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REVIEWS

Of all the NHS-themed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, this one shouts the most quietly. There's none of the in-your-face politicking of other pieces,...

Here’s a young company taking on a big subject. Dreamland is the debut show of Hyperdrive Theatre, an outfit formed from East 15 students...

Stories don’t come much more dramatic than Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League final win in Istanbul, when they came back from 3-0 down to beat...

Vincent Gambini’s previous show – called This Is Not a Magic Show even though it very definitely was one – combined sleight of hand...

Drumming requires discipline – years of precision drilling, until playing becomes second nature, muscle memory. It’s oddly fitting, then, that for a show about...

Backbone, by Australian circus company Gravity and Other Myths, derives some of its strength from upending our big-top expectations. There’s a false start –...

Plays should be written about the Holocaust. But not by Philip Wharam and Tim Marriott. It’s a terrible topic that demands sensitivity and subtlety...

Ingvild Haugstad hails from Det Andre Teatret, a Norwegian fringe theatre specialising in improv and absurdist comedy. This short solo piece earned her a nomination...

In The Bathhouse, a satirical play by the Russian Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, the protagonist builds a time machine. Time travel also features in...

Fiona Laird’s production of Shakespeare’s playful revenge comedy is less Merry Wives and more Footballers’ Wives. Set in Windsor-by-way-of-Essex, the public shaming of an...

David Carl and Michole Biancosino’s Trump Lear manages to be both a fair rendering of an abridged production of Shakespeare’s Lear and an astute...

Alissa Anne Jeun Yi’s one-woman show is, in many ways, a classic coming-of-age story – a young woman grows up, has awkward romantic and...
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