Monthly Archives: July 2010

FRINGE REVIEW – Festival in the Sky, Princes Street Gardens

Edinburgh Spotlight took to the sky high above the city  this afternoon in a unique experience of dining 100ft in the air.  It was a  press event, so this review is not a true report of what you may experience, but will certainly give you an idea of what to expect.     We were warmly welcomed by the ‘sky hosts’ who […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Sammy J: Skinny Man, Modern World (Underbelly)

5th – 29th August (not the 16th) 9.50-10.50pm, Underbelly Award-winning Australian comedian Sammy J was a smash hit at 2008’s Fringe with ‘Sammy J And The Forest Of Dreams’, an adult musical puppet extravaganza co-developed with puppeteer Heath McIvor. This year, he is back with Skinny Man, Modern World, a new hour-long solo show packed […]

FRINGE INTERVIEW – The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

Hands up everyone who’s ever pulled a sock over their hand and made a puppet out of it…? That’s about all of you then. Now, keep them up if you’ve then pulled another sock over your other hand, and gone on to use them to create a hilariously funny and clever comedy show filled with […]

FRINGE PREVIEW: Fair Trade by Shatterbox (Pleasance Dome)

4th – 30th August (not 16th or 23rd) 3.30-4.30pm, Pleasance Dome Plays based on verbatim accounts can often be powerful and moving, with the knowledge that the words you are hearing performed are genuine and factual records of what someone actually said. With its subject matter of human trafficking for the sex industry, Fair Trade […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Rob Rouse: The Great Escape (Underbelly)

August 5th – 29th (not the 16th) 8.30-9.30pm, Underbelly Comedian Rob Rouse should be a familiar face, having frequently popped up on television’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Friday Night Project and 7 Day Sunday. Since starting his comedy career in 1998 when he won the So You Think You’re Funny? competiton, Rob has […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Universal Arts @ New Town Theatre

With its grand, ornate and slightly mysterious interior, The Freemasons’ Hall in George Street could have leapt straight off the pages of a Dan Brown novel. For the month of August however, it is a temple to the true Spirit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and plays host to one of the most exciting and […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Paul Zerdin: Sponge Fest Revisited

August 5th – 15th, 8.25-9.25pm, Assembly George Street Reclaiming the art of ventriloquism for the 21st century, Paul Zerdin returns to the Fringe after last year’s sell-out show with Sponge Fest Revisited. Paul will bring three characters to life before your eyes: cheek-filled adolescent Sam; grumpy pensioner Albert; and the rather precocious Baby. Critically-acclaimed, Paul’s […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – Andrew Ryan (Free Fringe)

August 6th – 30th (not 17th or 24th) 5.15-6.15pm, The White Horse The relaxed and quick-witted style of Andrew Ryan has seen the young Irish comedian being declared ‘funnier than Ardal O’Hanlan’, as well as reaching the finals of various industry awards and winning the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year award in 2009. […]

FRINGE PREVIEW – The Pantry Shelf

5th-30th August 12.45-1.40pm, Sweet Grassmarket There is one play at the Fringe this year which dares to provide an answer to that age-old question which has puzzled scholars, philosophers – and chefs – throughout the ages… Can porridge fall in love? The Pantry Shelf at the Sweet Grassmarket flings opens the door on the hidden […]