*Note: The following review was written over two months after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*
After having been told from many different sources, since the first days of the festival, that this a pretty damn brilliant show, I was finally able to make time to see it on my third-to-last day in the city.
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*Note: The following review was written over three months after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*
I’ve said it before, and I shall say it again:
Everything is better in drag.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Crosstentatious’ by Austentatious”
Sometimes, at Fringe, you wander into a show with little to no idea of what you’re about to see. This is one of my favourite ways to do Fringe; researching shows before hand is great, getting handed a flyer on the Mile is great too, but every now and then there is really something to be said for just strolling into the nearest venue and getting a ticket for whatever’s on next. This is how my friend and I spent our last couple of days at Fringe, as using our Space performer passes gave us the luxury of not needing to worry over wasting money and take gambles on shows we might otherwise take more time to consider.
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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.”
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.
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My initial vocalisation of my thoughts on this performance immediately afterward was “Bizarre but Brilliant”. I’ve had a few days since then to mull things over but I think it remains the most concise and accurate way I can describe this show.
(SPOILERS MAY BE FOUND AHEAD)
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When I first did the Fringe, back in 2015 (only two years ago but so much has happened since then I feel like at least half a different person) there were three or four shows out of the fourteen I saw that really wowed me, and have stuck with me ever since.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Education, Education, Education’ by The Wardrobe Ensemble”
This was one of my favourite shows from 2016 Fringe, so I was delighted to see it back this year. This is exactly how improv is meant to be done, and utilises every inch of comic potential that it produces.
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This. This is the reason I love Fringe. Shows like this are exactly what Fringe is about. There is a hard-to-describe je ne sais quoi that brilliant amateur Fringe shows have. Cherry has it in spades.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Cherry’ by Loose Cannon Theatre”