Calypso Nights

Calypso Nights

With the help of two turntables and a microphone, a flamboyant flamenco outfit, and maracas, DJ Juan Vesuvius (Barnie Duncan) will take you on a hilarious calypso-fuelled joy ride … 

Shooting the White Eagle

Shooting the White Eagle

Ever wanted to be a walk-on part on a film set? Well, now’s your chance - sort of. 

We Never Land

We Never Land

If one has been lucky enough in life, one might have met that unique person that makes us feel like we are flying, or, at the very least, like we could fly and never land. 

Unprescribed

Unprescribed

Without a doubt this all-female experimental show is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. 

The Devil Without

The Devil Without

Half Derren Brown mind tricks and black magic show, half theatrical monologue, this 50-minute lock-in with John Faust is frighteningly good fun. 

Odd Shaped Balls

Odd Shaped Balls

This one-man-show chronicling a young rugby star’s struggle with sexuality, love, and being ‘outed’ against his will is sincere, powerful, and entertaining. 

Conversation at Night With a Despised Character

Conversation at Night With a Despised Character

In a totalitarian state, a writer of controversial literature is about to be killed by an executioner, and he’s expecting him. 

Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know

This one-on-one theatre experience, which explores human connection in the age of Facebook, is a vulnerable and yet surprisingly comfortable invitation into the story of Claire and… 

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

Dawn State’s sharp, modern adaptation of Kipling’s classic novella could be deemed a classic in itself. 

Notes from Bermondsey Street

Notes from Bermondsey Street

The premise of Notes from Bermondsey Street is that it reveals the secret urban lives of Londoners through their anecdotes written on notes and concealed in the drawer of a table i… 

An Evening With Samantha

An Evening With Samantha

Whilst in the Fringe Guide this show rests under the category of ‘Spoken Word’ with a subcategory of ‘comedy’ I’m not sure I could call it either, as although aspects of … 

Speak Truth to Power

Speak Truth to Power

In this production of Speak Truth to Power (a play by Ariel Dorfman), ten American High School Students weave together the words and stories of fifty human rights activists from ar… 

Circle Game

Circle Game

As part of the American High School Theatre Festival, a group of US students bring Circle Game to the table, an original piece about stereotypes in urban America. 

Questioning Aslan

Questioning Aslan

Questioning Aslan, a production by Searchlight Theatre Company, opens to us an evening with C. 

4.48 Psychosis

4.48 Psychosis

Jolting and unbalanced, although not always in the appropriate way, DEM Productions version of Sarah Kane’s 4. 

Artaud: a Trilogy

Artaud: a Trilogy

Going to see a production of Antonin Artaud’s work can be a daunting prospect because you know by default that it will a disturbing experience: either disturbing because it hasn… 

Road

Road

Vomit, drunkenness, debauchery, despair and hope are all part of Jim Cartwright’s gritty and award-winning play Road, which is powerfully brought to life by the talented Accident… 

Missing

Missing

Breathless, emotive and impactful, Gecko Theatre’s Missing is a powerfully visceral experience. 

Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs

Set in the living room of an unhappily-married couple, one of whom is a politician on the eve of an important election, Internal Affairs follows the couple through several attempts… 

Expiration Date

Expiration Date

Welcome to 2113 and to another play set in the not-really-that-distant future. 

Bedtime Solos by Jakob Holder

Bedtime Solos by Jakob Holder

11:20 in the morning may seem a strange time to witness a play about a couple’s most intimate moments together and their private considerations but in the dark Upstairs of Assemb… 

The Veil (Le Foulard)

The Veil (Le Foulard)

One blank stage space, one exceedingly talented woman dressed all in black, one large black veil: apparently these are the only ingredients you need for an hour of superb entertain… 

Bo Burnham: What

Bo Burnham: What

Bo’s back. 

Humans Inc

Humans Inc

Smoke machines, lasers, flying spaceships, live music and a mission to save the future of humanity, all in one fun-filled hour. 

Robert Golding

Robert Golding

Robert Golding, the sequel to Owen Thomas’ Richard Parker, walks the path from the ordinary to the unusual before tumbling into the chasm of bizarre. 

Safe

Safe

This story begins, as many stories have done before it, with a teenage girl (Nina), whose mother has gone into rehab due to alcoholism and who, as a result, has now been forced to … 

Pendulums Bargain Emporium

Pendulums Bargain Emporium

Loosely inspired by the fairy-tale ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, Pendulums Bargain Emporium explores, through puppetry, imaginative visual theatre and music, the impact that g… 

Dark Vanilla Jungle

Dark Vanilla Jungle

A girl appears on a blank stage in a white shirt and jeans and with a flower clip pinning back one side of her hair. 

Rough Theatre

Rough Theatre

Creased Productions’ Rough Theatre brings to the stage two of Beckett’s lesser known plays, Rough for Theatre I and II, in simple but effective style. 

Love in the Past Participle

Love in the Past Participle

Four desks, each littered with character appropriate props: on the first, colourful craft ribbons, tea and biscuits; the second, a simple but elegant glass and bottle of white wine… 

Novemberunderground

Novemberunderground

This play, set in a not too distant dystopian future, seemed as though it could have been, or should have been, a memorable and gripping piece. 

A Play With Words and Blind Love

A Play With Words and Blind Love

In hall at the top of a church on a blank proscenium arch stage, a group of Canadian high-schoolers gave me more than I bargained for: two plays for the price of one. 

Bianco

Bianco

Bianco, NoFit State’s physical theatre/circus performance, was so passionate and playful that by the end I had resolved to run away with the circus. 

Anoesis

Anoesis

Anoesis took me back to the days of school uniform and strictly invigilated exams, the days when you answered ‘here’ to your name at registration and when teacher’s reports i… 

Freak Show

Freak Show

In the colourful, cosy confines of Assembly’s Bosco venue, half theatre half circus tent, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland whisks you away for an afternoon to the weird and wo… 

A Happy Side (As Well)

A Happy Side (As Well)

Verbatim theatre can be hard-hitting and grittily real, driving home personal perspectives on an event or discussion and letting the truth speak for itself in order to make a point… 

Beeston Rifles

Beeston Rifles

Set in a dingy living room in a Leeds suburb on the eve of a new year, Beeston Rifles delivers an exhilarating experience that is one part revenge to two parts tragedy.