When art is ruined by brilliance…

A few years ago, Adrienne Truscott took our breath away in a very intimate venue with her show Asking For It, so we were excited for Wild Bore. Wild Bore, various times, Traverse Theatre And we were not disappointed. In fact we were delighted by this show, which examines theatre, review culture and women’s bodies…

It’s All About Stu…

It’s all about Stu, it’s all about Stu, baby. That’s a fact. And I’m pretty happy with my choices. If you want to see his hour: Like I Mean It, 1545 every day at the Liquid Rooms, you’ll need to be there 15 minutes early if you want to get in, half an hour early…

Tiny Violins

I’ve had a lovely long weekend with my Naughty Daughter, but as a result have seen fewer shows, instead paying for her to go and see things that I love (Kiri Pritchard-McLean, John Robertson: The Dark Room – where she won TWO prizes, Mae Martin, etc.) and things that she loves (like the Glasgow Conservatoire production…

Women Who Love Women

Hannah Gadsby: Nannette, 1730, Assembly George Square Studios Unusually for me, I knew what to expect with this show. Ordinarily I wander in, based on just a name or a recommendation from one of those funny fuckers I know. This show, though, this one is different. I’ve been looking forward to seeing Hannah since I fell…

Mae

Mae Martin: Dope, 2000, Laughing Horse @ City Cafe Mae’s Radio 4 show is brilliant; great stories, a great hook and her perfect, fluid standup. She’s got a great voice, which is really well-developed after starting stand-up terrifyingly early, aged 13. As soon as I heard her show I tracked down all of her podcast…

Deadly

I’m a big fan of Kiri Pritchard-McLean and everything she does, so it’s a good job she works so hard and has so many shows here, all of which I will see. Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult, 20:15, Pleasance Courtyard (Attic) Kiri’s second solo hour of standup not only has a cracking real story at its…

Late night sleep fight

I’ve finally been out after 9pm instead of tucked up in the apartment of dreams and it was a blast. Although I was then awake most of the night because I missed my three hours of just sitting. But anyway, the shows! Adele is Younger than Us, 2140 Pleasance Dome If this show sounds like…

Pride

I’ve had a lovely day as the two shows I’m peripherally and tenuously connected to have absolutely smashed it today. What I’m saying is, I was fantastic, and it was a bloody good laugh. Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It, 1545 Liquid Annexe, PBH’s Free Fringe I’m not going to plug this every day, but…

Day 3: I already don’t know what day it is

It’s actually day 4. What do I know? After a no-show day yesterday (I was busy enjoying my apartment, doing apartment admin, doing my apartment, etc.) I was way ready for some comedy today. Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It, 1545 Liquid Annexe, PBH’s Free Fringe Finally Stu’s first performance was today. Full disclosure – I’m…

A room with a view, of the room

Yes, I’m still obsessed with my apartment. Which reminds me of a joke I heard today. More of that, later. If you’re in Edinburgh this August, or ever, may I urge you to sample the massage skills of Jill McLaggan. I heard Deborah Frances-White talking about her on the Guilty Feminist podcast some months ago,…