MOON QUEST [GM Fringe]

Over at STARBURST Towers, we are suckers for a good old retro sci-fi show. Pointy rockets ships, elaborate metaphors for social issues and two-fisted pulp adventure are all our sort of thing, so we were intrigued by Casagua Productions sci-fi comedy, Moon Quest. With its promise of a show inspired by movies such as Star … Continued

WHO, ME UK TOUR

Rob Lloyd has been playing and touring his Doctor Who-themed comedy show to worldwide audiences for a number of years, yet despite a couple of visits to the Edinburgh Festival this is his first proper journey around the provinces of the programme’s home territory, the UK. Amazingly, given Doctor Who’s popularity and ubiquity, this is … Continued

Edinburgh Comic Con

Edinburgh Comic Con, the Scottish capital’s premier geek gathering, returned in April for another weekend of glorious nerdery. Now fully settled into its home at the EICC, the event spreads across various rooms of the conference centre with the main hall holding the bulk of attractions and most stalls run by the writers and artists … Continued

‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2018

When comedic musician and king parodist of our time ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic announced that he would be undertaking a tour wherein he dropped the costumes and video screens to concentrate on a stripped-down musical experience, it seemed like a radical idea. When Yankovic explained that the tour would focus primarily on older material – and … Continued

DC EXHIBITION: DAWN OF SUPERHEROES

Where do they get those wonderful toys? Find out how the other half live with an all-encompassing tour around the Batcave, Superman’s fortress of Solitude, Wonder Woman’s Themyscira wardrobe and the Suicide Squad’s… evidence locker?  All of the above and more are amassed within DC’s Dawn of Superheroes exhibition, from the days of Adam West … Continued

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK – Barbican Theatre

Theatre is a living thing that changes and grows as it tours. STARBURST first saw director Matthew Lutton’s stage production of Picnic at Hanging Rock last year and when we heard that this quintessential Australian production was back in the UK, we simply had to take another look. We are pleased to report that the … Continued

SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI/BUNKAMURA THEATRE COCOON PRESENTS PLUTO – BARBICAN, LONDON

Combining elements of Noh-Theatre, traditional dance, puppeteering and some frankly brilliant acting, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon’s Pluto can be glibly described as Blade Runner the Ballet. Europol robot agent Inspector Gesicht is charged with finding out who has killed the most advanced robots in the world, and uncovers a dark conspiracy at the heart … Continued

BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL

We are currently living in a world where comic books are king. However, notably missing from the huge roster of comic book reboots are characters from The Beano. This national treasure has never taken itself seriously and is packed with very silly fun. Enter: Bananaman The Musical, an attempt to add this unique voice in the … Continued

WE ARE THE WEIRDOS

The Final Girls are a London-based film collective with a philosophy of “exploring the intersections of horror and feminism,” and have previously organised screenings of the likes of classics such as Single White Female and Slumber Party Massacre, and new underground efforts such as collaborative anthology XX and Anna Biller’s excellent The Love Witch. Their … Continued

JAWS – IN CONCERT

The Royal Albert Hall is gaining an extraordinary reputation for presenting some of Starburst’s favourite films, but with the luxury of having a live concert orchestra. Previous productions have included Aliens, Harry Potter, Interstellar, Independence Day and our recent voyage brought us to director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams’ 1975 thriller… Jaws – the … Continued