Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

As avid Arden-readers will know, Peter Brook wrote an open letter to Shakespeare in 1957 “giving us full marks for saving your dreadful play”. 

Malfi

Malfi

The spirit of John Webster has never been better captured than in the rat-jabbing guttersnipe seen in Shakespeare in Love. 

Penny Dreadful's Etherdome

Penny Dreadful's Etherdome

The Assembly’s Bosco space is a strange one - one part church, one part yurt - it hints at tent revivalism with a Romany aesthetic. 

101

101

I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was, but it happened at 11am in the dark recesses of C’s soco building. 

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

EGTG are not your average fringe company. 

Nobody's Home: A Modern Odyssey

Nobody's Home: A Modern Odyssey

It is the mark of truly great theatre when the audience leave the auditorium and cannot stop talking about the play. 

Belt Up's The Boy James

Belt Up's The Boy James

For all the excellent performances and wonderfully controlled aesthetic, this production amounts to nothing more than average; because it’s Belt Up, that’s disappointing. 

A Day in November

A Day in November

A Day In November is a beautifully controlled and tenderly delivered reflection on the mind’s descent towards death. 

The Infant

The Infant

Two of my favourite things are Les Enfants Terribles and Theatre of the Absurd. 

I, Malvolio

I, Malvolio

‘I am not mad’ trills a terrific Tim Crouch, commencing a thoroughly engaging hour of intelligently devised and wonderfully executed theatre. 

Babbling Comedy 2

Babbling Comedy 2

The short audience queue didn’t bode well for Babbling Comedy 2 (when playing for laughs, a C of empty seats is a performer’s worst nightmare), and I found myself preparing to … 

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

You know you’re onto a loser when (and I counted) five audience members are asleep during your one-hour production. 

Thirty Two Teeth

Thirty Two Teeth

JamJar’s follow up to Following Wendy is a disappointment on the scale of Grease 2, The Matrix Reloaded and Godfather 3 combined.