“Intense and fiercely intelligent” – It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – New Diorama

When you're in a gallery, contemplating, let's say, classical Roman art, do really look at the art? Not just at its subject, at the Gods peering from the clouds, the bosoms of mortal women arranged with white...

“Disquieting peek into a future that is not too far away” – Artificial –...

We all possess it, that instinct to reach out a hand. To touch another… to help? To harm? Or just because we’re lonely? As our experience of the world becomes increasingly less tactile, hidden...

EdFringe: “Life lessons still to learn” – Class – Traverse 2

Both parent and teacher could do with some life lessons in this new Irish play centred around a parent-teacher meeting. When you think of your school days, what comes up? What thoughts, what feelings? Just...

EdFringe: “An uplifting, breath of fresh air” – Finding Fassbender – Pleasance This

We all have dreams, don't we? But Eve never has, beyond a vague sort-of sense of being a mother, and evenings on the sofa with Steve Bull, the cat. Never that is, until fate sticks...

‘Dealing with Dementia’ – Banana Crabtree Simon – Drayton Arms Theatre

Dementia. Whether we are at an age where we fear it for ourselves, or whether we fear it for the sake of our loved ones, dementia has a foreboding, threatening presence in the lives...

EdFringe: Island Town – “A prickle at the back of the neck” Summerhall, Roundabout

Some people take comfort in the circular nature of life. We’re born, we live, we die; that’s a cycle. There’s the water cycle and the carbon cycle we’re taught at school, we draw little...

EdFringe: “Will make your skin crawl” – Flies – Pleasance Courtyard

Flies will make your skin crawl, which might seem an odd thing to recommend in a play, but then the play itself is very odd.  Les Enfants Terribles are already renowned for creating worlds that are...

X – The Royal Court – 26/04/2016

Who are we when we haven't got anything left to hold on to, but the thoughts in our own heads? Without outside influence, with no data in or data out, does it decay? How,...

The Iron Man – Unicorn Theatre

Children seem to get a bad rap these days; they can't concentrate, they're too noisy and they generally can't behave. However, present them with the low-fi marvel that is Mathew Robins' rendition of Ted...

Puppy – Vault Festival

In this unconventional love story, girl meets girl whilst engaging in some light, recreational dogging (“it’s a hobby, like — It’s mostly social”), giving a subversive new meaning to what we know as 'puppy...