Review: King Lear, Oddbodies Production Company, Brighton Fringe 2019 ★★★★★

One actor. Five Acts. Eighty minutes. Fifteen plus characters. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. I’ll be honest, on face value I couldn’t help but thinking: “this could go either way”. The play begins; high pitched male singing can be heard from within the audience; now I’m thinking: “This isn’t the King Lear I know” […]

Review: Jade Allen: Over Easy, Etcetera Theatre Camden 2019 ★★★★☆

Ah a female stand-up comedian! Prepare for a heavy feminist, boob-empowered set… or in the case of Jade Allen, just absolutely don’t and make sure everyone knows it. From the get-go, everyone crammed into Camden’s Etcetera theatre knows that this woman isn’t going to follow the comedy ‘rules’ or stereotypes; the set is introduced as […]

A Digital Pint with… Benjamin Alborough of Ricky Riddlegang & The Riddle Gang, Brighton Fringe 2019

Join us here at the Binge Fringe pub for a Digital Pint with writer-performer Benjamin Alborough. We reviewed his EdFringe 18 show Cream Tea and Incest (Four Stars) which you can read here, and we’re very excited to have an early insight into his new creation produced by Peracals Productions and co-written by Harry J Williams, as […]

Binge Fringe is coming to Brighton Fringe 2019!

Hibernation season has ended for Binge Fringe. We’ve all been snuggled up for these past few winter months together in a small cave somewhere between Bradford and the M1. It’s been comfortable and cosy, but I’m starting to get a bit sick of Mike’s heavy breathing in the night and listening to Jasper talk about […]

Review: Banging and Screwing, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★☆☆

Megan Juniper, playwright and performer, this year brings us her third consecutive Edinburgh Fringe show, a musical adventure set in an independent and struggling hardware store, exploring the meaning of masculinity in todays society. Leggy Blonde Productions‘ niche is relationships and sexual health, this niche paired with provocative titles results in large and consistent audiences. […]

Review: The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★★

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s an awful lot of comedy performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Like, really quite a lot. Amidst a tidal wave of sketch and stand-up, it can be hard to find the diamonds in the rough, the shows which truly are worth watching. Fortunately, we spoke to the […]

My Edfringe Sign Off: Jake Mace

So my very short but sweet tenure at Edfringe this year has ended. I’m a little disappointed I was only able to make it for a week this year, however it was a fun packed week of debauchery and some brilliant, brilliant shows. As I head off on the turn of my heel to Camden, […]

Review: Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

At the Edinburgh Fringe the choice of shows is overwhelming. The comedy in particular is a highly saturated market, and to compete there is an extremely difficult endeavour. The seemingly endless supply of Accapella, Shakespeare-with-a-twist and comedy improv shows are particularly abundant. The standard of these types of shows vary hugely, and when it comes […]

Review: Cream Tea and Incest, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

Was any cream tea drunk? Nope. Any incest featured? Sadly not. In spite of this initial disappointment, Cream Tea and Incest, from Perecals Productions, is a wonderfully rollicking good time. The aristocrat Eddie Spangler is in a spot of bother. All he wants are some Rhodesian opium mines and to be with his beloved valet, Jeffrey […]

Review: The Shambles, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

Armed only with a sickly sweet Rekordelig cider and my preconceived notions of this particular improvisational comedy troupe, my expectations for this show were certainly high. While most audiences use alcohol to aid or enhance their enjoyment of comedy, this beverage did not really elevate me to any drunken state…yet I still found this Shambles […]

Review: Hamlet by Shit-Faced Shakespeare, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

Armed with only a bottle of Death Juice I entered McEwan Hall with high hopes. Having last year watched the companies version of Romeo and Juliet I knew roughly what to expect and could easily justify the £13 ticket. Shit-Faced Shakespeare is a genius and potentially dangerous concept. The idea to get classically trained actors and […]