Orpheus

Orpheus

To quite a large extent this is exactly the play you would expect bright young private school Londoners to bring to the Fringe. 

Chasing Dragons

Chasing Dragons

The show starts (after a song) with ‘once upon a time’ and ends with ‘happily ever after’, which is pretty indicative of the standard of writing on display. 

Hotel Medea

Hotel Medea

If I asked you to spend the six hours between midnight and dawn attending a participatory, promenade reinterpretation of a Greek myth, many of you would find an excuse not to. 

3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation

3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation

I wanted to give this a one-word review, but Broadway Baby reviews can’t contain profanity and I have to do everything I can to make sure nobody wastes their money on this. 

3 Comics to Midnight

3 Comics to Midnight

I went to this show on a thrifty whim, with the usual mixture of excitement and premature regret that comes with seeing free things. 

Oedipus by Steven Berkoff (After Sophocles)

Oedipus by Steven Berkoff (After Sophocles)

This interpretation of Sophocles’ much-repeated tale of incest and murder isn’t as radical a departure from the original as I was expecting, given the hijacked authorship of the ti… 

Agamemnon by Steven Berkoff

Agamemnon by Steven Berkoff

This production does physical theatre well, which already puts it ahead of a lot of other Fringe shows. 

Bepo & Co

Bepo & Co

Bepo & Co. 

The Tragedy of Titus

The Tragedy of Titus

Unlike some Shakespeare adaptations doing the rounds, this slimmed-down Titus Andronicus is surprisingly well-cut. 

The Man of Mode

The Man of Mode

Restoration comedies need restoring, and, contrary to what their name might imply, Braindead Theatre Company have made some very intelligent choices here. 

The Games

The Games

The Games at Zoo Roxy (I mention the venue for your convenience as I fully expect you to go within 24hrs of reading this) masquerades as an unearthed Aristophanes play, but shares … 

The Tempest

The Tempest

If you’re going to combine theatre with acrobatics, you really need to be good at both. 

Story Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost

Story Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost

Anybody who thinks that you can perform Love’s Labour’s Lost without doing something serious to the script probably hasn’t read the play. 

Mr Kolpert

Mr Kolpert

This production is very clever in some respects, and surprisingly dense in others.