Reviews

With newspapers shrinking and the number of shows increasing it has been particularly hard for less-established Edinburgh Fringe acts to get press coverage this year. Or even get press into their... more
Rob Auton begins by welcoming his audience. “Hello, what’s your name.  Where are you from?“Are you from York? So am I?”He’s long-haired, bearded, softly spoken, seemingly shy.  The props he... more
There are so many strong shows at the Edinburgh Fringe this year it is easy for some to get overlooked by reviewers. Sean McLoughlin doesn't seem to have had many critics in so far but he doesn't... more
#MeToo is a watershed for the arts, and comedy is responding loud and clear. I don’t mean to put two young female comedians alongside the hashtag without good grounds, but Lazy Susan want to take us... more
Imagine a world where a mellowed middle-aged North London anarchist is secretly guiding world events.This is the world Nick Revell creates in BrokenDreamCatcher, putting himself at the centre of a... more
After four long summers, Sheeps have rejoined the circuit, show-tuning their way into the Queen Dome at the Pleasance with an almost anti-comic, great homage to vintage musical comedy.Excellently... more
I always like it when comedy throws up a nice coincidence. Suzi Ruffell's latest show Nocturnal threw up two. By pure chance the day I saw it there was a row brewing over straight Jack Whitehall... more
Sometimes you just need a stupid, silly show. Something to get you through the soggy, grey dog days of the Edinburgh Fringe. In which case Olaf Falafel's There's No i In Idiot is just the thing... more
A schedule clash meant that I arrived at this final slightly late, just afte first act Josh Baulf came on. I had to double check I was in the right venue though and I hadn't walked into a secret Rob... more
It's the sequel nobody asked for but they are getting it anyway. Three years ago Adam Riches delivered Coach Coach, the redemptive tale of Eric Coach, the gum-addicted US campus trainer of a... more

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