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Comedy Fringe

Nish Kumar: It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves review

It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves is a well-put together and strikingly political comedy set which has the audience captivated and laughing throughout. Nish Kumar confronts racism with his hilarious sketches about airport security and ‘random checks’. He lays into the audience about racism, causing a slight discomfort around the room that is brilliantly […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘One of the greatest adaptations’: Dalloway review

On stage, Mrs Dalloway says she will buy the flowers herself and so the play begins. There is only one woman on stage, and she gives voice to every character and to their deepest darkest thoughts. It is for this unique performance that Dalloway is perhaps one of the greatest adaptations of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs […]

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Dance Fringe

Limb(e)s review

The circus is given a dark, mournful twist in Limb(e)s, created by and starring Gabrielle Martin and Jeremiah Hughes. Their experimental show combines spell-binding movements with artistic lighting and an evocative soundscape to produce an innovative new mode of storytelling that is both striking and expressive. Martin and Hughes rely on their physical strength as […]

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Comedy Fringe

Jack Rooke: Love Letters review

Comedian Jack Rooke already has a reputation. His previous works have investigated the high rate of male suicide and have contained frank discussions on dealing with grief. This time, hosted in a stylish gazebo with a classy backdrop of cascading fairy lights and, naturally, an accompanying harpist, Rooke expands his repertoire to talk about his […]

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Fringe Theatre

Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical review

After debuting off-Broadway two years ago, Cruel Intentions the ‘90s Musical premiers in the UK at Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an all-new cast. As the lights go out in the large Spiegeltent, everyone is ready for a night filled with music, style, and blackmail.  The 1999 movie and the musical itself focus on attractive yet […]

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Fringe Theatre

Legally Blonde: The Musical review

A homage to the 2001 romantic comedy, Legally Blonde: The Musical, staged by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), is a musical extravaganza that stays true to the original story. The music score that accompanies the production is based on the original Broadway musical. However, its efforts to remain true to the film result in […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

‘Goosebump-inducing music’: What Girls Are Made Of review

Written by and starring Cora Bissett, What Girls Are Made Of tells the true story of her tumultuous music career from mid-teens to motherhood. An award-winning musical production, it captures the true essence of Scotland and the British music scene in the 90s. Sporting a Pixies rock band tee and big hooped earrings, Bissett takes […]

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Dance Fringe Theatre

Who Is Daniel King review

Who Is Daniel King is a realistic depiction of a mid-life crisis, stitched up with a sensationally funny script and surprise in-the-face hip thrusts of male risk actuator Daniel King.  Written and performed by Ed Eales-White, an experienced actor featuring in Netflix TV show The Crown and Channel 4’s National Treasure, the play exhibits fantastic […]