It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

If only beheading an enemy was the way to solve problems in the modern world. 

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy

Eddy Brimson hasn’t been on his best behaviour. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

Late 1800s: there’s a heavy fog surrounding London. 

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Just what does it take to make a monster? Is inhumanity truly born simply from reanimation, or is it a product of the already inhumane environment? Re-investigating Mary Shelley’… 

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton (pronounced Swin-tone): human actress, alien from Jupiter or mystical spirit guide? Perhaps we’ll never know – this show certainly does little to provide us with … 

A Table Tennis Play

A Table Tennis Play

Albert Einstein used to work in a patent office, reportedly because the mundanity and ease of the job allowed his mind to wander to more complicated concepts. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

Bombs are falling on Liverpool. 

Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor

Death on the depressing dancefloor that is the job and house hunting game – certainly not the most ideal outcome for a 21 year old just trying to live. 

Yours Sincerely

Yours Sincerely

Will Jackson is in a bit of a pickle. 

Art Heist

Art Heist

Heist films are great, aren’t they? Whether it’s the effortless style of the The Italian Job or the precision of an Ocean’s film, heist movies amaze by tricking the audience … 

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest

Whether you bought a ticket for the slightly unnerving image design or for the sheer length of the title, you would be forgiven for rethinking your choice once you notice a dauntin… 

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

One bright and sunny day, a fish jumps out of a river, and promptly meets a fellow animal with whom he will share the next 46 years of his life. 

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism

Travelling to Edinburgh all the way from the US, Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi present a show managing to totally embody the spirit of this fringe festival. 

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

There is something sad about leaving Stand and Deliver, accompanied by the sound of the Adam Ant song referenced in the title of the show. Tobacco Tea Theatre’s piece never really rises above the laziness that the use of this song suggests on behalf of the creative team, but then, it doesn’t appear to try to do so... 

We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other

Jukebox musicals are undeniably hit and miss. For every We Will Rock You, there’s a Rock of Ages – and you can feel free to decide which of those is the good one. Though they are a staple of London’s West End programming, do they have a place at the Fringe? Surely lack of space, or performance costs would preclude such a show from realisation... 

Proxy

Proxy

A one woman show, Proxy delves into the lives of mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy, two women from the southern states of America. Both parts are played by Caroline Burns Cooke – Dee Dee a protective mother who believes she’s doing the best for her daughter, and Gypsy, a sick child who just wants to live... 

Beaker's Place

Beaker's Place

Beaker’s only friend in the world, his cat, is dead. With nothing left to live for, Beaker decides to end it all, but not before work comes calling. And he doesn’t have just any old job, he disposes of dead bodies for those who drop them at his door... 

Polaris

Polaris

Holly & Ted’s Polaris opens with a slow explanation of the characters the two actors will be playing, frustratingly broken up by the use of a tablet to control an impressive soundscape... 

The Myth of the Singular Moment

The Myth of the Singular Moment

On a train heading south, the eyes of a tired man meet those of a woman weeping, if only for a moment. Nothing more than a look links these travellers, though over the course of the next hour, performers Jim Harbourne and Kirsty Ella McIntyre will convince otherwise... 

The Fetch Wilson

The Fetch Wilson

The Fetch Wilson is the type of play that might work very well as a film, or so you might think upon leaving the theatre. The story follows Liam Wilson, or Bill, as he becomes after encountering a child at school with the same name...