Review: How To Be a Bad Girl – Victoria Clow

Show: How to Be a Bad Girl Venue: Laughing Horse @ the Place Rating **** Reviewer: Victoria Clow How To Be a Bad Girl by Sabrina Chap is a cabaret comedy dictating the journey of Sabrina as she goes from a goodie-goodie girl who is polite, kind, does everything that is asked of her and... Continue Reading →

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Review: Big Boys Don’t Cry – Sarah MacDonald

Show - Big Boys Don't Cry Venue - The Stand Comedy Club Star rating - *** Reviewer - Sarah MacDonald Content Warning: #MeToo movement, Weinstein, coercion, suicide “Could being more open about their emotions free men from being stuck in the middle between 'boys don’t cry' and 'it’s good to talk'? If so, will men... Continue Reading →

Review: (Even) Hotter – Ruth Brown

Show: (Even) Hotter Venue: Bedlam Theatre Star rating: ***** Reviewer: Ruth Brown Mary Higgins and Ell Potter are back this year at Bedlam with their (even) hotter production that takes interviews with women and trans people of all colours, shapes, and ages and interprets them on stage in a Creature Comforts-like audiovisual cocktail. Although nothing... Continue Reading →

Review: Good Vibes Only – Victoria Clow

Show: Good Vibes Only Venue: theSpace on North Bridge, Argyll Theatre Star rating *** Reviewer: Victoria Clow Good Vibes Only a new piece of writing coming from Laughing Mirror Theatre Company, written by Charlotte McEvoy and co-directed with Izzy Cutler, is a play all about pleasure! The joys and struggles of attaining it are described... Continue Reading →

Review: Hoo-Ha! – Victoria Clow

Show - Hoo-Ha! Venue - Just the Tonic at the Caves, Just up the Stairs Star rating - **** Reviewer - Victoria Clow Hoo-Ha! is a two person comedy piece with the self-proclaimed people-hater Lily Phillips and a man who is so affable, he single-handedly convinced half the room that day to attend; Stephen Trumble. The... Continue Reading →

Review: Queens of Sheba – Sarah MacDonald

Show: Queens of Sheba Venue: Underbelly Cowgate Star Rating: ***** Reviewer: Sarah MacDonald Queens of Sheba is absolutely exceptional. Drawing on the events of the Dstrkt nightclub incident, where door staff excluded entry for a group of women for being “too black”, this piece of theatre brings to the forefront the intersectional persecution of being... Continue Reading →

Review: hunger – Sarah MacDonald

Show: hunger Venue: Paradise in the Vault Star rating: **** Reviewer: Sarah MacDonald Joanna Ward and Ryan Hay’s hunger concisely explores the struggles of an artist as she contends with societal pressure to conform to the role of “mother”, and is further frustrated by the fact that her artwork is viewed as that of a... Continue Reading →

Review: Joe Sutherland: Toxic – Amy King

Show: Joe Sutherland: Toxic Venue: Underbelly Bristo Square Star Rating: **** Reviewer: Amy King It's not often you go to a comedy show and leave it feeling like you've been sat in Spoons with a friend of a friend bonding over your shared love of Spice Girls and terrible towel-hanging habits. But with Joe Sutherland,... Continue Reading →

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