Multi-award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show) presents some new ideas (and some old ones) through a mixture of theatrical techniques, such…
Jetty Stars by Noel Kelly follows the life of Stella, a Jetty Star: a local name given to prostitutes who worked the ships of the city.
Greed, corruption and damnation are rampant in this one-man adaptation of the Elizabethan classic.
‘My life is a river.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story The Yellow Wallpaper is an unsettling Gothic tale about a woman driven into madness by the distinguished yellow wallpaper which plasters th…
The Windsor Feminist Theatre’ production of Judith Thompson’s 2014 play about injustice in the Canadian prison system feels timely in an age where atrocities committed against …
Three presenters take you to a world of distrust and alternative facts, where brave Macbeth and his wife plot to kill King Duncan and take the Scottish throne.
As each name of those that perished aboard the Titanic is read aloud, an ice cube is dropped into a metal bucket.
In Bed With My Brother spend the largest portion of this, notably their third Edinburgh show, conducting a kind of aural warfare on their audience.
This all-female production of Macbeth was truly a sight to behold.
Writer Jack Fairey has taken on a huge task in adapting the substance of Homer’s Iliad into a modern story still firmly embedded in the Trojan War with a running time just short …
Directed by Victoria Beesley.
The Glang Show is the only anarcho-comedy utopia that has travelled back in time from beyond the heat death of the universe.
‘You will acknowledge me.
Just five days into her first career as a high school teacher, Mimi Hayes’ head exploded.
Hell to Play is a bad-taste absurd comedy game show set in Hell.
William Mastrosimone’s one-act play, Bang, Bang, You’re Dead, is a powerful response to the wave of school killings that have erupted in recent times.
DUCT presents a modern-day twist on the classic, inviting its audience into a haphazard and disorderly world, mirroring the turbulence of Hamlet’s madness.
Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale of Peer Gynt and his journey through life as he struggles and experiences everything to find himself: trolls, power, love, death and a bargain with a Bu…
A razor sharp and surreal exploration of mental health and modernity, through the fractured lens of a manic motivational speaker.
‘I reiterate my request for a full refund and look forward to your theatre’s explanation [for] why you chose to market this show as suitable for 16-year-olds’ (Audience review).
The far future.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly.
The Electra Legacy: a modern telling of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy with a brilliant new music score, this is a tale of revenge, passion and crime.
Nature versus nurture? Are villains born or bred? Can they ever find true redemption? Theater OCU explores Shakespeare’s most villainous characters – Macbeth, Iago, Aaron, Tamora…
Tragedy + time + a desperate need to fill a void in your heart = comedy.
Star of FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo, finalist on season eight of NBC Comcast’s knockout television show, Trial By Laughter and runner-up for the woman he loves.
In Oscar Wilde’s timeless twist on the biblical story of John the Baptist’s execution, princess Salome lives luxuriously in a bustling Middle Eastern court with her mother and …
All-female Australian group Essential Theatre present their own gender-swapped take on Shakespeare’s classic.
For anyone unfamiliar with Sarah Kane’s work, the first reaction is often shock.
Sweetmeat is about the consented cannibalism between two men who are also lovers.
Erich and Ada are separated by one of history’s most famous man-made divisions: the Berlin Wall.
Tom Mayhew’s charmingly awkward persona hides a fantastic alternative comic mind.
The premise of Caridad Svich’s Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable), here performed by Clumsy Bodies Theatre, is truly exciting.
Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story; an epic voyage of identity and self-discovery.
A true story, this dramatic two-hander is a fascinating exploration of 17th century life in the city of Rome filled with drama, conflict and art.
We all know Edinburgh Festival Fringe is filled with bizarre acts and Idea.
Electra has been exiled and married off to a peasant.
Two halves of a long-dead acting duo meet again for a sarcastic and witty reunion.
Turpy – star of Climaxed (BBC Three) and Pop Sludge (4Music) – returns with a stand-up show/hour of performance art/arse flapping gently in the wind, which rodgers the system q…
A cult hit comedy game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil.
In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra’ agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city.
We’ve all been to a gallery
and not paid much attention to the invigilators there to watch over the
Summer in the south is
aggressively hot and stiflingly humid.
Written by Williams in the period before his death, Fox and Hound
take on two of his most difficult one act plays.
It is with a plethora of “well”s with which this show must be described: well written, well performed, well timed and very well done.
Verdi’s operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello is brought to us by Kent Opera.
The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.
‘Daddy Day’ is a perfectly pitched, meticulously performed work that stretches the limits of theatre and leaves one reeling.
A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop.
Frank has issues.
Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces.
The candles are lit.
The Other Realm brings Lovecraft’s classic short story to the stage for the first time.
Come and wave me off. Künt and the Gang’s last ever Fringe show, though I’ll probably just be back cap in hand in a couple of years when I’m skint and whatever I do next fails.
Euripides’ classical tragedy, of one woman’s quest for revenge and the terrible lengths she is willing to go to inflict pain on her wayward husband, has been performed thousand…
Eleventh Hour Theatre’s fresh and admittedly interesting take on Sophocles’ Classic tragedy presents a new spin on the classic tale that, whilst successful enough, fails to rea…
To commemorate the 100th year of the Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) the gang have invited back some of the best loved guests from the back catalogue, and some new faces, to help celebra…
Critically acclaimed solo show about life, death and paper towels.
Reminiscent of an Irish Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Howie the Rookie is a two-hander exploring the journeys of Howie (Tom Taplin) and the Rookie (Ed Limb) as they become i…
ImmerCity’s stripped back and stylised telling of the ever popular Scottish play is an at times disorienting, nightmarish and incredibly compelling piece of theatre that will giv…
Adolph Eichmann never personally killed anyone, but he was hanged in 1962, having been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
In a dystopian London, in which the unseen outside world is ravaged by violence, drugs and fear, Mercury Fur focuses upon the relationship between two brothers and depicts, in char…
With impressive physicality and strong delivery of Shakespeare’s language, three young actors present a vigorous new adaptation of Macbeth set in a modern-day youth offender’s …
‘When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man.
The Tragedy of Two Tuesdays takes place in a restaurant called The Dream Cafe, wherein quiet cooks, sassy servers, a busboy and a menacing manager butt heads about nonsense and whi…
Renaissance tragedies are rarely as enjoyably silly as Wanton Theatre’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.
Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J.
ACMS returns for its sixth Sisyphean year at the Fringe, hosted and curated by Thom Tuck, ‘an authoritative and slightly creepy blowhard’ (Scotsman), and John-Luke Roberts, ‘a leve…
After almost three decades, it’s time for Turps to curl back into the foetal, reconnect the umbilical, and tell himself that everything will be alright.
Last year’s cult hit is back with a brand new show! Hell to Play is a bad taste comedy game show set in hell, hosted by the devil.
Lip Theatre Company’s offering at the Fringe this year presents an interesting take on the classic Greek myth of Medusa: one that is unfortunately plagued with tonal shifts and a…
In the final days of mankind, the last nine human beings left in existence are holed up together in a sanctuary base dubbed ‘Plan Z’.
The strength of this production primarily sits with the intensely provocative script written by Philip Ridley.
A matchbox melodrama about a girl whose delusions, while consorting with a demonic friend, and a circular saw cost her an arm.
A culturally insignificant one man show that delves into the bizarre, compulsive and wonderful nature of humanity.
not to be confused with the 2015 Broadway musical of the same name, is this
time Hamlet’s villainous uncle, Claudius’s version of events, told as if he
Lindsay, Kells, Maria and Lee have just got back from Nicky’s funeral.
A one-man drama about Indian chief, Crazy Horse that captures the high adventure of the Sioux Wars of the Wild West.
Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way is the star of ‘My Immortal’, the world’s worst fanfiction.
“We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear.
Inspired by the arrest and tribunal of 24-year-old Joanne Hayes, ‘And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet’, written/performed by Caroline Burns Cooke, explores the 1984 Kerry Babies Sc…
The story of Macbeth’s tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers.
Written when he was
nearly 70 years old, Arthur Miller’s Broken
Glass, had been in his mind’s development ever since his marriage to
Marilyn Monroe ended shortly before her deat…
It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w…
It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall.
“Mate, it wouldn’t surprise me to find out you’d snapped one day and gone on a killing spree.
If you got your idea of adulthood from ‘Friends’ but reality hasn’t met expectations; if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living through your phone; and if you feel c…
Oh what a man! Francis Henshall is a man
driven by his needs, whether its food or a good woman, he is totally consumed
and motivated by his desires.
Fresh from his sell-out run in Edinburgh, comedy writer for Channel Four’s ‘The Last Leg’, Adam judges himself and the world with wanton cynicism but now wonders if this is just …
A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim.
Who is the one with social disadvantage? The severely deformed John Merrick, or the upright, conformist Doctor Treves who rescues him from a carnival freak show? Quick wit, pathos,…
I love ghost stories but I have never heard one quite like this.
There can’t be a more perfect setting for In Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer than the bowels of Brighton’s Town
Hall, where 368 Theatre Company takes full advantage …
“Scotland’s brightest comedy talent” **** (The Sun) presents his hilarious and hugely anticipated debut.
Slick sketch comedy from one of the best-reviewed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
His teacher believes Jamie is being bullied because he’s gay.
A darkly comic new play about a family living with autism.
The concept of normality in relation to sanity and the individual is truly fascinating, and Normal Is An Illusion certainly introduces these ideas with thought and contemplation.
Even the most seasoned audience member has to concentrate to grasp every line of a Shakespeare play.
The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school.
NSDF darlings of 2014 Naughty Corner are back with their winning original play The Bastard Queen! Set at the end of the world, the play sees five young people fight for survival an…
Despite the fact that it’s 2015, there’s still much debate and handwringing about cross-gender casting in Shakespeare.
The Morton Players’ production of Lear’s Daughters attempts to give an insight into the complex characters of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia from Shakespeare’s King Lear by examinin…
Smooth Faced Gentlemen have subverted the original performance conditions of Shakespeare’s plays, which were all-male productions, and have tackled his bloodiest tragedy, Titus A…
‘As long as it looks okay, it doesn’t matter if it’s broken.
Time is the only thing we can’t control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there’s nothing worse than being late right?
Part of the American High School Festival, Antigone Now is nothing if not endearing in its attempts to impress.
‘A thoroughly enjoyable and funny experience.
Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil.
‘Takes in everything from music to comedy and is characterised by an emphasis on truth’ (Independent).
With the help of two opposing lawyers, God is deciding whether or not to send another flood and have humanity start again.
Female comic Gabby Rankin explores the harsh realities of being dumped by the man she thought she’d marry at the age of 29.
Barbara Graham’s case is a shocking miscarriage of justice and a declaration should be made by the Governor of the State of California to rectify this injustice, which stands to th…
Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too.
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