Performers

There’s not much to say about Performers. Nothing really happens, the dialogue is uninspired and the jokes generally fall flat. Who knew Edinburgh’s most infamous raconteur would ever end up being called boring...

Michael Stranney: Welcome to BallyBeg

If you're looking for a new holiday destination, the small Northern Irish town of Ballybeg has forced its way onto the list, boasting a set of highly eclectic locals and effective airlines to both Edinburgh and...

Irvine Welsh: Creatives

The stage is set and each of its players in place. Someone, however, forgot to tell the narrative to hurry the hell up. Advertised as a “darkly comic pop opera” this is a musical set in a Chicago music class. O...

The Divide Part 2

With three hours already under my belt, I sit down for my second three hour viewing of the day a little sceptical but ready to be convinced. Part 2 of The Divide was sure to be where it all kicked off, and all ...

The Big ‘Bite Size’ Breakfast Show

“0% nutrition and 100% joy” (William Knowelden) Everything about this show is catered for a 10.30am audience. The short and snappy structure of the hour, made up five different short plays, is the perfect st...

Pond Wife

Pond Wife is everything ‘90s from start to finish: from the jelly shoes the performers wear, to the pop soundtrack, to the glittery props. Based loosely on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, Pond Wif...

David Mills: Shame!

As the audience enters, David Mills is sat on a stool in a sharp suit, looking like Dave Allen lost in an episode of Mad Men. This sophisticated look creates an initial perception of wit and inventiveness that,...

Joanna Neary Does Animals and Men

With unconquerable energy, Joanna Neary’s stand up character comedy shows promise, but ultimately fails to entertain in the long run. Each character Neary presents seems to lack substance, distinguishable on...

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Upon first seeing the camouflaged stage in Gilded Balloon’s Teviot, it would be understandable to second-guess whether you’re in the right venue for Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl. Then writer and pe...

Bildraum

The concept of an audiovisual performance by an architect and photographer initially sounds like an interesting one, and for the first five minutes of the performance while the photographer captures the models ...