I Have Always Been A Storm

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What if you could bring forth a weather phenomenon where flowers bloomed at your command? Or created clouds with shapes so clear there would be no debate about whether you could see a car or a robot? What if you could make whatever weather you wanted? Watching children actively imagining is incredible fun.... Continue Reading →

Kemah Bob: Bob and Buds

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Former Texan (now Londoner) Kemah Bob brings a mix of deadpan humour and socio-political comedy to her show Kemah Bob: Bob and Buds. Special guest Sameena Zehra is funny and engaging, talking about her relationship to her step-children, her parents, and how she plans her husband’s funeral whenever she’s angry with him. She... Continue Reading →

Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The thing about poets is that they are quite fragile souls. Pretty much anyone who gets up is going to have something to plug,” says host Fay Roberts - up from Cambridgeshire to promote her show The Selkie and provide a showcase for the ‘other voices’ of this show’s title. She runs through... Continue Reading →

Frieda Loves Ya!

  Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opening strongly with ‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’ by Martha Wainwright, Frieda Loves Ya! is pretty amazing, but sadly falls apart in the second half. To begin with Frieda, presumably, appears, dancing with a heart-shaped sculpture on her head on a stage decorated with balloons and a big pink sheet with ‘Frieda [kissy... Continue Reading →

Sirens

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This audio-visual performance from production company Zoo Co follows three demi-goddesses from Ancient Greece as they try to navigate the sexist world of modern-day Hastings. The principal characters, sirens who have been cursed to lure any man who hears their voices to his death, are an excellent lens through which to view 21st-century... Continue Reading →

Eat Me

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This one was a little uncomfortable for me to watch, having been hospitalised with anorexia last summer. The play follows three young people whose lives have been altered by anorexia – here portrayed as an overbearing maternal figure hell-bent on isolating all who meet her from their friends, families, and support networks. Suzanna... Continue Reading →

Nicoletta Wylde Is Afraid of the Dark

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With only four shows left of a limited run, Nicoletta Wylde’s genuinely creepy debut Fringe show Afraid of the Dark is worth the walk. A semi-autobiographical tale about living with night terrors, Nicoletta manages to bring a sense of urgency and authenticity to her performance – you don’t doubt that this is a... Continue Reading →

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Juliette Burton wants us to be kinder to ourselves, and to each other. To an almost full house she appeared, covered in glitter, and proceeded to deliver a fast-paced, professional show. Much of the run time was taken up with Juliette tackling her internal critic and her self-doubt head-on, represented by her father... Continue Reading →

A Definitive Guide To The (Feminist) Fringe 2018

It may have been hard, it may have taken ten times longer than I thought it would, but I have read through the entire programme several times and these are THE feminist shows I’ll be trying to see during the first week of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. So, well, here’s my Definitive Guide To The (Feminist) Fringe 2018!

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