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Comedy Festival Fringe

Fringe 2022: Mark Thomas – Black and White Review

Mark Thomas’ Black and White is a hilarious critique of the political state of the UK, both past and present. Thomas’ ability to mock the Conservative Party without having to resort to impersonation to create a pure mockery of their personal traits, is what makes Black and White a fantastic watch. The atmosphere at The […]

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Comedy Culture Festival Fringe

Fringe 2022: Edward Aczel – Artificial Intellect and Other Ideas Review

Ascend the steps of the double decker bus just off Bristo Square, emerge into its celestial light and you might hear the voice of “perhaps Britain’s greatest-living anti-comedian” (Guardian, 2010) speak to you. “Oh, look. Another one.” Take your seat, and the voice repeats itself to another latecomer. Funny how we are all just ‘another-ones’ […]

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Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Crossing the Void Review

CW: Mention of suicide. Crossing The Void is a dark, exhilarating glance into the vast chasms created by grief, guilt, and isolation. An impressive Fringe debut for Edinburgh-based theatre company Koi Collective, in collaboration with scriptwriter Sally MacAlister, Crossing the Void is a brave premiere, which profoundly explores the fracturing of old friendships, in a […]

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Comedy Festival Fringe Theatre

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: 100 Words of Snow

There are 100 Hundred Words for Snow, but there aren’t enough good ones to describe this performance. The show, performed in the Leith Arches, is a fabulous display of new and original writing by Tatty Hennessy. The play is simultaneously funny and complex, dealing with difficult themes such as a death in an interesting and […]

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Comedy Festival Fringe

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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Festival Fringe Theatre Variety

Fringe 2022: The Marriage of Figaro Review

In a city where every available square meter has opened its doors to welcome the stage, it is comparatively rare to happen across a venue that isn’t a total eyesore, complete with a fair share of sticky floors and leaflets everywhere. Yet here I find myself, settling down to watch Opera Bohemia perform Mozart’s The […]

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Comedy Festival Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Christian Brighty: Playboy Review

As a sweaty Lord Christian Brighty stumbles into the room, wide-eyed and hot from having just had an encounter with Naughty Susan, he stares at the audience and promptly proclaims that we are all ugly. Recounting a dubious back story involving chastity belts, a mysterious deformity and copious family wealth, Lord Brighty, a certified Playboy, […]