Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Amidst the large amount of political theatre at the Fringe, Dear Home Office: Still Pending sticks out. And not just because the cast members are all actual refugees. They’re non-professional actors who, in several cases... 

Nora and Jim

Nora and Jim

Though history favours certain people and ends up silencing others, theatre can be a means of trying to give a voice to those whose perspectives have been lost. Nora and Jim does just that, imagining how Nora Barnacle, James Jocye’s partner, would reply to Jim’s letters... 

A Matter of Race

A Matter of Race

Two young women, living similar lives, doing similar things: applying for jobs at cafes, buying alcohol, going to parties. Yet one is black, and one is white, and this means their similar actions yield widely different results... 

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus is a poignant, slightly absurdist masterpiece in dramatic irony, in which the audience watches three strangers on a train slowly, unknowingly, going towards their deaths... 

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

It’s Shakespeare performed in a completely new way: a Shakespeare play condensed to the size of one woman, Emily Carding, and the way she deals with the audience.Carding is Richard III, and Richard III, Carding shows us, is the only thing Richard III is really about... 

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

If you want a break from the theatre and live performances, if you want to try a calmer, different kind of show, this late-night screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, accompanied by a live orchestra, is just the thing... 

Odyssey

Odyssey

The idea is a brilliant one: reducing an epic to the size of a man. However, it faces a set of challenges: can an epic be so reduced without losing everything that made it epic in the first place? In Nir Paldi and George Mann’s Odyssey, the answer is no, and the result is a solo show of Homer’s great classic that is truly spell-binding... 

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

The Hong Kong Three Sisters

Premiered in 1901 in Moscow, The Three Sisters by Chekhov is a play perhaps surprisingly easy to adapt to many different circumstances, as it speaks about characters’ dreams for a better life and the continuance of human suffering... 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

With the overwhelming amount of options at the Fringe, Bite-Size allows one to see several short and sweet plays in the space of an hour. Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour hosts six of the best bites, with five actors playing all the parts... 

Last Resort

Last Resort

The beginning of Last Resort definitely hooks you in. You walk into the small Summerhall basement and are immediately handed a Cuba Libre and encouraged to make yourself comfortable on a deck chair with your own little basket of sand underneath... 

Gratiano

Gratiano

In Gratiano, a forgettable side character from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice steps on stage for an hour for a solo show about heroes, villains, nobodies and the rise of fascism...