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FringeReview UK 2020

A Separate Peace

Stoppard looks at society’s phantom limb ethic. Even when it’s gone it aches, and it aches to have someone opting out.


Afterplay

Miraculously-attuned. A wafer-thin but absolutely genuine slice of Chekhov. Do see it.


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.


An Inspector Calls

Still an outstanding production we might take for granted.


Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles is a breath-taking revelation for those of us who had small inkling of a world in miniature.


Cyprus Avenue

Devastating drama about the DNA of bigotry played as surreal farce.


Death of England

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


Far Away

Our greatest playwright since Beckett and Pinter. An outstanding revival. Hesitating?


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


Krapp’s Last Tape/Eh Joe/The Old Tune

It’s Jermyn Street. If you can, see it.


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


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 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 Mikvah Project

Still a brave and beautiful play.


The Mikvah Project

Still a brave and beautiful play.


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.


Wild

Theatrically the most thrilling end to any Bartlett play