James Hanton

James is one of the current editors-in-chief having formerly been TV & Radio Editor. He won a Best Article Award in December 2016 for his feature about Universal Monsters in the film section, and also writes for Starburst Magazine UK. James was also part of The Student‘s review team for the 2017 & 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He can be reached at jhantonwriter@gmail.com.

Old Movies Saved My Life

If you’re ever in the mood for something very endearing and blatantly heartfelt, go and watch Mel Byron pour her heart out on stage about all the old movies she has consumed over the years. Armed...

Little Death Club

Little Death Club is an utterly remarkable show. It can be funny, poignant and awe inspiring without missing a beat. When you first enter the tent, the show’s host Bernie Dieter is getting very...

Danger Strip Show

‘You don’t know what you’ve got yourself into’, the host of Danger Strip Show manically shouts several times throughout the show. For better, or for worse, it is mostly true. This joint...

The Hollywood Effect

Mermaids: the University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund task themselves with “peeling back the paper on a glossy, film poster world” in The Hollywood Effect. The show is essentially three...

Urban Death

Horror shows are quite rare at the Fringe. Many pieces of theatre will seek to make the audience laugh or quietly reflect, but few will incite terror and leave a trickle of sweat crawling down your...

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

The Stand 3 on York Place is the kind of venue that springs to mind when you think ‘underground comedy club’. The lights are dim, red velvet seats line up in packs of twenty or so, and the small...

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

Assembly’s Studio Three is one of the more naked venues at the Fringe. What is normally 50 George Square Lecture Theatre is practically unchanged, with little glitz or set dressing. This frankness...