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: “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: Meet… The Fun Club

It’s week three at Edinburgh, and there are animals in the Zoo. You might have seen them on the mile, you might have seen them in the bars, sticking a bright pink flyer under...

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...

“Vintage theatre magic” – Red Peppers – The Space@ The Mile

In the face of the relentlessly paced Edinburgh festival, Blue Fire (who feature some familiar faces to Mark Aspen readers, from their sold-out run at Hampton Hill Theatre earlier this year) are still able...

EdFringe: “We ought to laugh at ourselves” – Revelations . -Summerhall

There is no end to a story, just a point where we choose to stop, James observes. This means that there can never really be any happy endings, but by opposition that when tragedy...

EdFringe: “Rises and falls but remains hopeful” – Sparks – Pleasance

“Nothing says grief play like a florescent badge”, a Sparks crew member hands me a bright pink one that screams “I AM ELECTRIC” on the way out. Sparks is a play about grief, but...

EdFringe: “Without a shred of embarrassment” – Bottom – Summerhall

Vulnerability coupled with a dose of the chaotic carries through from the top to the Bottom of Willy Hudson’s solo show. You might feel be feeling a bit flustered and unprepared as you rush around...

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: “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...