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: Un Poyo Rojo Aug11

Review: Un Poyo Rojo

Poyo Rojo Dance Base, Aug 11 – 27 (4 / 5) Poyo Rojo’s Un Poyo Rojo is a movement piece set in a locker room. Two men (Luciana Rosso, Alfonso Baron) attempt to upstage the other in an unspoken battle of machismo. Performed mostly in silence, the choreography is gorgeous, funny, sizzling...

Review: B*easts

Something for the Weekend Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Very rarely is it comfortable to spend an hour watching someone talk. Usually there is an urge to reply, check one’s phone, grab a coffee or leave. However, Monica Dolan makes it one of the easiest experiences in her...

Review: Bruce Aug11

Review: Bruce

The Last Great Hunt Underbelly Cowgate, Aug 11-13, 15-27 (4 / 5) Bruce is a fantastic show from start to finish. While it may take a while for audiences to get used to the concept, the performers are extremely skilled in manipulating a yellow block of foam to portray various characters in the...

Review: Acéléré Aug10

Review: Acéléré

Circolombia Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, Aug 10-13, 15-20, 22-26 (5 / 5) Acéléré is basically the mic drop of circus acts. It is ferocious from start to finish, beginning with two powerful voices belting Colombian tunes in harmony that return throughout the course of the show...