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Comedy Fringe

Adele Cliff: In the Dark (WIP) — Review

Venue: 32 Below Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When shows are listed as works in progress, it can be easy to taper expectations. However, as Adele Cliff bounds on-stage and slips right into the groove, it’s hard to justify giving other comedians so much leeway, such is her ability to make the audience crack up. Cliff, the current […]

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Comedy Fringe

Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! — Review

Venue: Underbelly @ George Square Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ At 18.45, Tom Stade strides purposefully onto the stage to rapturous applause, before making a joke about his style of comedy not exactly being conducive to an early evening, midweek slot. Every other word is sandwiched between a ‘fuck’, and the family with two children under seven sitting […]

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Fringe Theatre Theatre

Shook (New Celts Productions) — Review

Venue: TheSpace Triplex – Jenner Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ New Celt’s Productions’ Shook is to be counted amongst that group of shows that is both harrowing and uplifting – leaving the audience feeling rather downtrodden about the state of our society and yet still coming away glad for having experienced such a story. Written by playwright […]

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Fringe Theatre Theatre

Rajesh and Naresh — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Online  Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ At times Rajesh and Naresh, a small-budget, big-hearted stage play, threatens to sparkle. However, the 65-minute show is clearly constrained by the screen it appears on; the emotional resonance is somewhat deadened by the fact it’s an online-only show, an inescapable hurdle the producers have only partially navigated. With […]

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Fringe Theatre

Work.txt — Review

Venue: Summerhall online Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Work.txt is an interactive play performed entirely by the audience over a Zoom call, where participants act out parts of the script that are sent to them through the chat function. Everyone is essential in bringing to life this play about (un)essential work and society’s relationship to productivity during these […]

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Comedy Fringe

Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman — Review

Venue: The Counting House Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In a sweltering Counting House room full of punters who can barely handle their booze, Sasha Ellen comes to the stage with the ‘face of somebody who both teaches and goes to primary school’. Perhaps it’s this early mention of authority figures that keeps the audience from misbehaving too […]

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We Just Need To Get Through This — Review

(Demo Theatre Collective x Three Graces Theatre Company) Venue: The Georgian House – Drawing Room Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This strikingly inspired piece from the Demo Theatre Collective pushes the boundaries of theatre performance and musical expression by intertwining the two mediums in a wholly unique way. By using their instruments as extensions of themselves, the performers are […]

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Comedy Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe — Review

Venue: Maggie’s Chamber in Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Maggie’s Chamber is cavernous compared to some Fringe venues, so it takes a brave comedian to try and fill it with laughs. Luckily, if you do get a ticket for Pick of the Fringe, you’ll see three or four different acts (plus a […]