Yen

Yen

Gritty Theatre is living up to its name with their current performance of Anna Jordan’s Yen. If you want a dark play that weaves classic tragic love stories with modern themes – Yen is the perfect piece to choose to bring to life... 

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

Set in cell for suspected witches in Medieval Britain, three women question what it means to stand in solidarity with women through exploring the vastness of obstacles hindering both male and female experience... 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

It's a very difficult thing to talk about Artificial Intelligence Improvisation by Human Machine. I stepped out from the theatre and turned to my showgoing companion and we both just laughed... 

Wratten & Robson: Juxtaposition

Wratten & Robson: Juxtaposition

This is no ordinary stand-up comedy performance. Watching, you will feel part of the performance as you get to know the other members of the audience. What is Dave’s favourite word? Who’s the youngest member of the audience? Why does Steve keep looking at the board on the wall? You will feel like you’re having a night in with some good pals who happen to be hilarious... 

Camp Be Yourself

Camp Be Yourself

Around 20 minutes before the show started we were told to ‘drink up our apple juice’ and to say bye to our parents before we were taken across the pond to America and aggressively welcomed into summer camp... 

#BeMoreMartyn

#BeMoreMartyn

Last week was the first anniversary of the Manchester bombings. That night, 22 people were killed and many more were injured at an Ariana Grande concert. One of those 22 was Martyn Hett... 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

Kate Stokes and Claudia Summers have their finger on the pulse with this delightful double bill of comedy plays, interspersed with a few shorter sketches. A modern re-working of the ancient myths of Narcissus and Echo, they skewer our contemporary obsession with celebrity and consumerism... 

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

Sometimes, when it comes to suspending our disbelief, we just have to go with the flow. In Eddie & The Slumber Sisters, for example, it is never explained why the guardian forces monitoring the dreams of children appear to resemble the Andrews Sisters dressed to entertain the US Air Force during World War Two, nor why they have an unseen superior called Charles; how many of this show's intended audience will have even heard of Charlie’s Angels? Yet, to their credit, the much acclaimed director-and-writer team of Gill Robertson and Anita Vettesse run with this USAF-vibe in both staging and front-of-house staffing, and it works... 

Tape

Tape

Two women are on stage, their mouths are taped shut with broad, black gaffer tape. They are, literally, silenced. This is the opening, and very effective, metaphor for the kind of depressive mental illness they are exploring in Tape, a multimedia show devised by the performers Michelle Barrington and Eleanore Frances... 

Lovecraft's Monsters

Lovecraft's Monsters

In the suitably gothic grandeur of the Rialto theatre, David Crawford bounds onto the stage to tell us the tale of H.P Lovecraft. Crawford summons the spirit of the horror writer to craft a performance that is part biographical tale and part dramatic reading of his works... 

Martin Lingus

Martin Lingus

Martin’s overbearing mother dies leaving him homeless, helpless and unfortunately hopeless. Although she is dead, her sneering presence and voice are heard throughout the piece and actor Clive Marlowe switches between her character, Martin, and his many female conquests in this hour-long, one-man show... 

After

After

Set in an apocalyptical world, After feels like a theatrical experiment on many levels. This is how the first production meeting may have gone: 'OK, there’s one script but it’s only half an hour long... 

The Ealing Inheritance

The Ealing Inheritance

The Ealing Inheritance is a comic tale of intrigue, gold-digging and dastardly dissimulation reminiscent of many an Ealing comedy - hence the double meaning of the play’s witty title... 

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

It's 1736, George II is on the throne, witchcraft laws are being appealed and the British Empire was starting to take shape. It's also the age of the highwayman; thieves who terrorised the roads on horseback and with pistols, ready to cry out "stand and deliver, your money or your life!" Its this lone ranger figure, improbably romanticised over the years, which is the focus of Tobacco Tea Theatre Company's Stand and Deliver... 

Vibrantly Lieu: Welcome to the PVC Shopping Channel

Vibrantly Lieu: Welcome to the PVC Shopping Channel

'Get yourself an oil-based boyfriend'. If there was ever a piece of advice to take forward into the remainder of 2018, this would be one of the best.Written by and starring Gemma Jones, Vibrantly Lieu: Welcome to the PVC Shopping Channel tells the sloppy-drunk rise, fall and rise again of Neve, a young woman desperate to become a shopping channel star... 

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

I had expected more passion and more punch from Unmasked Theatre's rendition of the classic Shakespearean play Antony and Cleopatra. But it was a young and inexperienced cast and the audience was full of friends, supporting the actors on stage... 

Are Strings Attached?

Are Strings Attached?

Are Strings Attached? is a one-man show dedicated to eradicating the negative perception of graffiti, inspiring young people to follow their dreams and addressing the consequences of pushy parenting... 

Tom and Bunny Save the World: The Musical

Tom and Bunny Save the World: The Musical

Tom and Bunny Save the World is a folk musical. A folk musical, but with zombies. Think Once and Shaun of the Dead. We follow, or rather, chase after, the tough and independent Bunny as she, the anxious, wimpy Tom and their gaggle of eccentric friends try to travel up north from London to lovely Yorkshire in the middle of a zombie apocolypse... 

Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn

Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn

Walking into the Rialto Theatre felt like being transported back to a more gothic age. Small walkways and a dimly lit room with a bar in it set the scene for the play we were about to walk into... 

Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove

Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove

The Cascade Coffee Shop is at the centre of a drive to help rehabilitate and reintegrate the homeless population of Brighton through the Cascade Creative Recovery organisation. Using the written and spoken word, photography, and art as a tool for communication, the organisation aims to help the vulnerable members of the community share their stories... 

The Cult of K*NZO

The Cult of K*NZO

The first thing to say about this show is that it made me re-think my (fairly nebulous) relationship with high-end fashion labels. The second thing to say is that it’s timely – right on the politico-cultural trend... 

ARTWORKS

ARTWORKS

The newly refurbished St Augustine’s Centre has been playing host to a huge variety of shows and events: artists working on their pieces live, plays and music performances, screen-printing classes, and even yoga – many of which take place inside the new three story building which has been constructed inside the church... 

Better

Better

Like, I suspect, many other members of the audience, I found myself identifying with Better as described in the Fringe guide. To paraphrase, a lost 30-something-year-old chews the fat with her been-there-done-that 50-year-old female friend, both analysing whether the other woman actually has it 'better'... 

Efemera

Efemera

The Warren's aptly named Theatre Box (it’s a converted shipping container) hosted this year’s final Fringe performance of Efemera. A two-woman show, starring writer Gael Le Cornec and Rosie MacPherson and an audience of around 25, made for an intimate performance, which suited the sensitive subject matter... 

Last Night at the Circus

Last Night at the Circus

It was a balmy Sunday evening at the end of another warm and sunny weekend and many in the audience seem to have to enjoyed the weekend (and perhaps the wine) a bit too much by the time they squeezed into their seat for Last Night at the Circus... 

Circus Vegas

Circus Vegas

It is a little disconcerting plunging into the darkness of a Big Top on a sunny afternoon, two hours after a Royal Wedding but, with a show which includes both drum majorettes and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Circus Vegas seems to be continuing the Special Relationship... 

Wordstock Brighton 2018

Wordstock Brighton 2018

Brighton’s lively Open Market played host to the Wordstock festival this Saturday. The central courtyard was lined with vintage clothing, bookstores, plant shops, and even a pottery studio complete with an ageing, but, lovely dog... 

Quiz Night: The Musical

Quiz Night: The Musical

There comes an awkward point in some friendships when going to the pub is no longer quite enough entertainment. The banter has run thin and the stories are recycled. Enter the pub quiz... 

Can You Put This in the Bin for Me?

Can You Put This in the Bin for Me?

I have the greatest admiration for stand-up comedians. Anyone who can place themselves on a stage, isolated in the spotlight and try to coax a chuckle, a giggle or ultimately a full-throated guffaw out of an unforgiving, expectant crowd is certainly brave and maybe even slightly unhinged... 

Spurious

Spurious

Written by Allan Williams and directed by Harry Benefield, Spurious explores themes of family and identity through three generations of women falling pregnant at 18, while examining each period’s outlook on young and single motherhood... 

Heimatmann

Heimatmann

Heimatmann, featuring just two performers, John Casey and Jessie Waterfield, tells the story of Georg Elser. Elser was a German man who failed to assassinate Adolf Hitler – but only by a matter of minutes... 

I Married An Alien Card Sharp

I Married An Alien Card Sharp

I’ve always been partial to a bit of prestidigitation. As a child I wanted to be a magician, but I ended up an actor. Is there a difference? Not according to Anton Binder’s one man show, I Married An Alien Card Sharp... 

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Pickman's Model by HP Lovecraft

Laying your hands on a cult classic is a daunting task, especially when you are dealing with HP Lovecraft’s much loved gothic fiction. Best known for his unpronounceable Cthulhu mythos, HP Lovecraft also wrote a number of other short stories, one of which is brought to life by The Other Realm Theatre Company... 

Antigone Alone

Antigone Alone

The story of Antigone comes from three surviving plays written by Sophocles in the 5th century BC. It is considered important for a number of reasons, the key one perhaps that it addresses how state power and laws are often at loggerheads with individual morality and ethics... 

Marie

Marie

We meet landlady Liz as she hosts another Historical Night. It’s in-between darts and karaoke on her pub’s weekly events calendar and has been an unexpected success. Elsewhere, unlucky Marie is new to London... 

Just Don’t Do It

Just Don’t Do It

'I’m frightened', my proudly-feminist husband says while reading a Google-searched summary of Just Don’t Do It as we sit waiting for the start of the show. 'What of?' I query... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-faced Shakespeare is one of those things you either love or hate, a bit like Stilton cheese or anchovies. Enjoying it also requires a certain degree of preparation; namely reaching the correct stage of intoxication, where someone else’s drunken stupor seems like the funniest thing in the world... 

Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

It’s ten o’clock on a Friday night in Brighton and Temple Bar is buzzing. Some of us have come here specificaly to catch Lolbot Wars: a comedy show based loosely around the structure of Robot Wars... 

Paul Zenon's Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine

Paul Zenon's Hellfire Club with the Urban Voodoo Machine

Step right down for a debauched carnie cabaret within tent, hosted by magic roustabout and snake-oil peddler Paul Zenon, TV trickster and longtime ‘La Clique’ ringmaster. Featuring bourbon-soaked gypsy bop n stroll legends 'The Urban Voodoo Machine Marching Band', together with a rogues gallery of special guests... 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Having spent three months eating only peas, it comes as no surprise that the eponymous central character in Woyzeck appears in a state of both physical frailty and mental instability... 

Nine Night

Nine Night

There’s little to evoke more anxiety and dread than the phrase ‘Traditional Family Christmas’. Three words that used individually may suggest happiness, take on a whole new meaning with the memories that come when strung together... 

The Spark Factory

The Spark Factory

One of a series of seven one-night-stands of experimental theatre, How Disabled Are You? is curated by theatre co-operative Spun Glass Theatre under the heading of The Spark Factory... 

The Start of Something

The Start of Something

Sweet Werks' studio is a well-suited venue for The Start of Something. It’s a very intimate space which worked well as the three characters relive a painful part of their lives... 

Seaside Sideshow!

Seaside Sideshow!

Come one, come all! Seaside Sideshow invites us to step back into a Victorian-era celebration of music hall, vaudeville and variety; a place occupied by magicians, showgirls and strongmen – all the fun of the fair! Who could resist a bit of a sideshow beside the seaside?On individual merits, the acts were multi-award winning performers... 

Medea

Medea

The original Greek tragedy of Medea was by Euripides, but Jean Anouilh’s 1947 version is fantastic and many thanks to the Wretched Strangers theatre company for choosing it as their first production... 

Gráinne Maguire: I Call My Vagina the Psychopath Test

Gráinne Maguire: I Call My Vagina the Psychopath Test

Gráinne Maguire’s one hour work-in-progress show includes themes around nuns, time travel, ghosts, dating, being a female comedian and writer, culminating in a daydream fantasy about being married to Jim Davidson... 

Kerplunk!

Kerplunk!

Who remembers Kerplunk - that childhood board game of precariously balancing marbles on multi-coloured sticks? Kerplunk!, the 2018 Brighton Fringe show that shares this title, is also itself a balancing act: in this case between two experienced comedians, Julie Jepson and Josh Dillon... 

Being Julie Andrews

Being Julie Andrews

Singing nuns, cheery chimney sweepers and a metamorphosing flower-seller, Julie Andrews’ roles are iconic and hold a distinct place in many British childhoods. The profound impact of these films and their clockwork Christmas replays is made clear in Lesley Emery’s one-woman performance of Being Julie Andrews... 

What's Wrong with Monotony?

What's Wrong with Monotony?

What's Wrong With Monotony? sees a dishevelled, defeated writer struggling to put pen to paper, an activity I can confirm takes up more than half of every writer's career.Choosing to hide under his blanket on the sofa instead of tackling the blank page, the writer is ambushed by his three actor friends who are eagerly expecting a new play to rehearse... 

Medea

Medea

Seeing work at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) is a treat because you have that unusual experience of sharing the same sky with the players. If it’s raining in Brighton, it's also raining in Corinth, or Venice or wherever the play is set... 

ROUTE

ROUTE

A tag team of five young women play a young British black woman. She is not named, she is an everywoman, who moves from her East End London home to a University. There she notes she is “such a minority", the city and the University’s population being posh and predominately white... 

Creditors

Creditors

August Strindberg apparently subtitled his play Creditors (in Swedish: Fordringsäxgare) a “tragicomedy” but, while David Greig’s 2008 adaptation does indeed contain a few decent one-liners to inspire laughter, this remains an all-too-easily depressing tale of individuals brought down by the forgotten or overlooked fracture-lines in their own personalities—not least their ability to easily forget how past actions always come with a price which has to be paid, sooner or later... 

The Prudes

The Prudes

About five minutes in to the therapy session cum comedy gig cum This Morning Celeb Interview that tonally is The Prudes, late 30s couple Jess and Jimmy inform the audience as their ‘Confessor’ (to be all three it makes us a cardigan wearing, lager drinking, silver fox) that they are not actually called Mr and Mrs Prude as that would be ridiculous... 

The White Plague

The White Plague

The White Plague, presented by theatre company Ferodo Bridges’, is a lovely adaptation of a wonderful story but fails in delivery to live up to its promise. The performance begins with the audience milling around a reception room... 

You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You

You Can’t Take it With You is a 1930’s era screwball comedy enthusiastically embraced by Sedos (The Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society), an amateur company three decades older than the play itself... 

More Heat Than Light

More Heat Than Light

In a well-paced, one-hour monologue, eighteen-year-old Alex talks about the generations of family who have had a significant impact upon his life. He takes on their personas, voices and quirky habits... 

Will

Will

The happy band of players that performs Will or Eight Lost Years of Young William Shakespeare’s Life is reminiscent of the troupes that wandered the country when the Bard was alive or opportunely arrived at Elsinore in time to further Hamlet’s mischief... 

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

“It’s sweat on your brow that gives life meaning,” says one of the supporting characters in Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and it’s fair to say that, on occasions, there’s a distracting sense of effort being made by some cast members, which is not always comfortable for the audience... 

Grace

Grace

Some performances defy genre and this production features elements of solo theatre, sketch comedy and stand-up. Essentially, it’s a one-person play about gender identity but that description does Grace and its writer/performer Katie Reddin-Clancy a disservice... 

Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading

I’m not entirely sure of the point of Naked Girls Reading. Surely it couldn’t just be some girls, naked, and reading? But it is a show that does exactly what it says on the poster; four ladies, sans clothing, reading selections from books and poetry chosen based on an ever-changing theme... 

Cirque Nocturne

Cirque Nocturne

Inspired by the hardboiled crime noir of the 40’s and 50’s, Cirque Nocturne has a narrator rather than a master of ceremonies. Our host is a hard-drinking private investigator attempting to solve yet another murder and encountering a line-up of circus performers who each have a secret of their own... 

Burlesque By Force

Burlesque By Force

Brodie John has a story to tell and it’s a raw tale of sexual assault, consent and how to move on. John presents himself onstage as a burlesque performer exiting the stage to rapturous applause before telling his tale directly to the audience interspersed with pre-recorded spoken word and some lovely bon mots that bring chuckles that perfectly break up the prose... 

Entropy

Entropy

We enter the Speakeasy at Gluttony to pounding techno music and, as the first performer takes the stage dressed in dance leotard and denim shorts, there’s a bawdy whistle from someone in the audience... 

The Lover

The Lover

When watching the stage adaptation of any book, especially one I’ve not read, there’s often a question lingering at the back of my mind; would I appreciate this more, would I understand this better, if I had? It’s a telling distraction, of course; arguably, any stage adaptation should stand or fall on its own metaphorical feet as a work of theatre; if you need to bring background information to make the experience work, it’s failed... 

John

John

UK theatregoers may be playing catch-up when it comes to playwright Annie Baker. Whilst her first major work, Body Awareness, premiered off-Broadway at the David Mamet and William H Macy founded Atlantic Theatre Company almost a decade ago, it was only 2016's The Flick here at The National's Dorfman that seemed to get most of us talking... 

Christmas With The Rat Pack

Christmas With The Rat Pack

In the early 1960s the Rat Pack quintet (then including Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop) performed in the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. The shows were semi-improvised affairs with sketches, drinks, cigarettes, repartee, a little dancing and, when they weren’t fooling around, some of that famous singing... 

Parliament Square

Parliament Square

Bruntwood Prize Judge’s Award winning play of 2015 Parliament Square by James Fritz transfers to the Bush Theatre after its world premier at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester... 

Tommy and the Snowbird

Tommy and the Snowbird

It’s said that actors should never work with children or animals, presumably because of their unpredictability and the extra work this requires. While usually focused on casting, this must also be extended to working with very young audiences, such as the advised “three to seven” year olds encouraged to see this Christmas offering from Scottish Youth Theatre... 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

There’s a deliberate cheapness to the temporary, painted proscenium arch erected in the Brunton’s theatre-space, indicative of this local panto’s rough ’n’ ready (and necessarily low-budget) approach that, when it works, nevertheless keeps its audience—on the night of this review, predominantly under the age of 10—genuinely entertained... 

Bad Roads

Bad Roads

Ukrainian playwright, Natal’ya Vorozhbit may be one of the few global voices for a conflict many of us seem to have ‘forgotten’, as though the Russian intervention happened way before 2014... 

Mother Courage And Her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children is given a safe and very competent revival at The Southwark Playhouse. Tony Kushner’s translation focuses well on the playwright’s intentions to highlight the horrors of war... 

Our Fathers

Our Fathers

It’s mildly amusing to see two grown men briefly falling into a childish bragging-match about their fathers—one a retired Church of Scotland minister, the other a former Bishop... 

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

Through lively renditions of Rock and Roll hits, Million Dollar Quartet captures a snapshot in musical history: a jamming session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at the recording studio that launched them into stardom, Sun Records... 

Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace

“Lavender Menace”, according to Wikipedia, were “an informal group of lesbian radical feminists formed to protest the exclusion of lesbians and lesbian issues from the feminist movement at the Second Congress to Unite Women in New York City on May 1, 1970”... 

Man to Man

Man to Man

There were a lot of expectation around this new Wales Millennium Centre production of Manfred Karge’s one-woman play, Man to Man. Back in 1987, Karge himself had directed a young Tilda Swinton in a career-establishing performance at the Traverse, in it’s former Grassmarket home... 

Damned Rebel Bitches

Damned Rebel Bitches

Historically speaking, the original “Damned Rebel Bitches” were—according to the “butcher” Duke of Cumberland—the Jacobite women who marched behind their men in order to prevent them retreating... 

The Coolidge Effect

The Coolidge Effect

During the early years of the British Broadcasting Corporation, its first Director-General Lord Reith established the BBC’s mission as being to “inform, educate and entertain”... 

Oslo

Oslo

The challenge with any dramatisation of an historic moment is in trying to appeal to the people for whom the event just ‘rings a bell’ right up to those whose lives were directly impacted by it ... 

Pharmacophilia

Pharmacophilia

Fractal Distraction Theatre Company provide Fringe-goers with an escape into dark dystopian future Pharmacophilia, written by Emily Young. Set in 2087, the population of Great Britain is kept compliant through the government’s compulsory prescription of Seratraxine... 

When the Sky Falls In

When the Sky Falls In

When The Sky Falls In is written and presented by Janet Gershlick. She is quite clear about not being an actress, although as a broadcaster she has many years experience working in radio with the BBC and independent stations such as Capital Gold and Talk Radio UK... 

Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

Trying to do a hallowed musical such as Les Miserables at the Fringe is a bit of a rigged game. Audiences easily become accustomed to short shows at the expense of productions requiring a longer attention span, such as a multi-hour musical... 

Hell Has No Fury

Hell Has No Fury

In this show, you will empathise with a child killer. A bold promise from TwentySomething theatre company when they stage Hell Has No Fury with only a monologue and three outward facing mirrors (lit with spooky candles for good measure) for support... 

Beautiful Little Fool

Beautiful Little Fool

As one of the most famous American authors of all time, many people will know of F. Scott Fitzgerald and yet the woman behind the man, his wife Zelda, has been overlooked for the most part... 

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

As part of Fringe Central’s Young Voices: Fresh Perspective programme, the Scottish Drama Training Network presented Creative Solutions for Creative Careers. Young arts creators were invited to the free hour long event to discuss the difficulties facing them as they enter the industry... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley works towards an overwhelming state of urgency with the audience in his solo show Heads Up. Delivered with effective use of second-person narration, Heads Up is a story about the end of the world, and we follow the plight of four individuals who are deeply distressed and disconnected with the world around them... 

Wired

Wired

Wired is one of several productions with a military theme being performed at the Army Reserve Centre, Summerhall’s new venue, army@Fringe. What it portrays is a world away from the cosy atmosphere of the mess bar, the art exhibition and the casual social interaction; not that several of the soldiers on duty haven't had first hand experience of what it portrays... 

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... 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Gilded Balloon’s annual comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny. With David O’Doherty, Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran among the previous winners, and dozens more notable comics among its previous finalists, the grand final is a great place to see up-and-coming comics take their first steps towards a career in comedy... 

Data Night

Data Night

Data Night is a fun, frothy feminist fable mixing clever and silly in the same test tube. Olga Koch and Catherine Brinkworth come together as creator and creation in a modern take on Frankenstein... 

Joan

Joan

There are moments of brilliance in this one-person-variety-show, but Joan's intriguing idea is let down by lack of critical editing. Joan reimagines the story of Joan d’Arc, famous 15th century peasant girl who claimed to have visions of Saint Catherine, and who defied gender norms by leading the French army... 

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls shows us two women who worked as secretaries documenting the German perspective on WWII. We see them go from proud nationalists full of hope to breaking down as they witness their country ultimately losing the war... 

The Staff Room

The Staff Room

It is really reassuring to see an honest piece about the hard work of being a teacher, whilst also avoiding a bland generic sanctifying of all teachers. The Staff Room, takes us behind closed doors where the kids can’t hear us, and shows a slither of the day to day life of teaching... 

Joseph K

Joseph K

Joseph K is a modern day adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial brought to us by students from KGS Theatre Company. Set in 21st century London this piece, written by Tom Basden, follows the life of Joseph K around the time of his 30th birthday... 

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... 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The story of Peter Pan is a familiar one for many and The Talentz present a lovely retelling of the classic tale. The youth theatre group’s show is a well-oiled and rehearsed performance that is beyond their years... 

Profundis

Profundis

Profundis choreographed by Israeli-born Roy Assaf, is amusingly and slickly performed by the National Dance Company Wales but is more of a ‘five-finger exercise’ for dance students; a mind-game with much mime and posing with very little dance... 

Plan B for Utopia

Plan B for Utopia

How do we start a conversation about a better future without sounding like dreamers? This is the question that Joan Clevillé Dance’s Plan B For Utopia tries to answer as its narrative weaves and floats through a postmodern landscape of dance, storytelling and physical theatre... 

Declan Amphlett: Verbal Remedies

Declan Amphlett: Verbal Remedies

Declan Amphlett is going into his fourth year at Cambridge, and has just returned from a year abroad in France. He's only recently broken up with his girlfriend, and is trying to find his way in the world as a semi-awkward, middlingly attractive (according to him) man... 

Fuaigh – Interweaving

Fuaigh – Interweaving

Fuaigh – Interweaving is a collaborative project about belonging, language loss and home. The premise is that we have been invited to a ceilidh by two central figures: playwright, poet and writer, Rona MacDonald, and Scottish Gaelic singer, Gillebride MacMillan... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina is very funny and manages to entertain the audience for an hour by conforming to as many stereotypes of a Jew as he can. Jewish comedy is not a new concept and despite Demina playing to stereotypes, he does so very well...