Reviews

3★★★

Review: Alex Kealy at Just The Tonic at The Caves

Political comedy that takes into account the effect of stink bombs on decision making, Kealy’s show, Rationale, ponders the less obvious influences on our seemingly rational opinions.  Based on the premise ...
4★★★★

Review: The Castle

The spirit of Kafka lives! His final, unfinished novel The Castle - a sinister gem of world literature - is brought resoundingly to life by Old Dog Theatre. Their production features a consummate puppet show, ...
5★★★★★

Review: Wild Swimming at Pleasance

Full Rogue’s production of Wild Swimming is a joyful, clever and funny show about gender, privilege, poetry and swimming. Alice Lamb and Annabel Baldwin play Oscar and Nell, two childhood friends with different destinies as a man and a woman. We meet them in ...
4★★★★

Review: Un Poyo Roco at Dance Base

Un Poyo Roco sees Argentinian dancers Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón in a locker room. They are in competitive spirits, dancing for one another and fighting, first as play then as dance and then for real.  ...
4★★★★

Review: Learning from the Future at Dancebase

A woman or a cyborg. Or, a woman and a cyborg. What are the limits and possibilities of each condition? Learning from the future starts with a naked woman and a statement: “I was a body”. These words remain wi...
4★★★★

Review: Stevie Martin – Hot Content at Underbelly Bristo Square

In a world where becoming viral doesn’t necessarily require a course of anti-biotics, one woman and her trusty clicker tackle the digital entertainment industry one slide at a time. Hot Content is part TedTalk, part sketch show where Stevie Martin offers a...
3★★★

Review: Barry at Bedlam Theatre

Bedlam Theatre’s cool and vibrant atmosphere is the perfect venue for this timely production.  Dr. James Barry, one of The University of Edinburgh’s most esteemed alumni, is the subject of the play and the ...
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...
3★★★

Review: Tumours at Assembly Rooms

Have you ever wondered what’d you’d eat for your final meal? Jay has, and it’s Wotsits and Wagon Wheels - the jammy ones, obviously. Because Jay is sure she’s going to die before she turns 28, like Kurt Cobain did. After her mum died from cancer, Jay beli...
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...
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