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AYT Reviews the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Posted on 07 August 2012 Written by

We’ve got a team of young critics hitting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year to give you the hottest, and not so hot shows that are worth your precious pennies. So whether you’re looking for a piece of gripping drama, or laughs a plenty, make sure you check out our roundup of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival below:

Shows are listed by star ratings* and in alphabetical order. All the shows we’ve reviewed will be listed here, so be sure to check back for AYT’s pick of the Fringe.

Last updated: 21st August at 16:39

5 Stars

A Clockwork Orange by Action to the Word at Pleasance Courtyard
And No More Shall We Part by Tom Holloway at Traverse Theatre
Anon(ymous)
by Pepperdine University at C venues
Anthony Rapp: Without You by Anthony Rapp at Underbelly
Appointment with the Wicker Man by National Theatre of Scotland at Assembly Music Hall
Beluah by Flangan Collective at C venues
Bitch Boxer by Charlotte Josephine at Underbelly
Boris & Sergey’s Vaudevillian Adventure by Flabberghast Theatre at Pleasance
Captain and Ko and the Planet of Rice by Dancing Brick at Underbelly
Ceasarean Section. Essays on Suicide by Teatr Zar at Summerhall
Mark Watson: The Information at Assembly George
My Carmen by Theatre Akhe at Assembly Roxy
Oh the Humanity and Other Good Intenstions by Northern Stage at St Stephens
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet: Boo Lingerie at Gilded Balloon
Sh*t-faced Shakespeare by Tax Deductible Theatre at C venues
Shakespeare For Breakfast at C venues
The Boy James by Belt Up Theatre at C venues
The Economist by MKA at C venues
The Elves and The Shoemaker by Widdershins at Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Madness of King Lear  by CW Productions at C venues
The Sewing Machine by Wordsmiths Theatre Factory at Assembly
The Two Worlds of Charlie F at Pleasance

4 Stars

(remor) by Res de Res at C venues
4.48 Psychosis by Fourth Monkey Theatre Company at TheSpace
A Little Night Music by Norfolk Youth Music at C venues
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Drunk Tank Productions at Paradise in Augustine
Activism Is Fun by Chris Coltrane at The Globe
After The Rainfall by Curious Directive at Pleasance Dome
All That Is Wrong
by Ontroerend Goed at Traverse Theatre
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel by Milk Monitors at Laughing Horse
Back To School by Art Kamikaze at Pleasance
Blink by Phil Porter at Traverse Theatre
Botallack O’Clock by Third Man Theatre at Gilded Balloon 
Bristol Improv For Hire
by Bristol Improv at WhyNot NightClub
Chapel Street by Luke Barnes at Underbelly
Coalition by Spontaneity Shop at Pleasance
Dirty Great Love Story by Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna at Pleasance
Don Quixote! Don Quixote! by Panta Rei Theatre Collective at Pleasance
Dracular, Sex and Stardom by Last Chance Saloon at Paradise in the Vault
EastEnd Cabaret at Underbelly
Eurydice by UCLU Runaground at C venues
Facehunters by The Hungry Bitches at C venues
Fascinating Aida: Cheap Flights at Gilded Balloon
Hanafuda Denki (A Tale of Fantastic Traditional Playing Cards) by Ryuzanji Company at C venues
Icarus, a Story of Flight by Backhand Theatre at C venues
Irreconcilable Differences by Reflective Lens Theatre at The Point Hotel
Juana in a Million by Vicky Araico Casas at Pleasance
Lady M
by The Fifth Act at C venues
Les Misérables by Captivate Drama at Edinburgh Academy
Macbeth: Who Is That Bloodied Man? by Teatr Biuro Podrozy at the Old College Quad
Maria, 1968 by Antler Theatre at C venues
Mephisto Waltz by Derevo at Assembly Roxy
Minatore by Fourth Monkey Theatre Company at TheSpace
Monkey Bars by Chris Goode at Traverse Theatre
Morning by Simon Stephens at Traverse Theatre
Othello – The Remix by The Q Brothers at Pleasance
Our Solider by Fools Play Collective at Zoo Venues
Outland by Belt Up Theatre at C venues
Puppet: Book of Splendor by Nettheatre at Summerhall
Rainbow by Sell a Door Theatre at Zoo Southside
Red, Like Our Room Used To Feel by Ryan Van Winkle at Summerhall
Rémy by Everything I Own at Paradise in the Vault
Sealand by Alchemist Theatre at Zoo Venues
Shakespeare’s Queens: She-Wolves and Serpents by Straylight at C venues
Songs of Lear by Song of the Goat at Summerhall
Strong Arm by Finlay Robertson at Underbelly
The Elephant Man by Fourth Monkey Theatre Company at TheSpace
The Gambler by Theatre Re at Pleasance
The Happy Prince
by English Cabaret at C venues
The List by Stellar Quine at Summerhall
The Loves I Haven’t Known by Chris Bush at C venues
The Miller’s Tale: Wahala Dey Oh! by Overo Productions at C venues
The Road That Wasn’t There by Trick of the Light Theatre at Laughing Horse
The Shit by Cristian Ceresoli at Summerhall
This Is Soap by C Theatre at C venues
The Ugly Sisters by RashDash Theatre at St Stephens
Vinegar Knickers: On the Edge at Just The Tonic
Werther’s Sorrows by Time Zone Theatre at Zoo Venues
XXXO by Nathalie Marie Verbeke and Charlotte De Bruyne at Pleasance Courtyard

3 Stars 

Bat Boy by Durham University Light Opera Group at C venues
B.O.X by Ninesidedbox at C venues
Cabaret Nova
by C Theatre at C venues
California Beach Bungalow by Smile And Nod at C venues
Collision by Lite Fantastic at C venues
Cover by Dug Out Theatre at C venues
Crypted by Negative Capability at C venues
Don Juan by Jackinabox Productions at C venues
Flamenco Roots by Flamenco Flow at TheSpace
Grit by Tortoise in a Nutshell at Bedlham 
How A Man Crumbled
by Clout Theatre at Summerhall
Kiss Me And You’ll See How Important I Am by Sunday’s Child at C venues
Leather by The Lincoln Company at C venues
Letter To The Man (From The Boy) by Pilot Theatre at Underbelly
Macbeth Unsexed at C venues
Me and Mr C by St Stephens
Mess by Caroline Horton at Traverse Theatre
Misanthropy by No Idling Theatre at C venues
My Plaice/The Lake by The Lincoln Company at C venues
One-Man Hamlet at C venues
One Hour Only by Made From Scratch Theatre at Underbelly
Prodigious
by Lite Fantastic at C venues
Rhinoceros by Theatreverse at Venue 13
Servant of Two Masters by Silliness Productions at TheSpace
Songs For A New World by Straight Line Theatre at C venues
Some Small Love Story by Flanagan Collective at C venues
The Darkroom by Witness Theatre at C venues
The Dead Memory House by Theatre Corsair at Summerhall
The Velveteen Rabbit by Backhand Theatre at C venues
William by Flanagan Collective at C venues

2 Stars

25: 13 Red, 12 Blue by Middle Child Theatre at C venues
Am I A Good Friend?
by Yve Blake at The Cabaret Voltaire
Dead Man’s Cellphone
by Red Chair Players at C venues
Hamlet! The Musical! by Wellington College at C venues
Machinal by Oxford University Dramatic Society at C venues
On The Harmful Effects Of Tobacco/Can Cause Death by Esra Taf Theatre at C venues
The Hand-Me-Down People by The New Theatre at C venues
The Rugged Trousered Philanthropists by Townsend Productions at Assembly George Square
Towards The Moon by One Academy Productions at C venues

1 Stars

Just by Bablake Seekers at C venues
Milk and Mucus by Catwalk Performance Fashion at C venues

*This is the first year that AYT will be experiementing with star ratings. It’s only for the Fringe, and we may not keep them… let us know what you think about them.

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