Review: Definitely Louise at Gilded Balloon

This year has seen a celebration of ‘unlikeable women’, from The Favourite to Killing Eve, female characters are finally allowed to be more than appealing. They can be messed up, cruel, hurting, spitefull and ...

Review: The Letter- Paolo Nani at Pleasance

When you read that a show has been touring in countries across the world for close to 30 years, expectations are immediately set high. Happily, classically trained clown Paolo Nani not only meets but exceeds t...

Review: Breaking the Waves at King’s Theatre

Sex and Death, what more archetypal ‘big issues’ could there be for an opera? The European premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s second opera unashamedly takes on some of the potentially most clichéd operatic tropes, gr...

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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...
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