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Frodo Allan August 27th, 2017 by

You know that bit in the Fisher King… (yes I know nobody watches the serious Robin Williams films anymore but you MUST have seen this one)… you know that bit where the lonely office worker lady says to Robin “Are you real?” because he’s being the sort of lovely, dreamy boyfriend everyone wants. On top […]


Lewis Porteous August 4th, 2014 by

My colleague Mr Rumania has always been rather dismissive of Fest reviewers, saying that they have a policy of under-rating good shows and judging everything from behind a barricade of preconceptions. Even the balanced Mr Kipper calls them “haughty”. I wondered whether it was just that Fest tries to be more honest, and sets realistic […]


Justin McCarthy July 17th, 2014 by

Justin McCarthy doesn’t so much write reviews as retch words from every orifice. Like someone with lexical norovirus the deluge flows from both ends of his points of view, creating a big mess all over the page. “Simply the most bizarre show you will ever have the unfortunate and detrimental privilege to watch” he writes […]


There’s no pussyfooting with Patricia-Ann Young. She likes to launch straight into the heart of the show under dissection, to the point that she starts with the title. Her take on Nish Kumar is a Comedian begins with “Nish Kumar is a comedian, don’t you know…” Matt Green – Alive starts with “Matt Green is […]