Review: Dirty Dancing

There’s a fitting heart-warming climax to a dream of production. And a surprise to those who think they know the film.


Review: Silent

Bravura storytelling about fantasy and family from the perspective of a homeless man in Ireland


Review: The Man Who Planted Trees

A must-see performance of a moving and timely story told by two men and a dog- an inventive treat for adults as well as kids


Review: Ellipsis

A mix of stand up and confessional which is funny and tragic in almost equal measure.


Review: The Power of Silence

Memories, imagery, tender and searing recollections - it creeps up on you!


Review: The Odyssey

As spellbinding as Circe and Calypso in one


Review: Troy Story

Again the most educative stand-up and a thrilling presentation. Oh and bloody funny on war, male sexuality and the Bechdel Test.


Review: More Grimm Tales

A rollicking production with razored timing, musical cues and ad-libs worked in to half-second slots. A must-see.


Review: Jekyll & Hyde

The most viscerally convulsive realisation of Jekyll or Hyde imaginable


Review: Hole

Don’t miss the chance to see this transcendent actor prove she possesses another dimension altogether.


Review: Sacrament

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.


Review: Living Newspaper #7

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch a group of young dramatists take on the future


Review: Living Newspaper #6

Like all the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper series, we need this. Watch what this does with the future


Review: Icarus

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.


Review: Aphrodite

Dazzling: wise, clever twists about choice, male determination, and consequence.


Review: Pygmalion

The most profound reinvention of this particular myth I’ve seen


Review: Orpheus

A terrific reinvention, bringing gods and heroines up from the death of myth to an altered world.


Review: Persephone

Dazzling: wise, clever twists about choice, male determination, and consequence.


Review: New Moon Monologues March

Don’t be lulled by the friendly colours and fluffy fonts. Queen of Cups is absolutely a company to watch, and its showcase productions are literally unmissable


Review: Love’s Poison

Whether as James Allen's play The Engagement, or as narrative, Love’s Poison should be seen or read by everyone.


Review: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Almeida’s another country. They do shows differently there. A bold communing of theatre stories with the fresh poignancy of what’s happened during 2020


Review: The Donkey and the Rooster

An online story for young people that has all the elements of a classic experience that delights, informs and entertains in equal measure.


Review: Frankenstein

Imaginative, Exquisitely Haunting and Moving - Visual Storytelling at its best!


Review: Toast

A quietly magical production that knows its own truth and serves it hot.


Review: Little Baby Jesus

Anyone seeing this play will be grateful they’ll never feel quite the same way about London, young people or language again.


Review: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

A wonderfully anarchic run through some of the very things that shocked us in the seventies musically before celebrity culture but when we had real celebrities


Review: My Mum’s a Twat

A one woman show, using her teenage voice to tell the story of being rejected by her Mum who chose a powerful cult over her family.


Review: Swim

A dreamy piece of theatre combining storytelling, live music and visuals exploring grief, swimming and friendship.


Review: Kemp’s Jig

A wonderfully told tale of a forgotten man in the history of Elizabethan theatre


Review: Fake News

A Skilled and Impactful Piece of Storytelling Theatre


Review: Wireless Operator

A moving narrative about a member of bomber command facing harsh physical and mental challenges


Review: Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Hench means; Strong, Fit and having well-developed muscles. That describes this show, perfectly.


Review: Umbrella Man

Start your Fringe day with a bang in the hands of a very talented poet and storyteller


Review: Alaska

Accomplished solo storytelling about mental health issues, with dance and song.


Review: Ane City

A poetic tale of drugs, alcohol, and adolescent angst in Dundee, Scotland


Review: salt.

We’re offered ‘salt to heal, salt to remember… above all for your wounds.’ Take it.


Review: Sary

The imaginative force, language and unsettled serenity of this work demands a sustained run.


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: A Fortunate Man

Fascinating story, well performed, creative and entertaining!


Review: Jogging

Thought provoking, physical storytelling, dramatic with creative humour!