Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Highly interactive theatre company attempt to slice a new route into Shakespeare by excavating the raw emotions and primal psychology behind the tragedies
Hugely creative, cheeky and complete with a big heart
Welcome to 54 and the joys of tenement living
Tongue in Cheek Scottish History
Identical twins play identical twins in this 16th century romp.
Spirited, devised theatre with some lovely puppetry
Impressive musical duo
Impressive and enjoyable musical
Top class writing, a highly recommended play.
A nice story with lovely puppets.
Chance and choice collide
Another audacious, passionate and captivating performance from the Alba Flamenca team.
Who said cigarettes were bad for you?
If you sit very still and say very little then no-one can tell whether you’ve got dementia or not.
" stunning visual imagery and sheer physicality"
Ideal for Children with Wild Imaginations
Guaranteed Amusing Poetry and Song for children and Adults
Comic, clever and poignant: Masterson is one of a kind
A witty, absurdist reworking of a Greek classic performed by an able young cast.
Rashdash Theatre blend sharp choreography with delicate acting and powerful singing, producing a show that dabbles in a myriad genres.
Four part harmonised mistaken identity delivers five star entertainment
A perfect production, for children of all ages.
A chilling, darkly comic play, well staged and staying true to the text.
Champagne and nibbles all round in Mrs Moneypenny’s “at home”.
Silent sketch comedy mixed with some great magic
Competant compedy impro, but disappointing on a number of levels
In the sequel to last year's success, 'Bane', Joe Bone once again demonstrates phenomenal performance skill whilest also really enjoying himself onstage.
Go, Be Scared!
Well, thank God for a bit of energy and passion on stage. And thank God for Battle Acts!
Great percussion comes in from the streets to wow Edinburgh theatregoers
Frantic and the NTS's foray into the world of boxing is a high energy, hit and miss affair
Belt Up Theatre take over The House Above and give their own slant on Sophocles' classic tragedy.
Brilliant anarchic theatre. Unmissable.
Belt Up Theatre take over The House Above and dismantle one of the earliest works of western literature.
Belt Up Theatre take over The House Above and take us to the dark heart of JM Barrie's imagination.
Belt Up’s trademark mix of exuberance and energy create a world of enchantment.
A claustrophobic, grotesquely sensual take on Victor Hugo’s hunchback story with moments of vivid poetry and clever narrative play
A wonderfully evocative broad-brush adaptation
Atmospheric re-creation of life in war-torn Britain.
A raw portrayal of the events that lead up to a youth committing a crime.
The bedtime story of every child's favourite serial killer as you've never seen it before
The Boomies have increased their number, changed their line-up somewhat, and at least one of them is sporting facial hair.
Bitingly real, powerful theatre revealing the tragic comedy that is life.
Strong performances and naturalistic dialogue lend this play a disturbing force.
An entertaining dialogue
This new play about a family living in the shadow of a defunct mill and their own dysfunctional past is surprisingly hopeful and sparklingly written
A well written and proficiently executed one woman show about coming of age.
'Show not tell' is the motto of this laugh-out-loud sketch show that's all about breasts
Sharp-witted lyrics from a real cabaret find
Greed, corruption and hubris brings a country to its knees
Writing acting singing of the highest quality. A marvellous memoir.
A multi-coloured, multi-media tour de force from the Iron Oxide group; fantastic for families.
A rip-roaring yarn on one woman’s search through LA for ‘the one’….or is that ‘the two’?
Intruiguing and has a lot of potential
Celebrities, are they for real?
A movement piece based on everyday movements. Which can make some of the movements look a little .. well, like the ones we do every day.
The emotional and vocal range of this Irish chanteuse is formidable
Accessible and enjoyable comedy
Chris Addison right in the thick of it.
Smart and sexy burlesque with a mistress who knows how to dominate.
Melodramatic acrobatics from start to finish
Delicious vegetable mayhem!
Top class and very very clever sketch comedy
."Good knock-about stuff"
Dark, daft and delightful character comedy from the excellent Colin Hoult
Great content from Continent
A very enjoyable and uplifting delve into nostalgia, memory and growing up.
Fauld’s hits a high note with this well researched musical biography.
Biting satire and surreal lyrics from this hot to trot Irish comedy rock band
Slick, Cool and a bundle of laughs
A sweetly engaging story about one man and his dad. And his 30,000 ducks ..
'a beautifully realised production'
Infectious fun and silly sketches from a confident team of clever sketch writers.
Another wonderfully beguiling spectacle from Derevo
An insight into the secret thoughts of a killer
There’s a murderer in town, and his weapon of choice is ten inches long, made of latex, and possibly battery powered. Is he insane, or just going about things half-cocked?
A gem of a comedy
A stirringly poetic script with a moving and highly accomplished performance by Brennan.
Outstanding verbatim theatre with virtuoso performances - stunning
Well, do you? Chances are they may have gone to see this riveting production.
A highly engaging piece of student theatre; the Cambridge University ADC are confident and accomplished.
Classy gags from three queens of comedy
Where there’s sex, lies and videotape, the truth will out.
Flawless in your face theatre!
A flawed but entertaining dash through Marlowe's masterpiece.
Much wailing and gnashing of (pointed) teeth in this clever re-imagining of the horror classic.
"mischievous and passionate"
The dying of the light: Dylan Thomas remembered.
Truthful and refreshing with a beautiful score.
This is a searching and thought-provoking examination of the increasing trade in women as sex slaves, although it skimps on rounding out the villains of the piece.
"fresh, laid-back and very funny"
2009's deserved sell-out show returns on five-star form for two nights
Tough and tender theatre at its challenging best.
A beautifully acted tribute to Korea's forgotten victims of WWII.
A lovely piece of storytelling, with beautiful and original music.
Straight bat on a sticky wicket sees Jupp produce a winning hit.
A masterclass in understated, comic acting
Gorgeous costumes, historical intrigue and some girl-on-girl kissing
An enjoyable, well performed, jukebox musical.
"wonderful performances, tear streaming moments"
An often beautiful, ethereal production
A tightly plotted exploration of grief and guilt in this grown-up trip to Neverland
A big voice from a tiny frame in this visually pleasing showcase
Funny how you never miss something, until suddenly it isn’t there anymore.
A good punt for the West End
Frisky and Mannish are in very real danger of dwindling audience members – if only because they’re quite genuinely choking on helpless, teary laughter.
A wonderful, charming, fast moving, witty and committed show
Well executed and charming, but not overly original.
"dark ensemble piece"
At the tick tick tock of her biological clock, Abi struggles with indecision from her crown Prince ..
‘See Hamlet the musical or Elsinore…’
A fabulous solo performance by Thomas Marceul
Great potential and some stand out performances
The search for a young man’s identity through story-telling and a good deal of pluck.
The search for a young man's idenity through story-telling, and a good deal of pluck.
Come out, Come out wherever you are...
Mordantly funny, beautifully performed – a joy to watch
A highly enthusiastic cast bring life to some genuinely inventive physical choreography
A thoroughly entertaining play featuring exciting new writing by Ella Hickson
Touching, funny and unmissable
A well-written successfully performed one-woman show.
Witty dialogue, great performances
A well-disciplined school ensemble detail the story of a parent's death.
Outstanding dance theatre bristling with pent-up masculinity
Any question you want answered, on the spot. Here’s one: should you see this show?
Slickly physical one-man show freezes a single moment in time and captures a world in moral and economic freefall
Daniel Kitson's best ever. Yet more brilliant storytelling by the alternative national treasure.
Jonathan Storey’s small, strange and perfectly formed model theatre has a world of surprises in store
Intelligent, entertaining and worth more than one visit.
Masterfully brilliant character comedy
Slick and original material that is an absolute must see.
Competant revival of a controversial 1992 fringe hit
Hidden gem of the Fringe. Go and find it.
A gentle and engaging examination of mankind in the wilds of nature.
Beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe
Bras, and ha-ha’s. What’s not to like?
Rebecca Wright is an actress to be watched. An entertaining script.
Fine food and site specific entertainment make for a thoroughly enjoyable night at the inn
Provocative and accomplished
Hush, it’s a secret. We resolve to tell you absolutely nothing about the girl’s latest, brand-new show. But we will say this: go see.
Fast-paced, slick sketch comedy with flashes of genius
‘Hello, I’m Laura, and this is my show’. This simple and straightforward introduction to Laura Solon’s 2010 story gives a good indication of the hour that’s about to follow: light, witty and smart.
Plenty to enjoy
Packed tightly into a white box, an audience can't help but feel involved in this fall-out from a topical humans rights abuse.
A gripping story told without any frills.
An enthralling tale of one man's fight for truth and justice
Head way down to the Assembly as soon as you can
A moving and important story - not to be missed
Charming and witty, this story will leave you with a giant smile on your face!
The diary of a lost girl who’s truly out of her Box. Brook no argument ..
This tango operetta is a macabre, madcap and multi-sensory riot of the passions
Sheer musical mastery
The sort of theatre that doesn’t come along very often – poignant, funny, with a dirty laugh and a touching innocence.
A very contemporary, dark script directed by a Double Fringe First winning director.
A wonderful performer in a beautiful production of contemporary Indian storytelling.
A delightful magic show couched in funny and inventive Victoriana.
"clever, funny and satisfying"
Very enjoyable one man comedy
Ross Gurney-Randall’s impressive portrayal of Italy’s most notorious leader
An entertaining comedy drama
"...the best of British Theatre style."
Art education and theatre combine in this life drawing and life affirming class
Sharp and energetic
Often sharply funny sprint of shame through one actor’s worst auditions
Full of potential but somewhat scruffy around the edges.
Musical Anecdotes from the 60's veterans
This is the story of the BBC: just an old, saggy broadcasting corporation, and a bit loose at the seams. But Toby loved it ..
A skilled reworking of Richard III
A colourful romp through the life of a rude and eccentric woman.
'...the most uplifting cacophony to hit the Edinburgh fringe this year'
A witty, provocative exploration of difference
Make this your share of tomorrow
Perfect recipe for great entertainment
Inventive and sharp
Silly but hilarious material from the Kings of sketch comedy.
Brilliant performers, outstanding circus skills. Class A entertainment.
A brilliant high energy one-man show, with music, video and a goldfish.
A delightful production which caters well to the 3-6 year olds.
Amusing eccentricity with some well formed characters.
Another insightful and authentic one-man triumph from Pip Utton.
Utterly ridiculous in the best possible way
Three Argentinian stories are brought to life in a multimedia, sensory space.
A wondrous, joyous romp that will delight the whole family.
A theatrical education in Tibetan Buddhist spiritual culture
A Humouress Disney Sketch Show With Some Clever Songwriting
A touching tale delivered with eloquence.
Characters galore queue up in the £1million giveaway.
Visually spectacular, but with too few songs.
Dream play avoids being a doze.
A hazy white wonderland of memory, fantasy and beautiful story-telling
A Celebration of Rhythmic Mastery
A glorious display of traditional Flamenco theatre.
Biting satirical attack on the American dream from a gifted young playwright.
A Dark And Brooding Duologue
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julliet that you won’t forget in a hurry
A strong and enjoyable offering from an accomplished young cast.
Absolutely ridiculous: absolute genius.
t’s a knock-out .
Well-spoken chunks of Shakespeare's nasty women
"clever writing and energetic performances"
An extremely clever and witty bunch of performers.
This could be a winner!
Simon Callow takes centre stage in a compilation of Shakespeare's greatest hits
Plenty of energy and laughs
Challenging perceptions of what is possible. An astonishing spectacle.
Three young people in search of life, love and sex. Closer, or not even close?
A highly enjoyable musical impro show with a strong and original format.
Ludicrously fun, unexpectedly beautiful and gently inspirational family show from a shadow puppeteer who’s serious about play
Toned down, but not muted, a new adaptation of British cult classic.
An outstanding gem - no kvetches from this reviewer!
Roles are reversed as the dummy becomes the manipulator. A class act from a leading ventriloquist.
A sharp and witty one-woman show.
A fine Scottish yarn
An intriguing and unique theatrical experience.
Tennis hunks, quiche and lots of balls.
Outstanding, gripping and engrossing drama. A very developed piece of work.
"convincingly natural performances"
Bold, crisp writing
Beautiful and troubling this is a wonderfully creative exploration of identity.
Go and see the phenomenon
The team behind 2009 hit ‘Ophelia (Drowning)’ are back with a quirky adaptation of the Brecht classic.
Astonishingly talented duo lovingly pastiche martial arts movies.
Five poignant wiewpoints of a disaster
"enjoyable and informative"
Humour, pathos, tension and an explosive finale
Spiffing tales of daring-do from three gallant gentlemen and two elegant ladies.
A highly successful experiment
Matt’s coming out causes best friend Sam to flip out
An unusual and poignant piece of monologue theatre from Slovakia.
Out of the fog of mystery emerges an interesting conclusion to this age old connundrum
A popular childrens tale presented with enthusiasim
A fresh, inventive, slightly surreal telling of a well known myth.
A Slick Performance of the Alan Bennet Play
Sublime jazz piano from the dancing fingers of Richard Michael.
Heartbreaking one-man show from Pip Utton.
The Bedlam Theatre is celebrating its thirtieth year at the Fringe, while the Improverts are entering their third decade. Time, then for them to get complacent, or to up their game to ever higher levels?
A great group of improvisers produce an entertaining show.
Energetic punk rock musical that you'll love or hate
An entertaining and amusing hour of song and chat.
Emotional turmoil in this poignant musical that sets the mind racing
Beautiful and atmospheric
Burlesque with a Conscience
Dillon’s performance is truly masterly
An amusing adaptation of a classic novel.
A feast of theatre, dance and music that flows seamlessly into an organic whole.
Rib hurting humour from one of Scotland’s foremost young performers
A wondrous children's show, realised with beauty and invention
Flying by the seat of their pants!
Rapier like wit and no (MP’s) expense spared.
Simply the best sketch comedy
Frank in every way
A pleasant way to wile away an afternoon
The perfect afternoon children’s show.
A highly original experiment into conceptual performance featuring an impressive performance by Juliet Aster.
Brecht's darkly comic satire performed with incredible passion.
Original, inspired absurdity performed by true Pros indeed
A Charming Tale
A magical and touching trip to Neverland
"I laughed loud and long"
A finely realised adaptation of the classic Neil M Gunn novel.
"...holds the audience in its grasp to the very end"
Psychological thriller with an interesting twist.
A surprisingly moving story of an immigrant tailor coming to Scotland after the war.
A disappointing show, with hard to hear lyrics
Interesting and visual depiction of Euripides’ masterpiece.
Confrontation of two ultimately irreconcilable idealists
Knock about farce with a confusion of lovers
Wonderfully written, acted with refreshing dynamism
Accessible and enjoyable adaptation
If you want to laugh, and I mean really laugh, then this is the show for you.
Of the highest quality on every level. Absolutely hilarious.
An astonishingly uplifting true life story.
An adventure through a starry night. A good show.
Superior sketch comedy that feels understated and gentle, but is actually super-fast, and brutally smart.
In the acting premiere league
How not to approach public speaking
An amusing detective story
Mud, sweat and the ghost of Eddie Waring
Accomplished, slick and very entertaining theatre
A bargain bucket of talent
Where will you be when the lights go out? Check out a decent little thriller ..
A horror story, unpeeled like an onion
Helen Mirren inspires Susan’s success.
High class student romp.
A compelling, poetic journey through the 7th July
Exceptional performances combined with accomplished direction of a piece of new writing.
Strong performances in this semi-promenade production
A good production of Michael Wall’s classic psychological piece.
"A very high quality production, full of wit, magical weaving of fantasy and reality,"
A delightful and engaging story of love and war.
Differential look at the laws of probability from two upper decile performers
High energy music, dance and singing. Shame about the story.
An exploration into personal identity exhibiting Ezra LeBank's impressive dexterity as a performer.