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FringeReview UK 2020

15 Heroines: 15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid

Groundbreaking. The smallest producing theatre in the West End through lockdown has become the largest.


A Streetcar Named Desire

A landmark production


Antony and Cleopatra

Supremely worth it to see a pair so famous weighing equal in their own balance, perhaps for the first time.


Coriolanus

A Coriolanus memorable for politics sinewed with personal forces: an active interrogation of democracy. And in Josie Rourke’s production Tom Hiddleston’s someone riven by intimations of his true self


Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy is peerless and his companions are Asterix-hot.


Frankenstein

The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption


Frankenstein (alternate version)

The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption. Benedict Cumberbatch here is Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller the Creature. The alternate version aired first is still available.


From Henry VI Part 3 to Romeo and Juliet

Join and revel – they’re not anywhere near ended.


Hamlet

In Michelle Terry’s quicksilver, quick-quipping Hamlet, much has been proved, from interpretive to gender fluidity in tragic action, that sets a privilege on being in at a beginning.


King John

A tedious brief tragedy? King John is fun… It’s been said.


Macbeth

A stylishly visceral production.


Richard II

Do see this.


Romeo and Juliet

Completeness is just one reason to cherish this clean-driven clear-headed production


The Spanish Tragedy

The OFS are taking flight with the best scratch nights the Elizabethans never had.


The Two Noble Kinsmen

We’re looking at a bright Book of Hours. Barrie Rutter’s done it profound service, adding a warmth and agency that opens up this pageant. This is hopefully just the first of many such he’ll bring to the Globe.


The Visit

Kushner’s just brought The Visit home with him.


Troilus and Cressida

We’re privileged to see this rarely-performed work moulded by OFS. A play for our times.


Women Beware Women

A stylish, timely production which redefines how we experience Middleton.