Tag: fringe

★★★ Stand-Up From the Other Side

Jasper Cunningham-Ward reviews Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian  Leo Kearse labels himself as a right-wing comedian, but his show is less about politics than you might expect. The Scottish comic prides himself on being a minority at the fringe, and indeed in the field of stand up as a […]

What to Watch: Edinburgh 2017

We’re off to the Fringe! Here’s what’s top of our list at this year’s theatrical extravaganza. Improv: Blind Mirth No trip to the Edinburgh Fringe would be complete without a spot of improv. And whilst there are some big names who are the undisputed royalty of improv – […]

★★ An Over-Indulgent Double Bill

Abigail Bryant reviews Odd Man Out at The Hope Theatre Odd Man Out comprises of two stories, each performed individually, and each exploring one man’s venture into a society which doesn’t deem him in line with what is culturally normal. Although the two tales hold no relation to […]

★★★★ Snappy and Sincere

Abigail Bryant reviews Snapshot at the Hope Theatre Snapshot, written by George Johnston and directed by James McAndrew, is 75 minutes of incredibly immersive and captivating drama, exploring the complex relations between three twenty-somethings living in modern-day London. With non-linear chronology and snappy scene changes, the audience has […]

Class Privilege, Gentrification and Contemporary Gay Culture: James McAndrew discusses his production of George Johnston’s new play, Snapshot.

Abigail Bryant interviews director James McAndrew Firstly, congratulations on directing your first, full-length new play. Are you excited for its showcase at the Hope Theatre?  Incredibly excited. I’m very lucky to have such a challenging play to work on, and to have such an amazing team of cast […]