Review: Venus – Sophie Duker – Rachel-Anne Clarke

Show: Venus - Sophie Duker Venue: Pleasance Courtyard Star Rating: ***** Reviewer: Rachel-Anne Clarke Venus is Sophie Duker’s debut hour and baby she’s got it nailed. If you’re looking for your new favourite ‘woke’ comedian Duker, who’s preferred pronouns happen to be she/her/that bitch, might just be for you. But if you’re only there to... Continue Reading →

Review: White Girls – Amy King

Show: White Girls Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot Star rating: ***** Reviewer: Amy King Francesca Bloor and Valerie Smith are, in a word, brilliant. Their show, White Girls, follows Eve and Leah as they travel to Calais on their gap year to volunteer in The Jungle, a refugee camp, in 2016. They don't speak French, but... Continue Reading →

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: 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: Fatty Fat Fat – Esme Leitch

Show: Fatty Fat Fat Venue: Pleasance Courtyard Star rating: **** Reviewer: Esme Leitch Katie Greenall’s one-woman show Fatty Fat Fat is the reality check we all need in a world of skinny teas and relentless judgement and should be made part of the school curriculum as soon as possible. As the audience shuffled in to... Continue Reading →

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