The Shakespeare Conspiracy

The Shakespeare Conspiracy

When Martin’s best friend is murdered by a shadowy assassin, he discovers he’s at the heart of a 400-year-old conspiracy involving the RSC, Shakespeare’s most nefarious villain and… 

Watch This Presents: Nothing to Show

Watch This Presents: Nothing to Show

Here’s a trade secret for you, readers at home: reviewing comedy is the hardest part of this job. 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Where do you begin with A Clockwork Orange? Is it with Burgess’ 1962 novella? Or Kubrick’s 1971 film, whose style and invention is forever omnipresent? Or Burgess’ resulting sta… 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s classic tale of two warring households in fair Verona comes to the Finchley artsdepot on its national tour. 

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector

In a little Russian town, cut off from the rest of the world, a rumour is brewing. 

Sweeney Todd: His Life, Times and Execution!

Sweeney Todd: His Life, Times and Execution!

The sights, smells and sounds of eighteenth century London live on in the Gilded Balloon’s Debating Hall. 

'Oleanna' By David Mamet

'Oleanna' By David Mamet

Oleanna is David Mamet’s unflinching and controversial portrayal of power relations as viewed through the prism of a potentially fraudulent allegation of sexual harassment. 

Carl Donnelly - Relax Everyone, It's Carl Donnelly!

Carl Donnelly - Relax Everyone, It's Carl Donnelly!

Tucked away in the bowels of the Underbelly in an unfairly small room is the rarest of finds: an actual Fringe comedian. 

Anna & Katy

Anna & Katy

According to Anna and Katy there are two things a comedy double act need: chemistry and jokes. 

Jerry Springer The Opera

Jerry Springer The Opera

The most controversial musical of all time returns to its spiritual home in a production that is so vastly superior to the professional one that it is staggering. 

Take The Empire: The Great Big Marvellous Victorian Game Show

Take The Empire: The Great Big Marvellous Victorian Game Show

Here’s the pitch and don’t run away: a Victorian-themed Shooting Stars with two insane Victorian aristocrats in the roles of Vic and Bob. 

Hangover

Hangover

A man lies passed out in his bed, surrounded by discarded cigarette packets and empty bottles. 

Geoff Norcott -The Shocking Truth About Men And Women

Geoff Norcott -The Shocking Truth About Men And Women

I’m pretty sure that if you decoded the earliest cave paintings they would be about the differences between men and women. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

Improvisational comedy shows are always a tricky thing to review. 

Zoe Lyons: Miss Machismo

Zoe Lyons: Miss Machismo

Zoe Lyons is an excellent comedienne. 

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

You remember The Canterbury Tales don’t you? A group of pilgrims meet in a Southwark tavern, all on pilgrimage to Canterbury, and agree to pass the time by telling each other stor… 

Songs For A New World

Songs For A New World

Jason Robert Brown’s American song-cycle is a Fringe favourite with student companies. 

Snarl-Up

Snarl-Up

Even in Edinburgh, the M25 is at a standstill. 

Jason Byrne: The Byrne Supremacy

Jason Byrne: The Byrne Supremacy

Spotlights swirl as Bond tunes blast from the speakers, a gun-toting silhouette hung from the ceiling as a backdrop. 

Chatroom

Chatroom

Congratulations to the Exeter University Theatre Company for this production which allows the emotion to bubble just under the surface without allowing it to erupt into cliché. 

A Team - The Musical

A Team - The Musical

Another year, another series of ‘words that shouldn’t be followed by ‘the musical’: The Musical’. 

Andrew Maxwell - The Lamp

Andrew Maxwell - The Lamp

Fringe favourite Andrew Maxwell returns to Edinburgh with a show that touches on everything from Barack Obama to the difficulties of sexual self-gratification as a young father. 

Paul Zerdin: Sponge Fest

Paul Zerdin: Sponge Fest

Say what you will about ventriloquists, there’s no denying their talent. 

Art

Art

ArtC Venues5/5Jaw-droppingly, edge of your seat incredible. 

Lucy Porter - Fool's Gold

Lucy Porter - Fool's Gold

Lucy Porter is a darling of the Fringe. 

The Thing About Men

The Thing About Men

Tom (Howard Thompson) and Lucy (Amy Newman) live a Desperate Housewives kind of life. 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

So, another year another thousand student companies bringing I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change to the Fringe. 

Axis Of Awesome: Infinity Rock Explosion

Axis Of Awesome: Infinity Rock Explosion

This is an incredibly difficult review to write because to give away anything about the show will ruin it for you.