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: John Pendal: Monster – Sarah MacDonald

Show: Monster Venue: Turret @ Gilded Balloon Teviot Stars: ***** Reviewer: Sarah MacDonald John Pendal storms the stage with heart wrenching honesty complimented by some raunchy titbits, in a show full of straight-from-the-heart laughter, in his triumphant return to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with his show “Monster”. Directed by the wonderful Laura Lexx, the formidable... Continue Reading →

Review: Yours Sincerely – Sarah MacDonald

Show: Yours Sincerely Venue: Front Room @ the Assembly Rooms Stars: ***** Reviewer: Sarah MacDonald “Yours Sincerely” by the Quick Duck Theatre group is one of the most palpably funny and heart-wrenching one-man performances in this year’s Fringe. Will Jackson, by happy accident, steals 300 stamps from the post office – unsure of how to... Continue Reading →

Review: Collapsible – Grace Hillyer

Show: Collapsible Venue: Assembly Roxy Star rating: **** Reviewer: Grace Hillyer Essie has lost her job. She’s broken up with her girlfriend. And lately she’s started to feel like a folding chair. Solid one minute, collapsing the next. Entering the space, the audience sees Breffni Holahan poised on a concrete slab, raised several feet from... Continue Reading →

Review: Too Pretty to Punch – Sarah MacDonald

Show: Too Pretty to Punch Venue: ZOO @ the Southside Stars: ***** Reviewer: Sarah MacDonald Spoken word and “digital comedy cabaret” combine in Edalia Day’s evocative performance about the reality of growing up trans in “Too Pretty to Punch”. The poetry, music and digital videography all come together to provide an in-depth analysis of the... Continue Reading →

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