REVIEWED SHOWS

Our team of arts professionals go out on to the Fringe to review shows, looking for the really good stuff to invite onto the 'Pick of the Fringe'. Those that are considered good enough are invited on to Mervyn's showcase but, with only 140 slots available during the run, not all the excellent shows we see get to perform for us. This year we are listing all the shows that our reviewers gave four and five star reviews so you know all the shows we recommend.

5-STAR SHOWS
  • 1902
  • 2 Mouthed Men
  • Afghanistan Is Not Funny by Henry Naylor
  • Alex MacKeith: Thanks for Listening
  • Alistair Barrie: Alistaircratic
  • Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not
  • Ballet Freedom
  • Beats on Pointe
  • Ben Hart: Wonder
  • Big Band Does... Broadway
  • Black is the Color of My Voice
  • Boris The Third
  • Charlie Caper: Magical
  • Charlie Russell Aims to Please
  • Chris Turner: Rap God
  • Christian Brighty: Playboy
  • Christopher Bliss: Captain Words Eye
  • Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters
  • Circa: Humans 2.0
  • Circus Abyssinia: Tulu
  • Cirque Bersek!
  • Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann
  • Danielle Walker: Nostalgia
  • Ellie MacPherson: Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
  • Erika Ehler: Femcel
  • Everything Has Changed
  • Feeling Afraid as If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen
  • Fills Monkey: We Will Drum You
  • Flamenco Fusion
  • Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help
  • Head/Lining
  • Headcase
  • I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical
  • Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO
  • Jesus, Jane, Mother, & Me
  • John Hastings: Do You Have Any Ointment My John Hastings
  • Jordan Gray: Is It a Bird?
  • Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think
  • Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder
  • Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!
  • Lizard Boy
  • Luke Wright's Late Night Dance Floor Fillers (Poems)
  • Manbo
  • Markus Birdman – The Bearable Heaviness of Nearly Not Being
  • Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy
  • Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle
  • Mitch Tambo
  • Move Fast and Break Things
  • Mr Chonkers
  • Olives and Blowjobs
  • Pear
  • Police Cops: The Musical
  • Project Dictator
  • Randy Feltface: Alien of Extraordinary Ability
  • Rob Madge: My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do)
  • Rouge
  • Saved
  • Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
  • Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes
  • Sounds Impossible: A Musical Magic Show by Neil Kelso
  • Speed Dial
  • Starship Improvise
  • Taiwan Season: See You
  • The Dan Daw Show
  • The Gods, The Gods, The Gods
  • The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much
  • The Mr Thing Show
  • The Silent Treatment
  • The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • The Twenty-Sided Tavern
  • Thunderstruck
  • Tim Vine: Breeeep!
  • Tudur Owen: Alive Huw
  • Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
  • We Should Definitely Have More Dancing
4-STAR SHOWS
  • 360 ALLSTARS
  • A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery
  • A Place That Belongs to Monsters
  • A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain
  • Adele Someone Like Me
  • After Dusk: The Improvised Twilight Zone
  • Aidan Jones – Taco
  • Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore
  • Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man
  • Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul
  • An Eve and an Adam
  • An Evening Withour Kate Bush
  • And
  • Anthony DeVito: My Dad Isn't Danny DeVito
  • Aquapella
  • Are You Being Murdered?
  • Are You Guilty?
  • Assisted
  • Attenborough and His Animals
  • Aurie Styla: Green
  • Avenue Q
  • Bella Hull: Babycakes
  • BIRDEE
  • Bluewater
  • BOLERO - EXTENDED
  • Boom
  • Briefs: Bite Club
  • Brown Boys Swim
  • Cake and Violence
  • Caligari
  • Camille O'Sullivan: Dreaming
  • Caste-ing
  • Casting Off
  • Cello on Fire
  • Changing The Sheets
  • Chelsea Birkby: No More Mr Nice Chelsea
  • Chloe Petts: Transience
  • Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50-Foot German Comedian
  • Cirque Alfonse: Animal
  • Classic!
  • Collision
  • Concept for a Film
  • Craig Hill: I Always Knew I Had it in Me!
  • CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation
  • Dan Cook: Loud Bit, Quiet Bit, Loud Bit, Quiet Bit
  • Dan Rath: Cockroach Party
  • Destiny
  • Don't Make Me Hate You
  • Double Drop
  • Drag His Ass with Mary Beth Barone
  • Elf Lyons: Raven
  • Emily Wilson: Fixed
  • Epic Film Music Concert
  • Eva Cassidy: The Story
  • Eve: All About Her
  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World
  • Fladam's Musical Comedy Hootennany!
  • Floodgate
  • Fritz and Matlock
  • Fruit Flies Like a Banana
  • Gabbi Bolt: I Hope My Keyboard Doesn't Break
  • Gareth Waugh: Doozy
  • Garry Starr: Greece Lightning
  • Geraldine Quinn: BROAD
  • GirlPlay
  • Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I'm Sixty Moore
  • Good Grief
  • Heroes
  • Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience
  • Horse Country
  • Hotel Paradiso
  • Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs
  • In The Small Hours
  • Irvine Welsh's Porno
  • Ivo Graham: My Future My Clutter
  • Jacob Hawley: Bump
  • Jamie MacDonald: Reasonably Adjusted
  • Jess Robinson: Legacy
  • Jessica Fostekew: Wench
  • Jim Daly: Football and Fatherhood
  • Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened
  • Joshua (and Me)
  • Joz Norris: Blink
  • Julia Masli: CHOOSH!
  • Just These Please: Honestly No Pressure Either Way
  • Kafka and Son
  • Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball
  • Kevin Quantum: Dark Matter
  • Kinky Boots
  • Learning to Fly
  • Les Dawson: Flying High
  • Let’s Be Honest with The Tin Knees
  • Lloyd Langford: DILF
  • Look at Me Don't Look at Me
  • LoudScribble
  • Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man
  • Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth
  • Made in Indian/Britain
  • Magical Bones: Soulful Magic
  • Maisie Adam: Buzzed
  • Making a Murderer: The Musical
  • Manic Street Creature
  • Masterclass
  • Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gent
  • Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
  • Max Fosh: Zocial Butterfly
  • Musclebound
  • Music, Mayhem and a Mezzo
  • Mustard
  • Mythos: Ragnarok
  • Nashville Story
  • Night Dances
  • Nina Gilligan: Late Developer
  • Oedipus Electronica
  • Paddy Young: Laugh, You Rats!
  • Pete Firman: Bag of Tricks
  • Police Cops: The Musical
  • Railed
  • Rebel
  • Receptionists
  • Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!
  • Rob Auton: The Crowd Show
  • Ruckus
  • Runners
  • Sap
  • Scott Bennett: Nine Lives
  • Scottish Falsetto Socks: Eurovision Sock Contest
  • Shamilton
  • Silkworm
  • Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years
  • SK Shlomo: Breathe: The Play That Becomes a Rave
  • Skank
  • Soup Group!
  • Still Floating
  • Sugar
  • Taiwan Season: Light of Life
  • The Bush
  • The Choir of Man
  • The Chosen Haram
  • The Fleetwood Mac Story
  • The Great Almighty Gill
  • The Greatest Hits of Lily and John
  • The Idiot Circus: Death is Coming
  • The McTaggart Family: Celtic Gospel
  • The Mistake
  • The Queen's Cartoonists
  • The Return Of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Sorries
  • The Village and The Road
  • The Wild Unfeeling World
  • Tom Brace: Embrace The Impossible!
  • Tom Lucy: Melt
  • Tom Waits For No Man
  • Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life
  • Two Hearts: We're Pregnant and the Baby is Music
  • Vittorio Angelone: Translations
  • Viva Your Vulva: The Hole Story
  • War of the Worlds (On a Budget)
  • Who Here's Lost?
  • Yippee Ki Yay
  • You're Safe Til 2024: Deep History

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY COMPETITION

(+ a 20% off ticket promotion for every entrant!)

Yes, our ticket giveaway competition is back.

To celebrate the 29th year of Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe' we are giving away ten pairs of tickets in our BIG, free, ticket giveaway competition. Plus if you enter, we will send you a special promo code that will get you 20% off tickets.

Good luck!