Tag Archives: Edinburgh Fringe

Comic Thom Monckton Embodies Art of Laughter

Comic Thom Monckton Embodies Art of Laughter

“Thom Monckton has demonstrated what an outstanding physical comedian he is during several previous Fringe visits. In The Pianist he used his gangling frame and rubbery face to puncture the pomposities of classical music….

Edinburgh Hosts Comic Alice Snedden

Edinburgh Hosts Comic Alice Snedden

“New Zealander Alice Snedden is well established in her native country as a comic, television writer and newspaper columnist, Fringe. It’s a breezy run-through of…

Horndog is Rose Matafeo’s Moment

Horndog is Rose Matafeo’s Moment

New Zealand-born comic Rose Matafeo’s show Horndog was a highlight of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and it is also one of the London Evening Standard’s top picks to see in the UK capital. “Insatiable comedy fans…

Heidi O’Loughlin’s Edinburgh Debut a Delight

Heidi O’Loughlin’s Edinburgh Debut a Delight

For her first solo Edinburgh Fringe hour, comedian Heidi O’Loughlin tries out a variety of topics. The New Zealander’s Tahitian heritage is up first in a spot of family history, as she recounts the…

Playwright Arthur Meek’s Upside Down Perspective on Colonialism

Playwright Arthur Meek’s Upside Down Perspective on Colonialism

Can western theatre ever tackle the subject of colonialism without replicating its inequalities, Financial Times’ reporter Matt Trueman asks. New Zealand playwright Arthur Meek, feels that it would be presumptuous to write a story…

Cult One-Squid Comedy Show Goes to Perth

Cult One-Squid Comedy Show Goes to Perth

New Zealand-born clown Trygve Wakenshaw, who trained at prestigious French clown school École Philippe Gaulier, is performing his one-man show Squidboy at Perth’s Fringe World festival’s Summer Nights season from 10 through 22…