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Losers Theatre

4 stars

In the interactive show Losers, the audience have the dubious honour of deciding which of four fame-hungry contestants is the most memorable – and therefore the most likely to become famous. Two men and two women, heavily influenced by Joey Essex and Jade Goody, have quit university and auditioned for every reality show out there. But they've yet to make it onto any of them. So, inspired by Dragon’s Den, they have bought two video cameras and are filming their own show, to show off their unique suitability for fame.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Sunday 3 September | Read more

Suspicious Minds Theatre

4 stars

Suspicious Minds is romantic comedy, performed in the style of a radio production. Mark and Fran have had a rough time of it recently, with Mark’s father having died and Fran cheating on Mark. In a last-ditch effort to save their relationship, Mark books the pair of them on to a romantic holiday… with time travel.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Sunday 3 September | Read more

Vichy Goings-on Theatre

3 stars

It’s Glasgow 1948, and ex-MI6 agent Albert Ogilvy has an extraordinary tale to tell. The most wanted man on (and off) the Earth, he has been chased by every spy agency and each superpower, all wanting to know the exact location of the Nazi gold he stole from the collapsing Vichy regime in 1945.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Sunday 3 September | Read more

Chamber Pot Opera Musicals & Opera

4 stars

Chamber Pot Opera is a story of three women who meet by chance in a public bathroom. Given their own agency, the experiences of these modern, realistic women challenge the out-dated female roles of traditional operas – witches, bitches and breeches – and the whole thing's performed in a real bathroom at Assembly Hall.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Friday 1 September | Read more

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany Theatre

3 stars

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany is a one-woman adaptation of the book of the same name. Eleanor’s father accepts a job in Germany, and the whole family sets sail from New York harbour in September 1939. By the time they arrive, World War II has broken out – and the family is thus trapped in Nazi Germany.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Friday 1 September | Read more

Show Up Comedy

4 stars

"Showing up is 80% of life." The quote's attributed to Woody Allen, but Fringe veteran Peter Michael Marino has made it his own – booking an hour-long slot at a premier free venue, and then, if you believe him, simply turning up to perform. It's not quite true of course; a lot of careful preparation's gone into this interesting solo show, but it's still a rousing testament to the freedom of spontaneity and a rallying-cry for Marino's second motto, "Don't think, do".

Review by Richard Stamp published on Friday 1 September | Read more

#Vile: The Untimely Demise of a Manufactured Pop Star Theatre

3 stars

#Vile: The Untimely Demise of a Manufactured Pop Star is a one-man show, written and performed by Matthew Greenhough. A D-list celebrity heads home for a funeral, just as his "reality" career begins to collapse around him.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Friday 1 September | Read more

Fox and Hound Presents 1 in 2 Chance Theatre

2 stars

Fox and Hound are an exciting name to see in the Fringe Programme. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton was a standout at last year’s Fringe, selling out and garnering rave reviews, and they have a well-received Tennessee Williams double-bill in this year's programme too. So it was with optimism that I sat down to see 1 in 2 Chance, a new production of an original script. The actors put up a brave fight against the roasting heat of the theatre and the illnesses plaguing them, and it's unfortunate that the play fell a little bit flat.

Review by Ellen Macpherson published on Wednesday 30 August | Read more

Gratiano Theatre

4 stars

Some of my favourite Fringe shows are the ones which re-imagine previously side-lined characters, considering them in interesting and unique ways and lending them an amplified voice. Ross Ericson has managed to take Gratiano – a largely un-appreciated character from The Merchant Of Venice – and give him not only a new lease of life, but a thoroughly memorable one at that.

Review by Ellen Macpherson published on Wednesday 30 August | Read more

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover Theatre

4 stars

I have to admit, I love to see a good literary classic being harangued by a comedy company. Having sat through two awfully serious performances earlier in the day, I headed into to Happy Idiot’s Not Lady Chatterley’s Lover with high hopes for a good laugh. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. This has to be one of the funniest takes on a classic at the Fringe this year.

Review by Ellen Macpherson published on Wednesday 30 August | Read more

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