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Emma Lawson


Emma grew up on Orkney and didn’t attend a proper gig until she was 18 - she’s been trying to make up for it since. A literature postgrad, she’s worked in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Berlin, but somehow always manages to be hanging around for Fringe.

Reviews: 28
Other Articles: 3
Pleasance Courtyard


Elise will leave you eager to find out more about its neglected heroine

To Be Me
Dance Base

To Be Me

Contemporary dance appears understated when set to Tempest’s blistering prose

Paradise in Augustine's


Sensitive and self-aware portrait of a queer interracial relationship

Bilal Zafar

Bilal Zafar

Comedian Bilal Zafar chats to Emma Lawson about his sophomore show

Dance Base


Produced by appropriately-named FERAL, this is a captivating production about wildness and need

Just the Tonic @ The Mash House

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

This highlight of the Free Fringe mixes the topics of Islamophobia, Twitter and baking.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

An entertaining choice for children, even if Kerr’s magically surreal atmosphere doesn’t translate to the stage.

Worry Monster

The Worry Monster

A creative and charming look at mental illness and the power of the imagination.