Ian’s Picks: Week 1

2013-08-08 Fringe 0001One week and 20 shows in, I thought I’d share a summary of my favourite shows for anyone planning their weekend:


My favourite show of the fringe so far is The Boy With Tape On His Face, a wonderful splicing of mime and comedy!

For stand-up, Richard Herring’s We’re All Going to Die was brilliant.

If you like musical comedy I’d recommend Adam Kay’s Amateur Transplants, and we got a really good line-up at Distraction Club too.

The Noise Next Door are  brilliant if a bit of improv takes your fancy.

On the Free Fringe we really enjoyed Aidan Goatley is On the Mend.


My favourite play is The Boss Of It All – absolutely brilliant.  I also really enjoyed No Direction.

For musical theatre, Facehunters has amazing music and an impressive cast.


The Creative Martyr’s After the Apocalypse is a fantastic Free Fringe offering, darkly funny.   For a slightly edgier late evening show, Silhouette Burlesque is definitely worth a visit (also Free Fringe).

East End Cabaret is a good bet for a some smutty cabaret humour and songs.

Not Yet Seen

Things we haven’t yet seen this year but are looking forward to this weekend – we’ve either seen parts of the show or seen the act last year so these aren’t totally random recommendations…

  • The Mechanisms, Ulysses Dies at Dawn (Music, Free Fringe)
  • Sarah Louise Young, Songs for Cynics (Free Fringe)
  • Title of Show (Musical, Fringe)
  • Aurora Winterborn’s Candid Cabaret
  • Noise Next Door Late Night Lock-in

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