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The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Dad’s Army Radio Hour

The premise of this show is very simple: two actor/impressionists (David Benson and Jack Lane) present a rotating pair of classic Dad's Army radio...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

I saw Fern Brady in her 2016 Edinburgh show, "Fern Brady: Male Comedian",  in the same room at the Stand Comedy Club 2 last...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Stephen Bailey: Can’t Think...

I love going to see comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe, I really do, but some of it can be, for want of a better...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Mitch Benn: I’m Still...

I should probably preface this review with the disclosure that I think Mitch Benn is one of the truest, funniest and best musical satirists...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Flo and Joan: The...

Flo and Joan are a pair of British piano/percussion musical comedians, recently returned from a residency out in Canada.  Although, strictly speaking, they aren't...

The Swindonian at the Edinburgh Fringe – Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby...

Did you know that in Denmark there are specific words for maternal and paternal grandparents?  Maternal grandparents are "Mom-mom" and "Mon-dad" and paternal ones...

The Scullions present Othello – at the Shoebox Theatre, Swindon –...

The Scullions are a Bath-based theatre company composed of alumni of and current students at Bath Spa University.  Their focus is on the Shakespearean...

Gatecrash Theatre present A Midsummer Night’s Dream – at the Art...

The roving quill of Ben Thomas takes in possibly The Bards most mercurial production.

Katy Brand: I was a Teenage Christian – at the Art...

It's rare that I intentionally go to see a stand-up comedian on tour in town without some kind of notion of the flavour of their...

The Limelight Librarian Presents: Fun at One – The Story of...

Before I read this book I was unaware that scripted comedy on BBC Radio 1 was ever a "thing".  But then I don't ever...