Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Everyone has an opinion about Andy Warhol. 

Prison Games

Prison Games

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… 

Beginning

Beginning

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… 

Sugar

Sugar

At just 22 years old, writer and performer Mabel Thomas brings her debut solo show Sugar to the Fringe. 

Starting From First Position

Starting From First Position

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… 

Isabelle Farah: Ellipsis

Isabelle Farah: Ellipsis

Ellipsis is an exploration of bereavement, the nature of turning everything into punchlines, and desperately trying to stay afloat amidst the two. 

Semi-Toned Presents: A Study in Burgundy

Semi-Toned Presents: A Study in Burgundy

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's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

It's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

It is absolutely not Fraser Brown who needs to be afraid. 

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a somewhat different context from previous years with their new work Your Tomorrow. 

Amy Matthews and Krystal Evans (WIP)

Amy Matthews and Krystal Evans (WIP)

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… 

Afterparty

Afterparty

A group of teenage friends celebrate after their final exams and look towards the future. 

Spontaneous Potter: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

Spontaneous Potter: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

Edinburgh Fringe is usually teeming with high-end improv shows to choose from, but pickings this year are, unsurprisingly, slim. 

Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name

Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name

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

Fear of Roses

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

On Your Bike

On Your Bike comes with a lot of hype. 

Madhouse

Madhouse

Madhouse by Nottingham New Theatre at [email protected]’s Hall does what it says on the tin. 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black's Fringe debut had a lot to live up to. 

Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

Patricia Gets Ready (For a Date With the Man That Used to Hit Her)

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. 

Friend (The One With Gunther)

Friend (The One With Gunther)

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

For All The Love You Lost

For All the Love You Lost is presented by Morosophy at [email protected]’s Hall. 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

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… 

Pool (No Water)

Pool (No Water)

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

Saving Mr Ultimate

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… 

Saving Wonderland

Saving Wonderland

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 … 

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

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 … 

Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho

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… 

Agent November's

Agent November's "Major X Ploe-Shun": OUTDOOR Escape Game

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

Paddy the Cope

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… 

Aladdin

Aladdin

The word that most immediately springs to mind is 'joy'. 

Wish List

Wish List

New Celts Productions and Bone struck Theatre present Wish List by Katherine Soper, winner of the Burntwood Prize for Playwrights in 2015. 

Matt Green: Look Up

Matt Green: Look Up

Veteran comic Matt Green returns to the Camden Fringe with his new show Look Up. 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

There are a handful of stories which truly stand the test of time. 

Amina Khayyam Dance – Catch the Bird Who Won't Fly

Amina Khayyam Dance – Catch the Bird Who Won't Fly

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… 

Under the Floorboards

Under the Floorboards

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… 

Shook

Shook

Three lads have certain things in common. 

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

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. 

Medicine

Medicine

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… 

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

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. 

Taiwan Season: Touchdown

Taiwan Season: Touchdown

A man falls from the side of the screen onto the floor. 

O'DD

O'DD

Bounce, bounce, bounce, flip, bounce, bounce, double flip. 

El Greco Of Hornsey

El Greco Of Hornsey

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. 

Taiwan Season: The Back of Beyond

Taiwan Season: The Back of Beyond

Tai Gu Tales was created by Hsiu Wei Lin, formerly a principal dancer with the iconic Taiwanese Cloud Gate company. 

All That

All That

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… 

The Establishment Versus Sidney Harry Fox

The Establishment Versus Sidney Harry Fox

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. 

The Comedy of Errors/La Commedia degli Errori

The Comedy of Errors/La Commedia degli Errori

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. 

Two Worlds No Family

Two Worlds No Family

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… 

Mr and Mrs Nobody

Mr and Mrs Nobody

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… 

Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke

Two men, two different approaches to creating a good play. 

Elf Lyons - Swan

Elf Lyons - Swan

Elf Lyons made a welcome return to the stage with a high-octane, hilarious performance of her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show Swan. 

Petrichor

Petrichor

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

Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical is a show with a twist. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

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. 

The Burlesque Imposter

The Burlesque Imposter

Fanny Dent was a woman on a mission - to see where she fits in (if at all) into the world of burlesque. 

Bad Nights and Odd Days

Bad Nights and Odd Days

The Greenwich Theatre reopened last week with the inspired programming of four short plays by Caryl Churchill. 

Heads or Tails

Heads or Tails

The topic of death is so incredibly subjective, with reactions ranging from resignation and acceptance to angst and fearfulness. 

Geoff Robb: The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb: The Music of Trees

Throughout lockdown, many of us have enjoyed reconnecting with the natural world. 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

A question taken from the 2020 English Literature GCSE exam that never was. 

 Shedding A Skin

Shedding A Skin

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. 

Rebel Boob

Rebel Boob

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

Duty

Duty is both fabulously simple and incredibly clever, shining the light on complex issues with deep and sympathetic understanding yet offering no glib answers. 

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Whenever we think of Jack the Ripper, immediately we think back to Whitechapel and his gruesome victims. 

Frills and Spills

Frills and Spills

You can’t say that Frills and Spills descends into chaos so much as embraces it from the get-go. 

Ghislaine|Gabler

Ghislaine|Gabler

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… 

Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

Cinebra: Glenda & Rita

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… 

A Mutineer’s Guide to Modern-Day Piracy

A Mutineer’s Guide to Modern-Day Piracy

Whether we care to admit it or not, in some way, shape or form, we are all intrigued by pirates. 

Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Meet Liv (Lauren Gardner), Hannah (Elly Datson) and Gigi (Neve Ricketts): three women navigating their twenties. 

Trestle

Trestle

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. 

Aidan Goatley: 12 Films Of Christmas

Aidan Goatley: 12 Films Of Christmas

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. 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party Brighton Seaside Special

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party Brighton Seaside Special

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… 

Words Without Consent

Words Without Consent

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. 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

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… 

The Sensemaker

The Sensemaker

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

Diary of an Expat

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. 

Sing For Better Health!

Sing For Better Health!

Singing has been proven over time to be beneficial for mindfulness and wellbeing - and not just for the professionals. 

Lone Flyer

Lone Flyer

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… 

The Cloak of Visibility

The Cloak of Visibility

Amy cannot socialise with the other mums after the school run because she is needed in the office. 

Chamberlain: Peace in our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in our Time

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… 

Drama King

Drama King

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 and Replacement Bus Services

Hugs, Tears and Replacement Bus Services

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

Waiting for Hamlet

Waiting for Hamlet has itself been waiting for some time. 

Why I Am an Avocado

Why I Am an Avocado

The title of the show and the name of the company drew me to this production. 

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

A Highly Suspect Murder Mystery

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. 

A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

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. 

Shakespeare (She/Her)

Shakespeare (She/Her)

Those who know of William Shakespeare will probably recognise several of his intricate plots. 

Big Quiffy Bingo

Big Quiffy Bingo

Big Quiffy Bingo was a show that was full of glitz and glamour, thanks to the host of the evening Boogaloo Stu. 

There's A Ghost In My House

There's A Ghost In My House

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… 

Sparkly Bird

Sparkly Bird

How do you live after your sister dies by her own hand? You mourn. 

Open Return

Open Return

Throughout our lifetime we meet hundreds of different people. 

The Late Show

The Late Show

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. 

THIS IS REALITY 2000

THIS IS REALITY 2000

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. 

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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. 

Good Grief

Good Grief

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… 

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

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 … 

The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

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… 

Sasha Regan's All Male The Pirates of Penzance

Sasha Regan's All Male The Pirates of Penzance

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'. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

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… 

Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime)

Hansel and Gretel? (A Postmodern Pantomime)

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… 

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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…