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Underbelly Cowgate Archives - One4Review

Alex Franklin: I Must Reach the Summit, Please God I Must Reach the Summit 2.5**

August 26, 2023 |

Alex Franklin presents an anarchic and raucous submission in support of their desperate desire to become the best comedian at the Fringe, if not in the world. They would love, they tells us, nothing more than for a member of … Read More

Charlie Vero-Martin: Picnic 4****

August 18, 2023 |

Any show which starts with the amiable distribution of chocolate fingers is on to a winner. Ms Vero-Martin was also handing out badges and generally being lovely to the audience; excellent techniques in place of traditional crowd work for bringing … Read More

Rosalie Minnitt: Clementine 3.5****

August 12, 2023 |

Clementine, spinster of this parish, has been given an ultimatum: marry before her next birthday, or risk being confined to the asylum. This period piece (all the periods. Medieval to 1920s, and some contemporary bits too) is her tale of … Read More

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society 4****

August 7, 2022 |

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is an actual thing, and is reaching its ten year anniversary, facts, along with many others (such as that kakapos smell good) that I learned during this entertaining and informative show.

Despite being nominally about … Read More

Rocket Girl – 4 ****

August 23, 2019 |

The cast, in ‘NASA’ boiler suits, ask the younger audience members to draw what they want to be when they grow up.

Then the lights dim, and with a few simple props and a puppet, we’re transported back to 1969, … Read More

The Grand Scheme of Things – 4****

August 23, 2019 |

A new play, written and performed by Nic McQuillan and Flora Marston, about the world beyond #me-too and entitled masculinity. When we enter the venue, Flo is already on stage, sitting in front of her laptop. Nic appears and the … Read More

America Is Hard To See – Life Jacket Theatre Co – 4****

August 15, 2019 |

Travis Russ’ play is not afraid to confront difficult subjects. Based on interviews with residents of Miracle Village, a haven for convicted sex offenders in Florida, we are introduced to 3 residents, Chad, Thomas and Chris. Chad (Harry Waller) is … Read More

She Sells Sea Shells – Scandal and Gallows – 5*****

August 6, 2019 |

This was fringe theatre at its very best. Scandal and Gallows Theatre Company bring the life story of the 19th Century palaeontologist Mary Anning to Edinburgh and tell it in such a riveting way that I was gripped from … Read More

Like a Sturgeon – PBJ Management – 4****

August 23, 2018 |

Drag artist Ripley provides a political drama with a fabulous performance of lip-synced comedy, drag, politics and pop music. Ripley cleverly adapts lyrics to well known songs that fit in with the political news stories that are shown on a … Read More

Paul Foot: Image Conscious 4****

August 7, 2018 |

It’s testimonial time for Paul Foot as he returns to Edinburgh with his 10th solo show. The show itself will be a delight for his loyal fans, the ‘Connoisseurs’, and will not dent his reputation as one of the most … Read More