Grace Lavender

Grace is a former Comment Editor and current Editor-in-Chief of The Student. She has written extensively for Comment, and also participated in The Student‘s 2018 Fringe coverage. Alongside writing and editing for The Student, she occasionally reviews shows for The Skinny. Very rarely, she studies for her actual degree, which is in Religious Studies.

Edinburgh’s Brexit

With so many flavours of Brexit currently on the political table, it is often tempting to avoid political engagement at all costs. Long days spent in the library and long nights spent on Cowgate have...

Brexit: The Uncivil War

“Everyone knows who won. But not everyone knows how.” It is this provocative statement that opens James Graham’s most recent political drama, an enticing invitation to delve even further...

Seen and Heard

Winner of Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe 2017, Seen and Heard is a cabaret show like no other. The host, Becky Lou, has sought out four cabaret and burlesque performers and invited them to tell the...

A Clown Show About Rain

At first glance, A Clown Show About Rain appears to be just that – a clown show about the weather. As the show goes on and themes develop, however, it becomes apparent that it is so much more than...

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Possibly one of the more unlikely comedians to perform at this year’s Fringe is Dr Matt Winning, a professional climate change specialist with a PhD on the subject. When you walk into the attic of...

Hot Gay Time Machine

‘It’s hot. It’s gay. And it’s a time machine’. These statements are continuously repeated by the onstage duo Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow in their most recent late night cabaret show...

Steen Raskopoulos: Stay

Award-winning comedian Steen Raskopoulos’ return to the Fringe is nothing but triumphant. Born in Australia to a Greek Orthodox family, Raskopoulos draws influences from popular culture, his...