The Stage Trump Lear review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘Strange, amusing blend of Shakespeare and Donald Trump’ 2018-08-14T17:13:24.000000000+00:00 David Carl and Michole Biancosino’s Trump Lear manages to be both a fair rendering of an abridged production of Shakespeare’s Lear and Love Songs review at Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘lovable, well-intentioned coming-of-age story’ 2018-08-14T17:11:22.000000000+00:00 Alissa Anne Jeun Yi’s one-woman show is, in many ways, a classic coming-of-age story – a young woman grows up, has awkward Timmy review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘smart if safe romcom’ 2018-08-14T17:01:24.000000000+00:00 There’s an enjoyable sitcom slickness to Roxy Dunn’s two-hander Timmy. She plays Judith, a young woman in a relationship with the title Prehistoric review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘gutsy exploration of teenage rebellion’ 2018-08-14T16:43:49.000000000+00:00 Visceral, passionate and thrashing about in any key it can find a snarl, Marcel Dorney’s pseudo-history of Brisbane punk in the late Let’s Inherit the Earth review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘exuberant, absurdist, but aimless’ 2018-08-14T16:36:43.000000000+00:00 Jointly produced by Scottish company Dogstar Theatre and Swedish outfit Profilteatern, Let’s Inherit the Earth offers one of the zanier shows available Fronting review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘important but rather gauche writing’ 2018-08-14T16:23:41.000000000+00:00 David has been diagnosed with HIV and his life is changed irrevocably. While still trying to process the diagnosis himself, he is Polaris review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘endearing but thin sci-fi fairytale’ 2018-08-14T16:07:22.000000000+00:00 What links an astronaut in 2096, two girls in year 10, and a T-Rex in the Cretaceous period? In Holly and Ted’s Drive-By Shooting at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘grand opera meets gun crime’ 2018-08-14T15:46:55.000000000+00:00 The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a place for experimentation and a perfect example is the new micro-opera Drive-By Shooting, by John McIlduff A Generous Lover review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘absorbing storytelling with a unique perspective’ 2018-08-14T15:22:51.000000000+00:00 La John Joseph is a regular performance artist and commentator on the queer scene in the UK and beyond. At face value, Kin review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘straightforward, sensitive comedy-drama’ 2018-08-14T15:03:33.000000000+00:00 It’s a bit disconcerting to come across a straightforward tragicomic play at the Edinburgh Fringe, but that’s what Max Dickins’ Kin is.