Tag: Comedy

★★★★ 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 […]

★★★★ 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 […]

★★ Bogged-Down Comedy

Charlotte Pegram reviews Kat Bond: Loo Roll at the Pleasance, Edinburgh. In this show Kat plays Pat, a woman abandoned by her family and left in a rubbish bin. Pat is undeniably an unusual comedy character, she is desperate to be loved and yet lacks the social skills […]

★ Bungling Attempt at Satire

Abigail Bryant reviews Lottery at the Pleasance Lottery starts out with potential and intrigue, but unfortunately loses it’s way and spirals into a production that is all bark and no bite. Unfortunately for all (especially the suited and hot-pink booted cast), the Pleasance theatre does not cater well […]