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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared 3***

August 20, 2019 |

Lucy’s shows usually follow a theme and this year is no exception. The show is basically all about the Brownies, with all the associated beaver and Brown owl jokes that you might expect. Lucy’s shows are very reliable and friendly … Read More

Sarah Keyworth :Pacific 5*****

August 20, 2019 |

The show was sold out. The venue was at capacity, and a celebrity comedian was turned away at the door through lack of room. Since being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer, Sarah has gone from strength to … Read More

Will Duggan: Class Two 4****

August 20, 2019 |

Will Duggan’s style of story telling is confessional and has an authenticity that is very believable. I mean, he absolutely had four imaginary friends growing up. You just couldn’t make it up! Having an imaginary friend in childhood is not … Read More

Rhys James: Snitch 5*****

August 19, 2019 |

Rhys James is an increasingly familiar face on TV thanks mainly to Mock the Week. He is an angry young man. He is a miserable young man. Like a more manic Jack Dee!

Rhys is a very fresh faced … Read More

James McNicholas: The Boxer 4****

August 17, 2019 |

James McNicholas’ debut solo hour is a loving tribute to his Grandfather,1961 Middleweight champion of the world Terry Downes, known as ‘The Paddington Express’. He weaves deftly in between playing the character of his grandfather on the rise to the … Read More

Alice and the Little Prince – 3.5***

August 17, 2019 |

This lovely mash-up of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland and Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince works wonderfully in this theatre show for children performed by Toby Mitchell, as the Prince, and Verity Clayton, as Alice. On entering the venue, the children are … Read More

Reverend Richard Coles – #SimpleCountryParson 4****

August 15, 2019 |

The Reverend Richard Coles returns to the Fringe. This charming man! The show is littered with 1980’s references, which is proving very appealing to the audience, largely made up of people who remember it well and fondly.

The Cabaret Bar … Read More

Michael Odewale : #BlackBearsMatter 4****

August 15, 2019 |

Michael Odewale’s style of comedy is intimate and almost confessional. This is a fresh voice with a fresh perspective on what it is to be perceived as the threat. Being a young black man you have to be a little … Read More

Huge Davies: The Carpark 4****

August 14, 2019 |

Huge Davies delivers an hour of deadpan musical comedy wearing a strap on keyboard. It is a carefully crafted show full of jokes that creep up on you unawares with belly laughs a plenty. It isn’t the grand musical in … Read More

Arthur Smith – SYD 5*****

August 13, 2019 |

Arthur Smith, the one with the gravelly voice, the one from TVs the Grumpy Old men. Arthur has been playing at the Fringe since 1977 which takes some beating as records go. This is a nostalgic story about Arthur’s late … Read More