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Review | Tash York is Adulting through life

Review | Tash York is Adulting through life

Adulting | De Parel Speigeltent | til Feb 2nd | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½   Adulting is storytelling through song, comedy and a hint of impromptu audience participation. Tash York has a beautiful singing voice and intriguing comical adult stories to tell throughout Adulting; a comedy cabaret. Deeply personal experiences are revealed, recounted and […]

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Review | Passing is a poignant and evocative debut show

Passing | The Shambles | til February 3rd | ★ ★ ★ ★  Fringe World 2018 has well and truly begun, with buildings across the city boasting pink bunting and loud music pumping from basements. Passing, nestled in The Shambles in Fringe Central, stands out from its Fringe counterparts with its daringly introspective attitude towards the Muslim […]

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Review | Big Value laughs on the Connections terrace

Review | Big Value laughs on the Connections terrace

Big Value Edinburgh Comedy | Connections Nightclub | til Feb 24 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Comedy shows can often be hit and miss especially with Fringe, sometimes bordering on cringeworthy and uncomfortable. But not The Big Value Edinburgh Comedy, granted the audience capacity was somewhat minuscule however it did not stop the comedians from delivering their […]

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Review | YUMMY is a delicious, nutritious Fringe World treat

Review | YUMMY is a delicious, nutritious Fringe World treat

YUMMY | De Parel Speigeltent | til Feb 3rd | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Fringe Fever has well and truly kicked in across the city as festival-goers and artists take over Northbridge, and journalists are writing late reviews as they get sucked in to the madness (sorry YUMMY squad!). This medley of drag performers, dancers, circus artists […]

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Review | Drag Diva Spectacular lives up to its name

Review | Drag Diva Spectacular lives up to its name

Drag Diva Spectacular | Connections Nightclub | til Feb 5th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  It was a balmy night in Northbridge when I took my seat for the Drag Diva Spectacular at Connections. My shirt stuck to the back of my chair, wet with antici…pation (you’ll get the reference when you see the show) as […]

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Review | Driftwood: Circus at its most intimate

Review | Driftwood: Circus at its most intimate

Driftwood | The Edith Spiegeltent | Til Feb 11 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Driftwood is a performance for the touch starved. Intimate, comfortable, and endlessly fascinated with the human body, Casus Circus has given us the performance equivalent of a tight hug on an isolated beach. Driftwood is physical theatre to an exceptional soundtrack […]

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Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Review | Hannah Gadsby totally deconstructs comedy with Nanette

Nanette | Heath Ledger Theatre | 27th-28th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s not often that an audience sitting in a half-stunned silence is the mark of a good comedy show. No one coughs. No one even shifts their feet. Most importantly, no one laughs. When I spoke to Hannah Gadsby last week about her comedy […]

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Review | ForniKATEress: Secrets of a polyamorous life

Review | ForniKATEress: Secrets of a polyamorous life

ForniKATEress | Henry Summer | til Feb 7 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Call me naïve, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I even heard the word ‘polyamorous’. As Kate Smurthwaite is often asked, I just thought it was a euphemism for being, well, a “…a bit of a slag”. How wrong I […]

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Hannah Gadsby on Nanette, leaving comedy, and the postal vote

Hannah Gadsby on Nanette, leaving comedy, and the postal vote

Hannah Gadsby is taking on Perth again—for the last time. After over a decade, Hannah Gadsby is giving up comedy, but not before one final explosive chance for Perth to see her at Perth’s Fringe World. We caught up with Hannah to find out what to expect from her swan song ‘Nanette’. “I don’t know […]

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Review: Em Rusciano – Bossy, Bawdy and Brilliant

Review | Em Rusciano is not a Diva | Astor Theatre | Last show tonight Feb 14 | ★ ★ ★ ★ A giant letter E stands tall in the centre of the Astor Theatre’s stage. I just can’t help thinking of a Sesame Street reference, “today’s show was brought to you by the letter…” A four piece band […]

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