EVERYTHING MARKED WITH: 5 Stars


Larry Bartleet August 8th, 2015 by

  There’s a certain sort of FringePig reader who only reads the reviewer-reviews that are two pigs and below. Some of them even write in to ask why we bother praising some reviewers, suggesting that’s not what we’re here for. So it’s with apologies to these readers (probably, let’s face it, 90 per cent of […]


James McColl August 12th, 2014 by

If all reviewers wrote like James McColl, Fringepig would be out of business. Not that Fringepig IS a business, obviously. Not until someone has the guts to take out an advert with us, anyway. No, if they all wrote as matter-of-factly as this chap there wouldn’t be much to moan about. “Laurence Clark is a […]


Edimbrugh Fringe Dog August 5th, 2014 by

Well, you wait 67 years for an Edinburgh Fringe parody to happen, and then two come along at once. This one is very wet-nosed and friendly and is called Edimbrugh Fringe Dog. Fringe dog spells everything wrong and gives everyone five stars. As you know, we at Fringepig get quite cross with reviewers who use […]


Miles Fielder July 17th, 2014 by

There’s very little to criticise in Miles Fielder’s writing style. It is adult, sober and fluid. The sentences are tight, the adjectives well chosen. He writes with rhythm. In fact you actually feel a sense of loss for not seeing some of the shows he recommends, because it sounds like advice from someone  you’d be […]


Jonny Ensall July 17th, 2014 by

Jonny Ensall offers not so much a critique of what he sees as a contemplation. Over 500 words or more he explores not just the when and the where of a show, but the why, the physics and the metaphysics. Not that there is anything vague about his reviews: from the very outset their opinion […]