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FringeReview UK 2022

All Of Us

As Ken Tynan once said of another debut, I don’t think I could love someone who doesn’t love this play.

Cancelling Socrates

Howard Brenton touching eighty is at the height of his powers. Tom Littler has assembled a pitch-perfect cast, reuniting two from his outstanding All’s Well. This too.


An impressively finished play. Do see it.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy

Turns the bleakness of six young men into a celebration of – for now – coming through

House of Shades

There’ll be nothing more blazing or relevant on the London stage this year.

Julius Caesar

If you’re a habitual groundling, go before this production vanishes back on tour


Putin’s our monster too. A must-see.

Straight Line Crazy

Danny Webb gives the performance of his life. Ralph Fiennes is coiled majesty. Two-and-a-half hours of such material have rarely been so thrilling.

That Is Not Who I Am

Lucy Kirkwood prophesies what’s in store with savage fury, and no-one’s exempt, least of all her.

The 47th

A must-see.

The Father and the Assassin

There’s no finer dramatisation of India’s internal conflicts. Shubham Saraf’s Gandhi-killer Godse stands out in this thrilling ensemble and storms it too.

Two Billion Beats

Two Billion Beats was bursting with promise before. Now it delivers with a visceral yes.

two Palestinians go dogging

Packs a mighty question that can still knock you off balance.