Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Alan Ayckbourn's comedy for our times. When Martin and his sister Hilda move into respectable Bluebell Hill, they quickly decide to band together with their neighbours to keep out undesirable elements... 

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... 

Green Knight

Green Knight

A one-woman dramatic monologue performed with great storytelling skills, Green Knight is an enthralling show. Debbie Cannon, the writer and actor, holds the audience in the palm of her hand as she takes the well-known mediaeval story, full of magical ‘fairie’ set at the time of King Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and re-tells it from Gawain’s would-be seducer’s point of view with a great blend of drama, humour and atmosphere created by scene-setting mediaeval music... 

A While With Seamus Heaney

A While With Seamus Heaney

A heartfelt tribute to Ireland's late Nobel Poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. The poems are set within a frame of live music and critical and, at times, witty commentary by an actor who knows the Ulster landscape... 

The Fair Intellectual Club

The Fair Intellectual Club

1717 – the inaugural meeting of a secret society where young ladies exercise their minds. In Lucy Porter's sparkling play, the constraints of the day have a habit of intruding as they search for a higher plane... 

Beauty

Beauty

'What is an artist without his muse?' Beauty constantly asks this question as it delves into what it really means to create a legacy as an artist, and investigates how morals are explored and brought into question in the world of art... 

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly's pastoral comedy, Galatea. Lyly's Galatea follows two maidens, disguised as boys and sent away to escape Neptune's monster, to Diana's Woods... 

Volpone

Volpone

He's dying to get rich... With the aid of his servant, Mosca, Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed, prompting them to shower him with gifts in order to become his sole heir... 

My Dog's Got No Nose

My Dog's Got No Nose

Stand-up comedy can be a very demanding form of performance. It’s solo, placing the entire burden of success or failure on the individual, and it’s instantly gratifying (in the form of laughter), which is rewarding, as long as they laugh... 

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

The programme for Collateral Damage states that, while the play was written in 1999 in response to contemporary issues, it “has many resonances for us today”. Yet this production fails to resonate... 

The Gingerbread Lady

The Gingerbread Lady

Neil Simon's dark comedy about Evy Meara, a cabaret singer whose career, marriage and health have all been destroyed by alcohol. Having completed ten weeks in rehab to overcome her addiction, she returns home to the welcome of friends with their own problems – an overly vain woman who fears the loss of her looks, a homosexual actor in danger of losing a part in a play, her devoted but anxious teenage daughter, and a worthless ex-lover... 

The Collector

The Collector

Possession. Obsession. Delusion. Based on John Fowles’ infamous novel, Frederick Clegg abducts and imprisons a girl long worshipped from afar, hoping she’ll learn to love him. Will she? Or are Clegg’s dreams, like the butterflies he collects, doomed? 

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages

Murderous intentions corrupt adolescent dreams in the chilling story of six teenagers living 20 years apart in an isolated girls' school. Jealousy, lust and suspicion feed on the naivety of youth in this tense, atmospheric adaptation of Carol Goodman’s acclaimed thriller... 

Black Comedy

Black Comedy

A sculptor is awaiting the arrival of an art dealer when the power fails. Will he manage to hide his neighbour’s borrowed antiques, impress his fiancée’s father and hide his ex-mistress’s arrival during the blackout? A comedy farce. 

Catch My Soul

Catch My Soul

Shakespeare the enigma – finding clues to sketching out the man behind the prose and the poetry. A delightful, accessible and light-hearted look at the Folio to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. 

A Memory of Lizzie

A Memory of Lizzie

A documentary musical about the childhood of Lizzie Borden, who was notoriously accused of murder in Fall River, Massachusetts USA, in 1892. Performed by our all-girl teen drama group. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love is complicated. Hermia loves Lysander. Her dad doesn’t. She is told to marry Demetrius or become a nun. Helena loves Demetrius. But Demetrius loves Hermia. So they all run away into the forest... 

Dog! The Musical

Dog! The Musical

What would your dog say if she could talk? Furry angel philosophers Trinny and Kato share their insights on the travails and foibles of the (not always wonderful) humans they love, through the media of words, song, music, movement and fur... 

Admirable Fooling or What You Will

Admirable Fooling or What You Will

Come let loose and forget about your worries with feasting, music, mayhem, bloody coxcombs and admirable fooling. Little Shakespeare Theatre School returns to the Fringe after successful runs of Bottoms Up and Macbeth, written and directed by Michelle van Rensburg with a cast of talented young performers... 

In a Forest, Dark and Deep

In a Forest, Dark and Deep

'Truth hurts, don’t it?' On a dark and stormy night, Betty, a married, successful dean of the local college, has called upon her resentful, blue-collar brother, Bobby, to help her close up her isolated cabin in the woods... 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

“O God, that I were a man,” Beatrice laments in Much Ado About Nothing’s fourth act. Well, in Arkle Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy, she is. And her Benedick is a man... 

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor-director, Larry McCluskey through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music. The journey moves from Heaney’s childhood, through his emergence as Ireland’s foremost poet, international eminence and awards, to the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature... 

The Mrs Mash Show

The Mrs Mash Show

Mrs Mash loves food and she loves stories! Join her for a feast of stories, songs and joining in fun about all kinds of fabulous food. Perfect for younger children and their families. 

Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist

Unemployed bartender Maude is convinced she’s bought a Jackson Pollock for $3 in a junk shop. Eminent art expert Lionel comes to evaluate its authenticity. Cue a hilarious and thought-provoking battle of wits over art, truth and identity... 

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden is one of my all time favourite plays; it is a beautifully written text, teeming with monologues many actors would dream to get their hands on... 

Bottom's Up!

Bottom's Up!

Little Shakespeare Theatre company presents a fast-paced hilarious play for children by children, except for Bottom that is. He is a large man with a loud mouth who snores a lot and has a donkeys head... 

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

Edmonton: such an idyllic village. Mother Sawyer, a poor and lonely old woman, has turned to the devil to revenge herself on the village that called her, what else but, a witch. Well-loved Frank, on the other hand, has secretly become a bigamist in order to protect his family’s fortunes... 

Rumours

Rumours

Neil Simon’s comedies are wonderful, but quite a few of them have aged badly. Some very perplexing updates were made for Arkle Theatre Company’s production of Rumours and the show suffers for it... 

Anorak of Fire

Anorak of Fire

Stephen Dinsdale's hit comedy is a mind expanding experience. A glimpse into the inner world of Britain's last true spiritual order - trainspotters. Now you'll know the world's funniest place is, eh, Crewe. 

Weekend Breaks

Weekend Breaks

One of John Godber's finest. Jaded teacher and fledgling stand-up Martin Dawson invites his ageing parents for a Lake District weekend break. It's supposed to be a fun weekend but instead a lifetime of bitterness and frustration erupts. 

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

The world gasped in shock when renowned Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away in August of last year. Larry McCluskey’s sensitive amalgamation of readings and recitals of Heaney’s poetry with music and anecdote provides an experience that encapsulates Heaney’s significance as writer, friend, husband, thinker and prominent national figure... 

I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards

I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards

In the mid-19th Century, Madeleine Smith was accused of poisoning her lover, Pierre Emile L'Angelier. The jury found her neither innocent nor guilty, returning the uniquely Scottish verdict of “not proven”... 

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

The award winning EGTG brings a bold new production of Webster's macabre tale to this year's Fringe. In a court dominated by the machinations of men, a woman attempts to take control of her own destiny... 

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Lisa has lost an hour. This hour is the key to restoring balance to her life but in order to retrieve it she must journey to the Wonderful World of Dissocia. A wonderland where she meets insecurity guards, a deviant scapegoat and even a singing polar bear...