★★★★ Circus Meets Abstract Art

Jasper Cunningham reviews Circa: Humans at the Underbelly, Edinburgh In a surprisingly spacious circus tent a group of people all the way from Australia put on a show that is both spectacular and bizarre. This piece of physical theatre combines gymnastics, dance and circus with precision that is […]

★★★★ Prison Power Play

Jasper Cunningham reviews Victim at the Pleasance, Edinburgh With a cleverly simplistic style, Victim explores the lives of two characters; a female prison warden and an inmate in the same institution. When a new inmate with a particularly harrowing backstory arrives, the natural order of prison life is […]

★★★ Explosive Drama

Anna Hadley reviews Trashed at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Trashed is a dark, tragic show that haunts the Fringe and stays with its audiences. Written by Sascha Moore and performed by David William Bryan, the play is based on one man’s experience of the loss of a child, the […]

★★★★ Dazzling Improv

Charles Blake reviews Rhapsodes at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Improv doesn’t get much harder than this. Adam Meggido and Sean McCann, stars of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, return to the Fringe as “Rhapsodes”—a term used in ancient Greece for competitive poets. Over the course of an hour, they create […]

★★★★ Cyber Romance with a Retro Twist 

Abigail Bryant reviews Blackcatfishmuskateer at Summerhall, Edinburgh 21st century romance is fruitful territory for science fiction and general reflection on modern society’s values. Malaprop Theatre have managed to create an original, unique and very stylish play about online dating that stands apart and gives the rom-com genre a thought-provoking […]

★★★★ Unique Puppetry

Jasper Cunningham reviews Bruce at the Underbelly, Edinburgh If you think there is nothing funny about sponges, you’ve probably never seen Bruce. With a Back to the Future-esque plotline this show follows Bruce, the sentient block of foam, through his life. What is by far most impressive is […]