Fringe

‘AstRONomical experience’: SymphRONica review

A showcase of ‘jazz for the playlist era’, SymphRONica aims to change preconceptions about jazz and bring it up to standard for modern ears. Made up of the classical pianist, electric guitarist and drummer, but also a string quartet and double...

Piff the Magic Dragon Review

Piff the Magic Dragon is in the middle of a North American tour and for some reason, he decided to book a short detour to Edinburgh for a few days. Who knows why, but there’s no reason to complain about getting the opportunity to see one of the...

I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less review

Dominic Berry believes in choices. The type of choice you make inspires the consequences that unfold around you. He comes out before the show even begins, he makes small talk and his warmth and kindness envelop all of us in the queue. He gives us...

‘Promising debut’: GEORGE review

The creative debut work of Contingency Theatre, GEORGE is an interesting work of experimental theatre that attempts to draw light towards the mentally unhealthy attitudes of the workforce. We watch as the titular protagonist, George (Barbara Blanka)...

Henry Box Brown review

Based on a true story from the early 1800s, Henry Box Brown follows the journey of a slave’s pursuit of freedom. The story begins in Virginia, with the main character Henry Brown setting the context of what life is for a slave. Separated from his...

Black is the Color of My Voice Review

The life and work of Nina Simone is intertwined with the American civil rights movement. More than just a musical biography, Black is the Color of My Voice puts her work in context to make the audience feel the passion and the pain Simone felt as...

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