The Trial

The Trial

Kafka’s existential nightmare becomes a short, sharp physical theatre piece from Lecoq-trained On Your Feet theatre. 

The Mikado

The Mikado

Boasting some wonderful singing, this bright and breezy adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic brings little that is fresh to the show, but captures much of the sense of fu… 

Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart

Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart

Two years ago Richard Tyrone Jones a healthy, gym-going, performance poet was diagnosed with chronic heart failure on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. 

The Sidcup Family Portrait

The Sidcup Family Portrait

Alternative theatre doesn’t get more frantic than this irreverent ancestral comedy from Caligula’s Alibi Theatre Company. 

The Ring of Stones

The Ring of Stones

The Fringe may not be the most obvious place for epic musicals, but with a cast of twenty-two, Ring of Stones succeeds in being the exception that proves big shows can work. 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

AA Milne’s ‘Toad of Toad Hall’, amongst other adaptations, shows Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic lends itself well to theatrical performance, but this new children… 

Fukushima - A Silent Prayer of Poetry

Fukushima - A Silent Prayer of Poetry

In the days and weeks after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant last spring, local poet Ryoichi Wago published his thoughts and fears through twitter, reflecting the … 

The Disintegration Loops

The Disintegration Loops

With a vision of contemporary life viewed through the broken prism of Greek tragedy and commedia dell’arte, this beguiling theatre piece is a brief but dizzy ride that will stay … 

The Loves I Haven't Known

The Loves I Haven't Known

Chris Bush and Ian McCluskey have both been down on their luck in love, or so they tell us when they say this is a ‘true story based on things that might not have happened. 

Bereavement: the Musical

Bereavement: the Musical

Woody Allen’s words that “it is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune,” leapt into my head after Bereavement: the Musical. 

Blink

Blink

‘Love is whatever you feel it to be’, says Jonah (Harry McEntire) at the start of this quirky romance by playwright Phil Porter. 

Pinch in Love

Pinch in Love

The poster tagline to Pinch in Love is ‘However appetising the baby may look, the answer is no to cooking it!’ It’s a sinister slogan that promises a darkly comic play full … 

B*tch Boxer

B*tch Boxer

With Nicola Adams’ recent boxing success at the London Olympics, this blistering play about women’s boxing couldn’t have come at a less pertinent time. 

Doll

Doll

A strange mixture of Frankenstein, Pygmalion, and softcore erotica lies at the heart of this debacle of a play from Inverness playwright Liam McCormick. 

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue

The struggle of one woman to become a mother is the painful, but ultimately uplifting subject of this touchingly honest autobiographical study from Californian performance artist, … 

Werther's Sorrows

Werther's Sorrows

A modern day retelling of The Sorrows of Young Werther manages to lose the drama and vitality of Goethe’s work in this muddled adaptation by Time Zone Theatre Company. 

Do You Still Throw Spears at Each Other? - Free

Do You Still Throw Spears at Each Other? - Free

Prince Philip supposedly coined the word ‘dontopedology’ in describing his talent for ‘opening one’s mouth and putting one’s foot in it’, and in this free show at Espio… 

Salome

Salome

In this play, a young princess is besotted by a seemingly deranged prophet, but his rejections spurn her to a devastating final act in this minimalist, if overly simple, adaptation… 

The Economist

The Economist

Any piece of theatre that deals with tragic recent history is likely to divide audiences, and this challenging play that gives a version of the events that led to the massacre by A…