I’ve never been the biggest fan of Alice Birch’s writing.
Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation.
The Good Scout treads an extraordinarily fine line as a play.
To make a piece of gig theatre work, you need to find a musical genre or vibe that can imbue the show with energy, and you need to find a story and a storyteller that can harness t…
If you’ve seen anything that A Slightly Isolated Dog has done, you’ve arguably seen all of it, and that is in no way a bad thing.
The head of professional wrestling promoters NXT, Paul Levesque, is famous for his idea that in wrestling, there are three layers of storytelling: The action in the ring, the story…
I’m not gonna pretend like I know a lot about the UK's schooling system, because I don’t.
Lucie Pohl is an extremely talented performer; this is a statement I cannot stress enough.
One island, split in two with a thundering crack: half for the fishermen and half for the farmers.
I wasn’t really sure what this show was supposed to be going into it, and now that I’ve seen it, I’m not sure if I have any better an idea.
Shakespeare is an easy sell at the Fringe, namely his comedies, and this production of Much Ado is no exception.
I can’t imagine that anybody has nostalgia for life in their early teen years.
Jericho is a show about internet journalism, liberal hot takes, and professional wrestling, which is to say that it's managed to be about a lot of my niche interests.
I’ll start by being honest – it is incredibly difficult to do sci-fi at the Fringe.
Working Class Hero’s biggest flaw is that it isn’t about anything.
When you step into the venue for Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard, you don’t expect much.
There’s a line in How to Keep Time that sat very deeply in my heart: “All my memories have been rewritten for who you are now.
I sat through an hour long fever dream yesterday entitled Timpson the Musical, and to get the recommendation out of the way, I would easily go again.
When the cast of Closed Doors were taking their bow, they mentioned that this show existed as a book and as an album, and I immediately wished I had listened to the album.
Alex Edelman’s full name is David Yosef Shimon Ben Illouz Haleivi Alexander Edelman.
Trying to do a hallowed musical such as Les Miserables at the Fringe is a bit of a rigged game.
I like improv as much as anyone, but part of what makes improv work as well as it does is the spontaneity of it all.
Narrative direction is hard to achieve but is essential to a good musical.
Musical adaptations of other works often struggle to either make themselves distinct or justify their existence.
I think this show is emblematic of a lot of the problems that new musicals at the Fringe tend to have.
I spent last night from the hours of midnight to 2am being belittled, insulted and berated in every way I could imagine.
One of the good things about the Fringe is that the small scale of most of its venues lead to a sort of intimacy in performance that you get almost nowhere else.
I’m gonna start by saying this: I think reviewing improv is tough.
Godspell is a very strange show.
Sometimes, all a show needs to be good is to be simple and earnestly performed.
Youth theatre is a weird thing to critique.
Company, Sondheim’s second Tony Award winner, is a difficult show to get right: it’s disjointed, complex, and built on subject matter that can be uncomfortable to look at.
Making a show about science interesting to a general audience is an extremely difficult feat.
Sandra Hale presents herself as kind of a Bad Grandma type.
The Patchwork Odyssey is a very unassuming show.
It’s very easy to write a story that grabs someone’s attention.
There is a lot to like about this package.
The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash is a show whose tagline betrays its true value.
This show is dumb.
What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors is an examination of homelessness and the situations which lead to it which matches the pace of how those problems develop.
There’s something charming about a fairy tale told in a fundamentally unique manner.
Too often, we see the First World War as a stretch of years where only war happened, followed by years where the art about the war exploded in its disruptive manner.
A problem that a lot of shows face is an inability to commit to tone, or to perform in agreement with the tone that the show sets forth.
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