EDINBURGH FESTIVAL


Reviews


The Man Called Monkhouse (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh)
This one-man show 'can't bring the effigy alive' of the late comedian
Ross and Rachel (Assembly George Square, Edinburgh)
Friends are reunited in this exploration of the realities of meeting 'the one'
Tonight with Donny Stixx (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh)
Sean Michael Verey gives 'a great performance' in Philip Ridley's new one-man show
The Encounter (Edinburgh International Conference Centre)
Directed and performed by Simon McBurney, Complicite's new production traces a lost photographer's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest
Swallow (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh)
Stef Smith returns to Edinburgh with a new play following three girls re-building shattered lives and egos
Impossible (Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh)
Phill Jupitus and Alan Cox star as Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this 'slight, enjoyable piece'
Gyles Brandreth: Word Power! (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh)
Brandreth has 'a big bee in his bonnet about language' and comically examines the power of words in his show
The Titanic Orchestra (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh)
John Hannah returns to the stage in Hristo Boytchev's play
Pardon / In Cuffs (Traverse, Edinburgh)
Belgian company SKaGeN return to the Fringe with an examination of 'the complex relationship between culprit and judge'
How to Keep an Alien (Traverse, Edinburgh)
Fringe First winner Sonya Kelly returns with a 'touching tale of falling in love and proving it to the government'