The best shows at the Edinburgh festival 2018
Plan your schedule with our roundup of top shows, ordered by start time. This page will be updated daily throughout the festival Continue reading... [Read More]
Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter review – sorrowful, silly, utterly sublime
Pleasance Dome, EdinburghThe comedy trio return in stunning style, weaving rage, hurt and absurdity into one gleefully funny sketch showSix years ago in the Queen Dome venue – one of Edinburgh’s best for comedy – Pappy’s delivered their never-to-be-forgotten Last Show Ever, a... [Read More]
Ad Libido review – taking female pleasure into her own hands
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghFran Bushe’s comedy uses glitter and smart songs to advocate better understanding of sex for womenFran Bushe wants to fix sex. Armed with glitter, songs and a diagram of her vulva, she’s on a mission to kickstart her own libido and change how we think and ta... [Read More]
The Tape Face Show review – kohl-eyed comedian comes unstuck
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Sam Wills’ mime and prop-act is a big draw, but his new show ramps up expectations with too little comedy payoff A new show, with all-new routines, from the erstwhile Boy With Tape on His Face is bound to be a big Edinburgh draw. It was here, before the West End ... [Read More]
The Tape Face Show review – kohl-eyed comedian comes unstuck
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Sam Wills’ mime and prop-act is a big draw, but his new show ramps up expectations with too little comedy payoff A new show, with all-new routines, from the erstwhile Boy With Tape on His Face is bound to be a big Edinburgh draw. It was here, before the West End ... [Read More]
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally review – white-hot takes on #MeToo
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Amid the garish sex comedy, the standup provocateur makes a striking effort to embrace the complexity of gender politicsThose who shoot from the hip can easily shoot themselves in the foot, but Fin Taylor seems happy to take that risk. Taylor is one of those (straight,... [Read More]
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally review – white-hot takes on #MeToo
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Amid the garish sex comedy, the standup provocateur makes a striking effort to embrace the complexity of gender politicsThose who shoot from the hip can easily shoot themselves in the foot, but Fin Taylor seems happy to take that risk. Taylor is one of those (straight,... [Read More]
Natalie Palamides review – big, uneasy laughs in fearless Time's Up comedy
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Palamides’ goofy interactive comedy about a macho ‘douchebag’ has a confrontational sting in its taleYou could piece together Natalie Palamides’ remarkable new show, Nate, by splicing some of the great fringe comedies of the last half-decade. Ad... [Read More]
Natalie Palamides review – big, uneasy laughs in fearless Time's Up comedy
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Palamides’ goofy interactive comedy about a macho ‘douchebag’ has a confrontational sting in its taleYou could piece together Natalie Palamides’ remarkable new show, Nate, by splicing some of the great fringe comedies of the last half-decade. Ad... [Read More]
Lost Voice Guy review – self-lacerating comedy with something to say
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghBritain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability‘If you expect me to be that sweet and innocent tonight, you’re in a for a big surprise.” And so Lee Ridley greets his audience &n... [Read More]