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Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show – Hambledon Productions 5*****

August 16, 2018 |

I went to this show with an element of trepidation, having been to a number of nostalgia shows based on the comedy stars of the 70s and 80s, some have worked well, others haven’t, but “Just Like That” at the … Read More

The Snow Queen 4****

August 15, 2018 |

This wonderful piece of children’s theatre tells the story of Greta and her mission to rescue her brother Kay from the Snow Queen. There are just three actors in this production, and they are all equally brilliant, whether they are … Read More

The Travelling Sisters: – Toupé 5****

August 15, 2018 |

 

The Travelling Sisters are Lucy Fox, Laura Trenerry and Ell Sachs, three trained actors from Australia who decided that their talents, and they are multitudinous, were better served as a comedy sketch group. And who am I, or any … Read More

Neil Delamere:- Controlled Substance 4****

August 15, 2018 |

Maybe there is something in the air in Ireland that makes the conveyor belt of really funny comics churn out more year after year. Okay Delamere has been around for a while, I first saw him in 2008, but he … Read More

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm 3***

August 13, 2018 |

Story Pocket Theatre have brought their version of David Baddiell’s AniMalcolm to the Edinburgh Fringe. This production is an enjoyable adaptation of the book in which Malcolm learns the importance of not judging based on appearance. Malcolm is a boy … Read More

Miekelson & Mc Glashan-Serious Men 5*****

August 12, 2018 |

When I was asked to review this show, I didn’t suspect that I was being set up, only in the second half, did it dawn on me, as to why they had sent the English guy.  Honesty I didn’t mind … Read More

Scott Gibson :- Anywhere But Here 4****

August 12, 2018 |

A lot of Scots people like to have a blether, regaling stories to their mates and there is no doubt that this Scott is one of them, be it his accent, his material and he does like to entertain with … Read More

Stuart Mitchell :- Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Café 3***

August 11, 2018 |

 

Just to get things straight from the off, Stuart is nothing like Gordon Ramsay, probably the shared nationality is the only thing but he says he has been instructed to make this statement from the off.

His 2016 Edinburgh … Read More

Gráinne Maguire :- I Forgive You, Please Like Me 2**

August 11, 2018 |

I have seen Irish comedian Gráinne Maguire a few times over the years and have always thought that she was very good especially when she was doing political stuff as subsequent TV and radio work mostly on this subject have … Read More

Games by Henry Naylor 5*****

August 10, 2018 |

A new play by Henry Naylor, based on the true story of the treatment of Jewish athletes in the build up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Avital Lvova and Tessie Orange-Turner brilliantly bring to life the real-life characters Helene Meyer … Read More