Glue

Glue

You may think the title is a joke. It’s not. Glue: three short plays about spermatozoa, by student playwright Rory Platt,directly probes some of the basic questions at the heart of human reproduction... 

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Juvenal is most likely a familiar name to many people and yet very few would claim to know much about him. Some might know that he is a satirist, others might know of his once-famously irate persona... 

Icarus Falling

Icarus Falling

Scott Wings has taken this classical myth and twisted it like beaten metal. In his hands, or words, it becomes a dynamic fusion of spoken word, physical theatre, comedy and poetry. A few minutes in, Wings declares that ‘poetry is running circles in my head... 

Mercury Fur

Mercury Fur

Philip Ridley is one of the most controversial playwrights of the past decade and Mercury Fur is arguably his most savage, brutal and poetic work to date. Since its explosive debut at the Plymouth Theatre in 2005, it has continued to divide critics as a result of its unflinching cruelty: the play centres around the torture and execution of a young child for the pleasure of a rich client... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Burlesque requires a careful blend of elements. Naughtiness, glitter, nipple tassels, stripping, irreverence, taste, wit, and so forth. Too much or too little of these ingredients, and the show can veer towards being superficial, tasteless, meaningless, or just rather dull... 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

About Turn’s Dido and Aeneas is an innovative new production of a timeless opera, featuring an ensemble of very talented emerging performers. The young company have modernised Purcell’s classic baroque work, creating an exciting, visually stunning hour of music... 

Stand-Up Tragedy

Stand-Up Tragedy

Stand up tragedy is a relation of stand up comedy. The performer speaks directly to a live audience, however the aim is to use personal, truthful stories in order to take listeners through a range of emotions... 

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Bringing Renaissance comedy to a modern audience is a tricky undertaking at the best of times. These plays don’t have the universal draw of the tragedies, the ever contextual political intrigue of the histories, or the wacky appeal of the mystery plays... 

La Bohème

La Bohème

Opera Bohemia, a professional Scottish opera company, return for their fifth year at the Fringe with their critically acclaimed production of Puccini’s La Bohème. The production is small in scale but soaring in impact... 

Shakespeare's Villains

Shakespeare's Villains

The California Shakespeare Ensemble’s exploration of Shakespeare’s greatest villains reminds us why the Bard can’t be beat. The show compresses the plots of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice into just over an hour... 

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth

The scene is Renaissance Europe. The Pope is hell-bent on delivering an address to prevent Queen Liz from converting England from Catholicism to Protestantism. The Queen has plans of her own to counter this papish attack... 

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Blood Orange is a modern tragedy of politics, race, religion and ethics. This show, written and directed by Graham Main, addresses the terrifying and corrosive presence of the Scottish Defence League (a far right organisation akin to the BNP) in rural Scotland... 

Beowulf: The Blockbuster

Beowulf: The Blockbuster

Beowulf: The Blockbuster is a triumph of a one-man show. Tightly written and performed by the remarkably charismatic Bryan Burroughs, the narrative twines together epic and domestic struggle to create a piece of theatre which is poignant, witty, and vastly entertaining...