If you can, make this your last stop on the Fringe.
Review: Where Are You Really From?
Quirky, creative, and thoroughly entertaining exploration of cultural identity
A fascinating examination of the South Korean financial crisis with video, a solo performer and not one but three cuckoos.
Review: Those Magnificent Men
Find out what happens to these Magnificent Men; for they were, and are.
Review: The Birth of Death
“A profoundly moving and disarmingly funny journey, looking at death and how we approach it…”
Review: Hello Who’s Calling
The Alford touch is worth a diversion for. Or a trunk call.
A solo evocation of a community struggle that alights the energy of the nights and the unbending desire for freedom.
A sovereign production: one of Pretty Villain’s finest.
The imaginative force, language and unsettled serenity of this work demands a sustained run.
Review: Turn the Night
An innovative solo performance framed in the context of a karaoke night where underlying tensions get exposed and examined.
Review: Caliban’s Codex
a superbly realised piece, vying with Carding’s own outstanding Quintessence.
Review: The Milkman’s On His Way
As a storytelling adaptation it couldn’t be bettered. Necessary and uplifting.
Review: INK Festival Feast From the East
I’ve not seen a festival of short plays to compare with these.
Review: History Of Ireland
“A slick combination of politically driven theatre, dance and comedy with more than a touch of the Blarney…”
Review: Black Peter
A must-see for anyone who values fine drama.
If you enjoy Ayckbourn, catch this in Edinburgh.
Review: No Knowing
How many ensembles can boast of an Ayckbourn first outside Scarborough?
A Thought Provoking and Sagacious Escapade into an End of the World Immersive Experience
Review: The Seven Ages of Mam
13.10 is a good lunchtime to watch a Mam’s legend in.
A solo piece of contemporary theatre that brings Mary Queen of Scots down to face her nemesis in a fantasy piece of comedic tragedy that is subtly dark and highly entertaining.
Review: The Tailor of Inverness
A story, a thread, a suit and intrigue, bound in a fascinating tale told with a violin and a cracking narrative; Mathew Zajac masterfully weaves and unfolds layers of the stories of his father.
A bold reimagining and interpretation of Achilles’ grief and revenge through a superior technical evening of storytelling, dance and song
Review: Much Taboo About Nothing
An innovative two hander exploring the taboo subject of abortion and its effect on two young parents with an unlikely ending.
Intrigue through choreography, voice, music and an episodic structure which appears odd and piecemeal but is drawn together in a theatrically explosive fashion
Review: Gigantic Lying Mouth
An engaging one man exploration of lying at the end of his life, helped with video, a disembodied voice and facing the harsh truth of his own (previous) existence.
Review: Baby Face
An uncomfortable night facing uncomfortable truths with comfort coming when you have the decency to condemn the truly indecent
Review: An Experiment with an Air Pump
A great painting by Joseph Wright of Derby - brought to life on stage.
Review: The Brighton Scratch Night
9 pieces of New Writing play across 3 nights for a place in The Brighton Fringe 2019
The imaginative force, language and unique serenity of this work demands another run.
A powerful polemic about women and witchcraft.
An authentic tale of two desperadoes, met in the wrong place, at the wrong time, looking for the right solution but one out of three turns out not to be an option.
A surreal and nostalgic tragicomedy exploring memory and mental illness
Review: Mao That’s What I Call Music!
Des Kapital presents a strange brew of pop karaoke and Communist China
Review: Playhouse Creatures
Topical feminist drama from the 17th century
Review: South Bend
Highly articulate Scottish American crush that led to a transatlantic love affair that was crushed by the experience of following your dreams but finding a nightmare.
A fascinating adaptation of a novel of its time, presented in a concept of its time but in a timeless fashion for a modern audience.
Superior puppetry skills in a Carry On Care Home scenario
Review: (Even) Hotter
A hilarious expose of what is hot, in your body, for your body and with other bodies.
A funny drama based on what happens when a Dead Ringer Cher double act falls on hard times.
Review: The Way Out
An acoustic dystopian fantasy where the question becomes – is it right to unplug?
Innovative devised expose of the refugee crisis from young voices creatively telling age old tales
Review: Meno Pause
A one woman’s personal exploration through the Menopause
Review: Girl World
A devised exploration of what being a girl means and how to transition to womanhood.
An iconic night of football told from three perspectives in an enthralling a tale as the one played out in Turkey
Review: Departure Date
Death farce that delivers some of the drama some of the time
A powerful ode to friendship relationships, and the spaces between.
Strong monologues from four actors that show their abilities to hold an audience and deliver a fine piece of writing that belies their age.
Three Women Convicted of Witch Craft Make Peace with Their Fates and Reveal How Little Has Changed
Where Do We Find Humanity In A World Without Emotion?
Highly innovative climate change narrative that draws you into a dramatic movement piece which then delivers a massive knock out blow.
Review: Holy Moses
A charming retelling of the Moses story through two young people who may win the prize for show furthest travelled and certainly tell this tale with confidence.
Review: Re: Production
An exceptionally well-crafted tale of how irony and IVF melt together but cannot break true love.
An original musical with promise and vitality which nearly gets it spot on.
Review: I’ll Have What She’s Having
A hilarious run through womanhoodwinked in the 21st Century straight from two women who know from either side of the picketed fence.
Review: Female Transport
A tale of transport to the colonies with punishment, exploitation and solidarity at the heart of a straightforward tale, told in an intimate setting.
Review: The Famous Five
An Amazing Adventure for all the Family
A financial comedy
Review: The Leading Man
Doyen has the kernel of something excellent, disturbing and playable.
Review: A Joke
A joyful leap into the unknown. These incredible performers take you on masterclass of japery.
Review: Casting Off
Three generations of women 'Cast Off' all stereotypes of what they can, should and be able to do.
A sensitive, potentially important addition to plays about distress.
What does a home mean? What's it like to lose yours?
Original, raw, brilliantly funny and devastating. This production is Fleabag neat. Its harrowing streak of genius burns like a healing scar torn.
Review: Bon Ami
A new comedy show about friendship, digital media, social isolation and loneliness.
Review: Tits in Space
A show with a wise sweetness at its core; a brightness to cast the growing shadows out there.
One-man homage to classic westerns delivered at a break-neck speed.
Review: Elephant’s Graveyard
It’s in NT’s best American vein. Forget Rehearsed Reading. It’s the real thing.
Review: Margo & Mr. Whatsit
A Fantastical Family Adventure with a Lot of Heart
A perfectly rendered, heart-warming, necessary light in the darkest of moments.
Review: Bus Boy
What Journeys Do We Have To Take To Appease The Beast Within?
Review: Ubu Roi
An Absurd Look At The State We're In...And What Might Happen Next
Review: The Wind In The Willows
A Wonderful and Whimsical Family Adventure
Review: White Girls
Clever but raw self-referential storytelling that will likely divide audiences
It’s a work with much to tell us: of the unlooked-for consequences of a buried war. Of elective affinities and choosing to adopt the war-bereft, whatever condition they’re in.
Review: S/he/it Happens
Not Your Typical Day At The Office
Review: Arr We There Yet?
A Madcap Mashup of Circus and Storytelling with a Little Tango for Extra Spice
Review: A Woman, In Search
A Search For Meaning In A World Of Illusion
Review: Blank Tiles
A heartrending tragic-comedy one-man show about memory, Scrabble and Alzheimer’s.
Review: Another Fine Mess
This Fine Mess Is Defintely Worth The Trip
Review: Passionate Machine
Time-travelling to the past, to try to save a Futurist.
Review: De Fuut
A profoundly disturbing updating of 'Lolita'
Review: My Father Held A Gun
"A passionate, storytelling show with live cinematic music about war and peace, acts of heroism, and the love for life."
Review: Are Strings Attached?
An Intimate Portrayal of an Aging Icon As He Drifts Into Obscurity
Review: Morning Is Red
Not the Last Post for this Thought-Provoking War Story
Review: Blue Sky Thinking
Many arts-driven people forced into the corporate world might well see this play answers their condition like few others.
Review: Whaddya Know – We’re In Love!
There’s first-class musical entertainment here, crouched under the disguise of a schoolboy plot. Irresistible.
Review: When the Wind Blows
BLT have produced in less than two weeks two outstandingly fine full-length productions. This latest offering confirms this theatre’s confidence in producing stark contrasts: an unfashionable yet horribly topical drop of silence into a bustling city.
Review: Franz Kaka: Apparatus
Your invitation to attend an execution
Review: One Woman Alien
I can predict that by the end of its run, this should be the most outstanding one-person show you’ll see in the last week.
of you and won’t let go. Most theatre makers of whatever stripe are pretty clear Ken’s a game changer.
Review: Antony and Cleopatra
A morality tale - with snakes.
Review: Police Cops in Space
Full-on wacky energy with impressive physical theatre and dance.
Review: Under The Skin
An uninvited journalist knocks on the door of a Holocaust survivor, for an unexpected interview.
Review: Waiting For Curry
Susanne Crosby’s Waiting for is a four-hander with a social reckoning, and very unexpected plot point. The audience was packed. There’s a quietly sad magic to this low-key play; people recognize themselves in it. It speaks.
Review: Pigspurt’s Daughter
Guardian obituary, 2008. ‘Ken Campbell was one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in British theatre of the past half-century.’ It just happens that his daughter Daisy is both that and far more. She’s one of the most cunning crafters of comedy and storytelling in the anti-business
Review: About A Revolution
A century after the Russian Revolution - where is Revolution today?
Review: The Maids
Genet's masterpiece in a new translation
Review: The Looker
A show about freedom. Funny, subversive, deeply philosophical - and beautiful.
This is a gem of many colours. Do see it. The miraculous construction’s matched by Jordan’s storytelling and sense of dark mischief. In Jordan’s hands it’s a re-possession of lost innocence by a strange sleight of a knowing child.
Inside the head of a madman.