I had to run to make this show. And even then I missed the first minute or so due to a slow-moving queue. I was ushered into the theatre in the middle of what I could tell was a gorgeous opening number, and I was sold from there. I’d been a little worried that maybe this new musical wouldn’t live up to the legacy of its predecessor, Scarlett Lane, but I had nothing to worry about.
Every single aspect of this show is given ONE. HUNDRED. PERCENT.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Cashmere’ by October Boy Productions.”
There we have it. My third Fringe has finally crawled to an end. It’s been a long one this year but also the best Fringe I’ve yet done. Being here for basically the whole month has been incredible and allowed me to experience so much more of the festival and the city than I ever have before.
Continue reading “Fringe Diary – Day 26: Edinbye”
And so the last full day of my 2017 Fringe Adventure dawned. Came quite suddenly really, although the last week has been the longest. The time when we were performing just zipped right by.
Continue reading “Fringe Diary – Day 25: Fringenale”
Sometimes, shows have a promising premise or story but are, for whatever reason, unable to execute it satisfactorily. Wishing on a Stopgap is, I fear, one of these shows.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Wishing on a Stopgap’ by Newcastle University Theatre Society”
I don’t normally see ‘famous’ people’s shows at Fringe. I generally prefer to steer clear of big names and focus on amateur or start-up performers and companies as being more inline with what I feel the Edinburgh Fringe is about.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz’ by Courtney Act”
Everyone enjoys a good bit of chaos in a comedy show, chaos is naturally humorous. It happens a lot in improv shows where said chaos comes from the actors’ ability to spontaneously create ridiculous scenarios, and then having to keep with one another’s adlibs and new ideas.
It takes a different kind of skill entirely to script the kind of mania and hijinks that are created on the spot in improv. Neither is truly superior than the other, but both require very disperate type of talent to pull off. Cream Tea and Incest falls into the scripted chaos category and, with a title like that, has a lot of expectation to live up to.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Cream Tea and Incest’ by Benjamin Alborough”