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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “Life lessons still to learn” – Class – Traverse 2

Both parent and teacher could do with some life lessons in this new Irish play centred around a parent-teacher meeting. When you think of your school days, what comes up? What thoughts, what feelings? Just...

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: Island Town – “A prickle at the back of the neck” Summerhall, Roundabout

Some people take comfort in the circular nature of life. We’re born, we live, we die; that’s a cycle. There’s the water cycle and the carbon cycle we’re taught at school, we draw little...

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...