Bazaar and Rummage

Bazaar and Rummage

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 books. 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers’ premise is simple: a couple of comedians make sex-related jokes. 

IndieRound (Fool Members Club) with Bob Slayer & Tim Fitzhigham

IndieRound (Fool Members Club) with Bob Slayer & Tim Fitzhigham

Some way into a verbal onslaught directed at yours truly, Bob Slayers makes an unexpected allusion to the observer effect in particle physics. 

The Unholy Trinity

The Unholy Trinity

I’m not quite sure why The Unholy Trinity calls itself horror. 

Story Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

Story Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

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 scepticism. 

The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Goethe’s best-known novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, finds elegantly concentrated expression in this short one-man performance. 

Soften the Grey

Soften the Grey

The first half of Soften the Grey is near-perfect. 

Old Gristle

Old Gristle

There is a character in Old Gristle who carries a bin bag and, within it, the liquefied remains of his dead dog. 

The Return of Savonarola

The Return of Savonarola

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… 

Moonshine, Medicine and The Mob: Whisky Theatre

Moonshine, Medicine and The Mob: Whisky Theatre

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

King Ubu

King Ubu was performed only once in playwright Alfred Jarry’s life. 

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

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

Cushion

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

Tender Napalm

Tender Napalm is a two-hander by Philip Ridley, best known for his controversial 2005 play Mercury Fur. 

Unsung

Unsung

Unsung, a tender, devastating domestic drama by Ayndrilla Singharay, draws on her experiences at the ASHA woman’s refuge. 

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

Clever Peter: The Dreams Factory

A madcap romp through its creators’ bizarre imaginations, Clever Peter may be the weirdest sketch show you’ll ever see. 

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

Anyone might be forgiven for apprehension about a literary sketch show. 

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

There’s a lot going on in Dogs of War. 

And the Horse You Rode in On

And the Horse You Rode in On

And The Horse You Rode In On begins with the easy unfolding of soldiers’ badinage. 

All Through the Night

All Through the Night

Shirley Lauro’s drama All Through the Night opens badly, but it gets better. 

The Zulu

The Zulu

In early 1879, the British Empire suffered its worst ever defeat at the hands of an indigenous people. 

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Liam Williams’s latest show is hard to pin down. 

Mallory: Beyond Everest

Mallory: Beyond Everest

Lie motionless in the centre of railway tracks, they say, and a passing train will leave you untouched. 

Lavender Junction

Lavender Junction

In 1996 Lisa White interviewed her grandmother, Millie Shrieves, who grew up in colonial India.