#EdFringe

Rent

Rent

★★★★☆ Powerful:

Captivate Theatre bring a powerful and emotional production of 90’s musical Rent to the Fringe, 20 years after it first opened in New York.

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lucille and Cecilia

Lucille and Cecilia

★★★☆☆ Extreme aquatics:

Gleeful physical comedy features in Lucille and Cecilia, a patchy but intriguingly promising piece from new company Bang Average Theatre at C Aquila.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

★★★☆☆ Erratic comedy:

The Edinburgh Makars’ production of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite has considerable comic appeal, even if it takes some time to materialise.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Eight

Eight

★★★★☆ Powerful monologues:

There is a confidence and spirit to Eight, at the Bedlam, that makes for highly successful theatre.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Heaven Burns

Heaven Burns

★★★☆☆  Fiery history:

Heaven Burns, Jen McGregor’s exploration of some of the murkier corners of Scottish history at the Assembly Roxy, has a dark and spooky feel. Its power is not always sustained, but it nevertheless has considerable impact.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
A Joke

A Joke

★★★★☆   Funny, peculiar:

There is a masterclass in comic nous to be had in A Joke, Universal Arts and Scene Change Productions’ reworking of last year’s Fringe hit by Dan Freeman.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
A Good Enough Girl?

A Good Enough Girl?

★★★★☆ More than good enough:

Scene Change Productions, Greenwich Theatre and Nutshell Theatre’s co-production A Good Enough Girl? is enjoyable, involving and deceptively important production.

August 21, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Gie’s Peace

Gie’s Peace

★★★☆☆  Peaceful zeal:

Gie’s Peace, Morna Burdon’s political song and spoken word performance, has an intimate feel but a core of steel.

August 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ganymede

Ganymede

★★★☆☆ Timely reworking:

Ganymede, TypeCast Productions’ reworking of Shakespeare at Paradise in Augustines, is an intriguing production that uses the spirit of the Bard to cast light on contemporary concerns.

August 20, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Corydon Ovium

Corydon Ovium

★★★☆☆  Not baad:

Corydon Ovium, Nightmare Productions’ comedy horror anthology downstairs at the Newsroom, is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair that makes up in gleeful energy for what it lacks in polish.

August 18, 2018 | By | Reply More