Peter Maddern

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WENGERBALL – Assembly – 4K

Wakefield’s voices are excellent, his patter amusing and his commentary about football spot on. His moments as Jose Mourinho are more than worth the price of admission. 4K

CATCHING COMETS – Pleasance Courtyard – 3.5K

Chasing Comets should not to be underestimated as a satisfying way to spend an hour at the Pleasance one afternoon. 3.5K

THE SHARK IS BROKEN – Assembly – 4.5K

Wit as razor sharp as the shark’s, put downs as cold as the sea that supposedly surrounds them, all done nonetheless with a warmth to match a swig of Shaw’s whiskey – 4.5K

FISH BY SHINEHOUSE THEATRE – Summerhall – 4K

For the hearing impaired this work makes for a break from those shows that can provide so many challenges and delivers much more than a token production. 4K

MANUAL CINEMA’S FRANKENSTEIN – Underbelly – 4K

The finished product on the screen is only half the thrill of seeing this production; how it is done is the other. 4K 

COMFORT FOOD CABARET – Imagination Workshop – 4K

Give yourself a break from the usual Edinburgh hurried curries, bashed up burgers or limp lentils and sit back and savour a show that will embrace all your senses, including the beautiful singing voice of mine host and chef Michelle Pearson. 4K

FEMME by ERIN FOWLER – Imagination Workshop – 4K

All Femme’s elements together make for a powerful message and commentary on identity. 4K

NIGHTS BY HENRY NAYLOR – Gilded Balloon Teviot – 4K

Another powerful work from Henry Naylor. 4K

JUDAS – Assembly Blue Room – 4.5K

This production combines both fine writing and performances and should be must seeing for those interested in well developed work around the major political issues of our age. 4.5K

CICADA 3301 – Underbelly – 2.5K

Cicada struggles for want of character development. 2.5K