Self Deception

It’s easy to forget that in the midst of the vibrant world of the Fringe – filled with pricey shows, expensive food, and even more expensive pints – hundreds of free shows are performed...

Baby Wants Candy

The immense energy of Baby Wants Candy starts before the show has even commenced. As the audience are guided to their seats, the five-piece band that accompanies the troupe of actors improvise on...

The Choir of Man

I had the good fortune of catching The Choir of Man in Edinburgh last summer, their debut year at the Fringe. At that time, I loved it. I thought it beautiful, insightful, and thoroughly moving....

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare is the epitome of what a Fringe show should be: rowdy, risqué, and reckless. Not a novice at the Fringe, the troupe of five actors performing one of Shakespeare’s great...

The Understudies

On this particular afternoon, as suggested by the audience, The Understudies named their fully improvised musical Greenhead and Her Travels. By some miracle, the musical – which opened with an...

Sal

Mick Kitson’s Sal tells the story of two young Scottish sisters who escape from their neglectful mother and abusive stepfather, running away to attempt to survive in the woods. Skilfully addressing...