Reviews

4★★★★

Review: Lolly Jones: 50 Shades of May at Assembly Roxy

We are in the company of Lolly Jones (as seen on BBC3 and Comedy Central) for 55 minutes, and she doesn’t speak once. Instead, she mimes as the familiar voices of our female politicians ring out through the PA....
3★★★

Review: Silence at Pleasance @ EICC

Silence is a sequel. Poland’s Teatr Biuro Podrozy’s previous instalment, Carmen Funebre,  examined war, focusing on the Bosnian conflict. Silence brings a similar lens to the refugee experience. A bus sets the backdrop for the open air stage. Though there ar...
2★★

Review: The Rockford Files at Pleasance Dome

Voted the 39th greatest television show of all time, The Rockford Files saw James Garner star as PI James Rockford. Reminiscing about their youths, performers Liam Grundy and Jonathan Holloway took inspiratio...
3★★★

Review: Blackout at Summerhall

In the verbatim-style production Blackout, playwright and actor Mark Jeary forces viewers to reckon with alcoholism through gripping personal accounts and chilling direct eye contact. Covering everything from...
3★★★

Review: De Fuut at Summerhall

De Fuut challenges its viewers from the onset. The narrator enters the stage, simply set as an apartment, and undresses, taking off his suit and slipping on a blue robe. He smokes - or rather, vapes - and beg...
4★★★★

Review: Ed Night: An Aesthetic at Pleasance Courtyard

For most of us, it’s hard enough to order a pizza with a hangover, never mind stand in front of a sold out room of strangers every night for three weeks. South London comedian Ed Night doesn’t waste any time in confessing to the room he’s been hungover every...
5★★★★★

Review: Little Death Club at Underbelly Circus Hub

Bernie Dieter bursts on to stage to remind us that life is a cabaret, darlings, and a twisted and slightly perverted one at that. With more cabaret and variety on this year’s Fringe than my showgirl heart can...
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