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REVIEW: BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS (London Underbelly) ★★★★★

It was almost three years ago since I first saw the Australian burlesque act Briefs on London’s Southbank. Since then they have been a regular feature at London’s Underbelly and a firm favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This summer, the boys are back in town for their longest run ever and this drag extravaganza […]

REVIEW: BEST BOY (Underbelly Cowgate) ★★★★

My first experience at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival ended with me up on stage playing a War Trumpet. To be short, Best Boy is a delight. Charlie Mizon and Dan Smith have fantastic chemistry that doesn’t tire throughout the show. Skipping from sketches to rather impressive magic, the pace of the show is mostly […]


The people behind the hit circus/cabaret show BRIEFS bring their latest show SWEATSHOP to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, hosted by half of one of my favourite comedy cabaret duos Frisky and Mannish, Miss Frisky. The late night show at the Underbelly’s Circus Hub includes cabaret, circus and party tricks, woven together by Miss Frisky’s comedy, […]

REVIEW: 2 BECOME 1 (Underbelly) ★

I loved the 90’s. It was all about women feeling empowered and equal to men. ‘Girl power’ was a term coined by the 90’s pop sensation Spice Girls who ruled the musical world and helped change history in the music business. When I read about this show 2 Become 1 at the Edinburgh Fringe, I […]

REVIEW: GROWING PAINS (Underbelly) ★★★★

Growing Pains was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and is written and performed by Tom Gill. Gill has acted in film (he was in Eden Lake with Michael Fassbender) and theatre; this is his debut solo show as a spoken word artist and singer songwriter. Gill has created an intimate and honest piece of storytelling […]

REVIEW: EXACTLY LIKE YOU (Underbelly) ★★★★

Exactly Like You is a one woman show written and performed by actress and spoken word artist Lotte Rice and directed by Fringe First award winner Kirsty Patrick Ward. It’s a tale of a young woman’s experiences of life, work, love and loss told through clever wordplay and the songs of Nina Simone. Rice tells […]


I love Sooz Kempner. Her hilarious musings on Facebook brighten up my daily life and I can see us sitting in a pub together, laughing at all the bizarre things about life. Sooz the comedian returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with her five star sketch show A Bit Of A Character and also […]


The Impromptunes are an Australian theatre troupe that combine improvisation with musical theatre. They debuted at Melbourne Fringe in 2013 and have since taken their production to Perth Fringe World, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe throughout 2014 and 2015. In 2016 they bring their one-hour show to Edinburgh Fringe. The format is simple […]

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