Feature: What role does music play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Royal Mile, stretching through the centre of Edinburgh, is a remarkable location at any time of year. Every August, as the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival rolls into town, it takes on a life of its own. Performers, artists, promoters and tourists flood the streets in their thousands as they urgently seek their next destination. Accompanying the chaos [...]

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 [...]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review: Algorithms at The Pleasance

There's a certain randomness to deciding what to see at Edinburgh Fringe. No matter how assiduously you scour the website, the reviews, the trailers and social media, sifting through nearly 4,250 shows is a monumental task and ultimately, at some point, you just close your eyes and pick one, sometimes aided by a little hunch [...]

Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 – Comedy

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]

Preview: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 – Bravery

Once more, the great and good of the arts world will descend on Edinburgh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August. With around 4,000 shows and countless more performers descending upon the city between July 31 and August 26, OnTheBeat will do its best to highlight the standouts from this year's selection. For 2019, we [...]