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Alison Spittle; mother of god 4****

August 17, 2019 |

The audience is greeted with a large naive Cornflake and wool encrusted cardboard shield emblazoned with the cross. It sets the mood nicely for Alison’s tale of her early ambitions for primary school’s greatest female role; Mary. Her set moves … Read More

Maria Shehata – Hero 3***

August 14, 2019 |

Maria Shehata is of Egyptian Coptic Christian heritage and American nationality, but feels most at home living in Britain. It is navigating her identity as a grown woman and the expectations on her from these cultures, which forms the context … Read More

Bubble Show – Milkshake and the Winter Bubble 4****

August 12, 2019 |

Kurt Murray and Lulia Benze, aka Dr Bubble and Milkshake create a brand-new theatre show every year. For 2019 they perform an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl using puppets, costume changes and of course lots of … Read More

Neil Delamere:- End of Watch 4****

August 12, 2019 |

Back in his native Ireland Delamere is a superstar and it seems there are quite a few of his countrymen who follow him to Edinburgh too. But they are not alone. For years now Neil has been a hot ticket. … Read More

The Noise Next Door’s Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time! 4****

August 11, 2019 |

The Noise Next Door are Matt Grant, Tom Livingstone, Sam Pacelli and Robin Hatcher, together have been performing Improv comedy for quite a few years now and can always be relied on to deliver a high energy wacky and extremely funny … Read More

Hughie 5*****

August 11, 2019 |

Hughie is a Eugene O’Neill one act play.

Mike McShane is Charlie, the hotel desk clerk and Phil Nichol plays Erie; the wise cracking, fast talking professional gambler. This is a shabby New York hotel. The faded grandeur and the … Read More

Mark Nelson :- Brexit Wounds 4****

August 10, 2019 |

Scottish Comedian has been gracing the Fringe for a while now and has built up quite a following over the years, and it is not hard to see why.

Nelson explains from the off that he has had to rewrite … Read More

Juliette Burton :- Defined 4****

August 10, 2019 |

Juliette Burton is certainly a hard working comic in Edinburgh. As well as performing the traditional hour on stage she is usually found for many hours each day engaging with potential audience members…even if most don’t actually recognise her while … Read More

Jojo Sutherland:- Riches to Rags 4****

August 10, 2019 |


Jojo Sutherland has been described as the Grande Dame of Scottish Comedy by some and it has been five years since she did her last full length Edinburgh show. The very personal hour she delivers for Fringe 2019 proves … Read More

Andy Smart:- 40 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe 4****

August 9, 2019 |

I knew Andy Smart, actor, TV Presenter, high class and mprov comedian had been a regular feature at the Fringe for ages but I was surprised to learn that he had been in Edinburgh for 40 years. That’s dedication for … Read More