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Gilded Ballon Archives - One4Review

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her! 5*****

August 16, 2019 |

I like a show with a structure like an essay: explain what’s going to happen, make it happen, recap what you’ve done, and then produce a mic-drop for a finale. Ms Morgan, as well as being a wonderful performer, knows … Read More

James Phelan:- Defined 4****

August 10, 2019 |

James Phelan is a former Britain Got Talent comedy/ magician who also stars in a BBC radio show, yes magic on the radio, really. Also it transpires that he is the nephew of Paul Daniels, a fact and one of … Read More

Lucie Pohl – Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real 4****

August 3, 2019 |

Lucie Pohl has become one of my favourite performers at the fringe and never disappoints. Her relaxed manner and oodles of charisma have the audience onside with her dynamic performance from the off. In her show this year Lucie covers … Read More

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker 4****

August 13, 2018 |

Justin Moorhouse is exactly what he says, he’s from the north, Manchester (south of here) and he tells jokes. He has such a relaxed style and obviously oodles of experience as his delivery and timing show.

In what was a … Read More

Lost Voice Guy : Inspiration Porn 4****

August 8, 2018 |

Beore the show begins we see a video of highlights from The Paralympics. An inspirational film, we think, for disabled people. No. Lost Voice Guy tells us that far from being inspirational, it makes us mere mortal disabled people, feel … Read More

Chris Forbes :- Prophecy 3***

August 4, 2018 |

Chris Forbes is probably best known in Scotland for TV appearances in the mock docu-soap Scots Squad, but his day job is that of a stand-up comedian. He has returned to the Fringe armed with his latest offering. This is … Read More

Shane Todd: Holywood to Hollywood 4****

August 26, 2016 |

Born in Holywood, Northern Ireland, Shane Todd has long held the dream of being the town celebrity who switches on the Christmas lights. Despite his comedy fame and film stardom, who hasn’t seen him in the Battle of the Bone? … Read More

Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl 3***

August 17, 2016 |

Maddy Anholt has fantastic rapport with her audience from start to finish of her show. She gets to know a few people then selects a couple of men from the front row to keep returning to, playfully flirting with one … Read More

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare 4****

August 15, 2016 |

Kev F Sutherland is the inspiration behind the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets, a Fringe institution that has been a must show for many over the years. Now I must confess that I am not a Shakespeare fan so hesitated in … Read More

Katia Kvinge Squirrel 3***

August 15, 2016 |

The Counting House Loft gives new meaning to the word intimate and hence becomes a sauna within seconds, also it has a very small performance space especially for someone as effervescent as Katia Kvinge. This half Norwegian half American with … Read More