It may be Edinburgh’s Festival but many Glasgow-based acts make a big impression at the Fringe.
Paul Foot: Image Conscious (rating 4/5) There are many comedians trying to do something different. Often the attempts at unique delivery come at the expense of the material, disguising weak jokes or half-formed routines. Paul Foot is an exception, and his show is one of the most memorable hours of stand-up on offer. It doesn’t […]
Die Gl’Amouresque – (rating 4/5) It’s billed as ‘vintage charm with a modern twist’ but there is more to this risque performance by a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret act who blend musical numbers with seductive dance routines. The show attempts to recreate the old Berlin nightclub acts of the Sally Bowles era. Essentially, it involves […]
NewsRevue – (rating 5/5) In the best traditions of satire no one in the public eye is safe from the attentions of the NewsRevue team. This is sketch comedy kept fresh by the use of energetic, young talent and excellent writing. As a Fringe stalwart for many years, it is good to see that NewsRevue […]
Games – (rating 4/5) Henry Naylor has been called one of Britain’s best new playwrights, nominated for 33 international awards in the last three and a half years, several of which he has won. Games is his new play and it looks likely to increase his tally. It focuses on two athletes preparing for the […]