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Fringe Reflections

Flyers are pushed into my hand as I weave in and out of the crowds on the Royal Mile, dodging children stunned by magicians’ tricks, a juggler miraculously keeping five…

Fringe 2022: Blunderland Review

Nothing will prepare you for the trip that is Blunderland, an insane mix of circus, burlesque, drag and acrobatics that will transport you out of the mirrored circus tent on…

Fringe 2022: La Clique Review

‘La Clique’ is, in a word, enthralling. Having been to see one or two other circus-type cabaret shows at the Fringe, which were slightly disappointing, my expectations weren’t high upon…

Fringe 2022: Rouge Review

Rouge promises to be a ‘circus for adults’, and it certainly delivers. Circus acrobatics are the focus, though they are appropriately sexed-up and accompanied by the occasional burlesque act. The…

Fringe 2022: BOOM Review

Young performers from Cirk La Putyka in Prague and the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety and Circus Arts come together for this mesmerising and deeply personal show which explores their…

Nightmare Alley Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ “Nightmare Alley” is a feast for the senses, a visually delectable film filled with some rather unsavoury content. In simple terms, it could be called a retelling of…

‘Gasp-worthy’: Backbone review

Circus performance and improvisation are not normally concepts that go hand-in-hand. Somehow, Backbone manages to pair them together in a show full of gasp-worthy moments, beautiful acrobatics and laughter. From…

Havana After Dark

Havana After Dark is an exhilarating musical journey through Havana’s history. The show, a celebration of Havana’s 500th birthday, directed by Toby Gough, demonstrates a political message- despite sanctions on…