Waiting for a review of your show? We do have a few still to publish – they're working their way through our system and should all be out by the end of the weekend. We're sorry for the delay, and thank you for your patience.

Fine, Thanks Theatre

3 stars

About 50% of my Fringe has been productions centred on mental health issues, and I genuinely thought that I'd seen all there was to see on this topic. So I was pleasantly surprised that even on the last day of the Fringe, I found an interesting new take – that of a verbatim musical.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Wednesday 30 August | Read more

Brodsky Station Theatre

4 stars

Proudly standing out as the only show staged in a swimming pool (this year), Brodsky Station provides a surreal and visually stunning look at the life of Russian poet and Nobel laureate Joesph Brodsky. A combination of recorded dialogue, live actors, and audio/visual displays, this experimental theatre piece will certainly give you something to think about.

Review by Jane Bristow published on Saturday 26 August | Read more

Behind Our Skin Theatre

4 stars

Two parallel stories of immigration merge and diverge, coalesce and bounce off each other, in this creative, entertaining and well-written piece of theatre. Performed by sisters Anne and Sophie Bertreau of Giantswi Company from France, we navigate the lives of Camille – who has left behind France to move to London – and Nayssam, who has moved to France with a suitcase full of dreams.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Saturday 26 August | Read more

Shell Shock Theatre

4 stars

Shell shock, operational exhaustion, battle fatigue: choose an old name or a new one, the human cost remains the same. This one-man play follows a young British soldier – given the traditional Everyman name of Tommy Atkins –who's recently left the Army after six years of service, including harrowing tours of duty in the desert. He's enthusiastic for the future, keen to settle down with his girlfriend, naively certain that he'll walk straight into a job. He's chirpy and likeable. And he definitely doesn't have shell shock.

Review by Richard Stamp published on Saturday 26 August | Read more

1917: A Phantasmagoria Theatre

5 stars

I confess, I had to Google the word "phantasmagoria". Apparently it's "a sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream"… which is a pretty accurate summary of this quirky, plot-free, but utterly riveting show. A one-man performance from actor Michael Daviot, who appears as a kind-of ghost of a century past, it charts the course of a single year across the globe – evoked by a series of faintly ethereal vignettes, which together tell the varied tale of 1917.

Review by Richard Stamp published on Saturday 26 August | Read more

Julius Caesar Theatre

4 stars

We open with three singing revellers in headscarves; they seem too happy, and are quickly stopped to be questioned in the street. The 'cobbler' gives some rather saucy and flirtatious replies, revealing that the Roman people feel secure, even under Ceasar's influence. The scene also sets the style and tone for this all-female production – which condenses Shakespeare's plot to only a few minutes over the hour.

Review by Mike Lee published on Saturday 26 August | Read more

iDENTiTY Theatre

4 stars

iDENTiTY is a comedic walk through some of the pitfalls of living in a modern, data-hungry online world. Six solid short plays from the Anomaly Theatre Company players give us warning of the dangers we unwittingly face, when others gain access to our personal data.

Review by Mike Lee published on Saturday 26 August | Read more

Bluebeard’s Ghost Theatre

4 stars

Robert isn’t well. He’s not sleeping much, and when he does sleep he grinds his teeth. Stress, the doctor calls it. His wife thinks he might be having an affair. But as Robert explains to the audience, the truth is much more sinister.

Review by Elsa Maishman published on Friday 25 August | Read more

Monkey Dance: The Rockappella Musical! Musicals & Opera

3 stars

Monkeys: a species so similar, yet so different to us. Sociable and intelligent creatures, we often look to them to learn more about ourselves. When the possibility arises that a group of monkeys could provide a solution to transplant waiting lists, Dr Young-tae Ahn is sent into the jungle to find out more. There he meets with a troop of monkeys, and the lines between study and observer blur as each learns about the other.

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Friday 25 August | Read more

2 Become 1 Musicals & Opera

2 stars

2 Become 1 is a musical comedy by Swipe Right Theatre, set in the poptastic 1990s. Jess has been dumped, and her three best friends (Molly, Charlie and Amanda) decide that she needs to get back out there – so they take her speed dating. The show recalls the 90s well, and the tunes are good, but the performance unfortunately isn't.

Review by Caroline Cawley published on Friday 25 August | Read more

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