DarkChat - Reviewing the Edinburgh Fringe since 2008

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Welcome to DarkChat


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.


Created in 2007 DarkChat began as an idea for some friends to share their experiences of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with each other on a nightly basis, discussing the shows they had seen that day.


Fast forward and this has evolved into an online review site with the discussions provided to the wider world as well as our slightly inebriated friends.


We also enjoy the DarkChat Awards at the end of each Fringe Festival.   It's not quite a Perrier Award (but then what is nowadays?) but we enjoy debating who should receive them and if we can make someone feel a little bit warmer about their show then why not!!


If you'd like to contact us you can do using the form on the website or by simply clicking here.

Edinburgh 2018.........it's here!!!!


....although ours is over already!


Well it seems like it was over as fast as it began, DarkChat have been and gone and have landed back in the 'real world' (to those in the Fringe bubble we can confirm that it is still here).  We arrived just over a week ago and now find this year's adventure over for another year as we get back to our real jobs and at the same time get the reviews together for all of the shows we have seen this last week.  Those that are already written can be found here including all of the reviews by our 9 year old mini-DarkChatters.


In readiness for this year's shenanigans we prepared by watching a few preview shows and caught up with a few performers to see how they were feeling with the Fringe just around the corner.  You can find those reviews and interviews within our News section.


This year's DarkChat flat occupees were The Coxes, David & Anne, returning for the 12th successive year and Carl, Kate, Dylan & Harri back once again, with our youngest two DarkChatters experiencing their fifth taste of the Fringe despite only having turned 9 a few weeks ago.


Our motto is "We like to be entertained", safe to say that this year, we were.


Now to arrange an awards ceremony!



Awards, awards, awards!

Each year at the end of the Fringe we dish out that DarkChat Awards and 2017 was no different, so as we prepare for 2018 take a look back at what won us over last year.


Jessica Fostekew took the main prize with her brilliant tales of entertaining geriatrics on board a cruise ship, while How To Win Against History was the biggest winner of the night with a total of 3 awards.


The details of all the gongs awarded can be found here and all reviews for the shows we saw last year are  online so you can get a flavour of what we liked and why we liked them.



Who are DarkChat?


Drawn from across the UK DarkChat include a broad spectrum of people of all ages, backgrounds and sexes.  We include writers, directors, performers, students and fans of many genres.



To find out more about the individuals click here or for some more in-depth analysis have a look at some of the DarkChatters Q&As.