Jigsy – Liverpool’s Royal Court

Written by Tony Staveacre Directed by Hannah Chissack ★★★★ It’s a tough gig, being relegated to the Bingo Halls of Liverpool. Once a crowd-tickler, a herald for the working man’s club and provider of laughs, Jigsy was a dockworker turned stand-up who frequented the city’s timeless venues and like many, spoke with an illusion of … Continue reading Jigsy – Liverpool’s Royal Court

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – Festival Theatre

In the past sixty years, social media has become a dominant force as Great Britain has joined and then left the European Union, gone through twelve Prime Ministers and somehow, Allan Stewart’s career survives it all. Quite rightly, Stewart may host the Big Big Variety Show, we may be celebrating his sixty years in the business, … Continue reading Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – Festival Theatre

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse – Rose Theatre

Performed by Tommy Tiernan For just one night only, the lyrical prowess of Tommy Tiernan’s topsy-turvy language could be found reminding the inhabitants of Edinburgh the power located in the basement of Gilded Balloon’s Rose Theatre; a tremendously lively venue which is often cast aside outside of Fringe time. Irish through and through, Tiernan’s Paddy Crazy Horse is a … Continue reading Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse – Rose Theatre