Steve Richards is better known as The Independent’s chief political commentator but rather than spending the silly season hanging around an abandoned Westminster, he’s sneaked up to Edinburgh to put on an extremely good show which explores the politics of an uncertain age. His decades in the parliamentary lobbies have left him with a wealth of anecdotes, the ability to impersonate many a public figure and great analytical insight. Combined with the strong stage presence you would expect from a professional broadcaster, these qualities result in an hour which is at once very funny and incredibly interesting. If you have a lunchtime to spare and any interest in politics, do make an effort to see this show.
Assembly George Square, 1-26 Aug (not 13, 21), 12.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Nicholas Jones]