EdFringe: “Wicked humour to the core” – Cat’s Mother – Underbelly

What do elderly cats and elderly mothers have in common? They piss wherever and whenever they please, are unexpectedly strong, can be vicious without provocation and they both showed up uninvited at Ciara’s London...

EdFringe: “Gender-bending, time-melding, quick-stepping” – Grace – Gilded Ballon

Wrapped up in a cocoon of characters like a theatrical Russian doll, we discover the enigma that is Grace. Grace is not comedy, not cabaret, not theatre, it is all of these components, threaded...

EdFringe: “Sometimes joyful, sometimes sobering” – Curio – The Space@ Surgeons Hall

A new play, about old things, Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities) is well worth considering. Edinburgh is a city filled with surprise and wonder all year round, and cultural curiosity can be satisfied not just in...

EdFringe: “Pressingly immediate” – Electrolyte – Pleasance Queen Dome

Trying to condense my feelings about Electrolyte is like trying to keep a lid on a pan of boiling water. The bubbles keep popping to the surface and much as I try to keep...

EdFringe: “Bringing those darker moments to light” – Blackout – Summerhall

How can you be sure of who you are, when you can’t remember what you’ve done? Blackout brings those darker moments to light. From the shared experience of the blackout, Blackout from New Room Theatre...

EdFringe: “Questions without easy answers” – Pomona – The Space Triplex

An exceptional performance of an extraordinary, topical, urban play. From the moment you enter the semi-dark studio to find an actor with an octopus instead of a face waiting for you in the car, Pomona...

EdFringe: “Sometimes… it’s all about good timing” – You Only Live Forever – Assembly...

For Immy, finding eternal life, and love, was all about good timing. Sitting at the right Las Vegas roulette table and meeting the guy from the late-night science documentary carrying the elixir made of...

EdFringe: “New heights” – Basecamp – C Space South

Basecamp takes Fever Dream Theatre’s penchant for tourable site specific theatre to new heights. Following their sell-out 2016 Edinburgh hit Wrecked (which also returns this year) set in a crashed car, Fever Dream have set...

EdFringe: “An uplifting, breath of fresh air” – Finding Fassbender – Pleasance This

We all have dreams, don't we? But Eve never has, beyond a vague sort-of sense of being a mother, and evenings on the sofa with Steve Bull, the cat. Never that is, until fate sticks...

EdFringe: “Will make your skin crawl” – Flies – Pleasance Courtyard

Flies will make your skin crawl, which might seem an odd thing to recommend in a play, but then the play itself is very odd.  Les Enfants Terribles are already renowned for creating worlds that are...