Fringe

Review: Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Iain Stirling is a hard man to pin down. A veteran of both children’s television and the generally more adult genre of stand-up, he is perhaps best known for playing the straight man to a dog puppet on CBBC: not the most obvious career choice for...

Kursk

We are always told to be heroes. During a Russian naval exercise in August 2000, a dummy torpedo aboard the submarine “Kursk” exploded. Despite being one of the largest and most advanced attack submarines ever constructed, the detonation proved...

Marcel Lucont’s Whine List

A hilarious show that’s definitely not for all the family, ‘Marcel Lucont’s Whine List’ is well worth checking out if you’re in the mood for some unapologetic, sarcastic, ‘French’ wit. This interactive show draws the bulk of its...

Spool

“If I could change one thing, I’d change…”. This opening thought by the Mind as he inspects his partner, the Body, opens Spool with the impression that the next 50 minutes are going to be an exploration of the imperfections we all can...

Trainspotting

Trainspotting is located in the Assembly Underground; the set resembles a derelict warehouse with graffiti covering the walls. Upon entrance, each audience member is given a glow stick and you are placed on the floor, a metre away from the main cast...

Review: The Wimps Show

There’s no shortage of improvised comedy at the Fringe, but this may well be some of the most amusing, and consistently well executed. Their premise is simple: 3 ‘players’ on stage take suggestions from the audience as a basic platform for...

Chinese Women’s Whispers

One of the great things about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the platform given to international theatre companies, allowing them the chance to tell their unique and often unheard stories. One of these gems that will undoubtedly have a lasting...

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