Cloud Avenue (Fringe 2017)

Shadow Shenanigans and Puppet Perfection

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Firstly, I would like to thank the production team of Cloud Avenue for giving me a sofa to rest my head during my Edinburgh Fringe visit. They were extremely welcoming and provided me with some great company. However, before I start this review, I would like to note that I won’t be giving star ratings to Cloud Avenue, and What Do Bears Eat?, its sister show. I believe I’m in a biased position to accurately give a rating (I mean, I’m not a fan of rating systems anyway but still…) to people I know. I will instead try to deliver a review that provides some constructive critique and, of course, impartial praise.  Continue reading Cloud Avenue (Fringe 2017)

Wombmates (Fringe 2017)

Fast-paced and Wholly Original

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It’s hard to review a production when the audience isn’t into what they’re watching. Being part of numerous productions, I know that you’ll always have those “off” nights where the jokes don’t quite seem to land, or the spectacles don’t seem to shock and awe. Watching Wombmates, fellow spectators felt sedated as the production progressed (Fringe can be taxing on all of us!), but that didn’t hinder the brilliance of this production from shining through. Continue reading Wombmates (Fringe 2017)

[title of show] (Fringe 2017)

Frank, could you put in a witty title here before this review is published? Thanks.

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It’s always odd watching a show when everyone around you seems “in-the-know” of what you’re about to experience. I had a similar experience with The Dark Room, as excitable teens cried out in glee as contestants died over and over again. For [title of show], it was a case of people commenting that they’d probably laugh before a joke’s punchline. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, but it was reassuring to know that I’d probably enjoy myself for the next ninety minutes. Right?  Continue reading [title of show] (Fringe 2017)

Two (Fringe 2017)

Two_YorkDay two into Fringe and I’m already having mini heart-attacks in regards to tickets. I realised that I haven’t packed a student card (to those who know me, this isn’t uncommon) and have already bought a lot of concession tickets. It hasn’t barred me from anywhere so far, so I guess I’ll continue buying them to avoid a significant dent in the bank account. Anyway, let’s get to it!  Continue reading Two (Fringe 2017)

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches (Fringe 2017)

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Edinburgh Festival Magazine ©

I knew this would happen. Never had I any hope of sneaking through the Fringe without being lured in with its main asset: comedy. I’ve never reviewed a comedy show; the woman with the leather-bound gold-tinted notebook, poised to attack with her Parker pen, didn’t really make me feel prepared for what jovial delights were ahead. Anyway, here it is: I came, I laughed, I reviewed.  Continue reading The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches (Fringe 2017)