The Tarzan Monologues

The Tarzan Monologues

If The Vagina Monologues was all about empowering women and reclaiming the C-word, it is fair to say that The Tarzan Monologues is the antithesis. 

The More the Merrier - Free

The More the Merrier - Free

A young woman sits on the floor in a bright upper room in the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, a large rucksack with a sleeping roll dumped by her side. 

Inevitable

Inevitable

It’s said that people remember exactly where they were on the day of certain major global events, such as the Kennedy assassination, Diana’s car crash, or (possibly) Thatcher… 

Seven Missed Meals Leads to Anarchy

Seven Missed Meals Leads to Anarchy

The expression ‘it’s a crime’ is too often used when, perhaps, ‘it’s a disgrace’ would suffice. 

King David's Wives

King David's Wives

The Old Testament story of King David is quite a romp. 

SingleMarriedGirl

SingleMarriedGirl

A sturdy wooden climbing frame stands centre stage and sitting on the swing is Laurel, who tells us that she married the first love of her life, whom she met when she was fifteen. 

Richard Wiseman: Night School

Richard Wiseman: Night School

Night School is an odd ‘show’ that seems to hover somewhere between an entertaining lecture and a TED talk. 

Deprescos

Deprescos

There are not many shows that greet the audience with instructions on where to find the frozen food section, or an officious security guard checking bags for explosives. 

Hand Made in China: Moons, Migration and Messages

Hand Made in China: Moons, Migration and Messages

On the day that the Edinburgh weather turned from sunshine and showers to rough, autumnal wind, an ambitious project arrived at Summerhall. 

Running Into Me

Running Into Me

There is a single chair on stage, opening music plays and a phone rings. 

Chacapella: Vocal Point

Chacapella: Vocal Point

It’s a cheering sight when a long queue forms outside a venue for a group’s first performance and the cheer from the audience that greeted Chacapella showed that they clearly h… 

Warrior

Warrior

There is nothing visibly unusual about teenager Evan, who kicks off his opening monologue with the line, “My problem is this. 

Dying City

Dying City

In a New York apartment with half-filled boxes scattered around her, a young woman is surprised by a buzz at the door. 

Driving with the Parking Brake Up

Driving with the Parking Brake Up

Described as a comedy in two solo acts, Driving with the Parking Brake Up was in fact two plays, not one. 

Punk Rock

Punk Rock

There are four productions of Simon Stephen’s Punk Rock being performed at the Fringe this year and ArtsOne Drama School is the first to wade into its murky world of teenage an… 

Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014

A play about the horrors of homophobia is never going to be an easy ride, especially with the Russian Winter Olympics in recent history, not to mention Uganda’s latest homophobic… 

The Exchange

The Exchange

In a deserted bar in a dusty town somewhere in the Australian outback, a barman prepares himself for the drudgery of a long day. 

Nzinga - Warrior Queen

Nzinga - Warrior Queen

A powerful tale of resilience and overcoming great obstacles, this production has battled through in the spirit of its eponymous character. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

With long words, complex riddles and general nonsense, the stories of Alice’s various adventures might not seem best suited to children. 

Lear's Daughters

Lear's Daughters

It’s tempting to say that Lear’s Daughters feels like two different plays.