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If you would like your show to be considered for review by one of our review team, please send your press release to rationalmadness@gmail.com (use @ of course).

If a show is rated by our reviewer as less than recommended, we do not publish the review. We do offer private feedback to shows that are less than recommended. 

Review Terms and Conditions

FringeReview seeks to celebrate the good in theatre.

Our reviews policy can be found on our web site..

FringeReview does not guarantee to review all shows who apply for a review.

Reviews are copyright of FringeReview but gives permission for reviews to be quoted for publicity purposes as long as the review is identified as a FringeReview review.

All FringeReview reviewers carry appropriate I.D


If you believe Fringereview has fallen below its own standards, or failed to live up to its review policy, please write to The Editor at:


All of our reviewers are vetted before being invited to join the team. We ask for samples of writing, CVs, and a description of any other relevant reviewing experience.

Reviewers agree to review shows they attend (though if the show falls below our RECOMMENDED rating, we do not publish the review, but a reviewer is willing to write a review and/or offer private feedback to the performing company.

Reviewers also agree to follow the FringeReview policy for writing a review and they endeavour to get reviews up within 24-48 hours of seeing a show.

Reviewers are not paid for their work and we have no legal contract with them. The publication is based on professional commitment, values and trust built on mutual respect and personal discipline. The publication’s ethos is based on not sending revirewers to shows – all choose their own review schedule. So we can’t guarantee to review all shows, nor do we have the resources. If your show hasn’t been reviewed by us, it isn’t because of a set of criteria from the publication as a whole that has “excluded” your show from review. It simply means that the show hasn’t been picked up by one of our reviewers. It is no reflection on your show’s quality on the part of FringeReview.

The only valid reasons why a reviewer will not attend a show would be: they didn’t receive correct information from a venue, press packs were not provided in time, a personal crisis or illness. Also if a conflict of interest suddenly comes to light and we can’t get a replacement reviewer in time, we may not be able to review the show as agreed.

If you feel a review or the reviewing process has fallen short in any way, please let us know. Please also leave contact details if you’d like us to get back to you. None of the FringeReview team work full time on the publication, so within those limits, we’ll attempt to deal with your feedback and concerns. Contact gubbins@fringereview.co.uk.

Do feel free to critique the critics. We’re open to comment and feedback. Please do not send official complaints via Twitter. We tend to banter on twitter and the views expressed by our tweeters do not necessarily represent the formal position of the publication. Write to us with any formal feedback or complaints.

Please note: All reviewer content is the opinion of the reviewer and does not necessarily represent the views of this publication.