30 Days to Edinburgh

30 Days to Edinburgh

The basic premise of this play is interesting enough: three friends – a spaceman, cowboy, and disco dancer (why? Was this some kind of inside joke or bet?) – travel all the way from their hometown of Chichester to Edinburgh in 30 days... 

The  Sh*t / La Merda

The Sh*t / La Merda

The truly exceptional leaves little space for words, which is why it is so difficult to find the right place to begin writing. This experience has been unlike any other I have had this summer... 

Dracula: Sex, Sucking and Stardom

Dracula: Sex, Sucking and Stardom

The Dracula in Dracula: Sex, Sucking and Stardom is no different than how you would expect him to be. Expect that he is infatuated with Andrew Lloyd Weber, wants to be a musical superstar, conquer the world, and control people by playing the guitar... 

Panga

Panga

Lucy feels lost. She’s stuck in a dead-end job she doesn’t like and a relationship that doesn’t suit her. She drinks and smokes and gets increasingly depressed with every passing day... 

99.9 Degrees

99.9 Degrees

99.9 Degrees starts promisingly enough with a choreographed sequence showing three men getting ready to go out. We follow them to a club where they dance and get into a fight, while all the while the action is choreographed... 

The Institute

The Institute

The Institute delves into the psychological condition of post-traumatic stress disorder, broadly presenting some of its potential causes and symptoms, as well as posing questions about how one can overcome it... 

Right Honourable Member

Right Honourable Member

Right Honourable Member is the story of a girl who, in order to get an internship with the Labour Party, must successfully deliver a speech to model Parliament in a debate about gay marriage rights... 

Perle

Perle

Perle is a performance inspired by a medieval poem of the same name; it tells a story of denial and loss, and of the long process of dealing with it. The storyline is very simple, but never becomes clearly articulated as such... 

Rémy

Rémy

Rémy was a confusing experience that passed before my eyes at what felt like light speed. It is a play about a soldier in Napoleon’s army who narrates his experiences. Now in prison, nobody knows exactly how old he is, but they think he might be between 30 and 40 years old... 

Pierrepoint - The Hangman's Tale

Pierrepoint - The Hangman's Tale

Pierrepoint tells the story of Albert Pierrepoint, an official state hangman. The play is set on the eve of his final hanging; this, combined with the fact that hanging is about to be outlawed, leads Pierrepoint to look back on his life as part of the judicial process, as he likes to call it... 

Minotaur

Minotaur

In Minotaur, Fourth Monkey present the story of the famous creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull. Or so the title would suggest. This is a piece that spans the length and breadth of at least two different stories... 

A Real Man's Guide to Sainthood

A Real Man's Guide to Sainthood

A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood is a show ‘about men’ or, more specifically, it is a show about one man - St George the dragon slayer. Milk Presents use this hero-figure to question the extent to which all images are inevitably constructs... 

Liz Lochhead: Making Nothing Happen

Liz Lochhead: Making Nothing Happen

Lochhead’s poetry has an immediacy and humour that makes it ideal to be read out loud. Add to this Lochhead’s own liveliness and energy, and you have the ingredients of a performance that contains something to keep everyone satisfied... 

A Soldier's Song

A Soldier's Song

A Soldier’s Song is a stage adaptation of Ken Lukowiak’s book that narrates his experience of the Falklands Conflict. It is a difficult play to describe, mostly because various characterisations one would normally use become highly inappropriate in the context of this story... 

The Half

The Half

Watching Guy Masterson perform reminds me of watching an acrobat during a highly sophisticated balancing act where everything must be done at the right place, the right time, and in the right proportion... 

A One Man Hamlet

A One Man Hamlet

What is Hamlet if not a man that stands alone and, in his isolation from others, tries to discover truth where validation is impossible?If you think about it this way, perhaps the idea of A One Man Hamlet, an adaptation that pieces together most of Hamlet’s monologues and soliloquies into a one man show, isn’t so strange...