Reviews 2018

This year we received some seriously fabulous reviews for our fantastic line up of shows. Below is only the highlights!

Pop along to one of our three venues and find out more!

5 Star Reviews

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  Musical Theatre Musings- 20 Aug 2018
” Yes, Lee Ridley is hilarious but he also faces the daily reality of living with his disability and unfortunately that isn’t always laugh a minute.”

Jesus Christ SuperStar ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  The Scots Reviewer- 20 Aug 2018
” Rejoice as the smash-hit Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic rocks the Edinburgh Festival in truly heavenly proportions.”

Aaron Calvert: Declassified ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  VoiceMag- 19 Aug 2018
“Aaron Calvert is a master hypnotist, and never once falters as he makes audience members forget how to read, communicate telepathically and learn how to read minds.”

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  One4Review- 18 Aug 2018
” [a] highly talented comedian who had the room in gut-busting laughter from the onset…”

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Funny Women- 18 Aug 2018
“Brilliant fun, if you need a lift now we’re coming towards the end of the Fringe I highly recommend you see this!”

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Ed Fest Mag- 18 Aug 2018
“This is introspective humour at its painfully honest best.”

 Laura Lexx: Trying ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – Funny Woman – 18 Aug 2018
“Laura’s relaxed, charming style of delivery means she often catches the crowd off guard with her cheeky asides.”

Aye, Elvis by Morna Young ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  One4Review- 17 Aug 2018
“I urge everyone to pop along for the best Elvis fix at this year’s festival.”

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Wee Review – 17 Aug 2018
“In an era when the living survivors of the Second World War are dying off, this story, told with the freshness of youth, is deeply moving.”

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  Funny Women- 16 Aug 2018
“It’s a perfect piece, with a delightful narrative arc which takes you on a full circle of comedic enchantment.”

Traveling Sisters: Toupe ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 16 Aug 2018
“They can sing, they can dance, the can be silly, they can be slick and throughout their hour they are always funny, bloody funny indeed.”

Bowjangles: Excalibow ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  Fringe Review- 16 Aug 2018
“Excalibow is an hour of joyous Fringe fun, underpinned by admiration and amazement at the creativity displayed by this hugely talented cast.”

The Miss Behave Gameshow ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine- 15 Aug 2018
“You’re not ready for Miss Behave.”

Southbend ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine- 14 Aug 2018
“South Bend is a clever show that balances theatre, comedy, American extravagance and melodrama, Scottish cynicism and delivers it in a neatly packaged hour full of fantastic performances and impressive technical feats.”

Grant Buse: The Birds and the Beats ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  The Scotsman- 14 Aug 2018
“Educational, informative and entertaining…”

Edd Hedges: For Eva, From Forever Ago ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 13 Aug 2018
“Fabulous.”

Not In Our Neighbourhood ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  –  Bouquetsbrickbatsreviews- 13 Aug 2018
“Kopae switches effortlessly from character to character, inhabiting each role so expertly that we’re never in any doubt as to who is talking at any given moment.”

Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McFlashan-Serious Men ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 13 Aug 2018
“If you know the characters, then don’t miss your opportunity to catch the live show.  If you are not familiar with the characters, then find about them in this quality production.”

Gamarjobat ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – British Theatre Guide- 13 Aug 2018
“It’s official, Gamarjobat are delightfully, deliciously, mindbogglingly bonkers!”

Aaron Calvert: Supernova ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 13 Aug 2018
“You really must respect the skill and techniques on show here.”

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby- 10 Aug 2018
“This is an hour of punchy politics, hearty humour and aural greatness which will give you all the motivation you need to join The Executioners and save the world.”

Laura Lexx: Trying ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – Voice Mag- 10 Aug 2018
“Fun, poignant, personal, Laura Lexx’s Trying is a thought-provoking masterpiece that you’ll regret not seeing.”

Bowjangles: Excalibow ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag- 10 Aug 2018
“An excellent, entertaining hour of multitasking music and mythology.”

Marmite ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby- 10 Aug 2018
“A bright, bold and lively adventure in modern living.”

Gusset Grippers ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – Scottish Field- 10 Aug 2018
“An absolute must for women who have experienced childbirth and/or are ‘of a certain age”

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker ★ ★ ★ ★★  – Voice Mag- 09 Aug 2018
“Perfect.”

Statements ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Edinburgh Guide- 8 Aug 2018
“Clayton’s performance is outstanding from beginning to end, exuding undeniable passion and empathy to each role he takes on.”

Games by Henry Naylor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFestMag- 8 Aug 2018
“Beautifully written, Naylor weaves thought provoking text together with well placed laughs as he exposes the audience to the varying vulnerability of his two strong female leads in great depth.”

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Student NewsPaper- 6 Aug 2018
“Everyone interested in this period of history – and even those who are not – should see Eleanor’s Story. It is a fascinating, unique perspective on a dark period of history, and it is performed tremendously.”

Marmite ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Theatre Reviews- 6 Aug 2018
“Marmite is one to see and then like me you’ll be telling all your friends to go see it!”

Lost Voice Guy ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Metro- 6 Aug 2018
“Ridley makes every line spoken by his ‘posh old man’ voice count, in a show that will open your eyes, put fire in your belly and make you laugh guiltily at its frankness and levity. Britain’s got talent indeed.”

Aaron Calvert: Declassified ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Mumble Cirque- 6 Aug 2018
“This is a 5 Star Performance and one of the finest examples Of stage hypnosis I have ever experienced ”

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Short Com- 5 Aug 2018
“Christopher Macarthur-Boyd puts a lot of other comedians to shame. ”

Statements ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway Baby – 4 Aug 2018
“Beautifully written and directed, the show’s simple staging focuses our attention on Clayton’s respectful, distinct portrayals; an energetic masterclass in character performance. ”

4.5 Star Reviews

The Moa Show  ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 – The Wee Review- 20 Aug 2018
“Bizarre, charming and hilarious, the Moa Show is truly the perfect Fringe experience.”

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times  ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 – Chortle – 17 Aug 2018
“…a brilliant, witty man at his peak.”

Aaron Calvert: Declassified ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 – Short Com- 8 Aug 2018
“Calvert is clever in his use of flattery and reassurance to induce that feeling of receptibility in the audience.”

Games ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 – Kryztoff- 6 Aug 2018
“It all amounts to great theatre and not to be missed by serious theatre-goers this Edinburgh Fringe.”

4 Star Reviews

The Noise Next door’s: Really, Really, good afternoon show (at sea) ★ ★ ★ ★  – Ed Fest Mag- 20 Aug 2018
” …funny at all costs.

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala ★ ★ ★ ★  – SG Fringe- 20 Aug 2018
“…amazed from start to finish of his act, and deserved the positive storm of applause…

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor ★ ★ ★ ★  – Ed Fest Mag- 20 Aug 2018
“A fascinating portrait of a complicated woman whose reputation is only the tip of her dramatic iceberg.

Rosco McClelland: 29 ★ ★ ★ ★  – Ed Fest Mag- 20 Aug 2018
“Roscoe McClelland is definitely a comic to watch.

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 20 Aug 2018
“A brave attempt to get more acceptance and understanding of deafness, Bradshaw’s warm and light-hearted approach is worth giving up an hour of your time for.

Murray Hill: About To Break ★ ★ ★ ★  – Ed Fest Mag- 20 Aug 2018
“Murray Hill is a fearless comedian who invites the audience to laugh at him, themselves and each other, just to make sure that everyone is having fun.

Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Frugal ★ ★ ★ ★  – Ed Fest Mag- 20 Aug 2018
“[an] hour of cracking comedy.

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Scotsman – 20 Aug 2018

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Independent- 20 Aug 2018
“This is satire informed by the visceral, personal pain of bad political decisions, and there’s no way it can help but move.

Laura Lexx: Trying ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Daily Telegraph – 20 Aug 2018

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Wee Review- 20 Aug 2018
“An evening of…  great storytelling, anecdotes and polished impersonations.

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off ★ ★ ★ ★  -ShortCom- 20 Aug 2018
“…a top class Fringe show.

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988 ★ ★ ★ ★  – Beyond The Joke- 20 Aug 2018
“Connell is one of those guys who make comedy look easy. He’s also, definitely, one of the good guys. Go and see him if you can.”

Tom Stade: I Swear to… ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 19 Aug 2018
” …incredibly funny…”

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe ★ ★ ★ ★  – Three Weeks- 19 Aug 2018
“…a great hour of stand-up.”

Maisie Adam: Vague ★ ★ ★ ★  – I Talk Telly- 19 Aug 2018
“Maisie has undoubtedly got a very bright future ahead of her…”

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker ★ ★ ★ ★  – Scottish Mail on Sunday – 18 Aug 2018

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home ★ ★ ★ ★  – The List – 19 Aug 2018
“A rising Scottish star, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd is certainly worthy of your time.”

Spontaneous Potter ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby – 18 Aug 2018
“This is a silly and raucously fun production that will tickle the fancy of any Potterhead who doesn’t mind seeing their favourite franchise played for laughs. ”

Patrick Monahan: #Goals ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review – 18 Aug 2018
“…rip-roaringly funny…”

 Laura Lexx: Trying ★ ★ ★ ★  -The Peg Review – 18 Aug 2018
“This is a truly witty and masterfully crafted show about one woman’s experience of modern life and struggles with mental illness.”

Kai Humphries: Team Smug★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review – 18 Aug 2018
“…brought the house down.”

Ben Hart: The Nutshell ★ ★ ★ ★  – World Magic Review – 18 Aug 2018
“Ben Hart is an exceptionally skilful magician and a bewitching performer.”

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl On Girl ★ ★ ★ ★  – Funny Woman – 18 Aug 2018
“…perfect and hilarious…”

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human ★ ★ ★ ★  – Deadline News – 17 Aug 2018
“We all had high expectations of her and she certainly didn’t disappoint.”

Very Blue Peter ★ ★ ★ ★  – Ed Fringe Review- 17 Aug 2018
“You won’t regret it.”

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe ★ ★ ★ ★  – Student News Paper – 17 Aug 2018
“The show is intimate, endearing, and leaves you feeling more optimistic about life.”

The Miss Behave Gameshow ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Skinny – 17 Aug 2018
“The Miss Behave Gameshow has its roots in cabaret and drag, it turns the meaning of performance on its head by asking the audience to lead the way.”

 Laura Lexx: Trying ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Telegraph – 17 Aug 2018
“…you’re left cheering the birth of a bouncy, bubbly stand-up star.”

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess ★ ★ ★ ★  – LondonTheatre1.com – 17 Aug 2018
“…a good-spirited nature that it’s nothing short of infectious.”

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human ★ ★ ★ ★  -SG Fringe – 16 Aug 2018
“Entertaining, hilarious, witty and charming, for a laugh a minute hour, Zoe is impressively funny and one of a kind, she’s not to be missed, the Fringe crowd adore her and you will too.”

Rik Carranza: Still a Fan ★ ★ ★ ★  -Broadway World – 16 Aug 2018
“In Still A Fan, Rik Carranza’s enthusiasm and humour will undoubtedly win you over to the joy of fandom.”

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance ★ ★ ★ ★  -One4Review – 16 Aug 2018
“Delamere has a massive following ‘back home’ and it is easy to see why.”

Laura Lexx: Trying ★ ★ ★ ★  -Entertainment Focus – 16 Aug 2018
“Laura Lexx’s writing and delivery style is well polished and she’s adept at catching the crowd off guard.”

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker ★ ★ ★ ★  -One4Review – 16 Aug 2018
“This was a really good, laughter packed show, well worth the ticket price.”

Just These, Please ★ ★ ★ ★  -London Theatre 1 – 16 Aug 2018
“This delightful production is silly with a capital S, and fun with a capital F.”

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect ★ ★ ★ ★  -Broadway Baby – 16 Aug 2018
“Burton has put amazing research and production into this performance, and had laid herself bare for her audience.”

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That ★ ★ ★ ★  -EdFestMag – 16 Aug 2018
“An engaging, comfortably charismatic woman who draws you inexorably in, she’s an engaging wee-hours raconteur with whom you just know you’d have a brilliant drink or three.”

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It’s Hot ★ ★ ★ ★  -VoiceMag – 16 Aug 2018
“…we were left wanting more from the comedian.”

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home ★ ★ ★ ★  -London Theatre 1 – 16 Aug 2018
“Macarthur-Boyd is a name to look out for, a rising star with poise and confidence. The boy done good, and I reckon he knows it.”

Ben Hart: The Nutshell ★ ★ ★ ★  -Broadway Baby – 16 Aug 2018
“Hart is charming and confident on stage with a hint of mischief in his smile.”

The Bench ★ ★ ★ ★  -Fringe Guru – 15 Aug 2018
“It’s a light-hearted take on the travesty that is life, and is sure to be one of the highlights of your Fringe this year.”

Scientology the Musical ★ ★ ★ ★  -Fringe Guru – 15 Aug 2018
“There are some good laughs, and a lively atmosphere created by the impressively hairy performers.”

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand ★ ★ ★ ★  -The List – 15 Aug 2018
“Words can’t really do justice to the artistry of Irina Titova, aka ‘The Sand Lady’, her talent has to be seen to be believed.”

Murray Hill: About to Break ★ ★ ★ ★  -The Scotsman – 15 Aug 2018
“This is Hill’s overdue Fringe debut and it’s a treat.”

The Miss Behave Gameshow ★ ★ ★ ★  -The List – 15 Aug 2018
“With audience participation at its core, it’s an unpredictable and frenzied interactive show…”

Maisie Adam: Vague ★ ★ ★ ★  -The List – 15 Aug 2018
“Satisfying hour of solid mainstream comedy.”

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★  -The List – 15 Aug 2018
“He precisely measures the timing of his delivery, and he’s a compelling presence on stage: gesturing, dancing, and grinning with relish at his best lines.”

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches ★ ★ ★ ★  -The Arts Desk – 15 Aug 2018
“…it’s one worth seeing.”

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories From My Disastrous Broadcasting Career ★ ★ ★ ★  -Kryztotoff – 15 Aug 2018
“Jeremy can deliver a rousing hour of humour from which to further embark on your day at the Fringe.”

Damian Clark: Extra Show ★ ★ ★ ★  -Three Weeks – 15 Aug 2018
“His fast delivery and ability to blend lines from 40 minutes ago into new jokes is impressive, and he creates an energy that the crowd immediately connects with.”

Grace ★ ★ ★ ★  -Three Weeks – 14 Aug 2018
“The fringe is perfect for performances like ‘Grace’.”

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 13 Aug 2018
“What makes this show is Anya’s amazing voice and very cleverly written lyrics, which brings home a very serious message without being too serious about it.”

Aye, Elvis ★ ★ ★ ★  -Bouquetsbrickbatsreview – 13 Aug 2018
“Dazzlingly costumed and played for laughs, this is a lot of fun, and definitely worth making a trip to see.”

Aye, Elvis ★ ★ ★ ★  -The Edinburgh Reporter – 13 Aug 2018
“This is raw emotional stuff with a lot of dreams and aspirations flung in for good measure.”

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh ★ ★ ★ ★  -Short Com – 13 Aug 2018
“Fred is a natural anecdotalist and it is easy to warm to him as his wit and persona are very admirable.”

Gamarjobat ★ ★ ★ ★  -Broadway Baby – 13 Aug 2018
Gamarjobat shows that comedy is truly without language barriers.”

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand ★ ★ ★ ★  -The List – 13 Aug 2018
“Just as if she were using a pencil or charcoal, the artworks are tinkered with to give the impression of emotion, movement, light and shade…”

Marmite ★ ★ ★ ★  -The Skinny – 13 Aug 2018
“The bluntness of the humour is honest with no force, selling the characters.”

Tom Stade: I Swear to ★ ★ ★ ★  -EdFestMag – 13 Aug 2018
“Tom Stade knows precisely how to manipulate a room, always sure of just what button to push to each night is a success for all.”

Cazeleon: The Movies In My Mind ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 12 Aug 2018
“This is a superbly entertaining mix of Theatre and Cabaret.”

Chemo Barbie ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway World- 12 Aug 2018
“Chemo Barbie is a touching reflection on one woman’s survival story.”

Esther Rantzen: That’s Life! ★ ★ ★ ★  – Wee Review- 12 Aug 2018
“It’s nonetheless a joyous hour of entertainment, stories and good old-fashioned chat from someone who has done and achieved so much.”

Fcuk’d ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby- 12 Aug 2018
“George Edwards’ stellar performance as our anti-hero does a wonderful job of grounding the wordy verse in such a way as to sound natural and conversational coming out of a person’s mouth.”

Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 12 Aug 2018
“Gibson is always going to appeal to the Scottish audience, the language of comedy is universal so it doesn’t prevent anyone from enjoying an hour listening to him.”

The Bench ★ ★ ★ ★  – Wee Review- 12 Aug 2018
“The Bench is an entertaining two-hander that benefits not only from its skillful writing, but also from the comedic and dramatic capabilities of its performers.”

Magic 8 Ball ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby- 11 Aug 2018
“Steeves is a bold performer, a fine singer, and a survivor.’

Chemo Barbie ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway World- 11 Aug 2018
“Chemo Barbie is a touching reflection on one woman’s survival story.’

Alex Cofield: Supernova ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Scotsman- 11 Aug 2018
“…a massively talented performer taking the familiar forms of the genre and spinning out a peculiarly bonkers British tale of the individual vs an oppressive system.”

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson ★ ★ ★ ★  – Fest Mag- 11 Aug 2018
“It is riotously funny, and the sort of show the Fringe could do with a lot more of…”

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here ★ ★ ★ ★  – Fest Mag- 11 Aug 2018
“It is riotously funny, and the sort of show the Fringe could do with a lot more of…”

Rik Carranza: Still a Fan ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby- 11 Aug 2018
“Carranza’s a genuinely funny, amiable and honest performer, and his skill in teasing out the wider social implications of his own experiences ensures an entertaining hour in his company…”

Red Richardson: Seeing Red ★ ★ ★ ★  – Wee Review- 11 Aug 2018
“Richardson has the calm surety of a much more seasoned performer and although obviously nervous he allows time for his material to settle before moving on with the next anecdote or one-liner…”

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker ★ ★ ★ ★  – Fest Mag- 11 Aug 2018
“Just when you think the hour is taking a dark turn, he ends on a terrific takedown of his level of fame, a nicely judged undercutting of his own celebrity…”

Damian Clark: Extra Show ★ ★ ★ ★  – The List- 11 Aug 2018
“Aussie comedian is masterful about being a new dad…”

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Skinny- 11 Aug 2018
“Her strength lies in the personable nature of her stand-up; conversational in tone, Spittle is able to keep the heavy stuff lighthearted…”

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human ★ ★ ★ ★  – Voice Mag- 10 Aug 2018
“Her material is polished, her presence is confident and she clearly enjoys what she does…”

Very Blue Peter ★ ★ ★ ★  – Theatre Weekly- 10 Aug 2018
“But despite the craziness and complete lack of anything that resembles traditional theatre, I just couldn’t help loving it…”

South Bend ★ ★ ★ ★  – Theatre Weekly- 10 Aug 2018
“With perfect performances from each actor, natural and smooth production, you absolutely need to see South Bend…

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet ★ ★ ★ ★  – Shortcom- 10 Aug 2018
“Fraden is an endearing stage presence, a sincere performer who reveals a conflicted soul with disarming candour…”

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★  – The List- 10 Aug 2018
“A passionate cry against preconceptions…”

Kai Humphries: Team Smug ★ ★ ★ ★  – Voice Mag- 10 Aug 2018
“An hour of upbeat, politics free comedy…”

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average ★ ★ ★ ★  – Black DiamondFm- 10 Aug 2018
“Jarred is at home on the stage interacting with the audience, making even the dull people in the room interesting to hear from… ”

Grace ★ ★ ★ ★  – Mumble Theatre- 10 Aug 2018
“Reddin-Clancy’s performance is powerful, intelligent and funny. ”

Gary Miekle – Before All this ★ ★ ★ ★  – Scotsman- 10 Aug 2018
“His first solo show is well worth a wander to the West End for. It’s life-affirming laughter from start to finish.”

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy…! ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 10 Aug 2018
“Waugh is an easy comic to like and he certainly won many more admirers with his performance this year..”

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness ★ ★ ★ ★  – Shortcom- 10 Aug 2018
“Refreshing to see someone present themselves as honestly as Finnegan does…”

The Bench ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Scotsman- 9 Aug 2018
“The comedy has some inspired moments, but also allows the writing to swerve deeper emotions…”

The Bench ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 9 Aug 2018
“As always with Keir McAllister plays they are well written, with intrigue and laughs liberally threaded throughout the production.”

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson ★ ★ ★ ★  – The List- 9 Aug 2018
“Sitting is a glowingly assured, quietly incisive piece of writing, one that draws its three (or even four) characters with deft, succinct precision…”

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Student Newspaper- 9 Aug 2018
“The overarching reaction you will have to this play is how truthful it is.”

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby- 9 Aug 2018
“Pushing even the most veteran comedians above and beyond their comfort level.”

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life ★ ★ ★ ★  – The Scots Reviewer- 9 Aug 2018
“This is a comedy show, yes, but it is also a love story. One so wholesome and genuinely touching it really should feel sickening!”

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 9 Aug 2018
“Technically, Matt is an excellent performer: good rapport with the audience, the show is well structured and coherent, and he’s funny too.”

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 9 Aug 2018
“An amazing feat for any comedian.”

Kai Humphries: Team Smug ★ ★ ★ ★  – Edinburgh News- 9 Aug 2018
“You may actually feel a little punch drunk when you come out-but you’ll be grinning like a loon.”

Jarred Christmas Remarkably Average ★ ★ ★ ★  – Short Com- 9 Aug 2018
“Although Jarred may claim his genetics are nothing really to get excited about, his show at this year’s Fringe is definitely worthy of one’s attention.”

Games ★ ★ ★ ★  – Daily Mail- 9 Aug 2018
“It’s proof that sometimes being champion isn’t ultimately what counts but whatever it is that you champion.”

Gamarjobat ★ ★ ★ ★  – One4Review- 9 Aug 2018
“This act will appeal to all ages, children and adults were gently lured to the stage to partake in the slapstick frenzy.”

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd ★ ★ ★ ★  – EdFestMag- 9 Aug 2018
“The off tangent stuff was where the MacArthur-Boyd’s natural talent shone brightest.”

Chris Forbes: Prophecy ★ ★ ★ ★ – Edinburgh News- 9 Aug 2018
“His mellow, west of Scotland speaking voice translates into a very pleasant instrument, as he sings the silly love songs he’s written down the years.”

Card Ninja ★ ★ ★ ★ – One4Review- 9 Aug 2018
“There is something for the whole family as the kids will love the Ninja moves – in particular the grand finale whilst the adults will love his comical observations and quick one liners.”

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag- 9 Aug 2018
“The songs are all very well-written, and performed excellently by Anastasia, who has a great voice.”

Maisie Adam: Vague ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag- 8 Aug 2018
“This is a show which is perhaps ‘just right’, and I’m confident we’ll be seeing much more of Maisie.”

The Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag- 8 Aug 2018
“It was funny, clever, shocking…”

The Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★ – INews- 8 Aug 2018
“He’s a talented gag writer, and the show is packed with one-liners as Ridley stands onstage with his iPad, his words delivered by a synthesiser…”

The Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★ – FestMag- 8 Aug 2018
“Lost Voice Guy talks with wit and insight about his love life, and why a recent relationship failed.”

The Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFestMag- 8 Aug 2018
“Rigby’s responses, movements and general manner in tandem connect all his audio together.”

The Ladder ★ ★ ★ ★ – British Theatre- 8 Aug 2018
“But any sadness fits seamlessly in with the overall comic tone, with sharply observed humour and smart insights into parenthood and what makes relationships tick.”

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht! ★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway World- 8 Aug 2018
“Her quick wit and attention to detail involves individual audience members in her anecdotes throughout, be it about the perils of online dating to generational differences within the room.”

Gary Meikle: Before All This ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFestMag- 8 Aug 2018
“Developing his experiences into an abundant stream of material, he is ready to laugh at himself and at the hand that life has dealt him with in a typically Scottish fashion.”

Cazeleon ★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway Baby- 8 Aug 2018
“…this is no ordinary drag-noir performance; this is a true insight into the gender-fluid identity struggle that is such a relevant topic for today…”

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Scotsman- 7 Aug 2018
“…marrying sharp observation to disarming honesty…”

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag- 7 Aug 2018
“So damn funny!”

Marmite ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Quotidian Times- 7 Aug 2018
“This fast-paced, funny and highly entertaining show written by Hallam Breen and Phoebe Simmonds takes a look at the difficulty in gay relationships especially when the exclusive question rears its head.”

Marmite ★ ★ ★ ★ – Culture Fix- 7 Aug 2018
Marmite presents its story with a natural heartfelt warmth and lively good humour. Sharp writing and spirited performances ensure that this is a play that will be around for a long time.”

Maisie Adam: Vague ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Skinny- 7 Aug 2018
“…there’s something about the purity of her comedy and charismatic delivery that ensures Adam has a magnetic stage presence.”

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches ★ ★ ★ ★ – The List- 7 Aug 2018
“A howl from the darkness at the state of political affairs…”

Lost Voice Guy ★ ★ ★ ★ – Telegraph- 7 Aug 2018
“From the moment Lee Ridley – aka Lost Voice Guy – begins his pre-programmed patter, he has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand.”

David Correos: The Correos Effect ★ ★ ★ ★ – One4review- 7 Aug 2018
“I’m not sure how to describe the show without spoilers. It’s surreal. Like, really surreal.”

Sunday Service with Ola★ ★ ★ ★ – FestMag- 6 Aug 2018
“It’s a soulful, chilled, runaway success of a show that should seriously consider branching out to mid-week Mass.”

Grainne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me★ ★ ★ ★ – The List- 6 Aug 2018
“her cutting observational humour and inspiring sources of confidence will more than make up for any guilt you incur”

Lost Voice Guy ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Times- 6 Aug 2018
“He manages to express real anger — about government cuts particularly — with an awareness that the truth lies between the extremes”

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFest Mag- 6 Aug 2018
“Full of energy and acerbic wit, this piece bounces between a bizarre piece of physical theatre, beautifully written original songs”

South Bend ★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway World- 6 Aug 2018
“South Bend is a wonderfully bizarre story that has been brilliantly executed onstage”

Scientology: The Musical★ ★ ★ ★ – The List- 5 Aug 2018
“The entire cast bring a manic and demented energy to their performance, embodying each of their strange and clearly disturbed characters with pointed and vibrant personalities that play off each other so well that the atmosphere in the room was positively electric.”

Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind ★ ★ ★ ★ – The List- 5 Aug 2018
“Cazeleon’s pitch-perfect voice mixed with an emotionally stirring performance creates a piece that seamlessly blends theatre and drag.”

Proxy ★ ★ ★ ★ – The List- 5 Aug 2018
“Proxy manages to spin a heart-wrenching yarn, riddled with genuine pathos.”

Zoe Lyons ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFest Mag- 5 Aug 2018
“Lyons friendly and accessible material, combined with an impeccable delivery and relatable multifaceted characters, makes her act an absolute pleasure to watch.”

Maisie Adam ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFest Mag- 5 Aug 2018
” Adams connects with the audience effortlessly. ”

FCUK’d ★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway World- 5 Aug 2018
“FCUK’d is an ideal Fringe show packed with emotion and excellent storytelling. ”

Eshaan Akbar ★ ★ ★ ★ – EdFest Mag- 5 Aug 2018
“But Eshaan Akbar is endeavouring to change that by blasting through the common misconceptions of Islam and the Koran ”

Good Manners Gone Bad ★ ★ ★ ★ – Kryztoff Raw – 4 Aug 2018
“His characterisations are sharp, the wit prominent, and his singing of reconfigured nightclub staples a treat.”

Laura Lexx ★ ★ ★ ★ – Fest – 4 Aug 2018
“Another skilfully-constructed hour from an underrated performer”

Zoe Lyons ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Mumble- 4 Aug 2018
“A set that is tight, well-structured and impressive”

Jay Lafferty ★ ★ ★ ★ – One4Review- 4 Aug 2018
“Jam-packed hour her energy never drops, the laughs free flowing and at the conclusion I am sure that everyone present was delighted that they had the opportunity to hold their own wheest and listen to her.”

Julia Sutherland ★ ★ ★ ★ – One4Review- 4 Aug 2018
“Ms Sutherland entertains with hilarious, mostly self-deprecating, anecdotes garnering a multitude of laughs along the way, and yes there is a further talent in her armoury as well.”

Bowjangles: Excalibow ★ ★ ★ ★ – Edinburgh 49+3 – 3 Aug 2018
“I don’t think I’ve ever come across a more multi-talented group”

Zoe Lyons ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Scotsman – 3 Aug 2018
“If you think she is hilarious behind a panel- show desk, just wait till she gets on a live stage.”

Gary Meikle ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Mumble – 3 Aug 2018
“Mr Meikle is a canny comedian”

South Bend ★ ★ ★ ★ – All Edinburgh Theatre – 3 Aug 2018
“South Bend at Gilded Balloon at the Museum is a sharp, bittersweet comedy that is smart enough to know when to be clever and when to be stupid.”

Fcuk’d ★ ★ ★ ★ – Edinburgh 49+3 – 3 Aug 2018
“Hints of truly brilliant wordplay”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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