Meet The Fringepig Team...Edmund Rumania

About 10 years ago there was a stuffed toy reviewer-reviewer called Steve Womble who made a name for himself with his uncompromising reviewer-reviews.

He once famously said that he’d rather “get a sex change, grow some ovaries, then cut them out and eat them” than have to read another of Kate Copstick’s reviews.

Womble was also a hermaphrodite bisexual, meaning that he could be unapologetically sexist to both men and women without anyone ever complaining.

Womble was Edmund Rumania’s uncle (later aunt) and also his idol. Edmund has been working hard to carry on that family legacy of being a proper dick to people without engaging with them on any level. He writes articles and reviewer-reviews for us in between shifts at his uncle’s bailiff company.

His favourite phrase is “If you want to review people at the biggest and best arts festival on earth, you’d better not be shit at it.”


Reviews filed by Edmund Rumania

Mark Monahan

To be honest, I’ve never much cared for the way The Telegraph denomes Mark Monahan “joint dance critic … and ...
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Justin McCarthy

Justin McCarthy doesn’t so much write reviews as retch words from every orifice. Like someone with lexical norovirus the deluge ...
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Paul F Cockburn

I’m not going to say anything bad about Paul F Cockburn because the photo of him makes him look like ...
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Peter Dorman

I’m going to ignore the fact that Peter Dorman uses phrases such as “strap yourselves in” and “not one for ...
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Nanna Gunnars

Nanna Gunnars doesn’t want to be misunderstood. Perish the thought. Her reviews have  a fussy preciousness to them that’s as ...
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Tom Moyser

“I went into the theatre thinking that assisted suicide was a sad but sometimes necessary thing, and I left thinking ...
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Si Hawkins

Hawkins is a great fan of the words ‘hackneyed’, ‘indulgent’, ‘boring’ and the phrases ‘goes on too long’ and ‘this ...
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Rory Mackenzie

I’m not sure I believe anything that Rory Mackenzie writes. Not because I think he’s lying, but because I’m not ...
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