Fringe Online 2021
A creatively choreographed homage to the essential work of an essential crew from an essentially creative part of our crafts
An astonishing performance of a personal journey that whispers in anger leads you to positives humanity throughout.
Consummate, the complete Dolly-d up experience.
A play gently subverting all expectations. Feeling Adventurous? You should.
A throwback performance to when Music Hall was King, Queen and Pearly Dreams.
A sovereign tribute. If you know Flanders and Swann, you’ll know Bednarczyk.
Yomi Sode’s hybrid theatre is a compelling immersion of witness and poetry: we need more of it.
A tender, beautifully pitched exploration of the individuality of a life, despite what illness may eventually steal.
The nearest we’ll come to meeting Chekhov. In Pennington’s masterclass.
Dazzling: wise, clever twists about choice, male determination, and consequence.
Another hugely stimulating triple-hit from Creative Associates.
An enticingly dramatic radio play which seeks successfully to bring the drama of lower league football to a much wider audience.
Three very fine and one outstanding work, Scratches – the best kind of play on depression, self-harm, black holes. Because it’s screamingly funny and deeply connected to why we do theatre.
An innovative and bright response to the pandemic in cartoon and monologue that is as diverse as great to watch.
Stunningly beautiful music pushing the boundaries of the cello
A subtle and effective examination of democracy from out of the mouths of the naïve and academic
Issy Van Randwyck brings seven divas to life in this paean to tragic fulfilment.
An interesting two hander well performed by a couple of experienced pros.
Writer/performer Hannah Kumari leaves you alert and exhilarated
Engrossing, it should provoke. Sudha Bhuchar absolves us by being bloody funny.
A theatrical take on reality TV infecting reality, itself.
The ultimate guilty pleasure, and not necessarily in a good way, as the slavery past of Glasgow is blown open in a gentile narrative manner
A religious text for our times, told in the language of the now with universal messages.
A sumptuous run through 40 years of Black Britain that challenges and assures.
Don’t miss the chance to see this transcendent actor prove she possesses another dimension altogether.
Ends in a hush of absorption as you lean in for every word.
Its potency lies in a fine peeling apart by Adrian Lester and Danny Sapini, and the language that bridges it.
A domestic poem about what is in all of our experiences now, but with exceptional poetry to accompany and illuminate the mundane.
Immersive, provocative and meaningful!
Flawless, a stunning pocket-sized musical you really must see.
After all the gods and their lack of choice, we come to the final instalment, the human dimension. Where we have one. A heartfelt, satisfying finish.
A finely-calibrated solo play of what it’s like to enter that tunnel of near-undiagnosable but very real illness. Corinne Walker’s both authoritative and quicksilver. Do catch it.
One of the wittiest but also truthful comedies about love, identity, sexual politics and gefilte fish I’ve seen
This haunting 45-minute tale is a superb small gem from Jermyn Street’s Footprints Festival.
Hot off Sloane Square a team of writers, actors and creatives twist the news to truth
We need this. Watch.
Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch.
Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch what this does with the future
Four fine lockdown plays on zoom
An absorbing drama, absorbingly acted and produced.
The finest drama to emerge from the pandemic
A consummate, intimate homage to theatre
A cross between cheerfully-spun recital and quicksilver treasury
An important play, tackling the deadly serious with laughter that all too easily could lead to stark tragedy.
A warm-hearted yet sharp-witted peek at how the Pooter half live
As we saw in March, don’t be lulled by friendly colours and fluffy fonts. Queens of Cups again proves they’re a company to revel with and wait for heart-stopping reveals
A gem of an incarnation.
On Arriving takes sixty minutes it seems we’ve been immersed in a Greek Tragedy of ninety. See it.
A terrific reinvention, bringing gods and heroines up from the death of myth to an altered world.
As with Inside, Outside not only fits us, they help us to move on, and become in their modest, unassuming and utterly transcendent way, part of how we learn to.
The most educative stand-up and a thrilling presentation. Oh and bloody funny on the tragedies.
Dazzling: wise, clever twists about choice, male determination, and consequence.
A truly absorbing series. And free to stream on Soundcloud.
A true Pre-Raphaelite gem-lit recital.
A quietly thrilling evening, after it goes off with a bang and a bear.
The most profound reinvention of this particular myth I’ve seen
A great festive tale, told with gusto and guile
As ever consummate, fine performances, and probing memorably into women Romantic poets
A revelation, superbly written and acted. Comparisons have been made with A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. I can think of no higher praise either. You must see this.
An excellent piece of radio drama of a folk tale that has an adult theme but also a childlike sensitivity what enchants throughout.
An excellent piece of radio drama of a folk tale that has an adult theme but also a childlike sensitivity which enchants throughout.
A remarkable one-person play, performed to literal fever pitch by its creator.
A two handed exploration on the fear that comes from unknown calling.
Shane Ritchie’s phenomenal energy and slidings in and out of tongues, mesmerises.
Utterly refreshing, breaking new ground.
A beautiful film about a trio of people connected by relationships which resolves over time
An amusing and highly engaging short film about someone having to deal with their own menstruation.
A fascinating dance piece which takes us through the feet sculpted around our guide.
Once you tune in, you’ll be held all the way to Carlisle.
A curious short film blend of choreography and couch surfing between two movement artists in Berlin and Montreal.
Naturally enriched by living with Shakespeare Michael Pennington unearths local habitations and names for him.
An audio treat from a master of toying with your senses.
A beautiful exploration on film of haram and sexuality.
A universal story without words for children about a squirrel who looks after a baby hedgehog.
Andrews vividly conveys what it is to be an undone thing, someone unravelling tales to live.
An enormously satisfying traversal
A scintillating film of claustrophobic terror in the company of the most infamous fictional duo on the stage.
A dramatic sense of arrival the way the Odyssey here ended: a clash of even vaster ferocity, keening, treachery, humour, mischievousness, sacrifice and grief, joy and the agency of women.
Three women, three pregnancies, three experiences, much laughter and revelation in a funny and engaging audio performance.
As spellbinding as Circe and Calypso in one
A delightful piece of online drama from an enchanting bunch of actors
The definitive way to experience this troublingly great, disturbingly unresolved poem
A wryly consummate musician.
A unique take on the problems of today which does manage to bring new perspective to the issue we face regarding race and mental wellbeing.
See it again!
A fascinating poetic musing on the COVID pandemic focused on the resilient experience of women of colour, delivered with great panache.
Three musings on loss and bereavement beautifully captured in poetry, monologue and song.
Another sovereign tribute. Stefan Bednarczyk brings Tom Lehrer swaggering out of retirement.
Again the most educative stand-up and a thrilling presentation. Oh and bloody funny on war, male sexuality and the Bechdel Test.
A rights of passage story which manages to tell the salutary tale of enthusiasm over experience.
The glaring energy of this piece can’t disguise how it strikes profundity in its funny-bone.
How British society stereotypes Black masculinity.
An original off-kilter approach to elegy, tribute and becoming yourself.
Vespertilio marks Barry McStay’s emergence as a writer of distinction. Anything he writes now should be looked out for.
A slow burning expose of the shame we should feel at how we treat those who exercise the liberty we expect them to have
A great revisiting of the 70’s in an agit prop retelling two hander, of a time past but a prejudice still present
A jewel of inhabiting
An ideal inhabiting of Blake
Braw. Simply braw.