The Naked Magicians

Every magician needs their own trademark trick, whether that’s pulling a rabbit out of a hat or picking the right card from the deck. These magicians have full frontal nudity. Australian duo Christopher Wayn...

Mark Watson’s Festival of Bad Ideas

What do you do with a bad idea? Most will lock it away, hide it and hope it’s never uncovered. The Fringe, however, welcomes these ideas with open arms. In a delightfully inventive concept, comic Mark Watson in...

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

In Unquiet Mind, Chris Forbes focuses the hour around the trouble with overthinking. While he delivers most of his gags with ease, it took a little while for him to get into the swing of things. Forbes begin...

David Quirk: Cowboy Mouth

Straight out of Australia - or the dreams of Australian ladies - David Quirk can aptly be described as quirky. From his small bus venue to his white faux-fur coat, nothing Quirk does in his hour long show is qu...

Ben Hart: Belief

Ben Hart takes to the stage with a grin and a monologue, explaining his connection to numbers in somber tones, complete with suspenseful music tinkering in the background. “In order to make something disappe...

An Evening with an Immigrant

The stark facts of coming to the UK as a refugee are these: it’s inhumane, expensive and nobody would do it unless they absolutely had to. From an idyllic, middle class childhood in Nigeria, poet Inua Ellams...

Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now

As the audience enters the venue, one can hear the typical, non-descript venue music, but after a song or two, it becomes apparent that the lyrics are rather peculiar: “chops or ham,” the songs go on, “chops or...

Trygve Vs A Baby

This year, the world famous mime has a partner - and dare I say, I think he’s showing him up. Phineas Wakenshaw, son of Trygve and soon to be star of the stage, is near unbearably cute as he toddles around the ...

Ed Patrick: Comedians’ Surgery

There seems to be an influx of collaborative work between comedians at this year’s Fringe, or maybe it’s just me? This theme continues with Ed Patrick’s Comedians’ Surgery, a fascinating show in which junior do...

The Divide Part 1

Sir Alan Ayckbourn tries his hand at the dystopian trend in his latest play, The Divide. As the flagship show of this year’s International Festival, understandably, I had high expectations for the two part, six...