Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Scotsman reviews (pt 3)

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The last half-dozen of my reviews for the Scotsman this year are now online. There’s no single link to reviews by critic on their website so I thought I’ve compiled them here.

You can also read earlier Scotsman reviews here, and more here, and a non-Scotsman round-up here.



Tomás Ford: Craptacular
Ford’s off-the-rails style might take you by surprise. But let him do his thing and you realise it all comes from a place of love. Resistance is a waste of time anyway. Get weird. And have fun.
Read the full Scotsman review here.

Carla Lippis – Cast a Dark Shadow
From the emotional delivery to the vocal technique to the musical ambition, it’s all turned up to 11, like a gathering storm or a stampede approaching from the horizon.
Read the full Scotsman review here.

Ben Hart: Belief?
As a spectacle of enchantment, Belief? offers a crescendo of coups that leave you seriously stumped for a rational explanation.
Read the full Scotsman review here.



Elsie Diamond: The Sensible Undresser
In this evocative, amusing and insightful burlesque Bildungsroman, performer Elsie Diamond takes us through her career in cabaret – or rather that of her alter ego, Winnie Sparkletits. 
Read the Full Scotsman review here.

A richly stocked line-up of performers offers plenty to delight but as a show, there’s a sense of a potentially powerful machine not firing on all cylinders.
Read the full Scotsman review here.

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs
Campy, knowing, wild-eyed and surreal character comedy, buoyed by ceaseless energy, sinuous physicality, tremulous vocal renditions and a deep attachment to the bathetically grotesque.
Read the full Scotsman review here.


And that’s it from me for this year’s Fringe.


Click through to read…

My first batch of Scotsman reviews plus other recommendations

My second batch of Scotsman reviews

The Not Television Edinburgh Awards 2017
(aka semi-reviews and stand-out moments misleadingly framed as awards cos that’s where the cultural capital’s at)

In praise of the weird: Panti Bliss’s Edinburgh Fringe 2017 welcome address