Juliette Burton – Butterfly Effect

By Ron Bingham Good luck trying to get a ticket for Juliette’s show, as it is selling out days in advance, and that is no surprise. This is a well crafted show about the crazy year that Juliette has had and how being unexpectedly kind can have far reaching...

Alice Devlin – Extra-Curricular

By Ron Bingham North Londoner Alice has reached a crossroads in her life. Should she stick with a job she hates? (that brings in money for food and rent) or should she use one of her “special” skills and attempt to forge a career doing something she loves? This...

Pottervision

By Lisa Clark PotterVision is pretty much what a fan wants from this sort of Festival show, a crowd pleasing comic enactment of several key scenes from Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone with gentle digs and silly hi-jinx. The conceit of the show is not wildly original but...

Lucy Pearman – Maid of Cabbage

By Ron Bingham  Maid of Cabbage is an entertaining and funny one-woman romp by Lucy Pearman. Unsurprisingly it is about the first day on the job for our country maid(en), who is set the task of locating the perfect cabbage. Sadly Lucy is not really competent to judge what...

Rik Carranza presents Star Trek Vs Star Wars

By Lisa Clark  Well yes this is a show for people who love Star Trek and Star Wars. And fans, you won’t be let down. Especially enjoyable if you have a preference, as the audience is encouraged to barrack for their favourite. Rik Carranza shows his comedy chops up...

Doug Anthony All Stars – Near Death Experience

By Colin Flaherty It’s taken a couple of years and a trip to the other side of the globe but I have finally witnessed the majesty and debauchery of the latest incarnation of the Doug Anthony All Stars. Time may not have been kind to them (as they repeatedly...

Squirrel Guide to the Huge Australian Presence At Edinburgh Fringe 2017

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It’s almost August and that means the Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts soon…the 70th Anniversary no less! Once again there is a large contingent of Australian acts and expats heading north to the world’s largest arts festival. Here we present a list of all those that we could identify (if we’ve...

Chimp Cop Forever

By Elyce Phillips Sketch group Chimp Cop (Timothy Clark, Adam Knox, Ben Vernel and Rosie Vernel) have earnt themselves a reputation as cult favourites at MICF. At the last couple of festivals, word quickly spread around about how hilarious they were, and their late-night shows became must-see viewing for...

Jennifer Wong – How To English Harder

By Elyce Phillips  Jennifer Wong has very good English. She knows this because she’s been told so by complete strangers. She’s so good at English, in fact, she’s written a whole show about it. How To English Harder plays around with language in fun and unexpected ways, bringing together...

Trygve Wakenshaw – Nautilus

By Elyce Phillips  I first saw Nautilus back in 2015, when it was still a 90-minute-long work-in-progress. Since then, Wakenshaw has toured it around, picked up an award nomination in Edinburgh and tightened it up to 75 minutes. It’s a hilarious, unique piece of comedic theatre that’ll have you...