Favourite shows 2019

Whilst I didn’t see as many shows as last year, I don’t think I had quite such a good run of shows in 2018 as I have this year – so making this list was no mean feat. As usual, there were some which were ineligible for the list as I’d seen them last year; […]

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EFF 2019: final thoughts

The first thing I want to do is formally express surprise at the lack of a freak out throughout my stay in Edinburgh – and as I’ve struggled to catch up with everything since then. Hit with a non-compliant laptop the night before my trip, having to head up there on the overnight National Express, […]

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EFF 2019: comedy picks

Last year I wanted to go to at least one stand-up comedy show each day I was at the Fringe; I ended up just going to one (though it was the brilliant Harry & Chris Save the World, so a top choice). I’ve managed to rectify that mistake this time round, seeing the prescribed one […]

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Electrolyte

One of the breakout hits of last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Wildcard Theatre return in 2019 for a new run of their acclaimed show Electrolyte at Pleasance Forth. Written by James Meteyard, it features music and lyrics from Maimuna Memon. Electrolyte is a perfect example of the still emerging genre that is ‘gig theatre’; slightly […]

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Birth

Three years ago I took a bit of a chance on Theatre Re’s Blind Man’s Song, then last year it was the turn of The Nature of Forgetting – so it was only natural that I headed to Pleasance Beyond to see their new show, Birth at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Once again it has been […]

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Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show 2019

The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show is in its 15th year (2005 was its debut), making it something of an Edinburgh Festival Fringe institution. It has made the move to the slightly larger venue of Pleasance Forth this year along with continuing company members Billy Knowelden, Claira Watson Parr, Thomas Willshire & Rosie Edwards, joined by […]

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Flies

Les Enfants Terribles (in association with Pins & Needles) return with a new show that will take you to the depths of one man’s insanity, in an hour of surreal and quirky theatre. Flies is at Pleasance 2 in Pleasance Courtyard for the remainder of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dennis has been suffering from pteronarcophobia (a […]

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WHITE

Using a combination of music and spoken word, Koko Brown brings her play about being mixed race to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, running at Beside in Pleasance Courtyard for the remainder of the month. “I always knew what I was.” With an Irish mother and Jamaican father, she’s somewhere in the middle – potentially with […]

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Ladykiller

After impressing with their last play Coconut earlier this year, The Thelmas have brought a new one-woman show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Ladykiller was written by Madeline Gould, directed by Madelaine Moore and stars Hannah McClean as Her – it runs at Bunker One at the Pleasance Courtyard until the end of the month. […]

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Medea Electronica

Following a short UK tour, Pecho Mama have brought their acclaimed show Medea Electronica to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for one week only. Part theatre, part gig, they will be based at Pleasance 2 in the Pleasance Courtyard until Sunday for their 80s reimagination of the Greek legend of Medea. Medea is married to Jason East, […]

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