So He Made Me Some Soup ... And Other Tales

So He Made Me Some Soup ... And Other Tales

This show really intrigued me. The Fringe brochure blurb was suitably ambiguous, only hinting towards the play's theme being the exploration of nostalgia. In essence the plot, though you might not realise there is one, centres around the life of 'Lily'... 

Cluedo

Cluedo

Nearly everyone will be familiar with the old whodunit game, Cluedo. Who committed the murder, in which room, with what implement? This newly written performance plays on those old familiarities, with an aim to drawing the audience into the story and it does a fabulous job of it... 

Shirley & Shirley - The Shirley & Shirley Show

Shirley & Shirley - The Shirley & Shirley Show

Shirley & Shirley sure are one hell of a team. Moving from sketch to sketch via blackouts with a pre-recorded dialogue playing, the girls become various characters, each startlingly different from the others, slipping in and out of the roles slickly... 

Curtains

Curtains

Kander and Ebb are legends of Musical Theatre with such behemoths as 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret' under their belts. So I had high hopes for the European premiere of their show 'Curtains' by the American High School Theatre Festival... 

Columbinus

Columbinus

We all know what happened on April 20, 1999 in a seemingly normal American High School. It was a tragedy that shook the entire world and anyone over the age of 21 will remember seeing the sickening pictures and news reports that inundated the media... 

Ella, Marilyn, Marlene And Me

Ella, Marilyn, Marlene And Me

You'd be forgiven for thinking that this would be one of those cabaret tribute shows. A sexy singer belting out old-time tunes. What a mistake to make. Melissa Western sure can belt them out but in the most delightfully surprising way! Instead of a flat vocal parade, what we're treated to here is nothing short of a modern day fairytale... 

Barflies

Barflies

Well. What can I even begin to write about 'Barflies'? Simply, if you don't go and see it, you're missing one of the best pieces of theatre you will EVER get to see in your life. Sure, the price tag is a little steep, but you get a free drink of your choice out of it! Though sincerely, even without the prospect of free alcohol as a teaser, this is a stunning performance piece by actors, and indeed a musician, with talent that left me open-mouthed... 

Big Mac

Big Mac

Macbeth is a bloody good play. It's got enough sinister twists and turns to get a Minotaur worried. Magdelen College School have endeavoured to bring Shakespeare's 'Scottish Play' crashing into the 1950's to cause havoc amidst the glitz and glamour of Hollywood... 

It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow

It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow

Before you venture out, be aware that this venue is just that little bit far out of town. Rest assured, this surprising little treasure is more than worth the walk. Lynn Radnedge and Tricia Dibb spin a glorious narrative based on the real life adventures of Lynn's uncle, Reg; a valiant paratrooper in World War Two... 

The Tempest - A Musical Enchantment

The Tempest - A Musical Enchantment

I entered this show tentatively. I LOVE Shakespeare. If it goes wrong, I get upset. The thought of The Tempest being set to music, frankly terrified me. The set looked promising, a ragged white sheet stretched across a dark backdrop with two heights of rostrum... 

EveryChild

EveryChild

Opening with a trio of beautiful ballet dancers, I was prepared to be pleasantly surprised by this musical update of the medieval morality play 'Everyman'. Sadly, this was nowhere near the case... 

Becoming Marilyn

Becoming Marilyn

Sultry, sexy, and smokin' hot, Marilyn takes to the stage once more. Don't tell her she's dead. Issy Van Randwyck has the mammoth task of bringing this icon back to life and does one hell of a fantastic job... 

By Grace: A New Musical

By Grace: A New Musical

The epitome of Hollywood glamour, Grace Kelly's perfect face beams at you from a screen as you enter the space. She really was stunning and you can't help but be reminded of her untimely, tragic end... 

Four Quarters

Four Quarters

Four separate, distinct pieces captivate and hold the audience for the full hour, exploring different relationships through some of the most jaw-dropping performance I have ever seen... 

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Set in a 1950's Catholic School, you just know this is going to be a cheeky little number. The plot centres around 'Eddie Ryan' and the long-term love he has for one of his old school mates 'Becky Bakowski'... 

Why Do All Catherines Call Themselves Kate?

Why Do All Catherines Call Themselves Kate?

The lights go up on a run-down flat with a couple, Pat and Susan, that look like they're in the middle of one hell of a row. Their abode is dingy and dull, with a massive burn shot through the centre of the floor... 

Honk!

Honk!

Greeted by cast draped throughout the auditorium squawking out some, quite frankly, astonishing barnyard noises while interacting with the audience, you just know this is going to be fun... 

Early Long Island Iced Tea

Early Long Island Iced Tea

You enter a bar. Slow, sexy jazz playing in the background. The place is intimate, reminiscent of a sixties, bohemian lounge. It almost feels as though it should be filled with cigarette smoke and we should all be wearing berets and dark glasses... 

Home

Home

Immigration, and the attitudes held towards it, is always going to be a tricky subject to address. Doing it through the medium of dance and physical theatre sounds even trickier. However, this young cast are wonderfully energetic dancers and the simply gorgeous choreography is a joy to watch... 

Rapture

Rapture

Confronted as you enter the space by a sweat-drenched, whimpering man in a strait-jacket accompanied by a Hitchcock-esque backing track, the audience are tense and on edge from the start...