★★★ Puppetry in Space

Harry Henderson reviews A Strange New Space at Summerhall, Edinburgh This simple children’s show touches on complex issues of home, separation and the refugee crisis. Using a cardboard box and the few items inside a rucksack, Tessa Bide tells the story of Amira – a young girl who […]

★★★★ Perfectly Poised Comedy

Charlotte Pegram reviews Joseph Morpurgo at the Pleasance, Edinburgh I have only ever seen Morpurgo in Austentatious– the improvised Jane Austen play, in which you can visibly see the pleasure he takes in throwing himself into the great unknown of improvisation. It is surprising, then, that his solo […]

★★★ Off-Kilter Comedy

Charlotte Pegram reviews Sam Simmons at Assembly, Edinburgh Winner of the 2015 Edinburgh Fosters Comedy Award, Sam Simmons has had his talents praised to the extent that last year’s critics told him he could read out the phone book and he would still be funny. Simmons took them […]