Duty is both fabulously simple and incredibly clever, shining the light on complex issues with deep and sympathetic understanding yet offering no glib answers.
The phrase "Every Time a Bell Rings" is well known and resonates especially at Christmas time: straight away we expect a link to the classic It’s a Wonderful Life, and …
Set in 1854 in the criminal wing of Bethlem Hospital for the Insane and being about the birth of psychotherapy, you would be forgiven for assuming this play will be heavy going.
Brighton company JW Productions approach this inventive and fresh re-imagining of the old Little Red Riding Hood saga with gusto.
The minute he walks calmly onto the stage and surveys the audience you know you’re in for something very special.
It is extremely unusual to see something completely new and fresh in theatre, let alone something surprising, but Numbers is just that.
Even before it starts you are drawn in as you are given a bag with a story booklet inside, and you are invited to decorate your bag with the coloured pencils provided.
In a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast saga aimed at small children, four players multi-role in an uncomplicated and pleasant way.
Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg starts brilliantly, with Ogg and Ugg peering through the backdrop grasses, and simple choreography that made all the children laugh.
Frankenstein and pantomime are two words which should not go together, but in this brilliant mashup, they curiously do.
Biilled as a dark duologue between two Chicago policemen and you would be forgiven for thinking that A Steady Rain might be categorised as 'niche' theatre.
An intriguing tale made more interesting by the telling, Those Magnificent Men is both delightful and funny from beginning to end.
Billed as a ‘dark, uncompromising play about the myths of modern love’, this starts promisingly enough but soon veers off.
The Goose Who Flew is a short, but delightfully told, allegorical tale of a dispossessed goose in a strange new land.
Trench Brothers opens with a lone Indian Army First World War soldier walking slowly in spotlight through the audience.
Set against the backdrop of a school production of West Side Story, this is the story of Mr Taylor, a teacher in charge of putting on the production.
Springing up from the wreckage of his famous car (a Spider), James Dean talks honestly, candidly and sometimes with discomfort about his life.
Before Chris’s wife died, she made him promise to be himself.
Beginning in a frightening dystopia with five people wearing surgical masks manhandling one other as the audience enters, then as the show starts transforming to a happy young part…
Alan Bennett is a national treasure, and his writings are justly well respected.
This is an intensely personal, sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable window into the relationship of two sisters at the toughest point of their lives so far.
An original musical about school bullying with only children in the cast might not seem a first choice for top Fringe viewing, but it absolutely is.
With the teaser image of a banana on a plate and a blurb that includes previous accolades listed on its promotional material, Cooked promises to be a darkly comic rom-com where a n…
If you ever wondered what a fantastically dark comedy musical mash-up of the traditional tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the classic 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smokin…
If you want a wonderful retelling and reimagining of the classic tale, told by two talented performers on a deliciously simple, yet complex, set, then look no further.
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