Brexit

Alongside Trump, Brexit must be one of the most popular subjects at this year’s Fringe. About eight shows explicitly mention the term. Of all these, the bluntly titled Brexit is likely the most...

In Addition

An eerie and sinister score underlines In Addition. It is disconcerting and quite sad, pervading through the main story, adding towards the emotional density until the central relationship nearly...

Foil, Arms & Hog – Craicling

From the outset, the Irish comic trio Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan (aka Foil, Arms and Hog) know how to get the audience on their side. Before the show properly begins, Hog enacts a...

Orpheus

A problem with spoken word shows is that everything is said. Albeit a thuddingly obvious statement, this is something that becomes clear when watching Orpheus. There is no room for interpretation or...

Blackthorn

Entering the Summerhall Roundabout transports you to a different environment. The lowered roof, compact seating and misty air make the shows within both abstract and focused. The venue seems perfect...

Nick Cave: Mercy on Me

With his furrowed brow and black attire, Nick Cave’s appearance makes for appropriate caricature material in Reinhard Kleist’s graphic biography Mercy on Me. However, although successfully...