We're still publishing reviews from Fringe 2018. We're sorry about the delay, but if we saw your show on a press ticket, there will be a write-up. Do get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Evren Theatre

Gasping for air, limbs stiff and cramped, eyes blinking with the light, the crew of the Evren stumble on to the stage. They've spent nearly 60 years in cryostasis, on a mission to go further, learn more, and become the first humans to enter a black hole. But they have just been woken early... and now their work begins.

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

The Basement Tapes Theatre

No-one sees their grandparents as young people – and so, we tend not to associate them with emotions of youth, desire, vanity, or jealousy. In our collective psyche, grandparents just occupy a space of their own, almost always representing comfort, a wealth of experience and conversations of their nostalgic past. Basement Tapes sets out to challenge that, and does it very well.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

Bubble and Squeeze

Jet Black Pearl (Jetty Swart) and The Amazing Bubbleman (Louis Pearl) combine forces in this surprising late-night cabaret. Amazing bubble structures and tricks combine with feisty accordion playing, and cheeky songs.

Opening the performance with some background on how he became a bubble expert, Louis shows us a few of his favourite tricks. With smoke, lighter-than-air gases and a lot of skill, he wows with his tricks while engaging the audience with his jovial chatter.

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

I Am Orestes and I Am Electra Too Theatre

To Be Creatives Ltd have put together a production which tackles issues surrounding mental health, and the care patients receive. In addressing this, they have used the Greek tragedies of Orestes and Electra as their backdrop. In the original Greek, siblings Orestes and Elektra plot and kill their mother and stepfather to avenge the murder of their father Agamemnon.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

Another One Theatre

Two people stumble and shake awkwardly in the same space, occupying it until there is nowhere else to turn but to one another. They exist in a lonely and rather boring life until they meet, and create an entirely new dynamic in this surreal and absurd performance. Another One is about tolerance, and every movement they make, however tedious, is very deliberate.

Review by Abi Love published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

Haggis, Neeps and Burns Theatre

To understand Scotland, some would say, you have to embrace Burns. As a prolific poet who saw his surroundings through a very intimate lens, Burns’ works are immortal. In every sense a ‘heaven-taught ploughman’, he captured the essence of his country, its people, and his love like no other. Edinburgh Little Theatre, through a celebration of his works, tell us about the life and times of Scotland’s national poet.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Sunday 26 August | Read more

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison. Comedy

Starting his show in the guise of a flamboyant 90's German discotheque character in short shorts and sunglasses (that plays no further part in the show), Charlie Partridge sets the tone of this uplifting globe-trotting hour of comedic storytelling – naturally complemented with a newfound love of beatboxing.

Review by Liam McKenna published on Sunday 26 August | Read more

Lucille and Cecilia Theatre

Welcome to Bowman’s family circus, where old favourite Lucille and her younger friend Cecilia – a pair of stunningly skilled sea lions – are certain to surprise and astound you! But what about after the shows; what hopes and cares and dreams do these two share?

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Sunday 26 August | Read more

Proxy Theatre

Set in the American Deep South, Proxy is a disturbing yet enthralling solo show – which tackles a complex topic, and trusts its audience to search for the truth amidst a bundle of unreliable tales. Written and performed by Caroline Burns Cooke, it's a sometimes-fragmented but always-engaging monologue, which slowly and inexorably paints a vivid picture of motherly love gone terribly wrong.

Review by Richard Stamp published on Sunday 26 August | Read more

Silence Theatre

Fringe stalwarts Teatr Biuro Podrozy are back again, with their usual hallmark of outdoor spectacle on a vast scale. In Silence, they explore the catastrophic consequences of war and human displacement. Featuring fire, haunting music and performers on stilts, the production takes a profound look at the dehumanising effects of mass migration.

Review by Jane Bristow published on Saturday 25 August | Read more