Alex Salmond ... Unleashed review – Edinburgh show is all bark and no bite
Assembly Rooms, EdinburghThe former first minister of Scotland and ex-MP promises a political kiss and tell, but while a convivial host, fails to deliver the goodsWhen the former first minister of Scotland and now ex-MP Alex Salmond announced this last-minute fringe run, it sold out faster than you ... [Read More]
Trumped out: why the fringe can't keep up with 2017
From Trumpageddon to Brexit: The Musical, many would-be topical crowdpleasers at this year’s fringe can’t match the manic pace of real-life news eventsThis would be a bad time to try to hire a blond fright wig from a theatrical costumier. The ones that aren’t being worn, combed for... [Read More]
Alexei Sayle, Dolly Parton and payback time for critics: Edinburgh festival 2017 shows – in pictures
The Edinburgh festival 2017 runs the gamut from immersive political theatre to gender-questioning dance to standup comebacks – here’s a selection of shows photographed by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Dave Johns review – heartwarming tale of late-in-life change from I, Daniel Blake star
Pleasance Dome, EdinburghJohns was ready to quit standup until Ken Loach came calling. His fringe return is full of humility and unpretentious good humourCinderella can’t touch this. Two years ago, Dave Johns was about to quit standup after 30 years and start selling donkey rides. Then Ken Loa... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]