Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Abby Clarke

Why We Tell the Story: In Conversation with Abby Clarke

This summer, 'Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch, A Musical Parody' was my surprise discovery at the Fringe Festival. In a style similar to Wicked the musical, Unfortunate retells the story of The Little Mermaid from the perspective of the villain, Ursula. It turns out that she isn’t all that bad and [...]

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

This year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I had the time of my life. I saw 24 shows, wrote 16 reviews for this blog and had very little sleep in-between. Before heading up, I couldn’t find anything which provided an insight into what going to the Fringe as a reviewer for the first time would [...]

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

Hull-based theatre company Middle Child are making a name for themselves as creators of gig theatre. Theatre that combines original live music with new writing; it’s an immersive experience that many may not have seen before. Their latest offering is ‘The Canary and the Crow’ which made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this [...]

Review | The Canary and the Crow, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Canary and the Crow, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

At around the age of thirteen, a school friend of mine once confronted me to say that if a black person ever did something to hurt her family she would stop speaking to me. At that age, I was stunned into silence. How could she conceivably think that I was responsible for the actions of [...]

Review | Fake News, Assembly George Square Studio Four ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Fake News, Assembly George Square Studio Four ⋆⋆⋆⋆

How do you maintain journalistic integrity in an industry where the push to produce clickbait content is at odds with this? When the US President undermines the value of the free press in coining the term ‘Fake News’, how can journalism maintain its reputation? These questions are at the centre of the new play ‘Fake [...]

Review | NewsRevue: The Brexorcist, Underbelly – George Square ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | NewsRevue: The Brexorcist, Underbelly – George Square ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Now in its 40th year, NewsRevue has become a reliable go-to production for sharp and satirical entertainment at the Fringe. Each year, two men and two women provide scathing comedic commentary on society mostly through song and dance. As you would expect, there’s no shortage of material for NewsRevue to target. From Madeline McCann to [...]