Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Expat (noun): a person who lives outside their native country. In Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit’s self-described documentary show, they recount their travels to Malta and their interactions with British expats coming for a bit of sunshine and refugees desperate...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

How do you make a show about the environment? In the case of most performances, angrily, pessimistically and equipped with instructions for the audience. In the case of David Finnigan’s solo piece You’re Safe ‘Til 2024, the answer is to be as transparent and meta as po...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Physical theatre has an amazing ability to communicate messages through the bodies of performers. Plaster Cast Theatre’s Sound Cistem explores how the bodies of performers Lizzie Morris and Ayden Brouwers, and all trans people, are made "controversial" by transphobia a...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Take a close look at that title. Notice anything about it? Are we not drawn onward to new erA?, much like its namesake, is a palindrome. The first half plays out on stage before a recording of the performance we have just watched is played back to us backwards.

The ambi...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Whoever said politics and class couldn’t be fun? In Standard:Elite by Hidden Track, privilege is turned into a game; there are standard seats and elite seats. You’re assigned randomly when you enter the theatre and can earn or lose your status depending on how you play...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Voyeurism is a difficult topic to challenge through theatre; you can't criticise people taking enjoyment by looking at sexual images, without giving them a sexual image to look at. Playwright Alice Birch is all too aware of the irony, and uses it to her advantage in We...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Understandably, the environmental crisis is a focal point of more Fringe shows than ever. But, as with previous years, a lot of companies are more focused on “spreading awareness” than being conscious of their own carbon footprint and environmental impact. That is not...

Monday, August 19, 2019

It seems that every Fringe there is a competition between a select group of shows to be the most intimate. In Jessica Huber and Kerin Arnold’s 8:8, 8 Edinburgh residents are faced with 8 audience members (on the expectation, that is, that all audience members attend)....

Sunday, August 18, 2019

With city-centre space being the rare commodity it is during August, it’s unsurprising that most performers find themselves in black boxes made of unused office space and classrooms. In High Trees, however, it makes perfect sense. Two characters (played by Estella Smit...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

OK, OK, so I know it’s become a joke how many critics (film, mostly) produce a list of the best and the worst from their respective fields, and ultimately me producing a post like that is helpful to very few people. Firstly, because obviously all the shows I’m writing...

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