Waiting for a review of your show? We do have a few still to publish – they're working their way through our system and should all be out by the end of the weekend. We're sorry for the delay, and thank you for your patience.

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel Children's

3 stars

A stay at the The Topsy-Turvy Hotel will definitely be different to any other you've experienced. With only one minute to sleep in the imaginary bed in the triple-booked room and a 4am start for breakfast, it might not be the most relaxing stay, but you will have a fun time.

Review by Nankika Nasiiro published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

Peter & Bambi Heaven: When Love Becomes Magic

4 stars

Meet Peter & Bambi Heaven, self-help gurus and tacky magicians extraordinaire. With costumes to make Liberace jealous, and thumping 80s anthems for accompaniment, this is comedy at its brashest – albeit with some impressive magic tricks thrown in. Or as they put it, "come and get your heads wrecked by two of Australia's best".

Review by Jane Bristow published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

Love, Bombs and Apples Theatre

4 stars

Looking back on this event, I remember a clever script from Hassan Abdulrazzak and a brave performance by Asif Khan, which together make this a highly polished solo show. At the time, though, this was not an easy watch; whilst it is part of a showcase from the Arab Arts Focus at the Fringe, two of the three characters performed by Khan personified cultural stereotypes which provoked in me an uncomfortable reaction of distaste.

Review by Catherine Meek published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

Wrecked Theatre

3 stars

Wrecked is a political comedy from The Nottingham New Theatre, based on The Tempest. A storm rages over a tropical island where the sole survivor of a shipwreck is discovered by five marooned pirates.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

The Principle of Uncertainty Theatre

2 stars

The Principle Of Uncertainty is a profoundly unusual show, digging deep into genuine hard science to expound a complex metaphor about the nature of life. It poses questions about what we can truly understand; whether we can ever fully analyse the things we measure and observe. The answer is "no". But we can only do our best, so here are some measurements and observations of my own.

Review by Richard Stamp published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

The Great Ridolphi Theatre

5 stars

The Last Great Hunt theatre company has travelled all the way from Australia with The Great Ridolphi, a fast-paced detective thriller about the theft of a famous painting. It is a powerful, action-packed Thomas Crown Affair meets the The Da Vinci Code, and entertains as much as it thrills.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other Comedy

3 stars

Holt and Talbot describe themselves as an unconventional double act, and they're certainly not an obvious pairing. Rosie Holt is groomed, confident and ebullient, while Christian Talbot is scruffy, understated and self-effacing. They don't look, sound or appear like they belong in the same show together, which arouses my interest from the get-go.

Review by Tamarin Fountain published on Tuesday 22 August | Read more

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead Comedy

5 stars

Joseph Morpurgo is unlike other comedians. Every year he marks himself out with wildly inventive shows that keep the audience gripped from start to finish. Each show follows the same basic format: a flawed character telling his story using excellent multimedia effects, but so far they have all been wildly, inventively different in every other regard.

Review by Elsa Maishman published on Sunday 20 August | Read more

Chris Martin: The One and Only Chris Martin Comedy

4 stars

As Chris Martin welcomes us into the main room at the Pear Tree he points out, accurately, that this must be one of the nicest rooms at the Fringe. It’s spacious and modern, and adds to the overall feeling that The One And Only Chris Martin is a pleasant place to be at 2:45 in the afternoon. Martin was cheerful and friendly, and came onstage five minutes early to chat to the audience, gently nudging us all as close to the front row as possible. ‘I’m not here to make fun of you,’ he promised.

Review by Elsa Maishman published on Sunday 20 August | Read more

Sam & Tom: Unrectifiable Comedy

2 stars

In this original and absurd sketch show, a game of hide and seek results in Sam and Tom getting stuck inside each other's bodies. The only way to return to themselves is with a panicked romp through a range of different characters across the entirety of human history.

The idea behind the show is creative, and it has the potential to make a very nice frame for the sketches, but unfortunately it doesn’t flow well. The show is slow to start, and for a while it really isn’t clear that it’s going anywhere; then it suddenly picks up quickly and ends very abruptly.

Review by Elsa Maishman published on Sunday 20 August | Read more

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