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FringeReview UK 2019

#We Are Arrested

Peter Hamilton Dyer carries this celebration of the conscience to be fully human


4.48 Psychosis

Do see this bold, beautiful attempt on Kane’s masterpiece


A History of Water in the Middle East

Hugely absorbing it’s entertaining too.


A Kind of People

Bhatti nails truth to the doors of injustice. It’s well we heeded it.


Ali and Dahlia

A phenomenally well-written first play


Amplify

An exciting initiative showcasing new work by womxn


Amsterdam

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


Angry Alan

Funny, sassy, disturbing, necessary.


Berberian Sound Studio

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


Blood Wedding

In several ways, this is about as good as it gets.


Cougar

You must see this.


Creditors

We’re unlikely to see a better production of this still rarely-performed disturber of ourselves.


Cyprus Avenue

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


Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography

A fine piece, skidding along silicon into our dark


Fleabag

Original, raw, brilliantly funny and devastating. This production is Fleabag neat. Its harrowing streak of genius burns like a healing scar torn.


Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.

For a time you feel that beyond Churchill’s world, nothing else quite seems to exist.


Glengarry Glenn Ross

Riveting must-see revival of Mamet's breakthrough play


Hansard

A masterfully conceived vehicle to stalk politics now


Hunger

An exemplary, scrupulous production so starkly contemporary, it makes Hunger contemporary forever


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.


Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star

Yet again NVT deliver small gems of Americana. See it.


Mary’s Babies

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


Midnight Movie

What we have is absorbing


Miss Julie

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


On Bear Ridge

Absorbing and horribly timely.


Pilgrims

Elinor Cook’s always worth a diversion for. This drama deserves friends and revivals.


Richard II

A savage anointing, a revelatory reading.


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.


Shadows

Speaks with a fierce innocence


Shook

If you’ve an appetite for exceptional new writing, just see it.


Superhoe

A searing new talent.


Tabby McTat

It really is purrfect for summer


The Antipodes

Baker pushes dangerously at just what theatre is.


The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys and The Laments

In nearly every way an outstanding pair of productions.


The End of History…

A play you want to return to.


The Father

Florian Zeller's masterpiece, in a production and central performance that would do it justice anywhere.


The Ice Cream Boys

A deeply satisfying play


The Mikvah Project

A brave and beautiful play


The Sad Shepherd

A necessary production you’re unlikely ever to see anywhere else.


The Seven Ages of Mam

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


The Son

An explosively powerful play


Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

The most consistently satisfying work of Tim Crouch I’ve seen.


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


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Compelling and bleakly miraculous


‘Master Harold’… and the boys

A mostly terrific revival.