Despite the fact that I barely know enough Spanish to order a drink – well, okay, ‘Dos cervezas, por favor’ – I seem to be very keen on shows with a Spanish theme.
Previous Fringe First Winner Paul Charlton (2003's Love, Sex and Cider) returns six years on with a piece that has moved from depicting hormonal and anguished teenagers to exploring a fractured marriage between two 29 year olds in a more mature affair that is still darkly comic.
Distilling the essence of Eric Morecambe into 90 minutes seems like an undoable, arduous task, yet writer Tim Whitnall has managed said task and created a truly enjoyable exploration of one of the most adored entertainers, expertly directed by Guy Masterson and skillfully performed by Bob Golding.
It is said that we dream to help our subconscious sort out the day's events. My nocturnal reveries were in overdrive after seeing Philip Escoffey's Six More Impossible Things Before Dinner.
Ushering us into the performance space with a pulsating rock guitar riff echoing around, there is a buzz as the late night audience wait to become hooked on a new, modern musical, apparently based on real life experiences of producer Matthew James.
BigVillage Theatre Company pride themselves on giving anyone the opportunity, regardless of experience or ability level, to get up and have a go, with their approach to theatre always leaning towards the fun and comedic, with last year's Fringe show Almost Haunted receiving four star reviews and high praise.
The American dream is achieved in under 90 minutes in this performance of 'Dames at Sea'.
Elves win the plaudits in this traditional fight between good and evil.
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After working together on the well-received theatre production of Luke Sutherland's Venus as a Boy, he and Christine Devaney have a high expectation barrier that wasn't fully met in this piece.
Othello' is possibly the most problematic of Shakespeare's plays and Iago its most problematic character.
In Sachsenhausen concentration camp an elderly Jewish Berlin watchmaker (Benjamin) and a flamboyant German homosexual (Hans) are thrown together.
The Red Room is an energetic contemporary interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s 19th century gothic tale, The Masque of the Red Death.
Had Lady Caroline Lamb survived long enough to encounter Charles Bukowski, her summary opinion might have been as neat and accurate as that on Lord Byron – ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’.
The creative, tortured life and tragic death of Sylvia Plath in 1963, has continued to haunt women's minds and feminist culture over two generations.
Marking her fringe debut with a one-woman show that's part stand-up, part cabaret and part theatre, Denise Van Outen pays tribute to golden-haired goddesses from a personal perspective.
Stalag Happy is a little work of art.
Having already brought to the fore Shakespeare's Women with Susannah York and Berkoff's Women with Linda Marlowe, Guy Masterson directs Rebecca Vaughan through an exploration of Jane Austen, whose realism, biting social commentary and masterful irony has ensured she is one of the most widely read and beloved writers, with many film and TV adaptations of her famous works.
Founded in 1982, and appearing at the Fringe from as early as 1983, Red Shift has been raising and challenging the tone and summit of theatre throughout.
I love Facebook. Originally made for Harvard University students and now a ‘Global Phenomenon’ with over 100 million users logging on each day, it surely is a hot topic for any Fringe show.