Review: The Cat’s the Thing – Abbie McGrath

Show: The Cat's the Thing Venue: theSpace @ Surgeon's Hall Star rating: **** Reviewer: Abbie McGrath Exploring the complicated and often misunderstood life of living with OCD, Marissa’s show balances demonstrating the difficulties in everyday tasks with keeping the audience laughing. Marissa’s character Tanya narrates to the audience through talking with her companion Dale, a... Continue Reading →

Review: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – Remmy Fillip

Show: It's True, It's True, It's True Venue: Underbelly Bristo Square Star rating: ***** Reviewer: Remmy Fillip One stage, which the imagination turns alternatively into a painterʼs workshop, a courtroom, or the carefully constructed setting of a classical painting. Three actors, transforming themselves before our eyes into victim, aggressor, judge, witness - all with such... Continue Reading →

Review: She Can’t Half Talk – Abbie McGrath

Show: She Can't Half Talk Venue: Bedlam Theatre Star rating: **** Reviewer: Abbie McGrath She Can’t Half Talk brings a selection of short stories, each which challenge expectations and attitudes towards gender and sexuality in a different, unexpected way. Starting the show listing common insults that women, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ individuals face every day, our... Continue Reading →

Review: Sex Education – Abbie McGrath

Show: Sex Education Venue: Summerhall Star rating: **** Reviewer: Abbie McGrath I’m not entirely sure what I had expected from Sex Education, but I could not have prepared for what was in store. Welcomed to the show with a montage of pornography, pieced together with interviews with Harry Clayton-Wright’s wholesome mother, any potential awkwardness in... Continue Reading →

Review: Bad Aunts – Eve Tunstall

Show: Bad Aunts Venue: Gilded Balloon @ Old Tolbooth Market Star rating: *** Reviewer: Eve Tunstall Bad Aunts is a chat show with a big difference - set in the living room of the house that they all share, this alternative comedy show runs through the lives of three women navigating divorce, menopause, misogyny and ‘being... Continue Reading →

Review: Raven – Bethan Devonald

Show: Raven Venue: Assembly Roxy Star rating: *** Reviewer: Bethan Devonald A raven mother is a term used in Germany to describe a mother who cares more about herself than her children. Using physical theatre and monologue, this show navigates what it means to be a raven mother. Raven begins with the performers showcasing their... Continue Reading →

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