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Fringe review: The Man with the Broken Brain

The Man with the Broken Brain • 3.5 stars out of 5 • Stage 7, Yardbird Suite If the audience’s response is anything to go by, Byron Bertram has a solid show on his hands. …



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Fringe review: Peter N' Chris' Best Bits

Peter N’ Chris’ Best Bits 3 stars out of 5 Stage 23, Princess Theatre Not in the mood for comedy? This might be the comedy show for you because it only seemed funny in fits…


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Fringe review: The Sinner's Club

The Sinner’s Club • 4 stars out of 5   • Stage 4, Academy King Edward Patty Swan, a young woman, is getting ready for a party she’s hosting. Just before guests start arriving, a cop…


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Fringe review: Hanlon House

Hanlon House • 3 stars out of 5 • Stage 11, Studio Theatre Hanlon House is a bit like a Newfoundland version of the Odd Couple, with fussy father Gus filling in for Felix and…


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Fringe review: Ciara

Ciara  • 4 stars out of 5 • Stage 28, The Playhouse An impressively nuanced and riveting performance by Linda Grass does justice to David Harrower’s ode to the mean streets of Glasgow, Ciara.  She…





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Fringe review: Prophecy

Prophecy • 4 stars out of 5 • Stage 31, Strathcona Baptist Church The short and powerful Prophecy left me shattered for a moment, at least until it was time to vacate the venue. It’s…


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Fringe review: Drunk Girl

Drunk Girl • 4 stars out of 5 • Stage 13: Old Strathcona Public Library Like its titular subject matter, Drunk Girl is a lot of fun — except when it isn’t. But that’s when…




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Fringe review: Pagliacci

Pagliacci • 5 stars out of 5 • Stage 16, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Go and see this show, especially if all you know about opera comes from Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit of Seville. The Pop…




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Fringe review: Rigby Muldoon: Paradox At Vanderkroft Manor

Rigby Muldoon: Paradox At Vanderkroft Manor 3.5 stars out of 5 Stage 34, John Walter Room/Varscona Hotel It’s the old random-characters-stuck-in-a-locked-murder-manorhouse scenario. Except this time they’re from different time co-ordinates – 1898, 1947, 1987, 2017,…



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Fringe review: Blank: The Musical

Blank: The Musical  • 3 stars out of 5 • Stage 34, John Walter Room Varscona Hotel I wonder how quickly the talented team from Blank: The Musical will get sick of hearing the words Trump…


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Fringe review: The Wait

The Wait • 3.5 stars out of 5 • Stage 9, Telus Phone Museum We spend a good part of our lives waiting for something, and Maria Colonescu’s The Wait takes place during three common…


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Fringe review: Laser Kiwi

Laser Kiwi • 4 stars out of 5 • Stage 1, Westbury Theatre If you are not an avid follower of news from south of the equator, Laser Kiwi probably won’t mean a helluva lot…


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Fringe review: Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett: 5 Stars • 4 stars out of 5 • Stage 1, Westbury Theatre The last time Chase Padgett was in town for the Fringe it was in the guise of a country singer….