Helen Elston is The Student’s Literature Editor and was a Comedy Editor for the Fringe Festival Edition 2015

The Oxford Revue: ‘Issues’

Comedy / Sketch, Assembly George Square, Venue 17, 17:30, August 21-23 and 25-31 The Oxford Revue’s impressive history – entering into its 51st year and spouting the likes of Rowan Atkinson and...

Harriet Kemsley: Puppy Fat

Stand up, Pleasance That, Pleasance Courtyard, Venue 33, 17:45 until the 31st August. Harriet Kemsley is a must-see comedian this year at the Fringe. Her show, Puppy Fat, is full of energy, wit and...

Matt Winning Mugabe and ME

Comedy / Solo Show, Opium, Venue 96, 15:45 until 29th August. Winning’s descriptive blurb for his show, ‘idiosyncratic nonsense’ appropriately summarises this new comedian’s performance in...

Fleabag

What does it mean to be a 21st century, sexually liberated woman? Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag – the unnamed protagonist of her prolonged monologue, Fleabag – might come close to it. Fleabag...

Dead Simple

Theatre and crime detectives are not an obvious couple. However, director Ian Talbot provided an entertaining night with his production of the Shaun McKenna adaptation of Peter James’ critically...

In Real Life

Middle-aged; lacking ambition and direction; verging on the brink of an identity crisis: these are the three aspects Chris Killen portrays in his second novel, In Real Life. His endearing inclusion...