The Wee Review / August 12, 2017

The Gardener

Play about growing old packs an emotional punch far greater than subtle delivery would have you believe.

The Wee Review / August 12, 2017

You've Changed

Kate O’Donnell is an award winning transgender performance artist and part of Manchester based theatre company Trans Creative. You’ve Changed is Kate’s brand new solo show about going through the transitional process and the personal and public trials and turmoil that this brings. You’ve Changed is part autobiographical storytelling and part musical cabaret.

Broadway Baby / August 12, 2017


Tucked away in a decently sized room at the beautiful venue of Summerhall, Eaten stars Mamoru Iriguchi as both Mamoru, Lionel the Lion, and, believe it or not, Dr. Poop. While the names and characters are truly silly, the show works on a multitude of levels for an audience of all ages. Anyone can take

Primary Times / August 12, 2017

A Strange New Space

Amira is space-obsessed and trying to finding her way around life and journey as a refugee. Like every child, she creates a world of adventure, wanderlust and humour in her imagination, and can be a child's best friend when things are troubling them.

The Scotsman / August 11, 2017

The Believers Are But Brothers *FRINGE FIRST*

Congratulations to The Believers Are But Brothers for winning Summerhalls first Fringe First of 2017!

The Stage / August 11, 2017

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Packed with ideas and delivered with infectious enthusiasm, Mia: Daughters of Fortune examines the challenges facing parents with learning disabilities.

The Stage / August 11, 2017

No Show

An all-female company of circus artists play cleverly with the invocation of spectacle and its denial in the fascinating No Show.

the Stage / August 11, 2017


‘intricate, intelligent play’

The Skinny / August 11, 2017


Two performers present one woman's attempts to find her voice in Mouthpiece, a complex exploration of female identity

Fest / August 11, 2017

The Shape of Pain

Rachel Bagshaw has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She feels pain with no cause, almost constantly. It’s hard to imagine, and harder to communicate. Which is precisely what this show, co-written with Chris Thorpe, tries to do.

The Scotsman / August 10, 2017

Foreign Radical

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: You’re queuing at border ­control and you see someone being pulled aside. They are an individual, a lone figure picked out from the crowd, like a sheep being isolated from the flock by a wolf. You don’t know them, nor do you know the official grounds for suspicion.

The Scotsman / August 10, 2017


Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Recluse Heather Eames (a jaw-droppingly excellent Charlotte Melia) has just submitted her debut novel to a publishing house: a charming, Harry Potter-esque story about a girl named Greta and her magic pen.

The Scotsman / August 10, 2017

Pike St

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: There’s a hurricane coming. And there’s another one that’s already here, at the heart of New Yorker Evelyn’s gregarious Puerto Rican family – living, loving and squabbling in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While Evelyn tries to cure her seriously ill daughter using energy healing, her defiantly un-PC Dad, Papi,

Telegraph / August 10, 2017


If you wanted to be harsh, you could say that – ranked against numerous well-heeled, tightly scripted shows on the fringe – Doglife, detailing the life of Scottish former gangland enforcer Thomas McCrudden, isn’t up to sniff. It’s sometimes hard to work out what’s being said, who it’s being said to, and what happened when.

The List / August 10, 2017

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Klezmer cabaret-style musical tale with a mesmerising frontman

Ed Fest Mag / August 10, 2017

The Sky is Safe

Actor and playwright Matthew Zajac returned to Scotland from a failed job opportunity in Istanbul back in 2012, resulting in the idea behind The Sky is Safe being born. The Sky is Safe is an emotionally charged and politically powerful masterpiece.

British Theatre Guide / August 10, 2017

The North! The North!

Mixing together expertly crafted storytelling with animation and puppetry is no mean feat, but Christopher Harrisson has managed it with aplomb, keeping his audience rapt throughout his telling of a story set in a world where the north of England was split from the south by a great and terrible chasm forming. Harrisson’s fable is

The 730 Review / August 10, 2017

No Miracles Here

It’s hard to pinpoint an exact genre on No Miracles Here. Spanning theatre, music and storytelling, it carves out a new innovative, devised genre far away from the realms of musical theatre. With the stage set up in a concert-like setting, the production revolves using live music in collaboration with theatre to create a story.

The Wee Review / August 10, 2017

Box Clever

The performance begins with a strange rendition of Smokey Robinson’s Tears of a Clown. The Motown drums have been replaced with an electro-pop beat and the vocal as are performed by a tormenting and mischievous clown (Avi Simmons). The clown is holding an arrow and pointing it in the direction of Marnie (played by writer

Voice Mag / August 10, 2017


A physical and beautiful contemporary dance piece which explores gender identity.