Chris Bliss: Writing Wrongs

When the reviewer must sit on a shelf due to every other seat and standing space being occupied, despite half the crowd having already been turned away for safety reasons, you know there must be something to th...

The Time Machine

“This is the story of the fourth dimension: time”. And so begins The Time Machine – a music-filled, narratively unique adventure that breathes new life into H.G. Wells’ classic novel of the same name. In thi...

The Ruby Darlings: Lil’ Darling’s Lady Power

I feel extremely lucky to have been able to catch this hilarious and yet poignant show from Lil’ Darling this year on her limited run at the Fringe. Lady Power is a hilarious show where the glamorous Lil’ Darli...

Dominic Holland: Eclipsed

Dominic Holland spends much of Eclipsed mercilessly poking fun at himself – and at the fact his gig is totally free of charge. This is a particularly sore spot, he explains, because his son is currently playing...

Jayde Adams: 31

With walls adorned with a clown costume, glittering leotards and those nineties classics, the popper ‘trackies’, it’s incredibly difficult to judge what kind of evening Jayde Adams: 31 is going to be. While bil...

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

Acclaimed character comic, actor and part of Mr Swallow’s extraordinary show Houdini,  Kieran Hodgson’s music-driven ode to the composer Gustav Mahler is beautifully structured comedic hour. The show’s autob...

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

The show begins with John-Luke Roberts sat above the stage, perched, as a humongous Dracula. If anything, it's more Orson Welles crossed with a Northern Dad. The show has a silly monster in the cupboard vibe, i...

Elf Lyons: Pelican

Pelican, the new show from up and coming comedian Elf Lyons, is an energetic yet incisive show about her relationship with her eccentric artist mother. Lyons manages to combine vividly acted tales of growing up...