Rain

Rain

This intimate and intriguing play delicately uncovers a fascinating story about an over protective father and his sheltered daughter. 

Joni Mitchell Project

Joni Mitchell Project

In a rather curt start to the show, Sally Barker apologised to the audience for not being Joni Mitchell. 

The Forum

The Forum

This new play examines the already well-examined possibilities that social networking has granted to original writing. 

Fire and the Rose

Fire and the Rose

Fire and the Rose faces up to the more harrowing articles of the human condition. 

Acre and Change

Acre and Change

An Acre and Change takes a fresh look at the dispute over land distribution. 

Alfie Brown and Ivo Graham

Alfie Brown and Ivo Graham

Ivo Graham is the first to do his stint in this hour of stand up comedy. 

Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid

Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid eats his cereal to the sound of live punk rock and then shoots his mum for trying to make him go to school. 

Yo Girl!

Yo Girl!

Yo Girl is a solo performance born from the musings of the New York actress Natalie Kim. 

Oxford Revue is Going Places

Oxford Revue is Going Places

This sketch writing achieves everything that has come to be expected of the genre, mixing observational with impulsive twists. 

Laundry of Life Pegged on the Line

Laundry of Life Pegged on the Line

Dee Mardi gives us a cabaret of life, with the twist that everything is related in some way to laundry pegged on the line. 

Letters Home

Letters Home

Letters Home tells the story of two Liverpudlian brothers in the armed forces. 

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

From its inception this play has a lot to live up to, as there are many shows where a writer has taken an established fantasy and added a twist of reality. 

Following Wendy

Following Wendy

Following Wendy takes J. 

Legless 'n' Harmless

Legless 'n' Harmless

The Random Acts of Wildness Theatre Company presents itself as a workshop which aims to teach us the finer points of theatre and acting. 

Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo

Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo

Reliance Falls is the redneck American backwater that hides an intriguing secret. 

Four Women of the Apocalypse - Free

Four Women of the Apocalypse - Free

This one-woman comedy show takes you to the frustrated post apocalypse world where woman has inherited the Earth. 

When in Rome...

When in Rome...

I have a great love for Classics, so when I saw a musical that advertised a collision between Roman civilisation and rock classics of the 80’s and 90’s I had an ominous feeling. 

Speechless

Speechless

Speechless follows the disturbing tale of teenage twins, identical in every feature and footstep, who simultaneously descend into madness. 

Three of Hearts

Three of Hearts

Three of hearts is a play done in rhyme, with a dark subject matter that won’t waste your time. 

Student

Student

A filthy student in an untidy room reflecting on how his life has gone off the rails. 

Operation Greenfield

Operation Greenfield

Operation Greenfield is the story of four secondary school students in the very quiet English backwater of Stokely. 

Uber Hate Gang

Uber Hate Gang

In an unnerving and slightly unconvincing start, a well presented alpha-male spouted out a terrorist mantra. 

Nicki Hobday Conquers Space

Nicki Hobday Conquers Space

Nikki Hobday is worried about her onstage identity and what she’s going to achieve with the space she’s been given. 

Lip Service

Lip Service

In this solo performance Becki Gerrard unashamedly shows every inch of herself - body, roots and feelings. 

Let's Have Sex

Let's Have Sex

The audience looks into a living room where a wife has just demanded of her husband ‘Let’s have sex!’ Her stale spouse remains unconvinced, insisting that sex for pleasure is in… 

Wake

Wake

Alec is a dysfunctional young man of the landed gentry, but that is easy to deal with when the rest of the family are just as peculiar. 

Only One Wing

Only One Wing

Two storytellers kick start the play as a fairytale, but with a difference like none other we have seen before. 

Flor de Muerto

Flor de Muerto

In Mexico on the second of November the people celebrate the day of the dead. 

Slacker's Guide to Western Theatre

Slacker's Guide to Western Theatre

This play promises a quick and basic guide to the development of western theatre. 

Leaping God Sly

Leaping God Sly

A street band performance onstage gives the audience a snapshot of Haitian life, dropping us straight into a vibrant scene. 

Max and Ivan

Max and Ivan

Max and Ivan are one of my main reasons for loving the Fringe. 

Midsummer Night's Madness

Midsummer Night's Madness

You have to go to extreme lengths to make a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream stand out. 

You Can't Go Swimming With Your Ex-Husband

You Can't Go Swimming With Your Ex-Husband

This two person show is set in a surreal, but unnervingly, probable world of a massive corporation - where encouraging chirpy American voices in the lift congratulate people on ‘te… 

Oh What a Lovely War on Terror

Oh What a Lovely War on Terror

This show bases its sketch and ad-libbing comedy on George W Bush’s war on frightening things and more specifically ‘terror’. 

Virtuous Flock

Virtuous Flock

When I see something advertised in the style of ‘melodrama and lurid gothic horror’ I often get uneasy for reasons different to the promised depravity. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast now has something of an unassailable reputation at the Fringe. 

Trojan Women

Trojan Women

The Trojan Woman was the final part of the Eurpides Trilogy for the City Dionysia festival in 415BC in an Athens giddy on the extremes of democracy and empire shortly after she utt… 

Love Story

Love Story

The Love Story attempts to expose the nature of the individual in our relations with one another and our ability to cope of our own accord. 

Pulse

Pulse

A meteorite is heading towards the earth on course with the potential to annihilate all known life, history and achievement. 

MacPhersons Rant

MacPhersons Rant

Thyme Productions plays on a good idea with this musical. 

WitTank

WitTank

This Durham-based sketch group has some of the finest comic talent that anybody can ever see at the fringe. 

Diary Of A Madman

Diary Of A Madman

This play and wonderful performance managed to reach into my thoughts and leave me wandering around confused all day. 

From Me To 3792

From Me To 3792

Life is boring in Sutton Coldfield. 

The Works Of Fate

The Works Of Fate

I must remember throughout this that ‘The Works of Fate’ is a free show, and as a result will give you value for money if it doesn’t make you walk out. 

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

This is one of the most evocative and deeply moving shows I have ever seen. 

Jazz A Cappella - The Oxford Gargoyles

Jazz A Cappella - The Oxford Gargoyles

You’ve got plenty of selection for Oxford based A Cappella groups at the fringe, all of whom seem to converge en masse at C venues. 

A Betrayal Of Penguins

A Betrayal Of Penguins

A flock of seagulls. 

Forever Young

Forever Young

The Yvonne Arnaud youth Theatre Company attempts in this production to bring home the reality of war, remembering the sacrifices that were made and the horrors that the young soldi… 

Bamboozlement!

Bamboozlement!

This show was mathemagical, which isn’t great if you start hyperventilating at algebra like myself, but if you don’t cry at sums you’ll like this all the more. 

Balloon Boutique

Balloon Boutique

This show claims to use “extreme balloon modelling” and this is as much of a joke as its claim to be a “stunning piece of physical theatre for all ages”. 

I Don't Live Here Anymore

I Don't Live Here Anymore

I don’t live here anymore examines a relationship which draws to its untimely end. 

Alistair McGowan And Charlotte Page: Cocktails With Coward

Alistair McGowan And Charlotte Page: Cocktails With Coward

On a cold and wet day in Edinburgh, Alistair McGowan declared that he hoped to warm our hearts and by the time the show drew to a close both he and Charlotte Page had successfully … 

Keep The Change

Keep The Change

The number of shows and scripts around drug culture Britain are appallingly lacking. 

Blow Up - The Credit Crunch Musical!

Blow Up - The Credit Crunch Musical!

This show will make you leave the theatre trembling. 

As You Were

As You Were

As you were takes a deep look into the effects of war. 

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Burklyn Youth Ballet this year chose to advertise themselves as a children’s show, not as a ballet or musical, and this has played well to their advantage. 

The Body Tights Man Show

The Body Tights Man Show

The Three Gaga men wear full body tights to produce a show of circus value that balances between being a little bit freakish and providing unique entertainment. 

Rocket Science

Rocket Science

Rocket science takes a Disney-esque look at the usual high school issues. 

Catch

Catch

This play looks at the lucrative and expanding trade of Russian brides and the western men who seek what they believe will bring fulfilment to their lives; attractive, devoted Russ… 

The Apocalypse Roadshow

The Apocalypse Roadshow

Yorkshire’s helpful heroes take their inept phone-in advice service to the road. 

Another Heartbreaking But Ultimately Life-Affirming Show About Death

Another Heartbreaking But Ultimately Life-Affirming Show About Death

Sanderson Jones lost his mother at the age of 10 and has been thinking about death ever since. 

Fat Club: The Musical

Fat Club: The Musical

Five people are compelled to join a fat club due to self deprecation and the search for a sex life. 

Crush

Crush

This is a very well written play that successfully captures the problems that plague some modern relationships on the turning point of middle age. 

The Grind Show

The Grind Show

The Grind Show takes a look into a surreal world that tests reality. 

Quest

Quest

Dark Elf Manius goes to war against King Tyberon and the city of Amazura as a result of greed and a need for revenge.