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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

Abigail’s Party

This is a superb revival; its tinted mirror keeps burnishing.

All About Eve

Absorbing. A must-see.

American Idiot

It’s still revolutionary.

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.

Blood Wedding

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

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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


You’ll know the film. Despite the volume, you should know this.


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

Little Miss Sunshine

It’s a quiet heartbreaker, with stoicism and love the only answers. Do see it.

Mary Stuart

Again, it must be seen

My Brilliant Friend Parts One and Two

Cusack and McCormack give the performances of their lives

Noughts & Crosses

A must-see cry for love and tolerance

Peter Gynt

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

Richard II

A savage anointing, a revelatory reading.

Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.

Small Island

A reboot for the future, a passport for change.


Prepare to be Tartuffed.

The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys and The Laments

In nearly every way an outstanding pair of productions.

The Flies

There’s nothing like the Exchange’s approach: their bi-lingual virtuosity burns questions.

The Full Monty

Unmissable in this – er, newly enhanced production.

The Girl On The Train

Superb entertainment

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.

Three Sisters

This absorbing production keeps growing in the mind, like to take root.

Three Sisters

This spectacular production beats with a fervour and purpose few adaptations achieve. Ellams has made Three Sisters new.


A really worthwhile production with a few missed opportunities

Youth Without God

We’re launched into a necessary world