We're still publishing reviews from Fringe 2018. We're sorry about the delay, but if we saw your show on a press ticket, there will be a write-up. Do get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Nomad Theatre

Laura is turning 30. She used to have aspirations of being a photographer, but now she is stuck in a dead-end job in London – answering phone calls for a wealth management firm, paying the bills, going to yoga, living with her old dog Roy. This was never the dream, but it's the reality for many millennials in the UK: living from one day to another, dreams locked away.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Saturday 1 September | Read more

The Dark Room (For Kids!) Children's

Kids, you are going to die! Teenagers too – as the audience is invited to step back in time (to before most were born), and experience the thrilling graphics, fast-paced action and amazing effects of an old-school text-based adventure. Think 2D letters on a screen… sometimes in different colours.

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Saturday 1 September | Read more

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Comedy

Beth Vyse stars as her alter-ego, recovering-alcoholic daytime TV presenter Olive Hands, in a surreal and gutsy performance about the pressures of motherhood. Vyse takes car-crash television to brave new heights of comedy gold in this daytime show gone wrong.

Review by Liam McKenna published on Saturday 1 September | Read more

Arr We There Yet? Children's

Set sail with on the pirate ship The Red Rubber Ducky, as her crew of three brave the ocean in search of treasure. Armed with only a map, their courage and some incredible acrobatics, they have all they need for adventure on the high seas – in a show which gives a traditional clown performance a pirate-themed twist.

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Saturday 1 September | Read more

Dominoes Theatre

Layla McKinnon is about to get married. From an identity perspective, it is really quite convenient; her fiancé, Andy McKinnon, already has the same surname. But she’s mixed-race, he’s white, and – prodded on by her friend Laura – she does some research into their family trees. She finds that his family were slave owners, and her family came from that lineage of slaves… throwing her conviction, her love and her thoughts into turmoil, as she begins to examine the parallels between marriage and slavery in terms of one party being ‘owned’ by another.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Saturday 1 September | Read more

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade Musicals & Opera

A Fair Tale about a Fairy Trade borrows the Cinderella story as the basis for a musical about the sex trade and human trafficking. With a live band on stage, a teenage Prince Charming, and catchy numbers, A Fair Tale… mixes a traditional narrative with storytelling form to explore a pertinent issue.

Review by Gabi Spiro published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

Woogie Boogie Children's

Drawings come to life in this charming and cleverly crafted piece of laugh-out-loud theatre. With a live musician to accompany them, and a finely-tuned balance of whiteboard drawings and projections, we join a cheeky pair of artists as they set off on an ocean adventure with a friendly turtle.

Review by Lizzie Bell published on Thursday 30 August | Read more

Starfish Theatre

Adeline and Ben are a regular modern day couple; Starfish is the story of their journey through life, and the things that matter to them. In an hour-long production, this play seeks to examine the weaknesses in modern-day relationships, how some survive and others do not.

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

Dysney Disfunction Theatre

Once Upon a Time… In A Land Far Far Away… like thousands of little girls worldwide, Alice was swept off her feet by the magic of Disney. As a child, growing up in Australia, Alice thought there was ‘the one’ Prince Charming for her – she would one day meet him, and they would get married. After all, that’s what happened to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and all the rest.

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

Alternative Bedtime Stories Theatre

Remember all the fairy tales from your childhood? This cheeky production aims to expose them for their patriarchy, and their gender-based stereotyping. Two fair maidens discuss, enact and shatter these popular stories, and the audience is part of the hilarious expose.

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

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