Four to Five Star Reviews @ Assembly Festival

5 August 2017

 Some of our shows are causing quite the buzz across the Fringe, and here’s a list of our best reviews. Whether it’s comedy, theatre, dance, circus or music – here are the Assembly Festival shows that have received high acclaim.

Five Stars

 ★ Alex Salmond: Unleashed 
The National (In Print)
The Sun (In Print)
 

★ Andrew Maxwell: Showtime 
 Edinburgh Festival Magazine
The Herald (In Print)
Voice Mag

Anya Anatasia: Rogue Romantic 
Voice Mag

★ Atlantic: A Scottish Story/America And The Great War 
The Herald (In Print)
One4Review
One4Review
British Theatre Guide

Austen’s Women ★
Southside Advertiser
 

 ★Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness 
Broadway Baby

★ Baby Wants Candy 
The Panoptic

★ Blank Tiles ★
Ed Fringe Review


Bump 
Broadway Baby

  Children Are Stinky 
Three Weeks

Choir of Man 
Voice Mag

Comedy Club 4 Kids ★
Edinburgh Families
 

★ Concerto a Tempo D’Umore 
Fife Today

Delorean
British Theatre Guide

Djuki Mala
Broadway Baby

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught
One4Review

Driftwood
Broadway Baby

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
Broadway Baby
The Student Newspaper
Fringe Biscuit
 

★ The Establishment: Eton Mess 
The Scotsman (In Print)
 

★ Fauna 
The Edinburgh Guide
 

★  The Fall 
 The Stage
Sunday Express (In Print)
British Theatre Guide

Glitter Punch 
Broadway Baby
 

★ Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf 
The Peg

Gratiano 
British Theatre Guide

Gypsy Queen 
Broadway Baby
The Wee Review 
 

★  Hannah Gadsby – Nanette 
 The Wee Review
Fest Mag
Fringe Guru
The Times
 

 Hot Brown Honey 
Southside Advertiser
Broadway Baby
Edinburgh Guide
EdFest Mag
 

The Inconvenience of Wings
British Theatre Guide
Edinburgh Guide
 

★ Into the Woods 
One4Review
 

★  Ivan Brackenbury’s 10 Year Anniversary Party with Tom Binns, Ian D Montfort and Friends 
Fairy Powered Productions
 

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver ★
Broadway Baby
 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum 
 Love Music Love Life
730review
 

 ★ Jane Doe ★
Broadway Baby
A Younger Theatre

 ★ Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brians 
The Wee Review

Karoo Moose – No Fathers ★
British Theatre Guide

Mental 
Three Weeks

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows
Voice Mag

★  Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall 
 Pam's Bake and Baby Blog
Edinburgh Evening News (In Print)

My Leonard Cohen ★
Daily Business

 ★ Nath Valvo: Not in This House 
Broadway Baby

★ The Patchwork Odyssey 
Broadway World

Paris De Nuit ★
Broadway Baby
To Do List
One4Review

The Power Behind the Crone 
Bouquets and Brickbats
 

Reginald D Hunter: Some People v. Reginald D Hunter 
EdFest Mag
 

★ Reuben Kaye ★
One4Review
EdFest Mag
Broadway Baby
 

★ The Revlon Girl ★
The Wee Review

★ The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe ★
Theatre Weekly

★  The Road That Wasn’t There 
Edinburgh Festivals For Kids

Robin Hood 
Families Edinburgh
Edinburgh Guide With Kids

 ★ Sam Simmons: A-K 
The Wee Review

★  Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen 
The Skinny
Broadway Baby
Voice Mag
Bouquets and Brickbats
 

 Seven Crazy Bitches ★
Fringe Biscuit

Sigma 
The Herald
The Herald (In Print)

The Soft Subject (A Love Story)
The Reviews Hub
SG Fringe
 

★ Soweto Gospel Choir 
The Wee Review
 

★  Thrones! The Musical 
EdFest Mag
FringeBiscuit

The Time Machine 
Southside Adviser
 

★  Tom and Bunny Save The World 
Fairy Powered Blog
 

★  Transit 
 Ed Fringe Review – Chloe Moloney
 Ed Fringe Review – Ela Portnoy
Edinburgh Guide
The Stage

★ Trygve Vs. A Baby 
Broadway Baby

★ Tobacco 
Edinburgh Guide
 

★  Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Ian Talk Three 
Fairy Powered Productions
 

★ Tshepang: The Third Testament 
British Theater Guide
 

  Wereldband: Släpstick 
Fest
 

★  When The Going Gets Duff 
Entertainment Focus
 

 ★  Whose Line is it Anyway? – Live at the Fringe ★
FringeBiscuit

 


 

Four and a Half Stars

★  Blank Tiles 
Bouquets and Brickbats

★  Choir of Man 
Edinburgh Evening News (In Print)

★  Half Breed 
To Do List
 

★ Hot Brown Honey ★
To Do List

★ Modern Maori Quartet 
Contextus
Younger Perspective
 

★  Seven Crazy Bitches 
Edinburgh Culture Review

★ Snap 
Bouquets and Brickbats


Four Stars

5 Guys Chillin’
Broadway Baby
 

★  Adriano Cappelletta: This Boy’s In Love 
One4Review
The List

★  Alex Salmond: Unleashed 
The Scotsman (In Print)

★  All Genius All Idiot 
The Edinburgh Guide
 

★  Andrew Maxwell: Showtime 
 One4Review
The List

★  Andrew Ryan 
The List
EdFest Mag
 

★  Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic 
 EdFest Mag
 One4Review
The Outlier
Broadway Baby
 

 Atlantic: A Scottish Story ★ 
Scots Gay

★ Atlantic: America And The Great War 
EdFest Mag
The Outlier

★  Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide To Consciousness 
The List
VoiceMag
Ed Fringe Review
Three Weeks
British Theatre Guide

Baby Wants Candy
EdFest Mag

★  Blank Tiles 
 The Wee Review
 Edinburgh Guide
Fringe Guru
Broadway Baby
 

 Boris and Sergey's One Man Extravaganza 
The Scotsman (Print)
Voice Mag

Bright Colours Only ★
Edinburgh Festivals Mag

★  Brutal Cessation 
The Stage
The Quotidian Times
Three Weeks
Broadway Baby

★ Bump 
FringeBiscuit
 

★ Catherine and Anita ★
EdFringe Review
Voice Mag

  Children Are Stinky 
Arthur’s Seat

★  Chamber Pot Opera 
Broadway Baby

★ Choir of Man 
Edinburgh Festivals Mag
The Herald (In Print)

Chris Kent 
EdFest Mag

★  Comedy Club 4 Kids 
One4Review
 

 Damien Power – Utopia: Now in 3D 
Broadway Baby
 

★  Dan Antopolski: The Return of Dan Antopolski 
The List
730review
The Wee Review
 

★  Djuki Mala 
EdFest Mag
The List
The Wee Review
The Scotsman
Edinburgh Evening News (In Print)
 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught
Broadway Baby
 

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
EdFest Mag
 

 ★  Elsa 
The Wee Review
One4Review
 

★  Enterprise
British Theatre Guide
The Scotsman (In Print)
Fest
 

 The Establishment: Eton Mess 
Fringe Reviews (In Print)
The Scotsman

 The Fall 
The Scotsman (In Print)
 

★  Fauna 
Broadway Baby

★  FuturePlay 
The Scotsman (In Print)
 

 ★  Gazing at a Distant Star ★
One4Review
EdFringe Review
 

★  The Girl Who Jumped off the Hollywood Sign 
The Quotidian Times
Theatre Bubble
The Scotsman (In Print)
Broadway Baby
 

★ Glitter Punch ★
The List
Edinbrugh Guide
 

 ★ Goblin's Peter and The Wolf ★ 
One4Review
 

★ Gratiano ★
Broadway Baby
 

★  Gypsy Queen 
The List

 ★ Hairy Maclary and Friends 
Edinburgh Evening News (In Print)

★  Half Breed 
British Theatre Guide
Fest
EdFest Mag
The Times (In Print)
 

★  Hannah Gadsby – Nanette 
Evening Standard
The i (In Print)
The Skinny
The Scotsman (In Print)
Broadway Baby
The Art’s Desk
 

★  Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact 
Wee Review
Voice Mag
Fest
 

 Helen Duff: When the Going Gets Duff 
The Skinny 

★  Hot Brown Honey 
The List
One4Review

The Inconvenience of Wings
The Scotsman (Print)
The Wee Review 

★  Into the Woods 
The List
British Theatre Guide
The Scotsman (In Print)

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver ★
The Skinny

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum ★
EdFest Mag

★ Jane Doe 
The Scotsman (In Print)

 ★  Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains 
Broadway Baby

Juan Versuvius ★
The List (In Print)
 

★  The Jurassic Parks 
Broadway Baby

★ LadyFace ★
Fringe Guru
 

★ Lemonade ★
Broadway Baby
The Stage
 

★  Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows 
EdFringeReview
Fife Today
Short Com
 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright
The Telegraph
 

 ★  Mars Actually ★
Broadway Baby
 

★  Mary Go Nowhere 
Three Weeks
Fringe Biscuit
 

 ★ Massaoke’s Club La La 
Edinburgh Guide
 

Mental 
The Stage
 

Mies Julie ★
The Outlier
 

★  Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male 
EdFest Mag
 

 Milton Jones is Out There ★
Broadway Baby
Voice Mag

Monksi Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall 
Families Edinburgh
 

★  Moonlight After Midnight 
The List
Voice Mag
The Scotsman (In Print)
 

My Leonard Cohen
Edinburgh Guide
 

★  My Name is Irrelevant 
The List
Fringe Guru
EdFringe Review
 

★  My Real Life 
British Theatre Guide
Telegraph
Broadway Baby

★ The Naked Magicians 
Edinburgh Guide

★  Nath Valvo: Not In This House ★
The List
The Scotsman (In Print)
 

★  Nazeem Hussain: Hussain in the Membrane 
The Skinny

 ★ One Man Shoe 
One4Review

★  Ongals: Babbling Comedy 
The List

★ The Patchwork Odyssey 
The List

★  Paris de Nuit 
The Wee Review
The Scotsman (In Print)
EdFest Mag
Voice Mag

★ Parlour Games ★
Edinburgh Guide

★ Performers ★
Edinburgh Evening News (In Print)

 Peter & Bambi Heaven: When Loves Become Magic 
The List
Voice Mag

 The Power Behind the Crone 
FringeGuru
 

Reginald D Hunter: Some People v. Reginald D Hunter 
The Telegraph
 

★ Reuben Kaye 
The Times (In Print)
The Scotsman (In Print)

   The Revlon Girl 
The List

★  The Road That Wasn’t There 
Broadway Baby

Robin Hood ★
Broadway Baby
The List
 

 Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen 
The Times (In Print)
Fringe Guru
The Scotsman (In Print)

★  Scribble ★  
EdFringe Review
FringeBiscuit

★  Seven Crazy Bitches 
Ed Fringe Review
The Wee Review
To Do List
 

★  Shame 
Mumble
Broadway Baby
The List
 

★ Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit 
The Wee Review
EdFest Mag
EdFringe Review
Fest
 

★  Sigma 
The Stage
The List
Broadway Baby
 

★  Simon Evans: Genius 
 EdFest Mag
One4Review
The List
 

★  SNAP! 
Mumble Cirque

 The Soft Subject (A Love Story) 
The Stage

★ St Andrews Revue: The Big Time 
730review
 

 The Time Machine 
The List
Geek Chocolate
Daily Mail (In Print)
 

★  To Hell in A Handbag 
The Edinburgh Guide

★  Tom and Bunny Save The World 
EdFringe Review
Fringe Guru
 

Tom Binns is Ian D Momfort 
BroadwayBaby
 

★  The Truman Capote Talk Show  ★  
Broadway Baby
 

 ★ Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan: Different Party ★
The Scotsman (In Print)

Trygve vs A Baby ★
Fest

★  Tshepang: The Third Testament★  
FestMag
 

★ Urzila Carlson - First Edition 
EdFest Mag

★  Velocity: Rising 
The Scotsman (In Print)
 

★  Velvet Evening Seance 
The Edinburgh Guide
 

★  Wereldbland: Slapstick 
The List
The Stage
Fife Today
Broadway Baby
The Herald (In Print)
 

★  Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Live at the Fringe 
 EdFest Mag