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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Jew-O-Rama****

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The premise behind this post-lunch show is to bring together the best Jewish (and Jew-ish) stand-up comedy in the country and it amply does what it says on the tin.Jew-ish, because not all the...

Pleasance support for Waverley Care goes digital

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Pleasance have supported Edinburgh charity, Waverley Care, since 1992. Now you can use technology to help them get through a big target of £500,000 in fundraising.At the Pleasance Courtyard you will be able to...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Status****

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This one-man tour de force is a big, bold, entrails-and-all exploration of nationality and how it seeps into every crevice of your being, whether you like it or not.The writer and performer Chris Thorpe...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Dr Korczak’s Example****

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David Greig's solemn play is set in the hot summer of 1942 in an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto where Dr Janusz Korczak is caring for 200 young people. They are in the heart...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Ari Shaffir : Jew****

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The show starts. In darkness. "The lighting system is f***ed. I suspect Jews for Jesus had something to do with the lights," says Ari Shaffir, the gravelly voiced Orthodox Jewish-raised non-believer from New York,...

At Pleasance – expect octane fuelled performances!

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The very brave Kate Copstick took to the task like a pro. Stand still and keep smiling. Nothing to it - oh except wear a basque and look great too!This all took place in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Pauline Quirke Academy at Riddle’s Court

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There is a very wide selection of shows at the Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddle's Court on the Royal Mile, and one of those features young people from Edinburgh who are studying acting.BLACK OUT...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW : Shouty Arthur ***

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Like many small boys, Arthur enjoys nothing more than making a racket.Like many superior sisters, Edith has had enough of her little brother. She likes reading and nature. Quiet nature.In Grapple Theatre’s new show...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Only Fools and Three Courses

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It is rather disarming when you meet somebody who is already in character although they are not near a stage, and even more disarming when they keep up the character (nearly) all the way...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – One Woman Sex and the City ****

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In the year Sex and the City celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first airing, writer and performer Kerry Ipema takes us on a hilarious romp through six seasons of the popular HBO show which...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Jordan Gray – People Change

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JORDAN Gray has just appeared in Paloma Faith's latest video "Warrior". She is just one of several individuals that the pop star points to as a strong role model in her life.This month, Jordan...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review – About Lady White Fox with Nine Tales ***

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YVUA Arts present their award-winning About Lady White Fox with the Nine Tales, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth based on the mysterious and exotic White Fox legend of the Orient. In the play, part of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018: A War of Two Halves ****

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It’s 1914. One of the bloodiest conflicts the world has seen – described at the time as the ‘war to end all wars’ - breaks out in Europe. In Scotland, football continues and is...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Filth ****

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 I have to say I’m a big fan of Irvine Welsh. One of Scotland’s most gifted and forthright authors, his renowned tomes Trainspotting and Filth were also huge hits when the film versions were...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – BMT Bring ‘Shift’…

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...to an Underbelly Circus Hub near you.Back to the Fringe, the UK’s hottest circus company, BMT, repeat the success of their international smash-hits BROMANCE and KIN in this red-hot, five-star piece of circus, combining...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – SymphRONica

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Canadian pianist Ron Davis has enlisted the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s drummer, Alyn Cosker and award-winning singer, violinist and BBC Radio Scotland jazz presenter Seonaid Aitken for his band SymphRONica’s latest visit to the Fringe.Toronto-based Davis, who...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Canterville Ghost

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The ghosts and cast of Tall Stories’ World Premiere production of Oscar Wilde’s chilling tale, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST visited Blair Street Underground Vaults in Edinburgh today to launch the show, which plays at The...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – She Wolf

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Gillian English presents She Wolf Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter Venue 68 Free Festival Aug 4-5 7-12 14-19 21-26 |10:10pm      Award Winning performer/Comedian Gillian English debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.    Shakespeare wasn’t a god, he was just a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – REVIEW – Baby Face****

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‘Being told I have the fragile arms of a ten year old - I’d take that as a compliment.’ Women always want to look younger than they are, don’t they? Adverts, social media – everything...

Underbelly’s Fringe will feature 199 shows

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Underbelly opened this year's fringe with its press launch in Violet, everyone’s favourite purple cow.Showing off just some of the acts that make up the 199 Underbelly shows on the Fringe there was a...

Interview : Jack’s back in Edinburgh

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Jack Docherty is well-known to many particularly in Edinburgh; those who are in the Absolutely fan club, and those who love him in the Comedy Unit's Scot Squad. Whichever camp you fall into the...

Burns and Hafez – Double Bard Charity Show for Mercy Corps

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Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns and the 14th century Persian poet Hafez seem as unlikely a literary pairing as Irvine Welsh and Charles Dickens.  Not according to Talking Sheep Theatre who are performing a show...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Charlie Partridge

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Charlie Partridge (host of The Moth Live in London, international hit Rebel Bingo and one half of fringe hit sketch duo Robin & Partridge) tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him...

Edinburgh in August – Things you must not miss – our recommendations

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In August there is just so much to see, and the fear of missing the important is all the greater. Here is our list of recommendations of what to see and do. If you have...

#SustainableFringe – what can you do to help?

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At this time of year we are all used to the many posters and fliers which start life in pristine condition and then end up under our feet as litter. Now #SustainableFringe want to...

Assembly branch out with new venues

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Assembly have a few very different venues for you to experience the Fringe this year. We got to try out one of them in George Square Gardens last week. The large Treehouse in the...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Vessel

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How far would you go for a cause you believe in?   How far is too far?Irish writer and performer Laura Wyatt O’Keefe, tackles the divisive subject of women’s bodies and women’s rights in a compelling new drama....

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Paradiso

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A large proportion of the European population is made up of elderly people, and yet we still find it difficult to talk about aging and death. Robert, Ishai and Pippo are living in a care...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Tremor

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Once our lives are touched by tragedy, can we ever truly move on? Sophie and Tom’s relationship fell apart in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Four years on and as they come face to face...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Oliver With a Twist!

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Brought to you by the Fringe phenomenon Sh*t-faced Shakespeare, Sh*t-faced Showtime is a combination of professionally trained musical theatre performers and copious amounts of alcohol,. This year they bring their new show Oliver With a Twist! to...

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