REVIEW: The Alchemist, Edinburgh Fringe, Just The Tonic @ The Caves (Venue 88), 17:55

The thrills of trickery and cunning illusion come together in this high energy production of Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist. When his master leaves town to escape the plague, Face, a butler, joins forces with Subtle and Doll to pull off a series of con jobs. Proffering everything from the philosopher’s stone to quarrelling advice, the … More REVIEW: The Alchemist, Edinburgh Fringe, Just The Tonic @ The Caves (Venue 88), 17:55

REVIEW: Grimm, Edinburgh Fringe, C Venues – C too (Venue 4), 8pm

The smell of watermelon surprised me. I did not arrive with the expectation of olfactory engagement, but Grimm’s audiences experiencing the piece will be acutely aware of their bodies throughout. The jarring contrast between the chilling shudders andwarm belly laughs punctuating fast dialogue is a hallmark of this finely crafted piece of new writing. In … More REVIEW: Grimm, Edinburgh Fringe, C Venues – C too (Venue 4), 8pm