ t...
4★★★★

Review: The Patient Gloria at The Traverse

Perhaps it is to be expected in a play about psychotherapy, but The Patient Gloria features a lot of cocks. We are greeted by the writer/director, Gina Moxley, asking the audience if they can see her. She’s be...
3★★★

100% Simon Brodkin at the Pleasance

Returning to the Fringe after a decade long hiatus spent pranking the rich and powerful and securing a hugely successful BBC series as his alter-ego Lee Nelson, Simon Brodkin delivers an hour of tight stand-up...
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