REVIEW: Leopold Vindictive, Edinburgh Fringe 2019 ★★☆☆☆

In 1940s Belgium, we’re privy to the lives of brave civilians who passed information to the British government through carrier pigeons. It’s a concept with a lot of scope and potential, however Acting Coach Scotland’s production of Leopold Vindictive by Cecile Durel is lacklustre in performance and only taps the surface in theme and style. Officer Sanders has been […]

REVIEW: Shakespeare! The Panto, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 ★★☆☆☆

Putting the character of William Shakespeare into a pantomime themed fringe show is an interesting concept. Shakespeare! The Panto takes this concept and takes it to relative success. The narrative works, it’s easy to follow and as with all pantomimes the standard caricatures are present, but many lack energy and enthusiasm. The supporting cast provide good […]

REVIEW: Tami Stone, My Funny Bits, Edinburgh Fringe 2019 ★★☆☆☆

I really, really hate writing bad reviews (unless the show makes me viscerally angry). Everybody has worked incredibly hard on bringing their shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, and it’s an undeniably tough market to thrive in with thousands of shows competing against each other for your attention. So it sucks that I didn’t enjoy Tami […]

Review: Rekorderlig ★★☆☆☆

When I was but a wee bern (Scottish for child for any culture vultures out there), my diet consisted of two things: excessive amounts of pasta-pesto, accompanied by excessive amounts of apple juice. Henceforth, my consumption of this particular apple-based beverage returned me to a simpler, purer time. The addition of alcohol to this drink […]

Review: THRONES! The Musical Parody, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – ★★☆☆☆

When geekdom began to bleed into mainstream culture at the turn of the millennium, the prospect of hard-earned societal validation for extending childhoods beyond their sell-by date was enough to fuel fans into a frenzy. After torturous decades of schoolyard bullying for liking anything beyond football and fucking, the bullied were moving up in the […]

Review: Corona ★★☆☆☆

The picture at the top there shows my mortal enemy and life partner Michael Dorey with a Corona. I hate Corona. Let me open this review by being very clear on that. Two stars is such an incredibly generous rating for what is essentially a liquidised urinal cake. I’m only giving it this much because […]