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FringeReview UK 2020

all of it

A miniature classic of snatched meaning. Catch it.


Amsterdam

Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.


Beauty and the Beast

Nothing so convincing has been done with this legend. It deserves many revivals.


Cops

A first-rate distillation of cop drama, into the theatre of cop’s lives.


Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy is peerless and his companions are Asterix-hot.


Death of England

This work never loses its charge, its own rapturous arrival Spall gives the performance of his career so far.


I and You

Will leave you in a heap and wonder what else Lauren Gunderson has written that comes near this.


Inside This Box

Showcases future names and above all is defiant with hope and agency


Kunene and the King

A strain of greatness.


Lipstick

Performances and play that should turn us upside down. Do make a detour for this brave. tremulously beautiful coming of love.


Nora

Stef Smith’s brilliant riff on Ibsen’s original is revelatory


Rockets and Blue Lights

A paean to endurance, love, and wrenched freedoms.


Scenes with girls

Scenes with girls owns a buzz, a life, a difference about loving that gives it a sliver of unique.


Shoe Lady

Katherine Parkinson inhabits that breaking through the office crust asphyxiating us


Shoe Lady

Katherine Parkinson inhabits that breaking through the office crust asphyxiating us


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

A unique take on the isolation foisted on all of us


Teenage Dick

Ambition treads on teenage dreams and their devastation.


The Cutting Edge

You hope, unfairly, for a sequel.


The Dog Walker

I want to know what life, not just Paul Minx will do with his characters afterwards. So will you.


The Good Dad (A Love Story)

Intricate, fiercely intelligent, this play packs far more force than some twice its length. Sarah Lawrie’s intensity is magnificent.


The Skin Game

Treat this as a wonderful premiere you’ve not had to stir for.


The Tin Drum

Nico Holonics’ blaze-through avatar is unlikely to be surpassed.


The Understudy

Do catch it, and match the feelgood price with nudging theatres towards opening night.


The Welkin

Already a contender for one of the best plays of 2020.


Wild

Theatrically the most thrilling end to any Bartlett play


You Stupid Darkness!

Bleakly funny, with flickers of tragedy, to make you see how redemptive kindness is