Fringe Online 2020
Brenton powerfully concertinas a continent’s politics and one artist’s refraction of it. Wong is outstanding
This surely is the greatest Dream since Peter Brook’s landmark 1970 production.
A serious and fascinating use of meeting technology to examine both theatre and the use of connection in this new modern world.
A landmark production
A subtle and highly effective reawakening of a woman who always was.
In the most spectacular production imaginable, Lucian Msamati’s supremely crafted lead sets off the quicksilver of his rival Adam Gillen.
Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.
Supremely worth it to see a pair so famous weighing equal in their own balance, perhaps for the first time.
Barber Shop Chronicles is a breath-taking revelation for those of us who had small inkling of a world in miniature.
A fascinating take on a fast paced modern play that truly picks apart the commercialization of our employee status.
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
Devastating drama about the DNA of bigotry played as surreal farce.
Terrific, a harrowing education.
A pulsating tale of a mental breakdown in a gig theatre piece that works on all levels.
The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption
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.
Join and revel – they’re not anywhere near ended.
A scorching autobiographical tale of abuse that manages to tell us the story of the abused as well as introduce us to the teacher responsible.
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.
Will leave you in a heap and wonder what else Lauren Gunderson has written that comes near this.
There’s no reason not to see this rare gem
Showcases future names and above all is defiant with hope and agency
You’ll never see a better adaptation of this classic
A tedious brief tragedy? King John is fun… It’s been said.
A superb realization of Lorraine Hansberry's unfinished masterpiece - a classic of Ibsenite proportions
Epic eavesdropping casts that ultimate spell: reading ourselves by flashes of lightning.
A novel adaptation with plenty of twists in its telling
Do see this.
A paean to endurance, love, and wrenched freedoms.
Completeness is just one reason to cherish this clean-driven clear-headed production
Katherine Parkinson inhabits that breaking through the office crust asphyxiating us
A reboot for the future, a passport for change.
Helen McCrory plumbs the erotic despair of Hester Collyer’s abandoned woman in this absorbing revival of Rattigan’s masterpiece.
This magnificent revival poses even more urgent questions. A twitch on the thread for all of us.
A fleet traversal memorable for insights the company bring during and after their performance of it
Still a brave and beautiful play.
Treat this as a wonderful premiere you’ve not had to stir for.
The OFS are taking flight with the best scratch nights the Elizabethans never had.
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.
Far more than a curate’s egg, this production reveals things we’ve never seen
Vibrant proof as to why it’s been called the play of the decade
Tells us more truthfully then any play has, the heroism that hardens, the sacrifice that endures.
Theatrically the most thrilling end to any Bartlett play
Outstanding. Surely the definitive study of the dignity of physical labour, and breaking of its amity.