Shakespeare, Who? Collaborating on The History of Cardenio

  You would be forgiven for doing a double take upon reading the poster for the latest production from the Richmond Shakespeare Society (RSS): a premiere?  Of a Shakespeare play?  And who’s this Cardenio character?...

BU52 – Theatre 503 – 30/03/2016

  One of the greatest thrills of seeking out new work is the topicality of it, but few playwrights would dare to be as up-to-the-minute as Stuart Slade. BU52 is set within touching distance of...

‘Coming Unstuck’ – Strawberry Starburst – Vault Festival

Shez is sixteen. From a happy childhood, she hit her teens and found her life started to unravel. As she grapples with her relationship with her Mum, her Dad, and her prickly-faced boyfriend, how...

Yo Ho Ho-ing All The Way Home: Peter Pan – Hampton Hill Theatre

Though they may act like it sometimes, deep down, no child (or adult!) really wants to grow up, so what musical production more fitting to stage with the younger ones than Peter Pan? The...

“More to this play, than laughs” – A Funny Thing Happened… – The Finborough

Behind the sickly green medical curtain, two older women lie. Dosed up on painkillers, they are seemingly dead to their surroundings, but their hearts are still beating. The Oncology ward is a suffocating shade...

Medusa – 27 Degrees – The Crypt Gallery

She was a monster. He chopped off her head. This is how Medusa will be remembered by most. But was she really a monster, or a rape victim? An anarchist or a feminist? A woman...

EdFringe: “We ought to laugh at ourselves” – Revelations . -Summerhall

There is no end to a story, just a point where we choose to stop, James observes. This means that there can never really be any happy endings, but by opposition that when tragedy...

EdFringe: “Rises and falls but remains hopeful” – Sparks – Pleasance

“Nothing says grief play like a florescent badge”, a Sparks crew member hands me a bright pink one that screams “I AM ELECTRIC” on the way out. Sparks is a play about grief, but...

EdFringe: “Bringing those darker moments to light” – Blackout – Summerhall

How can you be sure of who you are, when you can’t remember what you’ve done? Blackout brings those darker moments to light. From the shared experience of the blackout, Blackout from New Room Theatre...

‘Heart in the dark’ – The Dark Room – Theatre 503

A bed. A mini fridge. A closet. A bathroom door. The necessities of a cheap motel are boxed into a claustrophobic chipboard room. Then a whooshing sound. Darkness. When the lights come back on,...