Tag Archives: Edinburgh Fringe

asking nicely

Asking Nicely by Hannah Chutzpah

  – reviewed by James Webster – Asking Nicely is a thoroughly entertaining and insightful piece by Hannah Chutzpah that dissects the ways we ask for and are given permission with near-surgical accuracy. She skilfully breaks down the power and privilege that condition our language and behaviour, crafting a convincing argument from anecdote, poetry, quotations…

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Wingman by Richard Marsh

- reviewed by James Webster – Richard Marsh‘s two-man poetry play is a marvel of wit and emotion. Like all good comedies, the gags flow thick and fast, rich with wit and dexterous wordplay. What makes it a great comedy is that the jokes are rooted in deep and powerful emotion, as Marsh twines together…

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High Noon Over Camelot by The Mechanisms

- reviewed by James Webster – High Noon Over Camelot is a joyously grim, funny and clever update of Arthurian legend, set in a gorgeously sci-fi kind of wild west. Filled with lovably damaged characters, it’s a tale of love, violence and horribly dashed hopes that for a briefest moment gave me hope for the…

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Be Kind To Yourself by Tim Clare

-Reviewed by Lily Blacksell- We should all remember to be kind to ourselves. It is easier said than done however, as Tim Clare proves in the ‘arc of anxiety’ that forms his Free Fringe show, and beautifully said at that. Clare takes literal and hair-tugging pains to convey his anxiety to the audience, insisting he…

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The Good Delusion by Tina Sederholm

-Reviewed by James Webster- The Good Delusion is a superbly realised story and an eminently relatable piece of theatre that delves deep into the concept of ‘goodness’, aspiring to break down what it really means and ascertain why our aspirations so often cause us to break down. And it does so with enviable panache. From…

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Crap Time Lord by Richard Tyrone Jones

-Reviewed by James Webster- Those of us at the Utter 10th Anniversary Mini-Fringe back in April were treated to a real smorgasboard of spoken word talent. From Kirsten Luckins’ intensely lyrical talents (The Moon Cannot be Stolen) to Keith Jarrett‘s superb insights and meaty verse (Identity Mix-Up), but none was more enjoyable for me than…