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. 

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell

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

Medico

Medico

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

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… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Bonny & Read

Bonny & Read

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

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). 

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… 

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… 

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… 

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… 

Done to Death by Jove!

Done to Death by Jove!

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

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 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… 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

You wait ages for one Hamlet to come along. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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… 

The Sugar House

The Sugar House

Australian playwright Alana Valentine makes her UK debut at the Finborough Theatre with The Sugar House, in its first production outside of her home country, where it was nominat… 

Footfalls & Rockaby

Footfalls & Rockaby

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

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. 

Rat King

Rat King

Rat King at The Hope Theatre, Islington, is a new production written and produced by Bram Davidovich for Kryptonite Theatre Company. 

Krapp’s Last Tape with Go On

Krapp’s Last Tape with Go On

As director Dominic Hill welcomes us to the Tron theatre for this triumphant double bill, the audience cheers midway through his announcement at his mention of the return of live t… 

Unforgettable Girl

Unforgettable Girl

"Hands up, who enjoys being white?" An amused Elisabeth Gunawan asks the audience in Unforgettable Girl - her one person show at Camberwell’s Golden Goose Theatre, dire… 

The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden

Nowadays, Vauxhall’s Pleasure Garden is a pretty uninspiring patch of parkland. 

Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

Noël Coward described Relatively Speaking as ‘a beautifully constructed and very funny comedy’ and this production at the Jermyn Street Theatre demonstrates how right he was. 

Small Change

Small Change

In addition to much discussion of the play itself, Peter Gill’s Small Change at the Omnibus Theatre Clapham had the bar buzzing with anecdotes from people recalling what their mo… 

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. 

Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical

Multiverse Musical is a show with a twist. 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

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