Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia at PBH’s Free Fringe

The real brilliance of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is just how ubiquitous and all-consuming it has become. Sure, there are certain islands across the city where shows, plays and productions are grouped together in something close to a discernible order; The Pleasance Courtyard, Underbelly and The Assembly Rooms are islands of order in the sea [...]

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Akala at The Gilded Balloon Teviot

Formerly a musician and latterly one of the leading voices on social history of our times, an hour with Akala is always going to leave you burning with the desire to learn more, to question more and to listen more. The man born Kingsley James McLean Daley brings his sharp insight to The Gilded Balloon [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Yuriko Kotani At Pleasance Courtyard – The Attic

As someone who struggles to tell a joke in their native language, I feel entirely under-qualified to pass judgement on the whip-smart comedy of Yuriko Kotani. A resident of the UK for 15 years now after emigrating from Japan, Kotani has a veritable treasure trove of anecdotes and culture clashes to draw upon in her [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Camille O’Sullivan Sings Cave At Pleasance One

Irish firebrand Camille O’Sullivan brought her inimitable Nick Cave tribute act to the cavernous Pleasance One at Pleasance Courtyard for Edinburgh Fringe Festival. O’Sullivan has forged a fine career as a musician, vocalist and actress, and this marriage with the works of the moody and introspective Cave is fascinating to watch. There is no doubting [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Bromance at the Assembly Rooms

Bromance, from the Barely Methodical Troupe, breaks down the barriers of what masculinity is in the 21st century. It follows the path of how male friendship forms, grows and occasionally deteriorates for a host of reasons. These are not fringe newcomers, having debuted the show here in 2014, but performers Beren D’Amico, Charlie Wheeller and [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: NewsRevue at Udderbelly

Celebrating its 40th year, the NewsRevue has long been an Edinburgh Fringe staple, and proved this year that it can not only remain relevant, but in such a heated political and social climate, is more necessary than ever. A breakneck take-down of news and current affairs from the last 12 months, this four-person ensemble is [...]