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Fringe 2022: NASTY: ‘big’ girls being gross, mean and sexy

TW: Mention of eating disorders. It seems as though theatre hosted at TheSpaceUK venues are must-see shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival because, in my opinion, NASTY is the perfect representation of what modern independent theatre should be. This hilariously messy play uses the iconic duo that is Amy and Rio and their stories […]

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Fringe 2022: Schalk Bezuidenhout Review

Few shows end with the suggestion of creating an audience-wide WhatsApp group chat. Even less, I’d imagine, leaving you thinking that this could possibly be a good idea. But this is the effect of Schalk Bezuidenhout, whose charismatic warmth and humour leaves you willing to extend your time in his company in whatever way possible. […]

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Fringe 2022: Rosie Holt, ‘The Woman’s Hour’ Review

When I think of Twitter, I think mainly about arguments between complete strangers, and politicians spouting rubbish, both groups making utter fools of themselves. For those of you not yet acquainted with Rosie Holt, she makes Twitter bearable; a satirical comedian who often succeeds in fooling people into thinking that she is an actual sitting […]

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Fringe 2022: Reginald D. Hunter Review

Since moving to the country in 1997, Reginald D. Hunter has become a stalwart of the UK comedy scene. The Georgia-born comic was nominated for the prestigious Perrier award in both 2003 and 2004, and awarded the Writer’s Guild Award for Comedy in 2005. At his best, Hunter is an outstanding performer – charming, funny, […]

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Fringe 2022: Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

Lou Sanders is rarely if ever, one to limit herself to just one word. Instead, with a delightfully warm wit, she propels herself through a wacky and winding stream of half-intelligible stories, that are punctuated with perfectly crafted looks of mock sincerity, or sublimely withering gasps, often directed to individually selected audience members. In this […]

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Fringe 2022: Olives and Blowjobs Review

Through a powerful, self-assured, performance, Maddigan crafts a delicate balance of humour and sadness, beautifully merging the destructive blows of grief and family strife, with the humorous foibles of impassioned, yet careless, teenagers, each grappling with emotions and experiences much bigger than themselves.

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Fringe 2022: Paul Sinha, ‘Once Sinha Lifetime’ Review

I didn’t know what to expect when I came to see Paul Sinha; I barely knew him as that guy from The Chase. At the ripe age of twenty-one, I was unaware of his long-standing career as a stand-up comedian, my only exposure to him being through my TV screen on fleeting occasions. Glancing around […]

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Fringe 2022: Ed Gamble, Electric – Review

Anybody who loves comedy and is a keen watcher of pretty much any comedy panel show ever – Mock the Week, Taskmaster, and the likes – will have heard of Ed Gamble, and he is certainly the most well-known act on my Fringe roster to date. Having watched him perform solely through my TV, I […]