Review: One Good Soul Sep02

Review: One Good Sou...

Blue Coat Productions Augustine’s until Aug 26th (4 / 5) Let’s adapt it into a musical! Groooooaaaaaaaan! But Brecht?…. BRECHT!!!??? Please don’t… please don’t… oh god you’ve done it… and… Wow… That’s pretty good...

Review:  Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror Aug24

Review: Nosferatu: a...

Tess Said So St Vincent’s (Venue 197) until Aug 22th (2 / 5) Nosferatu is F.W. Murnau’s glorious piece of cinema and horror history – the likes of which, creatives would jump at the chance to bring to life with their own flare in a live re-imagining; especially in such a...

Review: Bubble Show for Adults Only Aug23

Review: Bubble Show ...

Bubble Laboratory C Chambers Street until Aug 28th (4 / 5) Fun, filthy and frothing at the bit – The Bubble Show for Adults is kinky cabaret at it’s finest! – taking a hilarious look at sex and relationships through the medium of bubbles and burlesque. Iulia Benze and Kurt...

Review: ***** The Time Machine ***** Aug22

Review: ***** The Ti...

Laurence Owen and Lindsay Sharman Voodoo Rooms until Aug 27th (5 / 5) HG Wells The Time Machine was not, alas, turned into a radio play in the 1950s, but if it was it could hardly best Laurence Owen’s attempt at recreating it as such. Not only is Owen a formidable voice actor who takes...

Review: The Girl Who Loved Stalin Aug22

Review: The Girl Who...

Campfire Stories Theatre Company Until 26th August 2007 theSpace @ Jury’s Inn (Venue 260) ​ (3 / 5) A dating agency for dictators may sound far fetched, but even Boris Yeltsin the first president of The Russian Federation is signing up in hope of securing a date. Unfortunately he...

Review: Leaf By Niggle Aug20

Review: Leaf By Nigg...

Puppet State Theatre Company 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th August Storytelling Centre (3 / 5) Richard Medrington (of Puppet State Theatre Company) talks the audience through the history of his family heirlooms on the stage then plods with us through a heartwarming and gentle rendition of...

Review: Lie With Me Aug19

Review: Lie With Me

Red Bastard 19th – 27th August Pleasance Courtyard (4 / 5) What’s frightening truthful, seductively clever and red all over? Red Bastard is back with a new show that needs to be experienced to be believed. This time it’s all about the lies we tell each other in love, no...

Review: Ordinary Days Aug19

Review: Ordinary Day...

Streetlights, People! Productions C Royale, George Street, Edinburgh until ​ August 28th (4 / 5) Life in New York can be stressful at the best of time, but when you’re quick to temper, lacking in direction, clinging on to the past for dear life, or codependent on a partner who is not as...

Review: The Marriage of Kim K Aug18

Review: The Marriage...

Arcola Theatre C, Chambers Street, Edinburgh until ​ August 28th (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...