Your Ever Loving

After having been incredibly moved by Your Ever Loving, I was made aware of a much loved Hollywood version of the same story called In the Name of the Father. I watched the trailer and had to laugh in disbelief...

Jack Rooke: Happy Hour

Surprising; that was my first thought upon leaving Jack Rooke’s most recent Edinburgh Fringe escapade. To be perfectly honest, the show left me somewhat speechless: it took me a while to organise my thoughts en...

Tom Walker: Bee Boo

Tom Walker is looking for his Fringe 2017 walk out. Could you be that person? I doubt it. With a heavy reliance on physical comedy and audience participation, Walker’s sweet and manic style cannot help but e...

Bruce

When faced with the prospect of a show based around a yellow sponge, I must admit, I was cynical. Puppetry is a hard craft, and it is often a very tough task to please the audience. However, I was definitely pr...

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard Carpenter is Close to You is a heartwarming parody of one half of the famous 70s duo, The Carpenters. Written and performed by the tremendously talented Matthew Floyd Jones, a pianist himself, this amus...

Losers

Losers offers a brutal examination of reality television, the lengths to which people are willing to go for fame and the things that TV audiences consider entertainment in a time where validation through social...

Dust

“I think this is the end.” This is how Dust begins: with one young woman peering down at her own dead body, believing – for a moment – that she’s found some kind of conclusion. After taking her own life, ...

The Great Ridolphi

Constantly bombarded with phone calls about misplaced printer toner and other office concerns, Victor O’Meara leads a stressful life. It’s a life that becomes more stressful still when Victor receives devastati...

Trashed

Trashed is a hard hitting, alcohol fuelled story about grief and tragedy. Exploring themes of masculinity and class with a clever script and excellent staging, this play is one to look out for. The plot foll...

Elf Lyons: Swan

Award-winning comedian and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier graduate Elf Lyons returns to the Fringe stage this year - dressed as a parrot. Her latest show, Swan, takes the Tchaikovsky classic Swan Lake and turns it in...