Bodyguard is a modern BBC drama that focuses on Sergeant David Budd, played by Richard Madden, and his role as a Personal Protection Officer in the Police. The shows’ themes heavily centre around modern terror threats in the UK, the delicate line that is security versus freedom and the toll of these on the individuals […]
Tag: 4 Star
Want to escape the city without escaping the Fringe? Want to immerse yourself in cultural arts and informative panels? Then get out of the city for the weekend and head over to the Beyond Borders International Festival, a liberal symposium on international relations that champions diversity within Scotland and its global neighbors. Arrive at Waterloo […]
Speechless is a comedy sketch show with the twist of being completely mimed. Set in a dystopian future where comedic speech is illegal, the players come out with big black crosses over their mouths and perform their show without uttering a word. The only sound comes from the overhead voiceover that they react to, setting […]
As you walk into the theatre to see Duck Gutters, in the middle of the stage stands one of the stranger surrealist-style paintings you are ever likely to see in your life. It depicts a duck inside a duck inside a duck. It isn’t long before the stage lights go up and it’s revealed that […]
Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!
Somewhere, in a dark shipping container on the outskirts of the Fringe, you may find yourself surrounded by fidgety strangers, a mixed crowd of hipsters and youngsters, when Cyndi Lauper’s undying anthem to girls everywhere breaks the silence. Suddenly, out come two women (or girls?), each with a comically long wig covering their faces and […]
Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!
Jay Lafferty’s 2018 solo stand-up comedy show follows suit with her titular theme of obscure Scottish lingo; last year’s being Besom, this year’s being Wheesht!, or “shhh” for those of us who aren’t Scottish. Lafferty recognises “wheesht” as a turn of phrase she’s been told many times in her life, and she walks the audience […]
A performance full of warm, fuzzy nostalgia, Loop tugs at your heartstrings using a killer soundtrack. It’s hard not to be carried along by the predictability of BoxLess Physical Theatre’s new play. It uses a combination of dialogue and stylised movement to pull the audience into a story of how music inspires and affects three […]
From the Mississippi Delta
From the Mississippi Delta is a hard-hitting and inspiring auto-biographical play, following the life and times of Endesha Ida Mae Holland as she journeys from prostitute, to prominent civil rights activist, to academic and playwright. The production gorgeously recounts life in the early 20th century segregated South, showing the brutal horrors of racism but also […]