We’ve Got Each Other at the Edinburgh Fringe

On the surface an improvised Bon Jovi jukebox musical sounds like my idea of an absolute nightmare. How wrong could I be?! When you start to realise that the Edinburgh budget means YOU are the one improvising, this piece turns into a hilarious original show destined for an (anticipated) 12…

Losing My Mindfulness at the Edinburgh Fringe

When I heard the words ‘free’ and ‘mindfulness’ workshop I jumped to add Losing My Mindfulness to my Fringe schedule. Although the mindfulness goes slightly out the window, this quick-witted play is an experience in itself led superbly by Katie McLeod in a intense hour of less exercises and more…

Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down at the …

We all know self-help books have become a huge part of the mental health landscape in recent years. Well here’s a show that explores their effect along with the struggle of asking for help. A feel-good show about feeling bad. Talking about feelings is hard. So why not avoid doing…

Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play at the Edinburgh Fringe

Described as ‘Legally Blonde meets Hot Fuzz’, Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play certainly did its marketing well. This pacy legal dramedy features a talented cast but begs for a few more laughs from this evidently skilled writer. Alex Stone is a hotshot lawyer about to make partner at a London…

I Am Orestes and I Am Electra Too at the …

Mental health art comes in all shapes and sizes, with I Am Orestes and I Am Electra Too opting to adapt well-known Greek tragedies into a contemporary discussion on the issue. Unfortunately I struggled to connect with this idea in a complicated play that could need prior knowledge for audiences…

Timpson: The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe

I’m a sucker for a bit of silliness, and reading the marketing bumph for Timpson: The Musical will no doubt prove that Gigglemug Theatre are up for giving you just that! After five minutes watching it’s clear that they not only give it but champion it in this bonkers show…

flattered at the Edinburgh Fringe

As someone who walks the streets often hearing the echoes of ‘alright love’, flattered was the perfect choice for the Fringe. The play that addresses public harassment towards women had all the elements to make a strong statement, but sadly needed to probe the subject matter more intensely. flattered tells…

WEIRD at the Edinburgh Fringe

After a crash course in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in my first Fringe show, Can’t Stop Can’t Stop, I was more than ready to learn more with WEIRD – another piece about the illness with a focus on its effects on those around the sufferer. With a brilliant script and strong…

Six at the Edinburgh Fringe

Divorced. Beheaded. Live in concert. If you tell me (a bit of a history fanatic) that there’s a new all-female musical about the Tudors, I’ll be there faster than Anne of Cleves can get a divorce. This ‘talk of the Fringe’ hit, Six, was booked for my first day in…