Performed at the same time, in the same venue, in the room right next door; this show was always in direct competition to our own while we were on. It’s just as well we didn’t know how good it was at the time. That might have been a little bit disheartening.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Changelings’ by Pucqui Collaborative”
This was something rather different to anything I’d seen before. Part play, part singalong, part educational lecture. Somehow, these three things, for the large part, work together.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Fix’ by Worklight Theatre”
Witty, engaging, and (appropriately enough) honest, this show provides five stark and unsugared monologues, interspersed with the immortal music of the Spice Girls.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Honestly’ by The Television Workshop”
Of the nine shows I’ve seen at this Fringe (at the time of writing), one third have had ‘Shakespeare’ in the title. What can I say, I’m a English Lit graduate with a fondness for theatre, it’d be weird if I didn’t like Shakespeare. This time, however, was slightly different. Instead of another show featuring interpretations of Shakespeare’s work, here we have a show that explores a slightly liberal interpretation of the bard’s own personal life and loves. An ambitious project, and one easy to get wrong, but, for the most part, I think this show gets it right.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘The Shakespeares: Scenes from a Marriage’ by Story Board Theatre”
If there’s one thing I always particular enjoy at the Fringe, it’s really well executed physical theatre. This company have the physical and aural aspects of their performance pinned down impressively. Opening with an harrowing soundscape of dissonant voices melding together, it immediately immerses the audience, creating an atmosphere of both discomfort and fascination.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Death by Shakespeare’ by Hurly Burly”
Ever since I first came to the Edinburgh Fringe back in 2015, I’ve always wanted to see a Shitfaced Show of some description. Somehow, I’ve never managed to get around to it until this year when I saw both Shitfaced Showtime and Shitfaced Shakespeare over the course of two nights.
*SPOILERS MAY APPLY*
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by Magnificent Bastard Productions.”