The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

The team behind the critically acclaimed Faulty Towers Dining Experience are back with a new immersive theatre piece – this time centring on the low-key wedding reception of Will and Kate (no, not THE Will and Kate)... 

The Girl Who Cannot Die

The Girl Who Cannot Die

This carnivalesque exploration of the tale of Snow White was admirably committed in its aesthetic, with costumes, face paint  inventive use of props and live music all paying tribute to those travelling theatre companies that revelled in the grotesque and fantastical... 

Muscovado

Muscovado

This searing and heady tale of the inhabitants of a 19th century sugar plantation in Barbados should have provoked a wealth of emotion from its majorly white audience, however it fell disappointingly flat... 

What's in the Punch?

What's in the Punch?

This stark portrayal of commedia dell’arte figure Punch (of Punch and Judy fame) as he regales in his decrepit elder years in a retirement home was reminiscent of classic morality tales such as a Christmas Carol, wherein the character is visited by several familiar characters from his past in order to show his questionable moral choices... 

Brewers Fayre by David Greig

Brewers Fayre by David Greig

A startling and original portrayal of the fallibility of relationships in a technological age, Brewers Fayre demonstrates how theatre can be used to critique contemporary societal issues to great effect... 

Knee Deep

Knee Deep

I have had the good fortune to witness many amazing shows at the Fringe; however this display of intense physical strength, hypnotising aerial acrobatics and aesthetically gorgeous body lines has managed to top my list of must-see Fringe shows of 2014... 

Acting and Creating a Character

Acting and Creating a Character

As a performer myself, I eagerly awaited this workshop, convinced that I would leave The Warren on that damp, soggy day a better actress – or at least with a few hot tips on character embodiment... 

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

When I was a young little lady, I had dreams of becoming many exciting things – most of which were fairly unattainable career paths, for example ‘the Yellow Power Ranger’ or Kiara from The Lion King 2... 

The Shallow Depths

The Shallow Depths

I was the first to ascend the steps of the Three and Ten, greeted by the sight of a flame-haired woman clad in a sky blue, draped gown - slightly reminiscent of a druid priestess contemplating sacrificing her grave-faced husband who sat at the keyboard next to her... 

Scan Artists

Scan Artists

Scan Artists is a multi-faceted performance by The Bridge Theatre Company – comprised of 13 Brit School students – that manages to effortlessly blend song, movement and strong visuals with a thought-provoking script by award winning playwright, Evan Placey... 

The Old Spice Girls

The Old Spice Girls

Unfortunately, the likeability of these two ladies wasn’t enough to reject the notion that they should have, to quote an age old cliché, ‘stuck to the day job.’ The concept of the show was interesting in itself, the ultimate ‘girl-power’ group The Spice Girls having aged a bit since the nineties, and as have we... 

The Girl and The Goat

The Girl and The Goat

As I left the Warren after viewing The Girl and the Goat, all that was running through my head was ‘who on Earth thought that was a good idea?’ The awkward hitting together of hands at the end of the show – an act one would usually call applause but for some reason I can’t apply that word in this case – signified that I probably wasn’t alone in this... 

Am I Right Ladies?!

Am I Right Ladies?!

How much can you expect from a free comedy show at the Brighton Fringe? A lot, as it turns out, as comedienne Luisa Omielan, fresh from her critically applauded touring show What Would Beyoncé Do? exhibits her new work-in-progress, Am I Right Ladies?Her new material is not all she exhibits in this hour long show, as she gives the lucky audience an empowering strip tease whilst preaching a message of bodily love... 

Slut (r)evolution

Slut (r)evolution

The provocative, punny title, combined with my interest in hearing women speak frankly about their sexuality in contemporary society led me to believe that this would be a performance I could identify with, laugh along with and – most importantly – be entertained by... 

The McMagicSandwich! [with fries]

The McMagicSandwich! [with fries]

I was apprehensive about The McMagicSandwich (with fries), described as ‘exploding lightbulbs, slapstick danger and crayzeeeness’, reminiscent of hot air-inflated slapstick shtick we usually associate with comedy such as Harry Hill or Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow...