• Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Beth Blakemore

Former Senior Culture Editor (2016-7) and Fringe Editor (2017). MSc student researching the Spanish Baroque. Most likely to be found in either the library or bailando in El Barrio.

Spool

“If I could change one thing, I’d change…”. This opening thought by the Mind as he inspects his partner, the Body, opens Spool with the impression that the next 50…

Chinese Women’s Whispers

One of the great things about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the platform given to international theatre companies, allowing them the chance to tell their unique and often unheard stories.…

Overshadowed

As Overshadowed opens, the chilling sound of hospital monitors beeping is one that immediately stirs feelings of dread in those who know someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.…

The Marked

Homelessness, addiction, domestic abuse; all of these serious and depressing topics are potential risks when it comes to theatre (particularly at the Fringe, where comedy tends to take centre-stage), and…

Goggles

As you enter the intimate space that is the Attic in Pleasance Courtyard, the crazed looks on the actresses’ faces, combined with their amusing bespoke aquatic dance moves, suggest that…

The Noise of Time

“Music may be immortal, but composers, alas, are not. They are easily silenced, and even more easily killed.” Following the great success of his 2011 novel, The Sense of an…

Black Rabbit Hall

When reading the summary of Black Rabbit Hall, Eve Chase’s novel appears to offer a familiar but intriguing story. While aimed towards a female adult reader, the plot seemed reminiscent…

Beating McEnroe

Jamie Wood’s one-man show, Beating McEnroe, is a bewildering yet entertaining hour of childish madness. Through his obsession with Björn Borg and John McEnroe that began when he was a…