Grease the Musical

Grease the Musical

From hand-jiving to slicked hair, Nikolai Foster’s Grease at the Dominion Theatre is a sprint down memory lane with extra twists. 

Polly Peculiar

Polly Peculiar

Polly Peculiar, at Greenside Nicholson Square, is a joy from beginning to end: the sort of play that under normal circumstances you might not be tempted to see. 

The Richard Osman Fan Club

The Richard Osman Fan Club

After airing nearly 2,000 episodes since it was first broadcast in 2009, Pointless has become a regular family favourite and made a nationwide star out of its intelligent and amiab… 

End without Days

End without Days

Cool with underlying passion and deceptively simple choreography by New Yorker/San Franciscan Stephen Pelton, End Without Days gets under your skin. 

Little Parts Hunts a Baby-Daddy

Little Parts Hunts a Baby-Daddy

How do clowns get pregnant? There is no obvious punch line for Little Parts, a clown who has always been pregnant, yet who is not sure if she’ll ever give birth. 

ASSISTED

ASSISTED

Intellectual writing, well elaborated characters and compelling themes of control in human and non-human relationships make Assisted at Surgeons' Hall a rewarding and entertain… 

Taiwan Season: See You

Taiwan Season: See You

See You is must see. 

Playing God

Playing God

Many of us will have known someone like Meg. 

Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Show!

Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Show!

The most original Diva on the Fringe is acclimatising from one hot and sticky environment (Las Vegas) to another somewhat less hot but still pretty sticky one. 

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Stand up is a challenging format at the best of times - but the one-liner comedian often seems to be the ultimate masochist in a field where self-inflicted pain is surely part of t… 

Love and Sex on the Spectrum

Love and Sex on the Spectrum

It’s four years since George Steeves brought his Magic 8 Ball show to Edinburgh, winning the heart and mind of at least this reviewer with such an honest, bold theatrical collage… 

Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back

Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back

If you want to discover – or further explore – cabaret, you couldn’t do better than to start with Reuben Kaye. 

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Filled with classically and subtly nihilistic British humour, Milo Edwards’ Voicemail is full of intelligent and thought provoking commentary that turns Mash House into a safe sp… 

Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

From dealing with video testimonies of love from superfans to the vilest of far-right vitriol that can be spat in 280 characters and all whilst dealing with the life of a comedian,… 

Marrow

Marrow

Marrow is a love letter to memory and to what makes us: us. 

Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

The title of this show and the sweet, open and slightly goofy face staring at you from the posters should tell you everything you need to know about this show: and stand-up Luca Cu… 

Burn

Burn

Alan Cumming is a tour de force as ever. 

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely - it’s the Great Depression as you don’t know it, full of the glitz, glamour and luxury of old Broadway. 

The Actress

The Actress

During the bawdy years of Charles II’s restoration to the throne, one of his more shocking choices was to alleviate the perceived threat to the heterosexuality of female-imperson… 

One of Two

One of Two

There’s significant anger in One of Two; a sense of injustice felt by a young man whose experience of the not-so-subtle cruelties and discrimination endured by disabled people is… 

Eulogy

Eulogy

Theatrical innovators Darkfield are back at Summerhall, inviting Fringe-goers to once more step into absolute darkness for Eulogy, their latest immersive narrative experience conju… 

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mischief is one of those companies that gives the struggling Fringe performer hope. 

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Movie Night

"What happens when you combine holy water and squash? Capers," Jonathan Sayer promises us during Mischief Comedy's Mischief Movie Night. 

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

As the title Charlie Russell Aims to Please suggests, the entire show is an amalgamation of various theatre techniques from musical to slapstick to the dramatic in Russell’s atte… 

Chris Turner: Rap God

Chris Turner: Rap God

If you want to see a show with a highly intelligent, quick-witted comedy improv rapper in which all his people from the front to the back nod, look no further than Chris Turner: Ra… 

The Black Blues Brothers

The Black Blues Brothers

Black Blues Brothers have quickly gained the reputation as one of the go-to circus-based acts on the Fringe, and, after witnessing this spectacle, it’s not hard to see why. 

Tarot: Cautionary Tales

Tarot: Cautionary Tales

Bounding onto the stage with red smeared eyes and billowing white nighties, the three performers of Tarot kick off their show Cautionary Tales bursting with enthusiastic energy and… 

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

It's only around halfway through Nina Conti: The Dating Show that you realise just how hard she is working. 

Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gentleman

Mat Ricardo: The Extraordinary Gentleman

Mat Ricardo is a juggler with 35 years’ experience performing in front of audiences all over the world. 

Ben Hart: Wonder

Ben Hart: Wonder

Ben Hart is already a star by any measure, having headlined his own BBC shows and reached the final of a certain UK-based TV talent show, but when Hart enters the vast stage of the… 

Finlay Christie: OK Zoomer

Finlay Christie: OK Zoomer

When Finlay Christie won the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition in 2019, it seemed like his next year would be filled with preparation for his first Edinburgh sho… 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Some shows are Fringe standards, you can’t help but think that they’re like the ravens at the Tower of London; that if they weren’t here, everything would come tumbling down. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No

Early on in Oh No! Christopher Macarthur-Boyd suggests lockdown came at a good time for him, putting the brakes on life when he was in his late twenties as opposed to an earlier, p… 

Sniff

Sniff

Have you had the experience of sitting through a play and thinking, “If I’d known that was how it was going to end I’d have paid far more attention to all the details in the … 

Millenials

Millenials

Don’t be fooled by the pink, as the aesthetic over comfort of Elliot Clay’s Millennials is the celebration that this generation not only deserves but needs. 

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Marketed as “The first new UK production”, Nikolai Foster’s re-imagining of classic favourite Billy Elliot certainly embraces the challenge of creating a ‘new’ take on th… 

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Romeo and Juliet

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare®: Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare has been kind enough to leave behind a plethora of quotes about drinking. 

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote

Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote

Although the show ended back in 1996, Murder, She Wrote has developed a cultural cachet like few other TV programmes. 

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical

There has been much said in books and films about the life and times of Harvey Milk. 

Quest With Us!

Quest With Us!

Quest With Us is an interactive workshop with a difference. 

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

The event might fall short of the hype that The Man Behind the Mask would be a ‘confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outr… 

Rewilding Cinderella

Rewilding Cinderella

What makes Cinderella the story we know and love today? We know all the familiar beats: a mean stepmother; chores; ugly sisters; a fairy godmother; a ball; a lost shoe; a Prince Ch… 

The Scandal at Mayerling

The Scandal at Mayerling

Powerful psychodrama elevates Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling from what might have been mere melodrama, a skull and pistol its signature symbols, into an outstandingly… 

Clean at 17

Clean at 17

Many British people might celebrate their 18th birthday by having their first legal pint at a pub, but by then Katie O’Brien was already sober. 

Confessions of a Goddess Unhinged

Confessions of a Goddess Unhinged

Did Alissa Finn choose to perform Confessions of a Goddess Unhinged at the Water Rats in King’s Cross because the stage has a pair of ionic columns framing the stage? No, is the … 

Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Psychic Stu's Comedy Stand Up Show

Psychic Stu takes on the world of fake mediums and not only stands up for the holistic world, but unwittingly educates others on what to look for so as not to get conned. 

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy

Searchlight Theatre Company returns to the Brighton Fringe with their delightful show Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy at the Rialto Theatre. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, tucked away under the arches of Waterloo at the Network Theatre, is an incredibly feminist play. 

A Trans Fairy Tale

A Trans Fairy Tale

A Trans Fairy Tale at the Latest Music Bar was a fairytale that focused on the most unsuspecting of characters - the Fairy Godmother. 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Saved Hollywood

How Eva Von Schnippisch Saved Hollywood

Eva Von Schnippisch is back – and this time she means show business! After becoming a double-agent, winning World War II and working for the British Secret Service for a decade, … 

Please Hold

Please Hold

Do you have a minute to talk about sex doll rights? Because sex dolls should have equal rights too: sick days, overtime pay, child care, union representatives! There should be a de… 

ROOM based on A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

ROOM based on A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

Heather Alexander lit up the stage as she portrayed one of the most fearless female writers in history - Virginia Woolf. 

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell explores loss, grief and the collision of spirituality and science. 

Tougher than the Train

Tougher than the Train

Clownberry Theatre enchants adults and children alike with Tougher than the Train - an experience that explores the idea of being tough versus playful through the usage of audience… 

A Very Great Mischief

A Very Great Mischief

Today, when we think about sexuality, we tend to see broad (but not total) acceptance and can at times take it for granted. 

Medico

Medico

Medico brought a new twist to a one woman stand up comedy show by bringing a medical slant to the proceedings. 

Biscuit Barrel: No Time to Digestive

Biscuit Barrel: No Time to Digestive

Biscuit Barrel: No Time to Digestive is a whistlestop sketch show that ate and left no crumbs. 

Lift

Lift

A quintessentially London musical by Craig Adams and Ian Watson, with new arrangements by Sam Young, Dean Johnson’s Lift at the Southwark Playhouse is a complex musical experien… 

The Trials Of Galileo

The Trials Of Galileo

“And yet it moves,” repeats Galileo Galilei over and over again, convinced that he has proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the earth moves around the sun, not the other way… 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

How lovely to be back at St Peter’s Old Church. 

Bonny & Read

Bonny & Read

Anne Bonny and Mary Read were two formidable women in history, who took to the high seas as pirates. 

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience With Stuart Bagcliffe

An Audience with Stuart Bagcliffe was a great mixture of gentle comedy and intense drama that was written from scratch by Benny Ainsworth, who endeavoured to create something that … 

The Man In The Shed

The Man In The Shed

The Man In The Shed is a highly amusing and at time hilarious solo rant by actor Alex Dee, co-written as Alex Donald with Tim Connery. 

The God Of Carnage

The God Of Carnage

Meet Veronique (Sophie Dearlove) and her husband Michel (Neil James), and Alain (Tom Dussek) and his wife Annette (Jenny Delisle). 

The Recollection of Tony Ward

The Recollection of Tony Ward

Jim Spencer Broadbent is a playwright based in South-East London, so he is delighted to be presenting his play The Recollection of Tony Ward as one of twenty-seven companies contri… 

Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore (Work in Progress)

Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore (Work in Progress)

If Victoria Wood was alive today, she would have been charmed by Selina Mersey: Madonna/Whore, a work in progress show that explored, via the form of comedy and burlesque, the idea… 

Done to Death by Jove!

Done to Death by Jove!

Done to Death By Jove was a comedic celebration of the murder mystery novel. 

The Maestro

The Maestro

Gaetano Donizetti was a composer between 1822-1845, who, despite fame in his lifetime for work such as L’Elisir d’Amore and Lucia di Lammermoor, isn’t quite as well known today. 

NDT2: The Big Crying, Simple Things, Impasse

NDT2: The Big Crying, Simple Things, Impasse

The convulsive pain of grief, a languorous classical quartet and an exuberant party piece undercut with darkness; these three pieces superbly contrast each other in mood and style,… 

The Breach

The Breach

Celebrated director Sarah Frankcom makes her debut at Hampstead Theatre in a spartan production of Naomi Wallace’s morality-defying play The Breach. 

Crunch!

Crunch!

Crunch! was a gentle yet hard hitting comedy set in an office, where three very different characters tried to get on with furthering their careers, but fell into the trap of not sh… 

Love and Money

Love and Money

In our world of fast fashion, the buy-now-pay-later mentality fed to us by banks like Klarna and the rising cost of living, Dennis Kelly’s Love and Money will truly resonate with… 

two Palestinians go dogging

two Palestinians go dogging

Brecht would have felt at home watching two Palestinians go dogging at the Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Studio. 

The End of the Night

The End of the Night

Dust-sheets cover what little furniture there is in the expansive room of Dr Felix Kersten (Michael Lumsden), trusted personal physiotherapist to Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler (Ri… 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Manic parties and manic dance, glorious swirls of colour, Chanel-inspired floating dresses and jazz from the Roaring Twenties, contrasted with the green light throbbing in the dist… 

Sidney Fox's Crime

Sidney Fox's Crime

There are a few infinite things in the universe: greed, love and the elite’s ability and desire to protect the status quo. 

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Having a gun - albeit a fake one - pointed at my face has never been at the top of my list of fears. 

SAD

SAD

SAD is a new play by Victoria Willing, directed by Marie McCarthy at the Clapham Omnibus. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

You wait ages for one Hamlet to come along. 

Fighting Irish

Fighting Irish

If you are into boxing, and I’m not, Fighting Irish gives you something to latch onto from the outset. 

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers

Gilbert & Sullivan have survived the test of time and now seem to have successfully weathered the pandemic. 

The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical

The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical

High energy, fun and witty, The Bean Spillers’ Improvised Musical showcases a wide range of talent, musical knowledge and general mischief. 

Sasha Regan's All Male H.M.S. Pinafore

Sasha Regan's All Male H.M.S. Pinafore

Wilton’s Music Hall has come a long way since 1885 when Nelly Power sang The Boy I Love Is Up in the Gallery. 

Dark Sublime

Dark Sublime

Watching the projected opening credits to Dark Sublime it would be easy to mistake it for an actual British sci-fi TV show of the 1980s. 

Roles We'll Never Play

Roles We'll Never Play

Back again and bigger than ever - Roles We’ll Never Play arrives at the Lyric Theatre for a night of musical theatre madness. 

When We Dead Awaken

When We Dead Awaken

For aficionados of Ibsen this is a production not to be missed; nor should those who just like to wallow in the velvety richness of traditional theatre ignore this rare opportunity… 

The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are Fire

The University of Cambridge did not grant degrees to women until 1948. 

HOLST: The Music In The Spheres

HOLST: The Music In The Spheres

In modern parlance Gustav Holst might be regarded as something of a one-hit wonder, though aficionados could point to many other worthy works that have a more esoteric appeal and a… 

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Bart Lambert and Jack Reitman were joint winners of the OffWestEnd Award 2020 for Best Male Performance in a Musical for their roles in Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story at The… 

Another Christmas

Another Christmas

Losing your wits and your Christmas spirit? Feel hollow and need a break? Drop everything for half an hour and watch Another Christmas, a musical short film celebrating otherness a… 

We Never Got Off at Sloane Square

We Never Got Off at Sloane Square

We never get off at Sloane Square is an adaptation of Helen DeWitt’s novel, The Last Samurai – the story of a mother, Sibylla, who singlehandedly homeschools her son, Ludo, whi… 

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

A heart-warming show of joy and magic at Christmas time, Catherine Wheels’ Christmas Dinner, written by Robert Alan Evans and directed by Gill Robertson, is particularly welcome … 

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Snow falling, Christmas baubles, glitz and magic - Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky performed by the company’s live orchestra is like a box of chocolate treats. 

For Queen And Country

For Queen And Country

Writer/Director Paul Stone has unearthed a gem of World War II history and transformed it into a delightful monologue, now on stage at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington. 

Footfalls & Rockaby

Footfalls & Rockaby

Some people pace up and down, others rock back and forth. 

Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town

Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town

Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town is Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper’s 12th pantomime and the continued love for LGBTQI+ inclusive theatre can be seen oozing out of every scen…