REVIEW: Cicada 3301, Edinburgh Fringe 2019 ★★★★★

You are unlikely to see a show at the Edinburgh Fringe that’s anything like Cambridge University’s Cicada 3301. A thoroughly original, smart and razor-sharp script with a range of energetic and thoughtful performances from all involved, it’s a compelling dramatic debate on privacy wrapped up in a digital treasure hunt. The play is based on […]

REVIEW: Redacted Arachnid, Edinburgh Fringe 2019 ★★★★★

Redacted Arachnid is so much fucking fun. From their own admission, the Corpus Christi Owlets found the Wikipedia page of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the ill-fated Spider-Man musical backed by Bono from U2 which was famously absolutely shite, and decided from there to adapt it into a Fringe show. It’s a delightfully original and […]

REVIEW: The 2 Mouthed Men Show ★★★★★

Allow me to introduce you to the idea of beatboxing and comedy combined by two men on stage for an hour. Doesn’t sound like your sort of thing? Perhaps you think that the idea of those two things being combined is a terrible idea and wouldn’t be worth seeing. I thought that too. Until I […]

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: Drunk With A Pen, Joseph J Clark, Brighton Fringe 2019 ★★★★★

It’s almost as if someone wrote a show purposefully for our publication. Spoken Word navigating the sometimes tricky and sometimes debauchery-laden waters of alcohol. Sign us right up. Joseph J Clark wanders onto stage, pint in hand, to give us a rough outline of the contents of the oncoming thirteen and a half poems. He suggests […]

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 […]

Review: The Dip, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – ★★★★★

11:30pm, it’s a tough spot to fill. For many the “late night” fringe represents a warped section of incredibly strangely titled shows ranging from The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck to Late Night Gimp Fight. Not that there’s anything wrong with Late Night Gimp Fight. Milk and Blood’s The Dip then, a […]