Katia Kvinge is no ordinary comedian – she’s a relentless ball of energy, like the animal from which her show takes its name. While many others limit themselves to one or two strands of comedy; she bounces around between stand-up, characters and impressions. Not a woman to be easily pinned down, Kvinge mixes these three […]
Tag: Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
Review: Iain Stirling: Onwards!
Iain Stirling is a hard man to pin down. A veteran of both children’s television and the generally more adult genre of stand-up, he is perhaps best known for playing the straight man to a dog puppet on CBBC: not the most obvious career choice for a law graduate, he notes, much to his parents’ […]
Trainspotting is located in the Assembly Underground; the set resembles a derelict warehouse with graffiti covering the walls. Upon entrance, each audience member is given a glow stick and you are placed on the floor, a metre away from the main cast engaging in the throws of a very realistic rave. The energy of the […]
Review: The Wimps Show
There’s no shortage of improvised comedy at the Fringe, but this may well be some of the most amusing, and consistently well executed. Their premise is simple: 3 ‘players’ on stage take suggestions from the audience as a basic platform for completely improvised scenarios. The resulting sketches are often absurd, but that only adds to […]
Homelessness, addiction, domestic abuse; all of these serious and depressing topics are potential risks when it comes to theatre (particularly at the Fringe, where comedy tends to take centre-stage), and threatens to overshadow the action and leave the audience feeling miserable as the play ends. The Marked, however, is not a victim of these taboo […]