These neat little monologues are a sort of fan fiction inspired by various works of Shakespeare (The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Twelf…
Music-theatre with solo cello plus dance, Iconnotations is extraordinary: surreal, wry, expressionistic, at times baffling, profoundly sad but at the end joyous.
Hoo Hah House's production Brave Face is by far the bravest and powerful production I have seen at the Fringe this year.
SKANK is about a woman in crisis.
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Fringe roulette is part of what keeps us coming back year after year.
It’s Not Rocket Science at [email protected]’ Hall is presented by Nottingham New Theatre, England’s only fully student-run theatre venue.
Tom Greenwald and Andrew Lippa’s John and Jen is a true masterpiece on what it means to be a family.
How do we interpret the world through our senses, particularly through sight? A mesmerically beautiful triptych of two solos and one duet, choreographed by Finnish Johanna Nuutinen…
In 1902 Hibs won the Scottish Cup.
Say hello to Adam, Arthur and Pete.
A charming, funny and touching interactive video installation, Family Portrait by Natasha Gilmore’s Barrowland Ballet features Natasha herself as mother and single parent and her…
In 1968 East and West Germany were far from united.
Dandelion, by Creative Electric, takes place in the garden opposite the [email protected] building.
Come forth for a cautionary tale venturing through ancient history to modern masculinity; welcome to Mediocre White Male.
How good is your memory? The night begins with a little laughter and audience participation as we are asked to remember the age old story of Orpheus.
A ninety-minute monologue about a homeless person? Embrace it.
There is an incredible sense of comfort that I feel upon entering the Dining Room at Gilded Balloon to see Jay Lafferty’s Blether.
A tale of the songs that lead us into the future and the ones that call us home; this show is a masterpiece in storytelling and soul.
Ai~sa~sa meaning ‘Get over yourself’ is brilliant.
Close your eyes and let Darkfield radio lead you into the surreal, suggestive and truly suspenseful.
Hayley May Muirhead and Molly Dooner under the company name of Pink Mango Comedy, bring a show that is zany, bizzare, upbeat and sexually empowering for any females watching.
I had very little idea of what this show was about, except that it had a bit of a cult following after its run on (and off) Broadway.
Have you ever wanted to be in an Oscar Wilde play? Even if it's just for a few minutes? With The Importance of Being.
St Ann's Well Gardens in Hove was the perfect idyllic setting for Drama Impact's version of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most popular novels.
Having studied Dylan Thomas at university, fallen in love with Richard Burton's classic interpretation of Under Milk Wood and having a strong Welsh family connection, I was exc…
Zany, spooky, fun! That is the way to describe Vampire's Ball Ultimate Halloween Party Live! Although it was on Zoom, and they were up against time lags on the extremely odd oc…
Running through different eras of history, Clean - The Musical wiped the floor with its heartfelt, touching overlapping of stories of seven women who lived in Roundhill, Brighton.
Antonio is a very interesting character in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Blood Glorious Blood was not just your normal one woman show.
The Scottish Play is a solo performance written by Victoria Gartner, founder and artistic director of Will & Co which produces plays about Shakespear, under the umbrella title …
The burst of applause did not mark the end of the performance.
Whenever we hear the term 'Yes Queen', these days what automatically pops into our heads is the popular association with RuPaul's Drag Race.
Oh no, Agent November is captured and held prisoner by the evil mastermind Marty Orri.
What a relief to be sitting in an actual theatre watching something where no one mentions the 'C word', unless it's Cornwall that is.
On February 9th 1964 four young men were on their way to perform their first major concert as ‘Forever Plaid’.
Notflix was a musical experience with a twist.
Everything about A Red Square is different.
Char Brockes and Jack O'Neill (Ava Cardo) brought the Rialto Theatre to life with their unique styles of drag and slapstick comedy, in order to explore the theme of Romantic Co…
Despite some technical issues with the Brighton Fringe website, this Greek Mythology Creative Writing Workshop run by Amanda Potter (from the Open University) was a good way to get…
During both lockdowns, everyone experienced something being taken away that we possibly have taken a lot for granted.
We all have secrets to keep.
On the 27th May something remarkable happened.
The Brighton Open Air Theatre was full of joy, not just because of theatre starting again after recent uncertain times, but due to The Lady in the Van being the opening show of the…
The greater mouse-eared bat belongs to the family Vespertilionidae of the genus Myotis.
When thrust into the circus, it can never be easy to tame the lions.
When I first heard that TrueStory Theatre would be back with a one man production of A Christmas Carol I felt in parts excited and uneasy.
Lying not too far beneath the CV19 surface of 2020 lie a series of news events that seem to epitomise our times.
The lockdown goes on and theatre will likely not return anytime soon.
Tonight I figured out how to beam a Facebook video to my TV so I could watch – amongst other things – a burlesque performer do a striptease on a unicycle.
Annabelszki took to the stage to give a thought provoking, challenging and uplifting insight into the role of women and feminism from a lesbian point of view.
In 1996, Robert Lepage's initial production of The Seven Streams was far from critic-pleasing.
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a BIG surprise.
An enchanting stage show based on the 2010 book by Julia Donaldson, Zog follows a young dragon of the same name who only wants one thing: a gold star.
The Gielgud Theatre hosts Ben Elton's stage version of his acclaimed TV show, Upstart Crow.
Every year the Royal Albert Hall plays host to Cirque du Soleil, whose cast of exceptional performers come from across the globe.
Watching Super Sunday makes you think you really ought to get the gym more.
In Midnight Movie, Eve Leigh presents a universe of bedrooms where disabled people are unable to sleep due to the pain of having a body which is, right now, ‘glitching’.
Full of good cheer, fun and jokes, carols under falling snow, spooky ghosts and glitter, what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than go to An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, D…
The predictably brilliant writer/director/dame Andrew Pollard returns to Greenwich Theatre again for another triumphant Panto season, marking the 50th anniversary of the theatre’…
Almost inevitably, doing a show at Christmas draws comparisons to Panto – that staple of British theatre that keeps the house funded for the rest of the year; but stood next to L…
Finding myself once again at the Bridewell Theatre, home of amateur theatre group SEDOS, I know I am in for a treat.
After thoroughly impressing with their adaptation of Dracula, TRUESTORY return with another legendary gothic tale as they find all the right parts for an excellent take on Mary She…
In the midst of the comedy maelstrom, into which Edinburgh in August descends, I was privileged to enjoy an extraordinary artistic experience.
Numbers starts with Jack (Henry Waddon) in a therapy session on a sparse stage and moves through the chain of events that took him there.
The Fawlty Towers Live Themed Dinner Show is one of two similar events happening at this year's Edinburgh Fringe; both themed dinners based on the legendary iconic 1970s sitcom…
There are 36 shows at the Fringe by trans performers, according to the TransFringe hashtag on Twitter, and Edalia Day’s Too Pretty to Punch might be the only one that’s both ce…
Making a show with your ex must be awkward, right? Maybe.
A brilliant Scandi noir of the psyche, spoken in gibberish in a surreal world, Norwegian Jo Strømgren Kompani’s The Hospital, is gripping; moving from bizarre, black humour to d…
The Words Are There is a moving and innovative piece of physical theatre that appeals both for its approach to male domestic abuse, and for its style of performance.
Anything With A Pulse begins with boy meets girl in a nightclub.
Zoe Lyons packs out the Gilded Balloon with stand-up that raises the bar for Fringe comedy.
Shabbat shalom misfits, Reuben Kaye is back in town.
What’s done is done.
Another Fringe day, another single figure on a stage dissecting a “big issue of today”.
Princess dresses and cleaning supplies turn into painfully comical horses, lakes, capes, ans tents for you to hide in.
Within a basement room of the Hanover Suite (Venue 119) is perhaps the best musical sketch comedy you will find this Fringe.
The Edinburgh Fringe exists as a kind of suspended adolescence allowing creatives to live the experience of their art being the most important thing in the world.
Sarah-Louise Young is one of Edinburgh Fringe's most respected and sought after musical variety performers, and it's no stretch of the imagination to see why, as she delive…
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.
The word ‘legend’ is bandied about a bit too much these days.
The air of the Speigeltent circus hub is thick with dark debauchery, smoke and gin soaked Weimer punk jazz, setting the atmosphere for a celebration of the extraordinary.
Steven Berkoff’s irresistible EAST makes an inevitable return to the Festival Fringe, this time in a vibrant and energetic production by HiveMCR.
Fresh off becoming a household name through finishing third in this year's Britain's Got Talent, Ben Hart capitalises on his momentum by returning to the festival where he …
Just what does it take to make a monster? Is inhumanity truly born simply from reanimation, or is it a product of the already inhumane environment? Re-investigating Mary Shelley’…
Aged just 16 and 17, Harrison Sharpe (Matt) and Archie Stevens (Mikey) make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with Real Eyes, an intensely moving story of brothers growing up t…
Introducing Carol Ann Duffy to the stage with a trumpet call, indicating a rally of the troops, seems befitting for the hour with the world-renowned poet.
I need to preface with this review with a disclaimer – this is either a one-star or a five-star show, depending on your sense of humour.
Dreamgun: Film Reads are back at the Fringe and ready to ruin your childhood! At a time when podcasts are very on trend and live recordings are foisted upon an unsuspecting public …
When I walked in to a packed out Finger’s Piano Bar I was greeted with the site of Mister Meredith affably talking to his punters, handing out paper and pens personally, and esta…
I can guarantee that you aren’t ready for For Only An Hour, the brain- and body- and life- and love- child of dancer Phil Sanger.
Contemporary dance, physical theatre, and circus swirl together at The Lafayette big top at Underbelly’s circus venue as ten acrobats explore their bodies and each other in Circa…
A delight, witty but profound exploration of the power relationship between choreographer and dancers, From the Top, choreographed by Hong Kong-based Victor Fung, is a send-up of a…
“I’ve not seen anything like this in the 12 years I’ve been working at the Fringe,” was the observation from one of the tech guys I spoke to after seeing Ugly Youth, this y…
Part insider look at the making of the film Jaws and part musings on what constitutes an artist, The Shark is Broken, written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Maste…
Angus gets a review that says he’s ‘watchable’.
It’s very tempting to conclude your musical with a clearcut happy ending, where every loose end is neatly tied and all of your favourite characters ride off into the sunset.
Floating Flowers by B.
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