Bazaar and Rummage was written by Sue Townsend, best known for her Adrian
Mole series, and incorporates some of the wry humour typical of those
Shaggers’ premise is simple: a couple of comedians make sex-related jokes.
Some way into a verbal onslaught directed at yours truly, Bob Slayers makes an unexpected allusion to the observer effect in particle physics.
I’m not quite sure why The Unholy Trinity calls itself horror.
The Year Out Drama Company’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing
begins with a game of charades and its brisk humour quickly melts away my
Goethe’s best-known novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, finds
elegantly concentrated expression in this short one-man performance.
The first half of Soften the Grey is near-perfect.
There is a character in Old Gristle who carries a bin bag and,
within it, the liquefied remains of his dead dog.
Trevor Smith’s An Evening with Dementia, which has captivated
audiences and critics alike in its three runs, seems set to become one of the
valued mainstays of the Edinburgh Fr…
Part history lesson, part guided whisky-tasting, Moonshine, Medicine and the Mob offers a
fascinating insight into a key period in American history: Prohibition.
King Ubu was performed only once in playwright Alfred Jarry’s life.
Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits does pretty much what it says on the tin: runs through some of the Bard’s best-known monologues and soliloquies, from Jaques’ “All the world’s…
Cushion is a very short (thirty-minute) piece which begins much as it ends: two middle-aged women are seated before us and converse.
Tender Napalm is a two-hander by Philip Ridley, best known for his controversial 2005 play Mercury Fur.
Unsung, a tender, devastating domestic drama by Ayndrilla Singharay, draws on
her experiences at the ASHA woman’s refuge.
A madcap romp through its creators’ bizarre imaginations, Clever
Peter may be the weirdest sketch show you’ll ever see.
Anyone might be forgiven for apprehension about a literary sketch show.
There’s a lot going on in Dogs of War.
And The Horse You Rode In On begins with the easy unfolding of soldiers’ badinage.
Italy, late World War II.
Shirley Lauro’s drama All Through the Night opens badly, but it gets better.
In early 1879, the British Empire suffered its worst ever defeat at the hands of an indigenous people.
Liam Williams’s latest show is hard to pin down.
Lie motionless in the centre of railway tracks, they say, and a passing train will leave you untouched.
In 1996 Lisa White interviewed her grandmother, Millie Shrieves, who
grew up in colonial India.
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