Edinburgh Fringe 2012
An admirably directed and enthusiastically performed adaptation.
Hilarious take on modern nonsense!
A harsh (or is it loving) take on E. L. James' novels.
Stunning all-male cast take on the Burgess' violent novella for a jaw-dropping impact
Trailblaze immerse in the mileu with much fun and panache.
An honest and hilarious late-night gem
Gorgeous and magical, a love letter to childhood - and fatherhood
Stirring solo show from Brian Richardson about the life of W.E.B Du Bois – the forerunner of the Civil Rights movement in the USA
Projectors, bikes and useful men - a brilliantly creative show!
My only regret is that I have just 5 stars to offer - you must see this show.
Physical theatre in which an American soldier encounters three little boys in a bombed out village in France during WWII.
The girl can’t help it in this wonderful new musical parodying our obsession with the unattainable body beautiful.
An episodic exploration of the act of saying the hardest word: sorry.
A must-see for anyone interested in contemporary performance, this company are doing something important!
Reflections on missed opportunities
"touching and darkly humorous"
A brilliantly understated essay on the King in exile
A nuanced, subtle, piece of theatre of high calibre.
This moving , very funny, very tuneful show has legs!
A fun romp through time and home again in an hour.
A man lockedup for a murder he didn't commit. As far as he knows ..
The best Broadway star life story since Elaine Stritch.
A colourful send up of the 1970s film classic.
Well crafted contemporary theatre
"a hilarious script and brilliant performance"
Four part harmony and a pair of golden plums in this idiosyncratic take on a Dumas classic
Quick Fire And Engaging Sketch Comedy From A Two Woman Team
This is an excellent piece of theatre that is part self help group and wholly entertaining.
The chilling words of real people brilliantly brought to our attention through theatre, in search of justice.
Rough diamond of a subject that could do with a little polish.
Fighting talk delivers killer blow
Ghostly Goings on
Dirty laughs to go with your Dirty Martini (no Dirty Martinis available).
Bubbly comedy from three girls as bright as exclaimation marks
Foul puppetry late at night that delivers at the right level for the audience attending.
Just go and see it - play and performance brilliant!
Excellent glamorous and inventive cabaret show with a political edge.
A dark comedy about a singer's meltdown.
Sublime jazz from one of the most accomplished pianists on the circuit.
Standup comedy with feminist punch.
Boys well suited to strip
Skilled, smart, trash-tastic circus and boylesque!
Mat Ewins' becomes Bruce Hammers, 80's action movie star
Charming, high octane, engaging children's show
Outstanding polyphonic music and physical theatre combine to make this an unforgettable experinec
Arguably George Bernard Shaw’s most contemporary feeling comedy.
A triptych of plays exploring dementia, memory and the passage of time through a sci-fi lens.
An exquisite homage to a classic film using theatre as a medium for worship, laughter and sheer delight!
Brilliantly creative le Coq theatre with physical comedy
Some of the weirdest and most wonderful talent in Edinburgh this year.
"thoroughly entertains throughout"
New musical gets President seal of approval
Absolutely brilliant participatory theatre, an audience as never been so funny!
A Sondheim classic presented by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s musical theatre students.
Witty and finely honed, great topical satire
The boys can dance!
A Dance with Noir
From lightness, rising to dark .. but Fifty Shades Of Grey this ain't.
The travails of sexy Pauline as she falls for books in ways that disturb.
Sex sells and the corruption of the two daughters is of biblical proportions in this hour long sexploitation.
A politically relevant graphic novel comes to life via hop-hop, poetry, beat-boxing and live music.
An all too real pen portrait of the sick lengths to which Fan-love can go
Tans, teeth, tenors and a buxom wench from the Wirral
Fringe victory found from West End defeat
If you are looking to see one more show, this would be a good choice.
Ben Target is a discovery well worth making
A bold, hilarious performance and an absolute riot.
"a great big grin on your face for hours afterwards."
Engaging, fun and the kids come out smiling
Professional disabled theatre company that nails Midsummer Night’s Dream
Professional disabled theatre company that nail Midsummer Night’s Dream
A play unfinished, but more than the sum of its parts
An enchanting tale of hope, love and the power of perserverance.
An extraordinary piece of contemporary storytelling.
Impressive telling of a familar tale from a talented company
A disturbing, beautifully played and directed dark comedy
Pyrotechnics and parabolas in a cocktail of exciting science
Young Scottish artist Jenna Watt’s live art piece exploring how the geography of our daily lives are plagued by violence.
Screws are a little loose in this sketch show comedy.
14 G&S operettas at a gallop.
Quiffs, drainpipe trousers and dreams of stardom in this revival of GlasVegas
A physical theatre piece that meanders rather than guides us through issues within boxing, celebrating the endeavour of pugilists with dance and music
A meaty hotpot of adult fairy tales that lacks some spice and variety.
A delightful performance of reverence and skill that tells the tragic story of one of the major players in 19th century comedy and clowning.
A bitterweet story of children affected by conflict told through puppetry and props.
Not a rant or pair of sandals in sight ..
A poignant and darkly comic study of one woman’s battle with Alzheimer’s.
An engaging piece of children’s theatre.
Possibly the last ever British premiere of a Brecht play delivers a punch 1930’s style that still resonates today.
A stunning piece of physical and verbatim theatre about the London riots
A close yet loving a study of Sir Jimmy.
Pattison is a fine writer.
Music, Comedy, Theatre rolled into one.
A pleasant afternoon in the company of the music of Brel.
Blues with humour!
Heart breaking, Honest and Important Theatre.
Get your geek on with a hour of a celebration of all that is nerdy with a girl who’s hot between the spreadsheets.
Brilliantly conceived piece of immersive theatre
Enchanting recital from Fringe regular, Sebastian Thirlway
A play well worth seeing that will leave you thinking afterwards.
A poignant reminder to remember our roots.
A play, production and performances of rare distinction
Watch with awe. A supreme display of physical circus skills.
The tragedy of being a bit-part
A New York cabaret singer who thrives on glitter and glamour, has the voice of Lady Gaga, and the aplomb of Liz Minelli.
Big questions and answers in a Fringetastic dance exploration
Scotland’s National Poet in a surprisingly intimate setting makes a great lunchtime companion.
Where joyously funny meet macabre
An interesting, and quintessentially French, piece of object theatre.
A stunning performance from Poland's Song of the Goat
An operatic vision of Shakespeare's dark tragedy.
A touching exploration into the beauty of concrete and the importance of community.
Comedy gold, pure comedy gold
A dramatic personal story from a first class actor
Extreme theatre magic.
Children's theatre at its very best
Raucous shakespeare in folk fashion!
World class theatre - don't miss it
An intricate piece of storytelling from an onstage God of Small Things.
Some people have a natural rapport with children, and Toby Mitchell is one of them.
Unique voices on the Fringe
A powerful and moving perspective on real events.
Rare outing for one of Mozart’s less well known pieces.
Snotty, botty fun
A sensory delight full of fantastic images that linger on
Want a Doctor Who themed show without too many obscure references? Here's Toby Hadoke to Telos how ..
A community comedy drama set in Leith in 1919.
Setting the standard for rapid-fire sketch comedy
A powerful evocation of the cruelly digging days of a dispossessed woman without a voice that speaks beautifully to us through song and poetry.
The best piece of children’s interactive theatre that I have ever experienced
Peppiatt is a man on a mission – and in his sights are some of the tabloid press’s heavy hitters.
An island well worth landing on
Alice is pushed to the back of Wonderland as her creator reminds us of the power of dreams ..
A nugget of mature new writing from a young writer
Crisp writing in a unique setting
Whodunnit? Theydunnit! You will be guaranteed entertainment and charm
Jurassic delight for children
Interesting insights from a full-flowing genius
An enjoyably flawed romp of a melodramatic spy story.
Wild - theatrical - original - very funny!
A stirring journey into hell
The story o the number 1 hangman in the UK, told in a fascinating insight to the mind of a man much in the conscience of our society
Piff is a rarity – a genuinely funny magician with an eye for an illusion
Behind the Scenes of a Political Scandal
Raw, emotional, unmissable
Finally a worthy successor to the Rocky Horror Show
A fast-paced, absurd comedy
An impressive shortened version of a Shakespearean masterpiece that is not short on quality.
Never trust a psychologist, especially one that doubles as a magician.
committed and poetic circus.
A solo masterclass with a unique, compelling precision
Meaty material in a stand up style from Westminster’s man about town.
An Entertainment from the stories of Dylan Thomas
These delightful singing Dolls create a diamond show
Elegant, classy, emotive and emotional.
A beautiful message delivered in an energetic performance
Exciting and exhilarating immersive interactive dance and music performance
The funniest hour of comedy entertainment our family has enjoyed together.
"an enjoyable and imaginative exploration"
An Introduction to Medieval Instruments
The Only Way is Little Venice
She-Wolves and Serpents
A one man tour de force of the Freudian concept that your parents really do set out your future.
An Icon Comes to Life
A profound, spiritual performance
A well-created piece of educational theatre.
Engaging storytelling over a well made cuppa.
Bitter sweet theatre
An hour of bubbling magic
Sweet storytelling with enchanting music
An exceptional physical theatre piece that sizzles, sparkles and thumps you with its narrative. Sheer joy.
Ted's Band from Scrubs resting on borrowed laurels
"has an energy, freshness and enthusiasm"
Footlights' 2012 vintage is a mellow, zesty fusion.
This is the story of a little girl and her BBC, saggy old, scruffy old, BBC. And she loved him very much .
Joseph Merrick lives
A poignant and absorbing reflection on the effect of mental illness.
If you don’t see this show now, then in the years to come you’ll pretend you did.
This accomplished company tell a charming story
Masterson is double value in the Half
Nifty Fifties Comedy
A light hearted romp in West Wales!
A kids show that despite the title is all about loving keeping them entertained.
A promising start for a new writer and a young theatre company.
An Olympian performance by a talented American college cast.
A fantastical array of characters telling the story of the first woman to be accepted into the Magic Circle – Anna Eva Fey – using magic, storytelling and more than a little suggested gore and over the top performances.
A Celebration of the Life of Tony Hancock
Visually haunting, come to the show...
Attractive and inventive shadow puppet and light manipulation.
Art for art’s sake journey through the mind of one actor for whom the play is a fascinating catharsis in kimonos in Australian company
An excellent piece of children’s theatre built on The Tempest
A witty, satirical and entertaining look at modern Edinburgh.
Film Noir Diva sings cinematic
Proving – with a Powerpoint – that the arts are a worthy investment, and offering a challenge to those obsessed with cost and prices in austerity Britain.
Australian lions create a roaring success.
Brilliantly executed adaptation of Robert Tressell’s great British novel
An hour that captures it all
A great host, introducing Scotland's finest at the Capital's best dining establishment.
A powerful and moving drama set in post- apartheid South Africa
Incredible writing and a phenomenal performance!
Leme's taut and nuanced performance brings new depth to Camus' Stranger
Two become one, and it works a subaquatic treat
Just a table, and a very funny puppet.
A strong youth filled performance that tells the tale of a Greek tragedy whilst being far from tragic itself.
Gentle and magical
Refreshing for its traditional zest
A tour that goes wonderfully off the railings
Finely crafted theatre
A tour-de-force of twisted comic satire.
Original theatre designed to analyse our relationship with social media through three characters who illuminate more about themselves through an interesting concept in a cramped venue thn they do about our means of communicating.
Hundreds of friends and no one to come home to. Annabel is trying to land her perfect match.
Old school charm.
We gasped at times at the clever and effective simplicity
A beautiful miniature with excellent mask work about loss
Competitive Uke was never so much fun
Blood guts and gore on the retelling of the Euripidean legend with a touch of loose liberties taken with the storyline.
A gentle evocation of an English Summers evening tinged with Greek tragedy that follows the tale faithfully.
A perfect introduction to Shakespeare for anyone from 5 to 95 years old.
Fat Cat's delicious and absurd adaptation
An al fresco style indoor performance which might well blow the roof off.
One woman’s war. You will never consider a suitcase to be mere luggage again!
A fractured portrait of a fractured world, told through real stories from around that world.
A wild witch's cauldron of wit, fun and song-and-dance
"even better than what is described on the label."
Women with something worth saying
Morningside Malcolm is a man on a mission – to stop his daughter marrying a Weegie.
One of the defining pieces of South African Theatre
Classic gothic tale told in a straight mannered and straight laced production that is just fantastic
Laura Lexx puts in an outstanding performance
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A positive digest of youth theatre productions which we chose not to star rate