Edinburgh Fringe 2023
The alchemy required to create this panto/action/comedy/musical, and get away with it, should not be underestimated.
New musical drama based on the harrowing story of kidnapped British journalist John McCarthy and Jill Morell's relentless campaigning for his freedom.
Competent biography portraying the highlights of Alan Turing's life, from school to grave, with songs
Du Beke would have easily been able to present a polished, over-the-top extravaganza to rival the Ziegfeld Follies, but this being the Fringe, he gave us an intimate, scrappy hour that provided the perfect tonic for a rainy day in the last week of the festival.
"the composer uses cultural references very well"
The flapping of a butterfly’s wing can have a great effect
The stakes are high, as a talented string quartet encounter Dracula, with tremendously entertaining shenanigans aplenty
A blocked playwright with a looming deadline is haunted by the subject of her last failed show: Ernest Hemingway.
A magical journey through classic musical theatre show tunes
Even the Grinch Would Enjoy This Blast From the Recent Past
Climate science made simple.
The search for life's reset button
An entertaining musical biography
Annoyingly catchy jingles that will linger longer than you might want
Caesar without any of the boring political soliloquies
A new comedy musical whounnit
Imaginative retelling of Snow Queen story with beautifully sung songs, excellent acting and creative storytelling.
An immersive neon extravaganza that brings us Oscar Wilde, not as we know him and not as we ought to either.
A light hearted pseudo-horror story with a few jibes at current affairs
Money made simple
Audience members were laughing, crying, then returned to laughing again