★★★★“Raw and vivid” | Reviews for Start Swimming at Edinburgh Fringe

The reviews are rolling in for YV Taking Part’s Start Swimming, currently playing at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. Start Swimming has sold out to a magnificent response check out what audiences are saying and read the full reviews below.


Start Swimming company. Photo by Helen Murray.

“Radiates puckishness and a sense of mischief”
Time Out | Read the full review

“The uniformly terrific cast exert themselves to their limits”
The Stage | Read the full review

“Assured, impassioned performances… raw and vivid”
The Scotsman | Read the full review

“Terrific piece from the Young Vic Taking Part department”
The Guardian | Read more

Start Swimming is now sold out but you can contact Summerhall about returns. Created in response to Why it’s Kicking Off Everywhere, Start Swimming is the latest Young Vic Taking Part Parallel Production. Learn more about what Taking Part do. 


★★★★★ for Annie Ryan’s adaptation of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing


The reviews are rolling in for Annie Ryan’s adaptation of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where Aoife Duffin also picked up The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see the amazing audience response so far.

A courageously feminist production
The Guardian – read the full review here.

A memorable evening of pure theatre
The Sunday Independent – read the full review here.

Superbly shaped… a remarkable performance
The Financial Times

Duffin’s exceptional portrayal is the best of her career
The Irish Times – read the full review here.

Duffin is remarkable throughout
The Telegraph – read the full review here.

A tour de force performance…This ferocious, gorgeous show transcends mere story
Time Out – read the full review here.

It’s a triumph
The Times

“We’re captivated by Duffin’s mesmerizing performance… There’s more tension, drama and suspense in this pungent, pugnacious single-handed performance than in most contemporary Irish drama with a full cast”
The Irish Independent – read the full review here.

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing comes to the Young Vic in February 2016. Book now.