Latest Reviews

Yen

Yen

Gritty Theatre is living up to its name with their current performance of Anna Jordan’s Yen. If you want a dark play that weaves classic tragic love stories with modern themes – Yen is the perfect piece to choose to bring to life. However, the uncomfortable feeling left by the play is blurred as it is difficult to tell if it is coming from an invaluable reminder of the closeness of poverty and conjuring empathy and understanding for those struggling; or if the play is truly able to shake the accusations of serving up the downtrodden to the wealthy as poverty porn... 

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Julie
Julie

A face and its value. A book and its cover. A gifthorse and its mouth. Sit any of these ‘couples’ together in the audience at The National and you’re risking a repeat of the fight that took place during a preview for this modernised version of Strindberg’s Julie - missing the ‘Miss’ must mean modern... 

Two by Jim Cartwright
Two by Jim Cartwright

Clueless Theatre makes a remarkable company debut with a production of Jim Cartwright’s Two. As they point out, this is a minimalist production: “No scenery, no props, no sound effects – just the cast, the audience and the script”... 

The End of History
The End of History

The End of History is billed as “a moving and funny site-responsive play with music which uses a chance encounter to explore the impact of gentrification on two radically different individuals”... 

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Features

Timely Production of Rhinoceros Tops 2018 CATS

Timely Production of Rhinoceros Tops 2018 CATS

The play is a powerful warning about the dangers of conformity, of a mass succumbing to a social miasma that robs us of our culture, our freedom and, ultimately, our humanity.  

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Victorious Victorious at Brighton Fringe Awards
Victorious Victorious at Brighton Fringe Awards

And so we reach the end of Brighton Fringe 2018 and the Broadway Bobby Award to the Outstanding Show of the Fringe... 

Madagascar Musical to tour UK with X Factor winner Matt Terry
Madagascar Musical to tour UK with X Factor winner Matt Terry

Go wild as Matt Terry – winner of 2016's X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar - The Musical opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July prior to a UK Tour. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend
Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe. We’ve been dazzled, bemused and wowed, but there’s still time for more... 

Interviews

Onstage Nudity, 99 Problems And Donald Trump: The Ugly Girls Club Reveal All

Onstage Nudity, 99 Problems And Donald Trump: The Ugly Girls Club Reveal All

Hillary Rock-Archer from the Ugly Girls Club talks about the collective’s first stage production, Love Letters to Rappers, and reveals her thoughts about activism, bad haircuts, onstage nudity and what she would do if Donald Trump walked in.  

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Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak
Prune Might Be A Bouffon But She's Not Afraid To Make Fun Of Her Own Heartbreak

Serena Flynn might only reveal her darkest secrets after lots of gin, but her on-stage alter ego Prune is grotesque, fragile and ready to bear all... 

Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth
Do Animals Have Chins? Songwriter John Hinton Reveals The Surprising Truth

Do you ever find yourself singing The Bare Necessities? Or breathily repeating David Attenborough’s iconic narration? If so, the Ensonglopedia of Animals is the show for you... 

Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.
Christine Kempell thinks Caitlin Thomas needs her story to be told. We found out why.

Caitlin is a one-woman play by Mike Kenny about Dylan Thomas and his wife's tempestuous life together, written entirely from her point of view... 

Latest Listings

The Last One

The Last One

The Last One is the end of all things, and still needing more. A physical, visual and metaphysical battle for total beauty. The Last One investigates the destructive toll of a progressively tame, accommodating and greying existence. 'In your future, you will have neither the strength to create beauty, nor the courage to look the mystery in the eye... 

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Trans Pennine
Trans Pennine

Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced, and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays... 

We'll Do It Live!
We'll Do It Live!

Fringe madness has descended once again with the weird and wonderful from all over the globe in our bonnie wee city... 

Hannah Gadsby – No Bones About It
Hannah Gadsby – No Bones About It

Last year Gadsby won every major live comedy award. How do you follow that? You quit. Get serious. Write an art lecture about that massive blind spot in the male gaze...