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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...

EdFringe: “New heights” – Basecamp – C Space South

Basecamp takes Fever Dream Theatre’s penchant for tourable site specific theatre to new heights. Following their sell-out 2016 Edinburgh hit Wrecked (which also returns this year) set in a crashed car, Fever Dream have set...

“Not cute and fluffy” – The Squirrel Plays – Theatre 503

The Squirrel Plays is presented as part of Theatre 503’s Edinburgh Preview season. We’ve done a lot of talking about America this year, and under the direction of American Jessica Bickel-Barlow, Mia McCullough’s 2005 play...

“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...

“That sense of panic that bubbles just below the surface” – No One is...

Stepping out of the sunlight into the Bunker theatre, the temperature drops and the hustle of Southwark and the busy food market next door is silenced. It's underground, intimate but slightly claustrophobic, and couldn't...

In Performance: Directing The Spinning Room

Dispatches, the OSO Barnes's 2nd ever scratch night last night was fantastic! Filled with beautiful, creative people and ideas! Thank you to those who made it happen and thank you to everyone who came down...

Director’s Notes: 10 Tips for Time-Stretched, Cash-Strapped Performances

Few people are in any doubt that a great deal of theatre takes place in London, but it a very select and special few that get up and go to work as 'theatre makers', full time,...

‘Macho-masculinity and fearful vulnerability’ – Isaac Came Home from the Mountain – Theatre 503

Bad decisions – we’ve all made them. Often the worst of them come when we are angry, or sad, when we act with pure emotion and not a thought for the consequences. Never is...

‘Love Is madness, violence Is sanity’ – The Ruling Class – HHT

“Lord”, it’s a word and a title with undoubtedly strong associations. Of power, of reverence, of subservience, of devotion. But placed on the head of a paranoid schizophrenic, heir to an Earldom? It’s enough...

‘A waking dream’ – Oh Heroine How I Love You – Holborn Library

Have you ever walked down rows of bookshelves, and imagined the characters they contain stepping from the pages? Have you brushed your fingers along their spines, and imagined their stories permeating through your fingertips?...