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 2019.........it's here!!!!


Anyone for some awards?


All roads will lead to Poole in September for the 13th annual DarkChat Awards as we choose our favourites from this year's Edinburgh Fringe.


Expect Scottish food and a fiendishly difficult Edinburgh Fringe based quiz  before we settle down to discover who will win.


In 2018 "Until You Hear That Bell" picked up the prize for Best Show, along with Best Actor and Best Director, but the biggest winner of the evening was Zenith Youth Theatre Company's "The Frogs", which picked up 4 awards.


Details of all of those winners can be found here and reviews for all of the shows we saw then can be found here including all of the reviews by our (then) 9 year old mini-DarkChatters.


This year's DarkChat flat occupees were The Coxes, David & Anne, returning for the 13th successive year with David & Thuranie joinging them for their first Fringe experience with Phil back for the first time ina  a couple of years.  Our motto is "We like to be entertained", safe to say that this year, we were.


Keep checking the website for the occasional review and bonus interview and some bits of news from our Fringe friends who are still in Edinburgh. For now though it's time to lie down for a while before we get those nominations together.

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.


Well DarkChat are back in the real world. Boo!


As well as spending lots of time in a darkened room we have been writing and tweeting as many reviews as we can. Everything that we saw and enjoyed are available to read just click on our Reviews 2019 page and feast your eyes.


We have had a great time, possibly the best yet. The quality and variety of shows on offer is truly outstanding. The talent in the world is staggering. We hope you agree.