Comedy

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall is someone who immediately stands out among the crowd. Not only is she incredibly tall, but her posters also display her drenched in blood, her eyes gazing out at you. This bloody intensity was what I was looking for in Alice...

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

You may not think one bottle of Prosecco and another of Sauvignon Blanc would have much effect on a grown man. Upon seeing the empty bottles drunk dry by one sorry cast member, the unimpressed response from the audience suggested that wasn’t even...

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Game Shows

Off the Kerb Productions have brought this show to the Fringe before, and it became an absolute hit – one of the highlights of the festival for many people. They are back this year, and while the format is basically the same, this continues to...

The Improverts

Five students, an hour of improvised games, and endless possibilities. The University of Edinburgh’s Improverts perform every night of the Fringe on their home turf at Bedlam Theatre, crafting new skits from audience suggestions and showing...

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

What do you do when you realise your children are spoilt and have an unacceptable sense of entitlement? Most would say that allowing your son to touch an electric fence is not the way to teach humility. Ed Byrne disagrees. In his superb new show,...

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

In his debut hour in Edinburgh, Edd Hedges shared a dramatic event that occurred during a visit to his family home, expertly building tension and providing in-depth context to the story. Directed by fellow comedian Sofie Hagen, Wonderland is the...

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