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Tickbox

Tickbox

★★★★☆ Personal story

Lubna Kerr’s parents arrived in Glasgow from Pakistan in the 1960s and Tickbox, at Summerhall for the final two weeks of the fringe, tells their and her stories.

August 25, 2022 | By | Reply More
Salamander

Salamander

★★★☆☆ Great potential

Salamander, from Pretty Knickers Productions at Greenside @ Riddles Court, is inspired by true events that took place in Leith in the 1980s.

August 24, 2022 | By | Reply More
Past Life

Past Life

★★★☆☆ Strong comedy

Set in what initially appears to be the backstage area of a theatre, Past Life from Simply Surreal, at Greenside Riddles Court for the last week of the Fringe only, provides a glimpse into the life of a reality TV show host and, in a humorous way, reveals it to be a fairy miserable existence.

August 23, 2022 | By | Reply More
Silkworm

Silkworm

★★★★☆ Empathetic portrayal

Silkworm, from Pearlfisher at Assembly Roxy, is the story of Abidemi and Omolade, two asylum seekers living in a Glasgow high-rise tower block while they await decisions on their asylum claims.

August 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Paradok Platform

Paradok Platform

★★★★☆ Original Shakespeare

Theatre Paradok, the Edinburgh theatre company that is “experimental without being exclusive” is bringing nine new pieces of experimental theatre to their 5pm slot at La Belle Angel for this year’s fringe.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Intervention

The Intervention

★★★☆☆ Support required

The Intervention, by Watch This Space Productions and Gilded Balloon, playing the Billiard Room in Teviot all Fringe, is a black comedy where two friends meet after not seeing each other for two years.

August 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Richard Osman Fan Club

The Richard Osman Fan Club

★★★★☆ Pointless entertainment

The Richard Osman Fan Club, at Paradise at the Vault on Merchant Street, takes its lead from Osman’s new career as a cosy crime writer rather than his old one as Pointless co-host.

August 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Flat Pack Furnished Flat

Flat Pack Furnished Flat

★★★☆☆ Strong performances

Flat Pack Furnished Flat, at Greenside at Infirmary Street for the full fringe, follows a mother and daughter as one of them moves into a new flat.

August 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

★★★☆☆ Dependable

The queen of crime returns to Edinburgh in Middle Ground Theatre Company’s long-running revival of Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, which returns to the King’s until Saturday.

May 4, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

★★★☆☆ Strong performances

Edinburgh Music Theatre’s post-pandemic return at the Church Hill Theatre is The Drowsy Chaperone, a show which began life as a collection of songs presented to comedian and writer Bob Martin and his fiancée as a wedding present.

April 21, 2022 | By | Reply More