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Fringe 2022: Don’t Shoot the Albatross Review

Described as ‘pop music meets poetry’, ‘Don’t Shoot the Albatross, written and performed by Sam Woof McColl, offers a piece of new writing, fusing monologue, dance and original pop music to explore a contemporary queer experience of sex, trauma and memory. Performed for GOYA Theatre Company, it navigates the tricky art of the one-person show. […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Rosie Holt, ‘The Woman’s Hour’ Review

When I think of Twitter, I think mainly about arguments between complete strangers, and politicians spouting rubbish, both groups making utter fools of themselves. For those of you not yet acquainted with Rosie Holt, she makes Twitter bearable; a satirical comedian who often succeeds in fooling people into thinking that she is an actual sitting […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Reginald D. Hunter Review

Since moving to the country in 1997, Reginald D. Hunter has become a stalwart of the UK comedy scene. The Georgia-born comic was nominated for the prestigious Perrier award in both 2003 and 2004, and awarded the Writer’s Guild Award for Comedy in 2005. At his best, Hunter is an outstanding performer – charming, funny, […]

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Fringe 2022: A Time Traveller’s Guide to the Present Review

A Time Traveller’s Guide to the Present, if it were really used as a guide to the present, would be a very confusing one to say the least. Doug Harvey is ambitious in his attempt to incorporate multiple different characters, using multiple accents and position himself in multiple different time periods, and the show certainly […]

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Fringe 2022: Beautiful Nothing Review

Em Oliver’s Beautiful Nothing is a play that will stay with you long after you step out of the theatre. The play starring Bhav Amar and directed by Charlie Barnett brings the audience into the life of movie star, Anya. From the outset, the play seems to be a predictable overdone story in which a […]

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Fringe 2022: Hey, That’s My Wife!

It all started with a cigarette. You never know what sort of wise guys you’ll meet at the Edinburgh Fringe, and in this case, last week I happened to bump into two promising New York comics sharing a smoke outside Stramash, who told me about their show at the Hill Street Theatre: Hey, That’s My […]

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Fringe 2022: Mudfish: Might as Well Review

Dan and Molly Mudfish are stuck down a well – accidentally, of course! Aside from being dung beetle activists and twins, the two ex-Cambridge Footlights are hilariously confident and wildly silly. This is the best hour I’ve spent watching two people stuck down a well. Which might not be saying much, but trust me when […]

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Burlesque and Cabaret Circus Fringe

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 acrobatics are for the most part very impressive. I was particularly wowed by the trapeze and Cyr wheel acts, though the fire-eating could have done […]