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.

The Myth of the Singular Moment Theatre

Every choice we make, every decision we take, has an alternative. This show hinges on that moment of decision and brings to mind Robert Frost's famous poem: ‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and I / I took the one less travelled by, / And that has made all the difference.’

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Saturday 25 August | Read more

Two-Man, One-Man Theatre

Arnold is a performance artist whose only tragedy thus far in life is the idyllic upbringing he enjoyed – hardly a rich source of drama and tension. Meanwhile Miles, a comedian who relies overly on kitchen utensils in his prop comedy, is still reeling from a bad break-up. Together they must overcome the odds, as well as an incompetent stage manager, and perform their one-man shows. On the same stage. At the same time.

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

Beaker's Place Theatre

With an enthralling, innovative plot, dark comedy Beaker’s Place invites you into the world of the wicked. Hiding underneath a seemingly regular bar, Mr Beaker is presented with dead bodies to make them disappear; he is not a murderer himself, but makes a fine profit from melting cadavers in acid. The tagline “you stab ‘em, we slab ‘em” isn’t to be taken lightly.

Review by Abi Love published on Saturday 25 August | Read more

The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie Theatre

Colin McKenzie works at the garage, and leads a perfectly ordinary life with his wife Maureen and son Marcus. He loves his game shows and likes watching squirrels in the garden. But here’s the thing – he only has 45 minutes to live.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Friday 24 August | Read more

Thaw Theatre

Laura is in a care home. Her son visits her regularly; sometimes he calls. Laura has dementia, and to us the audience, her condition makes her seem older than she really is. But in her head, she doesn't feel elderly; through her hazy memories one stands out, from a long time ago, one summer and her interactions with Evelyn.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Friday 24 August | Read more

Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods Theatre

Indulging in pleasures such as chocolates and shopping sprees, the Goddess Aphrodite comes to the stage in a celebration of natural beauty and self-worth. Sam Donvito and Ellen Graham present Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods, where the impossible standards of modern society eat away at even Aphrodite’s confidence.

Review by Abi Love published on Friday 24 August | Read more

Vivian’s Music, 1969 Theatre

Vivian’s Music, 1969 bears comparison to both Anne Frank’s Diary and The Color Purple. In 1969, in the American town of Omaha, a fourteen-year-old black girl called Vivian was shot by a white policeman. She was unarmed, and was given no orders to freeze or stop; she took the bullet at the back of her head and died instantly. Within six months, the policeman was acquitted. Vivian’s death sparked riots in the state.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Friday 24 August | Read more

A Generous Lover Theatre

A Generous Lover follows La JohnJoseph through the struggles of loving someone with bipolar disorder during a manic episode. This queer love story draws on classical mythology and epic poetry, promising great things, but not completely delivering. Though thematically important and stylistically unique, the result feels somewhat incohesive.

Review by Gabi Spiro published on Friday 24 August | Read more

Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein Comedy

I am reliably informed (by me – Ed.) that it is almost impossible to travel by train to Liechtenstein, at night or at any other time. These trifling facts do not concern us here, as petty concerns such as real life have no bearing on the Twonkeyverse whatsoever. Mr Twonkey is here to take us on his surreal flights of fancy, so buckle in for the ride; the Night Train appears to fly, and it looks like Marie Antoinette is driving.

Review by Stephen Walker published on Friday 24 August | Read more

A Hero of Our Time Theatre

Published in 1840, Mikahil Lermontov’s novel A Hero of Our Time is famous for its Byronic hero (or antihero), the Russian army officer Pechorin. A Lothario of his time and always falling in and out of love with women, he does not think of them as much more than recipients of his affections. This story charts his relationship with his friend Grushnitsky, and the woman he loves for real – Vera.

Review by Udita Banerjee published on Thursday 23 August | Read more