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FringeReview UK 2019

Abigail’s Party

This is a superb revival; its tinted mirror keeps burnishing.


All About Eve

Absorbing. A must-see.


Bodies

Still masterly, and in this rare revival, a must-see.


Cyprus Avenue

Devastating drama about the DNA of bigotry; and it all starts in surreal farce.


Henry IV Part 2 or Falstaff

The triumph of this newly-energized production is bringing the darker Falstaff to a diverse audience


Hysteria

In all the flurry of Fringe, don’t miss this gem.


INK Festival Feast From the East

I’ve not seen a festival of short plays to compare with these.


Little Miss Sunshine

It’s a quiet heartbreaker, with stoicism and love the only answers. Do see it.


Loving Androids

A beautifully-constructed play, small in compass, big in scope and deft at managing the transitions


Mary’s Babies

Maud Dromgoole’s proved more than adroit, skilful, and deliciously risk-taking. A must-see.


Other People’s Money

A superb revival.


Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s an outstanding play about sexual identity, choices, and above all what it means to transition.


seven methods of killing kylie jenner

‘What are you gonna do now…. clap?’ Yes, standing.


Shipwreck

A superb ensemble piece. Of all dramas on these interesting times in America, it’s the one truly necessary.


Stones in His Pockets

What better way to spend 105 minutes in the city?


The End of History…

A play you want to return to.


The Glass Piano

A bewitching mix of deconstructive magic and fabulous therapy, it’s above all Grace Molony who brushes distinction into this already distinctive production.


The Lady From the Sea

A groundbreaking production. Even outside its unique terms it’s outstanding.


The Malcontent

Outstanding theatre.


The Price

An outstanding production, rescuing a classic from attic shadows.


The Taming of The Shrew

Highlight how good the play is just where we’re not looking for it


The Winter’s Tale

One of the finest LLT productions I can remember


White Pearl

The finest new play from the Court this year, gleaming and deadly