Build a Rocket (Rating 4/5) Christopher York’s one-woman play tells the story of Yasmin, a teenage girl growing up in Scarborough and who has just learned she is pregnant. It starts with her writing an angry email to the person she believes is the father, using words she admits she didn’t know existed until she […]
Edd Hedges: For Eva, From Forever Ago (Rating 4/5) Depending which statistics you read, the average Fringe audience is four people. On the second Thursday of the Fringe proper, Edd Hedges is playing to an audience only slightly above average. It’s the smallest crowd he’s played to, and it’s a great shame. Hedges is a […]
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 […]