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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Hannah Pilkes: A Woman on the Verge Review

Hannah Pilkes’ debut show is jam-packed and fun-filled, all based around the premise that Hannah is running late for her show. With the show veering wildly in different directions and pulling us into comedic realms that are fantastic, it is very impressive that Pilkes manages to keep this theme woven into the show. In fact, […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Tom Ward: Anthem Review

Rocking up to this year’s Fringe with his unmistakeably indie haircut, and wearing an out-of-season cagoule, Tom Ward walks out into the packed Monkey Barrel room as the final chorus of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger blares from the speakers. From one anthem to another, Ward launches into his side-splitting new hour of stand-up comedy, […]

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Burlesque and Cabaret Circus Fringe

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 the meadows and into a world of unhinged madness for an hour. Blunderland’s host Eric Schmalenberger is the perfect guide throughout the night, emerging out […]

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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: ZIP IT Review

Brought to Fringe by Annabel Harrison Productions, with an all-female cast and crew, ZIP IT is a powerful new theatre production that, in a determined and self-assured manner, leads its audience through a hazy blend of emotional highs and lows. Packed full of striking emotional shifts, ZIP IT explores the distressing way in which stories […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Michael Spicer: The Room Next Door Review

Walking out onto the stage wearing his classic red-hoodie black-top combo, Michael Spicer appears as though he’s stepped straight out of our lockdown Twitter feeds. To his right, is a large lecture podium; to his left is an overflowing, mug-laden desk; and behind him, a projector screen. Immediately adopting a droll, on-stage persona, he gives […]

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Fringe Theatre Variety

Fringe 2022: Cheeky Girls Review

Edinburgh’s much loved, dark-comedy theatre collective, The Counterminers is back on stage with their fourth Fringe production, Cheeky Girls. A nimble ode to all the splendid disarray and fantasy of youth, Cheeky Girls wonderfully captures how the hazy reality of family and life dynamics intercepts with the perceived invincibility of being young, carefree, and just […]

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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 […]