Everyone has an opinion about Andy Warhol.
Marcus Hercules, Artistic Director of Hercules Productions, is the one-man wonder behind Prison Games, currently live on-stage at The Pleasance in north London having previouslybee…
Two people are left standing on opposite sides of the room at the end of a housewarming party in Crouch End: the hostess and a guy who came as the friend of a friend, but on whom s…
At just 22 years old, writer and performer Mabel Thomas brings her debut solo show Sugar to the Fringe.
Mercurial, subtle and rousing Starting from First Position is a blend of dance and poetry performed by Nigerian born poet Ben Okri (also 1991 Booker prize winner for his novel, The…
Ellipsis is an exploration of bereavement, the nature of turning everything into punchlines, and desperately trying to stay afloat amidst the two.
Set in the wonderfully open, socially-distanced and drinks-to-your-seats Garden Theatre of theSpaceuk’s Symposium Hall, the a capella group Semi-Toned return to the Fringe with f…
It is absolutely not Fraser Brown who needs to be afraid.
Éowyn Emerald & Dancers return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a somewhat different context from previous years with their new work Your Tomorrow.
There was a comment made in an article in the Edinburgh Evening News just before the Fringe began about how, after the amount of time comedians have had to prepare for the 2021 Fri…
A group of teenage friends celebrate after their final exams and look towards the future.
Edinburgh Fringe is usually teeming with high-end improv shows to choose from, but pickings this year are, unsurprisingly, slim.
For regular fringegoers this year, there are markedly few of the regular staple performers returning to contribute to the semblance of normality the festival is offering up.
Fear of Roses follows three women as they grapple with each other’s careers in a power struggle which soon turns deadly.
On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype.
Madhouse by Nottingham New Theatre at [email protected]’s Hall does what it says on the tin.
The year is 1894: three years since the world-famous Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty plunged to their deaths in The Reichenbach Falls.
Paul Black's Fringe debut had a lot to live up to.
Patricia has been concocting the perfect speech in her head over the last year, of what she would say if she were ever to face her ex-abusive boyfriend again.
As times of heady redolence go, the 1990s lacks the brittle style of the 1920s, sepia-tinted upper-lips of haunted men in WWI uniforms, or groovy pereniorange of the 1960s… And y…
For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at [email protected]’s Hall.
Lemon Squeeze Productions are presenting a new adaptation of Rossetti’s Women at the [email protected]’ Hall, written and directed by Joan Greening, award-winning writer of ITV si…
Oddly Ordinary Theatre Company has made a highly successful adaptation of Mark Ravenhill’s Pool (No Water) at theSpace Triplex as part of the contribution by the graduates of Que…
Saving Mr Ultimate by John McEwan-Whyte at theSpace Triplex is the debut show of Extra Arca, a young theatre group within New Celts Productions, a consortium of young theatre compa…
One worry has kept me awake at night: What happened to Wonderland after Alice returned home? I’m about to find out, as me and my fellow rabbit hole divers play the part of Alice …
Safely stowed in a sewing box and found utterly by accident, join the cast of Miss Linsday’s Secret in the reading and exploration of love letters that have been hidden for over …
Perfect for fans of disco, politics, and drag (this Venn diagram overlaps more than you'd think), Margaret Thatcher becomes transformed into a cabaret Soho star in this hilario…
An outdoor theatrical escape room as a fringe show is pretty much a dream tagline for me, and for many others across the country too, I'm quite sure.
Paddy the Cope, written and directed by Raymond Ross, makes its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the delightful Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Cen…
The word that most immediately springs to mind is 'joy'.
New Celts Productions and Bone struck Theatre present Wish List by Katherine Soper, winner of the Burntwood Prize for Playwrights in 2015.
Veteran comic Matt Green returns to the Camden Fringe with his new show Look Up.
There are a handful of stories which truly stand the test of time.
Amina Khayyam’s Catch the Bird Who Won’t Fly, a Kathak dance piece using animation and green screen is beautiful, subtle and moving despite its grim subject matter: domestic vi…
What do Silence of the lambs, Psycho and Texas Chain Saw Massacre have in common? The characters of Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates and Leatherface are all based on the real-life killer…
Three lads have certain things in common.
Captivate Theatre returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with their production of Sunshine on Leith, at Multistory, first performed in 2014 and twice thereafter.
The banner proclaims, ‘Congratulations’ as it hangs from the ceiling above the unimaginable mess left by the previous afternoon's party in which inmates and staff seemingly…
In a beautiful blast of profanity, Daniel Sloss takes us through an hour on the art of Scottish swearing, life after lockdown and the hierarchical dynamics of a farm.
A man falls from the side of the screen onto the floor.
Bounce, bounce, bounce, flip, bounce, bounce, double flip.
If you’re looking for big blowouts and even bigger bouffants, why not stop by El Greco of Hornsey; a salon, a kitchen and a confessional all rolled into one.
Tai Gu Tales was created by Hsiu Wei Lin, formerly a principal dancer with the iconic Taiwanese Cloud Gate company.
Is there a ‘right’ way to be in a gay relationship in the modern world? In this play, written by BAFTA Racliffe-winning, Offie-nominated writer Shaun Kitchener, two gay couples…
Thomas de Quincey once wrote of murder as ‘one of the fine arts’, and with regards to The Establishment [versus] Sidney Harry Fox, the statement is true.
Mistaken identity, two sets of twins and lots of frivolity is what makes this unique bi-lingual production of Shakespeare's classic comedy The Comedy of Errors.
Writer/Director Ben Reid has made a stunning professional debut at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town, with his play Two Worlds No Family, originally written as his final y…
A wonderfully entertaining evening of laughter and fine acting is currently to be found in Keith Waterhouse’s Mr and Mrs Nobody, staged by Gabriella Bird in her directorial debut…
Two men, two different approaches to creating a good play.
Elf Lyons made a welcome return to the stage with a high-octane, hilarious performance of her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show Swan.
The smell produced when rain falls on dry ground, usually experienced as being pleasant, is the definition given to the word petrichor by the Cambridge Dictionary.
Multiverse Musical is a show with a twist.
Impromptu Shakespeare had all the right ingredients for a good night out, as well as a genuine love for William Shakespeare's language, plays and the characters involved.
Fanny Dent was a woman on a mission - to see where she fits in (if at all) into the world of burlesque.
The Greenwich Theatre reopened last week with the inspired programming of four short plays by Caryl Churchill.
The topic of death is so incredibly subjective, with reactions ranging from resignation and acceptance to angst and fearfulness.
Throughout lockdown, many of us have enjoyed reconnecting with the natural world.
A question taken from the 2020 English Literature GCSE exam that never was.
The Soho Theatre launched its post-lockdown summer season this week with Shedding A Skin, written and performed by Amanda Wilkin, the 2020 winner of the Verity Bargate Award.
When it comes to a somewhat frightening topic like cancer, many of people seem to automatically shut down emotionally when talking about it, almost denying it exists.
Duty is both fabulously simple and incredibly clever, shining the light on complex issues with deep and sympathetic understanding yet offering no glib answers.
Whenever we think of Jack the Ripper, immediately we think back to Whitechapel and his gruesome victims.
You can’t say that Frills and Spills descends into chaos so much as embraces it from the get-go.
Looking to portay the idea of someone who is trapped both mentally and physically in a cell, Ghislaine/Gabler follows our protagonist as she tries to justify her involvement in a c…
Glenda and Rita are two black and white stars from the 30s and 40s, who are trying to fit into a modern world of technicolour, personal labels, and what it really means to be a sta…
Whether we care to admit it or not, in some way, shape or form, we are all intrigued by pirates.
Meet Liv (Lauren Gardner), Hannah (Elly Datson) and Gigi (Neve Ricketts): three women navigating their twenties.
The Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley has opened its doors for the first time in fifteen months with a wonderfully heart-warming production of Stewart Pringle’s Trestle.
If you're looking for a show that could make Scrooge himself engage with Christmas spirit in June, then Aiden Goatley: 12 Films of Christmas is for you.
Brighton got their boogie shoes on as they danced around Brighton with Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party under the guidance of our ship's captain Mama Roo and her shipmat…
Katie Rice and Ellen Patterson are two performers on a mission to highlight how womxn are portrayed in today's world, as well as specifically within the political environment.
Following on from his success at the Brighton Fringe with Waiting for Hamlet, a two-hander with Nicholas Collett, Tim Marriott returns to the Rialto Theatre with a solo show that i…
Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is anything but that when played ad nauseam on a loop while you are kept on hold by a robotic voice saying, “All our operators are currently busy.
Diary of an Expat makes a striking impression even before Cecilia Gragnani enters the stage for her solo play at the Rialto Theatre, directed by Katharina Reinthaller.
Singing has been proven over time to be beneficial for mindfulness and wellbeing - and not just for the professionals.
The Jermyn Street Theatre continues its Footprints Festival with Lucy Betts’ acclaimed production of Ade Morris’s Lone Flyer, which was first staged at The Watermill Theatre la…
Amy cannot socialise with the other mums after the school run because she is needed in the office.
History is brought to life, and the man behind one of the most famous speeches in British history is revealed in this delightful two-hander, Chamberlain: Peace in our Time, from Se…
Unless you have studied the history of theatre it's easy to imagine that performances on stage have always been very much as they are today.
Hugs, Tears & Replacement Bus Services by Nod at The Fox is a 16-minute fully audio production complete with the dialogue fully subtitled to allow those who are hearing impaire…
Waiting for Hamlet has itself been waiting for some time.
The title of the show and the name of the company drew me to this production.
Bring together the work of Jane Austen and the modern world of dating together to create a murder mystery with a twist you get An Austentatious Murder.
Anjali Singh has created a show that is a fusion of a Ted Talk, comedy and musical theatre, to depict how much time changes in the blink of an eye.
Those who know of William Shakespeare will probably recognise several of his intricate plots.
Big Quiffy Bingo was a show that was full of glitz and glamour, thanks to the host of the evening Boogaloo Stu.
Reality and fiction fuse in this interesting piece focusing on the paranormal world, as a TV editor called Sam struggles to accept where the lines of reality lie when asked to chan…
How do you live after your sister dies by her own hand? You mourn.
Throughout our lifetime we meet hundreds of different people.
The Late Show was a comedy night that lit up The Warren with much needed silliness, laughter and joy with the return of live shows.
In July 2000 we found ourselves glued to our screens as series one of UK’s Big Brother aired for the first time and proved to be a major hit.
Lucian begat Goethe begat Dukas begat Disney begat Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost; for this new musical by the latter writing duo has history.
Kicking off at the end of a particularly boozy and pizza-fuelled wake, then time-skipping over the months of post-funeral aftermath, Good Grief charts the stuttering relationship o…
What do tomatoes, banjos and a recovering executive have in common? Keith Alessi, who used to consume excessive amounts of tomatoes and had 52 banjos in his closet, but couldn’t …
Where is the glitter and magic, our annual Christmas treat, without the Sugar Plum Fairy or the Snow Queen? With theatre doors closed during these sad times, Scottish Ballet have c…
The works of WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan are jewels in the English theatrical treasury and I, generally, have scant patience (no pun intended) with 'reimaginings'.
What is magic, really? Is it an evil enchantress who can freeze a person in ice? Is it a crow who can talk? Or is it seeing dozens of little faces light up with joy? The Snow Queen…
Outdoor theatre? In December? Yes, it’s happening! Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) have launched their first ever Christmas programme with a bang as Hansel and Gretel? A Postmod…
Working with a tight script from Stuart Crowther and some inspired direction from Stephen Smith, Threedumb Theatre have created a wonderfully atmospheric version of The Strange Cas…
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