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FringeReview UK 2019

After Edward

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


Afterglow

It’s conquered both sides of the pond. We need this.


Ali and Dahlia

A phenomenally well-written first play


Amplify

An exciting initiative showcasing new work by womxn


Angry Alan

Funny, sassy, disturbing, necessary.


Ashes

A well-written and beautifully staged new play


Benidorm Live

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


Berberian Sound Studio

Thoroughly absorbing, full of walking shadows who throw vivid questions.


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

There’s something special and extraordinary here too: a voice.


Club Tropicana The Musical

They deliver, in Costa Blanca spades.


Cougar

You must see this.


Cyprus Avenue

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


Dark Sublime

Renders complex sexual feeling and friendship with the grace of the everyday


Dismantle This Room

Dismantle this space? Yes. This theatre at least can take it.


Downstate

A masterly, unsettling play that in this production never puts a foot wrong. And wrong-foots us all.


Fiver

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


hello/goodbye

You must queue to see this. It’s quite wonderful.


INK Festival Feast From the East

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


Inside Bitch

Visceral and sometimes very very funny. Then not. Essential viewing.


I’m Not Running

Compelling dissection of what hampers the mindset of our main progressive party.


John Greening The Silence

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


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.


Miss Julie

It’s unlikely we’ll get a cleaner version, or a more absorbing production any time soon


Noughts & Crosses

A must-see cry for love and tolerance


Out of Water

Anything Zoe Cooper writes now must be keenly anticipated.


Pah-La

A searing arc of a drama based on true events


Peter Gynt

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


Rotterdam

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


Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes

Rodrigues is a dramatist we need to see far more of.


salt.

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


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.


Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.


Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.


Superhoe

A searing new talent.


Sweat

No wonder this play’s just extended its run. Don’t even read this before you try booking.


Tartuffe

Prepare to be Tartuffed.


The Decorative Potential of Blazing Factories

A daft sublimity in its downright seriousness


The Doctor

A triumph for all concerned. Juliet Stevenson even gains in stature. Icke’s last production could hardly go better than this.


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 House on Cold Hill

Sleep as well as you can. The house won’t.


The Hunt

An outstandingly theatrical re-visioning of a film


The Lehman Trilogy

Almost stupefying, but outstanding.


The Seven Ages of Mam

13.10 is a good lunchtime to watch a Mam’s legend in.


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.


White Pearl

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