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FringeReview UK 2019

Adam Heron Piano Recital

A truly outstanding young talent


After Edward

This has to be the smartest debut from this venue since Jessica Swales’ Bluestockings: no wonder the playscripts sold out early.


Alvin Moisey Recital

An exceptionally interesting, exceptionally delivered programme


American Idiot

It’s still revolutionary.


Avenue Q

A first-rate revival


Belladonna: Sue Mileham Soprano, Jane Plessner Clarinet, Nicola Grunberg Piano

With clarinet piano and soprano, a gloriously rich vocal recital


Benidorm Live

Heartwarming. It has the brash conviction of it origins, out and proud of it.


Braimah Kanneh-Mason and Konya Kanneh-Mason

The whole family’s rightly going to stardom. Here’s two of the seven.


Calliope, Flute and Accordion Recital

Beguiling and barnstorming in equal measure.


Chapel Royal Caroline Tyler Piano Recital

A revelatory, stunning recital.


Chapel Royal Clelia Iruzun and Yoko Ono Four Hands Piano Recital

A superb recital of mainly rare but fascinating repertoire


Chapel Royal Ellie Blackshaw and Yoko Ono Viola and Piano

Two viola masterpieces in the hands of a new viola and piano duo already long-seasoned.


Clelia Iruzun Piano Recital

Iruzun’s a master and this recital was a revelation.


Club Tropicana The Musical

They deliver, in Costa Blanca spades.


David Soo Piano Recital

A stunning solo debut.


Edward I

Could this be staged any more convincingly? Superb.


Edward II

A flinty lesson, not to be missed.


Fiver

An enchanting speed-read of our connectedness, a reminder that a fiver can change your life. Irresistible.


Florisma Baroque Recital

Five-star already, a stunning Brighton and Hove debut


Fours Company

We really need this quartet back.


Fumi Otsuki Violin Sarah Kershaw Piano Recital

Hope of some distinction, particularly in rare repertoire


Ghost

You’ll know the film. Despite the volume, you should know this.


Gin Jazz Trio

A unique, consummate line-up


Hair

Outstanding


Henry V

The enormous energy Sarah Amankwah brings proclaims greatness in the making


Ingrid Cusido Recital

A pianist of integrity and gritty lyricism


John Collins Organ Recital

Another superb Collins recital


John Collins Organ Recital

Another absorbing Collins recital


John Greening The Silence

The Crypt organisers as well as John Greening really have hit on an ideal recitation.


Lance Mok Piano Recital

A pianist bristling with oblique lyricism – an ideal twentieth century interpreter.


Little Miss Sunshine

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


Michele Roszak and Lynda Spinney: Filial Relationships

Vocally adventurous yet again, a joy to hear


Mike Hatchard Piano Recital

A composer one delights in


New Music Brighton Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth Guitar Duo

Exhilarating. Time to celebrate all the artists here.


Oliver Nelson and David Way Violin and Viola Recital

Consummate and distinctive music-making with repertoire nearly forgotten.


Out of Water

Anything Zoe Cooper writes now must be keenly anticipated.


Oyarzabal, Besselaar, Nigl Piano Trio

A superfine ensemble, who would be welcomed back to play such exciting repertoire.


Pal Banda Bach Cello Suites 1, 5

I’ve heard no interpretation remotely near it.


Paul G Terry Piano Recital

Terry has his own accent, should be enjoyed by many. Mesmerising for a summer’s day.


Paul Gregory and Yoko Ono Guitar and Piano Recital

An elegant case for this unique repertoire and its sovereign performers.


Peter Gynt

In McArdle’s irresistible performance you’re not likely to see a finer Gynt.


Peter Sulski, Solo Viola

We need more concerts like this.


Plaegan Piano Trio

We’re very lucky to be here.


Richard II

A searingly precise essay on the corruption of entitlement.


Rutherford and Son

Terrific revival goes at the speed of twilight


Sharon Elizabeth and Paul Lewis Recital

‘Best three pounds I’ve ever spent’


Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.


St Nicholas Constance Chow Piano Recital

It’d be wonderful to see Chow back


Superhoe

A searing new talent.


Sussex Flutes Recital

You won’t hear anything like this, and you should, next time.


Sweet Charity

It’s a powerful beat.


The American Clock

It’s imperative to see this production.


The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys and The Laments

In nearly every way an outstanding pair of productions.


The Flies

There’s nothing like the Exchange’s approach: their bi-lingual virtuosity burns questions.


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 Hammig String Quartet Schubert in G D887

Seek them out, whatever they play.


The Kelleth Piano Trio

Consummate and wholly satisfying.


The Malcontent

Outstanding theatre.


The Merry Wives of Windsor

The most cogent, most fun at the Globe this year.


Three Sisters

This absorbing production keeps growing in the mind, like to take root.


When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

This cast’s exemplary dedication deserves watching for their sheer performative belief.


Wit and Science

They render a faint scroll alive with wit


Yvonne Patrick and John Bruzon Soprano and Piano

An exemplary, deeply satisfying recital.