We’ve reached the halfway point this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and despite the rain, things are looking bright.
MICHAEL J DOLAN
Even Michael has had to smile this year, despite himself! The Skinny said “…a hilarious piece of merry misanthropy…hotly tipped for Best Newcomer” in their 4 Star review. Sarah Millican tweeted “Edinburgh! One of my fave shows is @MichaelJDolan @ White horse on Canongate at 18:10 for FREE.Grumpiness has never been so smart and funny.”
Multiple sell out shows from the star of “Queer as Folk”. EdFestMag had the following advice “If you’re feeling raucous, head to Hal Sparks’ show. He’s going boldly in his direction because he knows it’s a good (and internationally agreeable) direction, so just trust him, and let him take you there.” 4 STARS. He closed The Big C charity gala in front or 1200 people and shared the bill with Sarah Millican and Ed Byrne. It seems he’s got his feet will under the table in the UK now.
THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE
Before The Boy’s first show had even opened, he’d received a 5 Star review from The Metro.. (they’d attended a preview in London) and they described the show as “the stuff fringe dreams are made of”. All shows so far have sold out, so if you want to see The Boy. Book now.
The Fringe has embraced Danny’s way of thinking, and the highlight was his game of giant Hopskotch on the Royal Mail which became an international contest between France and Brazil. Only at the Fringe. He also seemed pleased with his 4 Star review from The List, but sometimes it’s hard to tell. “Catch this comic idiot savant before Vic ‘n’ Bob snap him up.”
LILI LA SCALA
The songstress has delivered the goods once again with Songs to Make you Smile. 5 Stars from The Metro on the opening weekend “delightful, delicious, delectable and de-lovely” gave her a great start to the Fringe. And Paul Daniels seems to have adopted her as his “Must see” of the Fringe. We like that….not a lot…
Carey has produced one of the best shows of his career so far and it’s not just us that thinks so. “It’s a real joy to see a comic at his gleeful best…5 stars” Edinburgh Evening News. “Do yourselves a favour, go and see him…5 stars” One4Review. Catch Carey.
A superbly well crafted show from the Fringe virgin has led to a cult following at the Fringe. Three Weeks gave him 4 Stars and after a rousing appearence at the late night show “Spank” the crowd in unison chanted “Danny Bevins, 6:30, Gilded Balloon”.
This intriguing tale of how Matt once kidnapped the Chancellor of the Exchequer has caused much talk. With it’s slick production and real footage from the crime, “Just Du-et” is a thoroughly engaging hour. And catch Matt at the varous cabaret shows around the festival, indulging his lighter musical whimsy.