Two people meet at a bus stop. Martin is a young professional who’s visiting the hospital and Leila is a frustrated waitress with big dreams. Rascal Theatre Company’s An Act of Kindness introduces us to them both through Leila’s adorable attempt to strike up a conversation with Martin which helps us immediately relate and empathise with both characters.Read More
u know the hardest review to write? When the comedian is just really funny. No bells or whistles but just a fantastically charismatic performer who makes an entire audience laugh for sixty minutes and is a joy to be in the presence of. That show would be Danny O’Brien’s RaconTour and it is absolutely worth your time.Read More
There’s something very retro about Fringe shows at Just The Tonic at The Caves. It feels like the Fringe I remember from years ago: ramshackle, a little chaotic and loads of fun. The shows feel a lot more varied as many acts try something different and they’re £5 a pop which is great value and makes you a lot more likely to give one a punt. It’s, um, “just the tonic” (sorry) to the corporate feel of somewhere like Assembly.Read More
Bernie Keith proudly states that he may be the least well-known comedian at this year’s Fringe which, considering he’s a radio DJ for BBC Northampton, is him probably being a little hard on himself. That being the case, his difficult timeslot of 8:45pm puts him in a tough competitive spot in that if you’re attending a whole load of shows you may have to forego two acts rather than just one to attend it.Read More
As I sit down to write this I wonder how much of my word count I can waste talking about Ru Paul’s Drag Race. The answer is probably a lot but in truth I’d rather focus on the wonderful show I’ve just seen. Things get off to a good start, opening with a rendition of Olivia Newton-John & ELO’s Xanadu while Courtney tumbles around the stage on a pair of red sequined rollerskates that I am more than a little jealous of.Read More
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