Review: Silent

Bravura storytelling about fantasy and family from the perspective of a homeless man in Ireland


A fascinatingly delivered riff on one woman’s journey for recognition and soul which includes a brush from a smear test.


Review: Myra’s Story

One woman, many characters, several tragedies told with the earnestness of truth and the triumph of theatre.


Review: Troy Story

Again the most educative stand-up and a thrilling presentation. Oh and bloody funny on war, male sexuality and the Bechdel Test.


Review: The Sensemaker

An astonishing, disturbing shapeshifting sliver of genius.


Review: Hole

Don’t miss the chance to see this transcendent actor prove she possesses another dimension altogether.


Review: Bag Lady

This could develop into something special. Thoroughly recommended as an industrial-strength ice-breaker.


Review: Anton Chekhov

The nearest we’ll come to meeting Chekhov. In Pennington’s masterclass.


Review: Sacrament

A revelation, superbly written and acted. Comparisons have been made with A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. I can think of no higher praise either. You must see this.


Review: Living Newspaper #6

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch what this does with the future


Review: New Moon Monologues March

Don’t be lulled by the friendly colours and fluffy fonts. Queen of Cups is absolutely a company to watch, and its showcase productions are literally unmissable


Review: The Donkey and the Rooster

An online story for young people that has all the elements of a classic experience that delights, informs and entertains in equal measure.


Review: Cherry Soup

True, and not so true, tales of the South Downs.


Review: Myra

Uncomfortable confrontation with a murderess.


Review: My Mum’s a Twat

A one woman show, using her teenage voice to tell the story of being rejected by her Mum who chose a powerful cult over her family.


Review: Goddess

A fun comedy solo show telling the true story of the performer’s previous job as a receptionist at a Tantric Massage parlour, and how she got there.


Review: I Run

A vivid solo performance of a man running furious, powerful and heartbroken into the grief of his dead daughter.


Review: Like Me

A solo talk that investigates the effect that social media has had on our lives from the perspective of one


Review: In PurSUEt

Obsession, addiction and the relentless pursuit of Sue Perkins.


Review: Jake

An exceptional, multilayered piece that will keep you on the edge of your seat - if not on your toes!


Review: With Child

Claire Pointing expertly performs 6 talking heads characters who are all visibly pregnant; but only one refers to their pregnancy and impending motherhood.


Review: Catching Comets

This was a solo performance telling a story about love, about fear, about the protections that we build up around ourselves that isolate us more than they serve.


Review: Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness is an intelligent and interesting performer, calmly steering us through a show exploring the concept of risk taking, that didn't need to work hard to keep our attention.


Review: Beep Boop

A one man mime and physical comedy theatre show with a live digital soundscape, exploring society’s uneasy obsession with online life and the curious delusional pull away from an actually lonely reality.


Review: Umbrella Man

Start your Fringe day with a bang in the hands of a very talented poet and storyteller


Review: Come Out From Among Them

A fascinating theatrical one man exploration of a phenomenon of politics that is the fundamentalist reason why Northern Irish politics continues to fascinate.


Review: The House of Influenza

A solo show of many zany characters exploring what one might do in a suburban zombie attack if an over indulgence in horror movies is your only frame of reference


Review: Taboo

A chilling glimpse into the world of a little known but influential woman from the Nazi era.


Review: Lord of the Lies

One Man's Journey to the Edge of the Flat Earth and Back.


Review: Proxy

A powerfully performed dive inside a disturbing tabloid tale


Review: Cuckoo

A fascinating examination of the South Korean financial crisis with video, a solo performer and not one but three cuckoos.


Review: Woke

A solo evocation of a community struggle that alights the energy of the nights and the unbending desire for freedom.


Review: Caliban’s Codex

a superbly realised piece, vying with Carding’s own outstanding Quintessence.


Review: Quintessence

There’s a superb cliff-edge to this outstanding production.


Review: The Tailor of Inverness

A story, a thread, a suit and intrigue, bound in a fascinating tale told with a violin and a cracking narrative; Mathew Zajac masterfully weaves and unfolds layers of the stories of his father.


Review: Achilles

A bold reimagining and interpretation of Achilles’ grief and revenge through a superior technical evening of storytelling, dance and song


Review: Baby Face

An uncomfortable night facing uncomfortable truths with comfort coming when you have the decency to condemn the truly indecent


Review: Enough

A violent attack on the social norms which drive self-harm in its many and varied forms.


Review: Sunshine Boy

A fascinating homage to the world of a true maverick and genius from one of Scotland’s own.


Review: KillyMuck

A brilliant and brutal portrayal of the inequity and generational desperation of the Benefits Class


Review: Weird

Amy Rose Doyle delights in this obsessively Weird one woman show


Review: Gie’s Peace

Inspiring Stories of Courageous Women - An Exploration of War Through Storytelling and Music


Review: We’ve Got Each Other

The Bon Jovi Musical that has it all, except everything that is a tour de force, with lights, an incredible Sir Jon sound track and a narrator that brings it all together without the glitz and aplomb but all the flair.


Review: Portraits in Motion

Fascinating, innovative, creative, charming and entertaining!


Review: Ad Libido

A moving, painfully funny, brilliantly crafted one woman show that has everything from awkward sex scenes to teenage diaries to talking Yonis.


Review: Meno Pause

A one woman’s personal exploration through the Menopause


Review: Achilles

Fusing dance, physical theatre, prose, and raw, dynamic acting Ewan Downie breathes new life into the ages old tale.


Review: De Fuut

Disturbing look into the mind of a paedophile


Review: HUFF

A gut-wrenching tale of Indigenous brothers caught in a torrent of solvent abuse in the wake of the death of their mother.


Review: bloominauschwitz

A riff on James Joyce’s Ulysses exploring Bloom’s Jewish heritage as he time travels through the 20th century.


Review: In Loyal Company

A Traumatic But Necessary Reminder Of The Heroes The War Leaves Behind


Review: The Unknown Soldier

A poignant reminder of the aftermath of war and the unsung heroes it leaves behind.


Review: Status

Bold exploration of the idea of nationality


Review: An Abundance of Tims

The one white male solo comedy show you absolutely should see this Fringe.


Review: Huff

Heart-breaking, darkly comic and beautifully performed


Review: There But For the Grace of God (Go I)

A rare instance of an actor knowing exactly how to direct himself. It’s a super-Fringe show well worth reviving, and Welsh clearly puts his life into it.


Review: Megadate

A side splitting new show from Tim Key who is exploring the troubling world of dating


Review: Gun

One-man homage to classic westerns delivered at a break-neck speed.


Review: Blank Tiles

A heartrending tragic-comedy one-man show about memory, Scrabble and Alzheimer’s.