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50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh Again 4****

August 25, 2021 |

This show has a very cold open, but it takes Michelle Christine a very short time to turn a bemused audience into a delighted one. With no fanfare, she assumes her position on the bench-seat masquerading as a stage, explains … Read More

Daphna Baram: Unmuted 3***

August 24, 2021 |

Ms Baram doesn’t apologise for her Israeli accent anymore (why should she ever have?), and there’s little else to be apologetic about in this show either. Ms Baram is a story teller, and this year – and the rest of … Read More

Elvis He’s Back 4****

August 24, 2021 |

Oliver Harris returns to the fringe with his popular Elvis show. A nice venue with good anti covid measures in place and table service for drinks. Rumours persist that Elvis is still alive, so I thought I had better just … Read More

Moonlight on Leith – REDCAP Theatre 4****

August 23, 2021 |

Moonlight on Leith takes it’s inspiration from the ‘Save Leith Walk’ campaign. Over one night we are introduced to a variety of characters epitomising the community of Leith. Never shirking from it’s grittier side we meet the permanently drunk Wild … Read More

Drown Your Sorrows – Balderdash Theatre Company 3***

August 20, 2021 |

Mademoiselle’s Bar is under threat from a descendent of Ebenezer Scrooge. The only hope is for the present incumbents to find Mademoiselle’s recipe for the Elixir of Youth and Balderdash’s four protagonists set off just to do that. Encounters with … Read More

Larry Dean:- Work in Progress 5*****

August 18, 2021 |

It is more than a little unusual for a work in progress to be reviewed, but having spoken to him after the gig, ever amiable Dean was more than happy for this to be done so here we go. With … Read More

Alistair Barrie :- Unfurloughed 5*****

August 18, 2021 |

It has been a tough 18 months for everybody due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the restrictions it has imposed on the world, and amongst those industries hit hard the world of stand- up is up there with the … Read More

Pool (No Water) – Oddly Ordinary Theatre 4****

August 17, 2021 |

Oddly Ordinary Theatre are an Edinburgh and Glasgow company of acting graduates focused on looking behind the closed doors of ‘normal’ lives. In their energetic and imaginative re-telling of Mark Ravenhill’s visceral story, they explore the ideals of art and … Read More

Myra’s Story – 5*****

August 17, 2021 |

This stunning performance by Fíonna Hewitt-Twamley has been my highlight of the Fringe so far. Myra lives in hostels (when available) and on the street. With pithy language she regales us with the story of her life swinging between comedy … Read More

Laura McMahon, One of the Gals 3***

August 16, 2021 |

This show is a bit of a chaotic shambles, through Ms McMahon herself is a delight. Some of the shambles is the venue: adjacent hand dryers, the facility for latecomers to wander in, the seats in odd places, and the … Read More