News and Reviews by Edfringe16

18th Aug 16 :: Review: Moonface
Three girl pass through life's hurdles
18th Aug 16 :: Review: Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More
A really spiffing wartime yarn
18th Aug 16 :: Review: Happiness is a Cup of Tea
Fiona is asked to write a eulogy & she didn't even know her mother was ill.
18th Aug 16 :: Review: Perfidious Lion
Bettine Mackenzie's solo show
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Virtual Reality Studio Session
A chance to sample simple VR systems
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Trainspotting
Returning to the fringe for a second year after its UK tour
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Love and Canine Integration
Guy Masterson talks about his own life
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Hess
Michael Burrell's award-winning one-man play
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Overshadowed
Sunday Child's play on eating disorders
17th Aug 16 :: Review: The Six-Sided Man
Play based on Luke Rhinehart's cult novel, The Dice Man
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show - Menu 2
Another set of shorts from Bite-Size Plays
17th Aug 16 :: Review: La Clique Encore
Cabaret in the Spiegeltent.
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Steam
Eve grapples with traumas buried deep in her past.
17th Aug 16 :: Review: Posh
Bad behaviour amongst the privileged young
17th Aug 16 :: Review: A Number
Caryl Churchill's play on the potential perils of cloning
16th Aug 16 :: Review: Verge of Strife
A play about Rupert Brooke
16th Aug 16 :: Review: Once...
Derevo's piece on love, laughter and loss
15th Aug 16 :: Review: The Naked Magicians
It does what it says on the tin
15th Aug 16 :: Review: My Leonard Cohen
An evening of the iconic songs of Leonard Cohen
15th Aug 16 :: Review: Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show - Menu 1
Another of the Bite-Sized menus
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Marcus Brigstocke
Why the Long Face, seen at the Edinburgh Fringe.
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Pete Firman
Trix, seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Evil
Swedish violence
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Every Brilliant Thing
A powerful look at the effect of suicide on families
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Daniel
Disturbing production from Footprint Theatre
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show - Menu 3
Breakfast and short plays to start the day
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Camille
A play about Camille Claudet
14th Aug 16 :: Review: Doubting Thomas
The inspirational true story of Thomas McCrudden

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Latest User Reviews

Disney's The Little Mermaid
14th Apr 24 :: 5

Im excited to see this!! I recommend it

Come from Away
10th Apr 24 :: 5

One of my all time favourite shows. I absolutely love it - brilliant and sympathetic story telling

The Fureys
8th Apr 24 :: 1

Having greatly enjoyed the Fureys over many years, and being sympathetic with regards to Paul's death, and Davey's stroke, I feel a bit uncomfortable posting this review. Nevertheless, I saw them last night in Glasgow, and can only describe the overall experience as grim. I hope I can spare others the immense disappointment I experienced.On arrival I was amazed at the number of empty seats. I was soon to realise why!Certainly, there were positives. Most of the musicians, incidentally only 2 of whom were Fureys, were clearly talented,(Of Finbar,I have to say "we missed him,the old man". I had to question though the contribution of the guy on the guitar on the left) Another positive was that some of the old favourites" were good, and well enjoyed. However, I could make out very little of what Eddie was saying, the usual warm lively atmosphere of previous years was gone, there were too many songs that weren't characteristic of the Fureys of old. In conclusion, I feel they should qualify the title of the show in some way e.g. maybe "The Fureys - Eddy,and George with some new faces"As it was, I felt I'd been tempted there under false pretences.

Houdini's Greatest Escape
3rd Apr 24 :: 4

Fun show with magic and lots of comedy had us all laughing

Feel Me
28th Mar 24 :: 1

The show tries to build empathy by telling a story of a single displaced person, but does so in an abstract way where the audience never gets to know the character - doesn't quite meet the show's aim. The story is retold multiple times through various art forms, dance, projection, video etc. It feels like a recent graduate has tried to fit all of the techniques they've learned into the show, rather than them being additive. None of the repeated versions add anything to the narrative, except for runtime. Lastly, the use of audience participation via smartphones, lauded in other reviews, is incredibly shallow, it doesn't help us connect with the character or the story. The questions asked of the audience are leading, e.g., you're asked if you feel empathy with forced displacement three times throughout the show - the audience knows the desire of the showmakers is for empathy to increase over time, to not answer in the positive is to be a contrarian. Would suggest going back to the drawing board, and asking what is the objective behind the show - if it's truly about raising awareness and empathy for forced displacement (and not purely artistic grandstanding) then creating a show where the character and their story really shines would be better.

Legally Blonde
16th Mar 24 :: 5

Brilliantly performed - a real credit to the cast and all Involved. My daughter and I loved the show

Dom Joly - Conspiracy Tourist
15th Mar 24 :: 1

I agree... we left at the interval.

Bowie Experience
14th Mar 24 :: 1

To avoid confusion, this is not the real genuine original Bowie The Bowie Experience (since 1997 with Laurence) It is a cabaret that has copied our show name and started after lock down, if you are hoping that this is The Bowie Experience you will be disappointed. contact your ticket vendor for a refund if you have bought a ticket in error.

Dom Joly - Conspiracy Tourist
9th Mar 24 :: 1

Not funny, not interesting, just irritating, ignorant, and occasionally obnoxious. Dom's 'wit' relies on criticism and calling everything 'fucking mental'. The Northcote character is incredibly outdated, tiring and unfunny. There was nothing to redeem this show, it was painfully embarrassing in how cringe the attempts at comedy were.

The Importance of Being Earnest (Mercury Theatre, Colchester)
3rd Mar 24 :: 1

Pretentious mess-up of a great play. Sound system in theatre not fit for purpose. It is all in the dialogue and it was hardly audible.

Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
29th Feb 24 :: 5

Excellent show 2nd time I have seen it brilliant performance

The Makings of a Murderer
29th Feb 24 :: 1

The werst show I have ever seen. So disappointed

And Then There Were None
28th Feb 24 :: 3

I felt it was generally well done on a limited stage. Some actors were not projecting their voices sufficiently and were overacting. They may have been the understudy, so I was disappointed as I expected to see the published actors on the first night.

Shen Yun
23rd Feb 24 :: 1Dire American propaganda Nothing Chinese about the performance

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