It was once thought that school productions of Shakespeare plays were for the enjoyment of supportive parents and few others.
Headlock Theatre’s adaptation of Pushkin’s unfinished novel was certainly powerful, no less because of its experimental use of symbolist modes of physical theatre.
The Six O’Clock News was a varied and eclectic mix of political satire, stand-up, and some serious, thought-provoking talks.
A synthesis of drama, dance, and multimedia, this performance traces the life of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche through the eyes of his Jhiva (soul).
Observations of human behaviour from the perspective of a dog: it’s honestly not as bad as it sounds – but not by much.
From the beginning of this sketch show from Bristol University’s renowned comedy troupe ‘Bristol Revunions’, it was unclear what level of reality we were operating on.
Having long been in the shadow of its slightly more famous Cambridge equivalent, this Oxford Revue defiantly leaps out of it, delivering a blistering, original and subversive hour …
Despite its humble setting, hidden away in a small, rather bare studio in Summerhall, We are Chechens! is a memorable, disturbing and deeply haunting piece of experimental theatre.
Joyced! tells of an odyssey, narrated by a single performer, chronicling a year in the life of venerated author James Joyce.
Chronicling the hubristic rise and hellish fall of a man in his pursuit of pleasure and knowledge, Dr Faustus is a play that is truly terrifying to read and yet, rooted as it is in…
Bristol Improv for Hire sees a group of presumably recent graduates from Bristol navigate their way around the weird and wonderful world of job hunting through entirely spontaneous…
Talented Welsh comedian Lloyd Langford has the infectious ability to find hilarity and absurdity in the banality of his everyday routine.
Incredibly promising newcomers Harry Carr and Luke Davies delighted and occasionally repelled the audience with an hour of ingenious, highly bizarre and superbly executed sketches.
As the director Ross Slater explained vaguely in his introduction at the beginning of Gob Shop, ‘this isn’t really theatre, not like Shakespeare, or that sort of thing’.
As the apparent leader of the sketch troupe Intimate Strangers, Matthew Radway adopts an inexplicable and rather poorly imitated German accent and informs the audience, ‘ve are h…
Late Night Laughs is a simple compilation of stand-ups, tonight held together by the bizarrely attired MC Paul Sweeney.
Dublin’s comedy night The Death of Comedy made relaxing, jovial, if not exactly side-splitting entertainment.
The young and talented cast of the Ecco Theatre Company, are making their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival a blistering, tear-jerking and highly ambitious performance.
‘Be my, be my baby’ - since seeing Stagecraft Productions’ performance of this Amanda Whittington play these lyrics have been in my head on a permanent loop.
This free show at the fringe consists very simply of two fairly promising comedians, Mark Diamond and Darren Walsh, alternatively delivering stand up performances.
Whilst listed in the ‘comedy’ section of the Fringe guide, this one man performance by the Irish comedian Vinny McHale was really more like a talk or a lecture.
An evening of music, song and dance from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance period is probably unlikely to set the pulse racing for most and yet while not exhilarating, the e…
Samba Sene and Diwan offer an ingenious synthesis of afrobeat grooves, ska and funk, suffused with ‘Senegalese soul’.
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