5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Flight

I was hoping to watch something truly frightening at The Fringe and Flight definitely delivers the goods. Gathered round a shipping container, we’re taken through a generalised version of what we’re about to...
2.0★ ★

Aristocrats

Early in Lyndsey Turner’s production of Brian Friel’s Aristocrats, jaded brother-in-law Eamon (Emmet Kirwan) describes Ballybeg Hall, a run-down Irish manor, as a “house of reticence.” Despite its denomination,...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

There But For the Grace of God (Go I)

In 1981, a child went missing from a department store in Florida. Adam Walsh became the most famous missing child in American history. Fast-forward twenty years: a man called Adam Welsh, an actor, googles himse...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Less Than 50%

If someone says they are NOT a certain way adamantly enough, chances are that someone is exactly that way. It’s like falling for that guy that believes romance is dead and shows it by proclaiming it John Cusack...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Vanessa

Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (1958) is a work at once accessible and elusive, and a successful production revolves around breaking down that paradox and revealing a clear, concrete dramatic meaning. This Keith Warne...
3.0★ ★ ★

Rita and L’Heure Espagnole

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston has seen double bills from Opera Alegria before. This year they have twinned two very different one-act operas – Donizetti’s Rita and Ravel’s L’Heure ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Sacrifice

Ardent Theatre Company, established by creative directors Mark Sands and Andrew Muir, provides artistic support to recent graduates who have found it difficult to make the leap from region to London. Through va...
3.0★ ★ ★

Vicki and Pat in Fuerteventura

Your reviewer had never heard of Fuerteventura, but it turns out to be a holiday resort in the Canary Islands, popular for package holidays, and indeed all-inclusive package holidays. That was the attraction fo...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett’s transformational and radical play, Waiting for Godot, is a key part of the global theatrical canon.  Performed countless times around the world, this year it comes to the Lyceum Theatre at the ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Summer Shorts Series B

If there’s a thread that runs through the Summer Shorts (Series B) at 59E59, presented by Throughline Artists, it’s the stories we tell ourselves—about our pasts, our desires, and our identities—and how those s...