Category Archives: 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Reviews

I Really Must Talk About Kevin…

At this late stage of the Fringe I would have thought that my must see list would be closed – but happy to say I’ve been proved wrong. Went along to Joke Thieves (Espionage, 10pm) the other night and the … Continue reading

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Hot Picks of the Free Fringe – Toby Muresianu

For those who may have come late to the Free Fringe – for whatever reason – and now realise that it is indeed the true Fringe you will probably be in a desperate situation right now – so much to … Continue reading

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Three Charming Men and One Devil!

Sunday, 18th August Sunday at the Free Fringe and the first charming man of the day at the Canons Gait at 14.25. Now Wil Hodgson might not be your typical dreamboat – ex-wrestler, skinhead, beer belly, tattoos (lots of them, … Continue reading

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Geordies, Germans and Beer!

Friday, 16th August Another day – another ‘pick of the Free Fringe’. Good choices all round. Started with Gary Colman at Whistlebinkies at 14:45. Described in FF programme as Jack Dee-like deadpan comedy which I think is doing Mr Colman … Continue reading

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Festival Thursday with stalkers, religion, Phillip & Marjorie…

Thursday, 15th August Curious day of festing. Bought tickets a while ago for the show Histoire d’Amour on the official Festival. That started at The Kings at 8pm so took the chance to fit in a couple of Free Fringe … Continue reading

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Return of the Curate’s Egg Fringe

Saturday, 10th August Started my Free Fringe day with the marvellous Joan Shepard in Confessions of an Old Lady #2 at Fingers Piano Bar. Not the greatest of venues with entrance directly off Frederick Street and noises off from the … Continue reading

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Funny Guys

Thursday, 8th August Funniest day of the Fringe yet with two five star shows. Started the day seeing the Alan Partridge film – classic British humour – was expecting a lot and wasn’t disappointed. Was a bit worried that any … Continue reading

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If it’s Tuesday it must be the Free Fringe!

Tuesday, 6th August Made it along to Whistlebinkies in time for the Free Samples show at 11am. First experience this Festival of that typical slightly seedy feeling of sitting in a darkened pub stone sober partaking of entertainment far more … Continue reading

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Free Fringe – Hanging with Edgar Allan and the Strippers

Sunday, 4th August ‘But you’ll miss all the titties if you leave now!’ exclaimed the girl with her frightfully nice Home Counties accent as quite a few of us headed towards the exit after about half an hour of the … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again!

Clammy, sticky, by turns torrential rain and blazing sun with a stiff old breeze blowing in from the Forth. This is Edinburgh in August. This is Edinburgh Festival time. Ah, the Festival – to explain – includes the Fringe which … Continue reading

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