Review: She Shall Not Be Moved – Joanne Kilday

Show - She Shall Not Be Moved Venue - theSpace on the Mile Rating - **** Reviewer - Joanne Kilday This fresh, original piece of writing, set in a modern day witch trial, is a meditation on what it means to be a woman; the challenges we face, and how they break us, bind us... Continue Reading →

Review: Never None (But She) – Viki Matejova

Never none (but she) Rating: *** Location: Space Triplex (studio) Reviewer: Viki Matejova Never none (but she), the first production of AsterGlow, is a promising endeavour into meaningful storytelling. Set in a fantasy world where magic and powers mirror real life inequalities, it is a conceptually striking piece of theatre.  The play features powerful characters... Continue Reading →

Review: Age Fright: 35 & Counting – Auburn Scallon

Show: Age Fright: 35 and Counting Venue:  PQA Venues Star rating: ***** Reviewer: Auburn Scallon A 1990s slumber party and Jaleelah Galbraith’s standup show have a lot in common: comfortable clothes, easy conversation, lots of laughs, and moments of deeply personal emotions. “Jal”, as her marketing materials introduce her,  owns the stage with the confidence... 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: Swim – Clare Louise Roberts

Show: SWIM Venue: Venue 33 - Pleasance Courtyard Star Rating: **** Reviewer: Clare Louise Roberts Serenading with an electric guitar whilst two of the four performers make small talk with entering audience members is exactly how Swim means to go on. You are looked after and you are guided throughout the show’s layers of loss... 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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