Edinburgh stars

_MG_1869_MG_1930I had two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe this year – Shakespeare For Breakfast which I wrote and directed; and The Adventure Machine (a kids show) which I devised and directed.

It was a great month. Here’s a snippet of the press reaction to the shows:

Shakespeare For Breakfast

“A brilliant spoof created by writer/ director; Tom Crawshaw, who is essentially the new Shakespeare in town… Sets itself apart from the hundreds of other Shakespeare plays on offer during August.” ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

“The script oozes Shakespeare references with a delicious modern twang to create a premise that is beyond clever. As if it couldn’t get any better, this hilarious play reveals all of its entertaining surprises via iambic pentameter… Pure genius!★★★★★ Box Dust

Better than ever. Strong performances, witty jokes… The cast keep the laughs coming.” ★★ WhatsOnStage

“Holding the attention of everyone from babes in arms to seniors… an essential part of the Fringe goers’ experience.” ★★★★★ Remote Goat

“As strong and energetic as a double espresso” ★★ Three Weeks

“Not only very funny, it is well-thought out and cleverly based on Shakespeare’s language and ideas, while layered to serve those with and without prior knowledge” ★★ Edinburgh Spotlight

“Tom Crawshaw’s rather smart ‘good vs bad’ characters has allowed the team to dig deap and pull out performances that are as complex and muddled as some of the Bards own works. A brilliant way to start your day.” ★★ The New Current

“Don’t worry if you don’t catch all the references or recognise all the quotations – there’ll be another along in a few seconds. Funny, inventive, totally silly… an ideal start to a Fringe day.” ★★ Theatre Guide London

“Expect much mirth, many shocks, revelations and topical references, and a thoroughly entertaining start to your day: the enthusiastic roars of applause were richly deserved!★★ ScotsGay


The Adventure Machine

“This rollicking spoof of children’s fantasy fiction packs so much into its 50 minutes. Laughs and chuckles abound as the totally engaged audience hugely enjoys this clever show.★★ The Stage

“Embrace the day with unbridled enthusiasm, because you’re fortunate enough to be in the same city as this rather wonderful show. Makes you happy just to be there… One of those shows that you cannot outgrow.” ★★ Broadway Baby

My son loved it, as we left he said “That was sooo good.” Fringe Review

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