Review: The Marriage of Kim K Aug18

Review: The Marriage...

Arcola Theatre C, Chambers Street, Edinburgh until ​ August28th (3 / 5) It begins very promisingly with electro-infused pop which segues into the famous overture from Mozart’s le nozze di figaro… people crawl forward to the edge of their seats. However, this ambitious fusion of...

Review: One-Man Apocalypse Now Aug18

Review: One-Man Apoc...

Chris Davis Sweet Grassmarket, Aug 8 – 27 (3 / 5) Chris Davis returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with another solo show, this time a radical condensation of the film classic Apocalypse Now. Throughout the hour he plays the various characters that drive the plot forward, re-enacting famous scenes...

Review: 26.2 Aug18

Review: 26.2

Lucy McConnell Paradise in the Vault, Aug 16 – 19 (2 / 5) 26.2 miles is the distance Lucy McConnell thought she would never be able to complete in a single run. The show 26.2 is based on her personal experience of how she made it happen anyway. The story is simple and honest, with sacrifices...

Review: The Last Queen of Scotland Aug18

Review: The Last Que...

Stellar Quines Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 14 – 26 (3 / 5) The Last Queen of Scotland is not a regular autobiographical recount of playwright Jaimini Jethwa’s experience of being expelled from Uganda by Idi-Amin and her upbringing in Dundee. Directed by Jemima Levick, it is told by a woman...

Review: The Duke Aug18

Review: The Duke

Hoipolloi Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 14 – 27 (4 / 5) With just a microphone and some self-triggered sound effects, Shon Dale-Jones spends an hour at a desk relating a story that seems too good to be true. As he attempts to rewrite a movie script over a weekend in 2015, he is distracted by a...

Review: Jack Barry High Treason Aug18

Review: Jack Barry H...

EUSOG The Mash House, Edinburgh until ​ August 28th (3 / 5) A young comic of no little ability, Jack Barry is a man on a mission. A seditious mission to convince all you squares, through his well observed and at times surreal (shades of Izzard) humour, that the legalisation of all drugs would...

Review: Staging Wittgenstein Aug17

Review: Staging Witt...

Blair Simmons and Nathan Sawaya Productions (NY / California, USA) C Chambers Street until ​ August 28th 2017 Can one of the most notoriously difficult philosophers to understand be put across on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe? I’m in no better a position to tell you after seeing this...

Review: Company Aug14

Review: Company

EUSOG Paradise in Augustines (Venue 152) ​ August 4th – 12th (2 / 5) Two’s Company but Another Hundred People is an awkward mess. Company is a concept musical with score and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. A funny, sad and heartwarming tale of a 30-something New Yorker...

Review: Atlantic – A Scottish Story Aug14

Review: Atlantic – A...

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Assembly Hall, Aug 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27 (3 / 5) The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Atlantic: A Scottish Story is one part of two collaborations between the school and the American Music Theatre Project. It follows a young woman, Evie (Caroline Lyell), who...

Review: The Fall Aug14

Review: The Fall

Baxter Theatre Centre Assembly Hall, Aug 15-20, 22-27 (5 / 5) Baxter Theatre Centre’s The Fall is contextualised within the student movement demonstrations in 2015 that started at the University of Cape Town, starting with the #RhodesMustFall campaign and moving on to the fight for free...

Review: Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical! Aug14

Review: Monkey Dance...

GGIRI & WINS (Korea) C (Venue 34) ​until August 28th (4 / 5) Monkey Dance is an impressive multi-disciplinary performance featuring a live a cappella soundtrack sometimes so impressive its hard to believe its not coming out of the sound system. As well as beatboxing the show boasts some...

Review: Ivan’s Widow and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen Aug14

Review: Ivan’s...

Fox and Hound Greenside Venues, Edinburgh ​ until August 26th 2017 (2 / 5) Tennessee Williams is well known for exposing the closeted darker elements of humanities inner psychology and interpersonal relationships in a natural way. The first of these performances is sadly overwrought. A creepy...

Review: Me and Robin Hood Aug12

Review: Me and Robin...

Hoipolloi Pleasance Dome, Aug 11 – 27 (5 / 5) One hour: one man, no set, no lights, no music, no props. And yet, Shon Dale-Jones manages to captivate the audience from start to finish with his solo show Me and Robin Hood. As with Dale-Jones’ style, the show weaves together two stories...

Review: Like Blood From a Cheap Cigar Aug12

Review: Like Blood F...

Genevieve Joy theSpace @ Surgeons Hall until Aug 26th 2017 (4 / 5) Trying to tie George down to a commitment, Margo finds, is like trying to squeeze blood from a cheap cigar. Genevieve Joy and Joseph Reitman sensitively portray the buzz of a highly charged dysfunctional relationship between a...