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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

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

Medicine 4****

August 15, 2021 |

A play written and directed by Irish playwright Enda Walsh and presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival at the Traverse Theatre as part of the International Festival. Medicine is inspired by what Walsh describes as ‘Ireland’s complex … Read More

Fear of Roses 4****

August 15, 2021 |

Black Bat productions bring this thriller to Edinburgh which has delicious tinges of a 1940s film noir. Tabby and Nicolette are university friends whose career paths have diverged in their levels of success but have converged at their place of … Read More

I Am Not Victoria Wood 4****

August 14, 2021 |

What does a Victoria Wood tribute act do when the work dries up? This dilemma forces Maddie North, runner up to Lennie Henry in ‘Better Than The Real Thing’, into a box room at her mother’s house. To keep her … Read More

The End Of The Line – Aireborne Theatre 3***

August 14, 2021 |

Leeds University’s Aireborne Theatre have brought this production to Edinburgh, recounting the story of a railway platform encounter of two lost souls, Tom and Marley. At first Tom’s Cornish friendliness is met with suspicion and disdain by Marley, but as … Read More

You Bury Me 4****

August 14, 2021 |

A rehearsed reading of You Bury Me presented by Paines Plough, Ellie Keel Productions and 45 North at the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of the International Festival. The play is set in post-Arab-Spring Cairo and features six distinct characters, … Read More

Bacon – Pip Utton 5*****

August 11, 2021 |

This year’s fringe is blessed with another stand out performance by Pip Utton. On a sunny afternoon in the Pleasance Rear Courtyard venue, Pip enthralled his audience with his fascinating portrayal of Francis Bacon. As the audience arrived at the … Read More