Ari Shaffir: Ari S-P-E-C-T

September 1, 2016

Two things are striking about Ari S-P-E-C-T. The first is that it’s a great name and fun to say, the second is that it’s very American. Shaffir, in fact, makes it something of a mission […]

Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar

August 24, 2016

Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar is the latest comic creation from EastEnd Cabaret, the Australian comic duo of Jennifer Byrne and Victoria Falconer-Pritchard. They made their Edinburgh debut in 2011 with The Revolution will be Sexual […]

Mr Swallow: Houdini

August 23, 2016

After the success of 2014’s Dracula – The Musical, Mr Swallow is back for another stab at musical theatre. The conceit of Houdini is that Mr Swallow has somehow been allowed to headline a biographical […]

Simon Evans: In the Money

August 8, 2016

The show is in a lecture theatre. The audience is sat as if we were a university class. The lone table at the left side of the protruding stage is draped simply in black, on […]

Mark Steel’s in Toon

August 8, 2016

Mark Steel the comic seems a much different figure to Mark Steel the panel-show guest. Anyone who’s watched enough BBC, or Dave (even just QI) is familiar with him. Seems he’s a bit stifled by […]

Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper

August 7, 2016

It’s clear immediately Mitch Benn’s latest show doesn’t do much small. He’s a big man with a big voice here to put on a big show. Having been going 20 years, he’s a familiar face […]