Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux

It is a rare thing to leave a theatre having been utterly blown away by a performance. It is rarer still that the performance in question has been entirely made up on the spot. Starring two-sevenths of the cast of the cult fringe hit Austentatious (an improvised "lost" Jane Austen novel), Folie a Deux is not only better than most sketch shows out there, but it's also a show you could see time and time again and still exit marvelling at its sheer ingenuity... 

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

Amid the gloriously eccentric trappings of the Treasure Island themed Italian restaurant Hispaniola (a former haunt of Robert Louis Stevenson’s), Greenlight Theatre have achieved something rare and wonderful - a truly magical children's show... 

PratFall

PratFall

A 'pratfall' refers to the slapstick action, common in clowning, of falling and landing on the buttocks. Pratfall doesn't so much as fall flat on its arse as on its face. Glasgow-based Threadbare Jugglers may tout themselves as performers dedicated to 'creating new exciting performances' which blend 'physical theatre and circus skills with contemporary theatre styles and aesthetics,’ but Pratfall delivers on none of these promises... 

Anthem for a Doomed Youth

Anthem for a Doomed Youth

By turns harrowing, tender and witty, Guy Masterson's one-man commemoration of the soldiers of the First World War is a poetry reading of first-class calibre. With over a hundred shows during the course of twenty-one years at the Fringe, Guy Masterson has had plenty of time to cut his teeth as a performer, director and producer... 

NSFW

NSFW

It is an exceptionally brave thing for an amateur company to take a recent professional London production and attempt to pull it off as a Fringe performance, but this is exactly what Macaroon Productions have done with Lucy Kirkwood's NSFW (which premiered at the Royal Court earlier this year)... 

Hot Cat

Hot Cat

Following the success of Track 3, a highly original adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, Theatre Movement Bazaar return to the Fringe with their steaming-new adaptation of Tenessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof... 

The Babysitters

The Babysitters

Set in a surreal criminal underworld where gangsters play Cluedo, Hide and Seek and drink home-grown English garden tea, The Babysitters is an ambitious piece of new writing that has all the hallmarks of brilliance without quite being brilliant itself... 

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

Dylan Thomas' life often seems made for drama, partly because the man himself was such an actor, both in onstage performances of his poetry and in his daily life, and partly because a life of extra-marital infidelity and boozing does tend to furnish writers with plenty of material to go on...