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★★★★F**k Fatphobia!

Isobel Stuart reviews FATTY FAT FAT at Edinburgh Fringe.   If you’ve ever felt like your body takes up too much space in this world, this may be the show for you. If you’re tired of the mistreatment and subjectification of fat people by commercial and “scientific” bodies, […]

★★★★ Don’t Worry, Be a Clown

Anna Hadley reviews Bost-Uni Plues at Edinburgh Fringe.   As a recent graduate fumbling towards unemployment, I sought to find shows relative to my current lifestyle of career insecurity and day-time television. I found Bost-Uni Plues. I had done no other research, and I wasn’t quite sure what to […]

★★★★To Teach or Not to Teach?

Anna Hadley reviews Teach at Edinburgh Fringe. This is my third year at Edinburgh Fringe, reviewing for the Peg. It’s been a wild ride, from drag cabaret to performance art about urinary incontinence, but I have never seen such an energetic performance as Matthew Robert’s one-man show Teach.   […]

★★★ Beats on Pointe

Harry Bignell reviews Beats on Pointe at the Peacock Theatre. Following a clunky introduction where the audience had to shout, “Your mic’s not working!” for the compare to realise we could not hear a word he was saying, Beats on Pointe explode onto the shabby chic stage of […]

★★★ Not Guilty Pleasures

Simon Ward reviews Fanny & Stella at Above The Stag. A word about the venue. In spite of the name, Above The Stag is certainly not another theatre above a pub. In fact it occupies a lavishly refurbished railway arch next to Vauxhall station and boasts that it […]

★★★ Tony’s Last Tape

Harry Bignell reviews Tony’s Last Tape at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. As someone with little knowledge of Tony Benn ahead of this performance, walked into the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham unsure what to expect. The following hour was engaging, educating and humbling in fairly equal measure. Mimicking the […]