One of the most powerful moments in Henry Box Brown is when a Southern preacher proclaims the equality of all human beings to his slave-owning congregation. The story is a true one from mid-19thcentury America, where the Virginia slave Henry Brown was helped by people of all races in his escape to freedom. The Rev […]


Pat Silver’s Five Children’s Shows to See at Edfringe 2019

              Children’s theatre maker and reviewer for FringeReview Pat Silver shares her five recommended choices for Children’s Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019… Switch Witchetty’s Almanac of Everything, theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, 13:25 – a daring adventure to determine the next king of the kingdom – Theatre (musical theatre, […]


            Gavin Robertson is an award-winning actor, poet and physical theatre maker and performer. He shares his recommendations for solo theatre with FringeReview. Gavin is here at Edfringe 2019 with his own solo show, Stand-up Poet. Gavin: Here’s my top 5 picks of the solo shows on offer at Edinburgh […]


              So firstly I should probably declare that I’m performing myself (“Stand-Up Poet” – that’s that done) but having been asked by FringeReview to push some shows your way, here’s my top five, based on intuition, instinct, piqued interest or because I’ve seen it before! Find out more about […]


Improvised comedy and theatre has been a growing feature at the Edinburgh Fringe: “Improv comedy” is the classic format where performers respond to audience suggestions. On offer are improvised sketch shows, improvised musicals, novels, murder mysteries, game shows, Shakespeare, sci-fi, storytelling and a lot more. There is also a smattering of more serious improvised theatre […]


Ten Comedy Highlights from Edinburgh Fringe 2019

By Victoria Nangle As ever, it’s easy to get lost in the sheer volume of comedy treats on offer in the Edinburgh Fringe programme. So, in order to get you started, here are just a few – from a variety of styles and genres – to whet your whistle and get you started on your […]


Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019

      We have trawled the inch thick Edinburgh Fringe programme and offer you some recommendations from the theatre section. They are organised into three episodes in alphabetical order. We’ll be adding more recommendations in the run up to, and during the Fringe.           FringeReview Edfringe 2019 Theatre Recommendations A […]