Review: Macbeth, This Is My Theatre, Brighton Fringe 2019 ★★★★☆

Ah yes, Shakespeare at the fringe. Always an interesting adventure for a punter, and the experience often goes one of two ways: Either you’ll walk away confused and uninspired, or be blown away by some new and innovative way of performing it. The whole ‘Shakespeare-with-a-twist’ genre can sometimes be a dangerous game for companies to […]

Review: Jade Allen: Over Easy, Etcetera Theatre Camden 2019 ★★★★☆

Ah a female stand-up comedian! Prepare for a heavy feminist, boob-empowered set… or in the case of Jade Allen, just absolutely don’t and make sure everyone knows it. From the get-go, everyone crammed into Camden’s Etcetera theatre knows that this woman isn’t going to follow the comedy ‘rules’ or stereotypes; the set is introduced as […]

Review: Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

At the Edinburgh Fringe the choice of shows is overwhelming. The comedy in particular is a highly saturated market, and to compete there is an extremely difficult endeavour. The seemingly endless supply of Accapella, Shakespeare-with-a-twist and comedy improv shows are particularly abundant. The standard of these types of shows vary hugely, and when it comes […]

Review: Cream Tea and Incest, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

Was any cream tea drunk? Nope. Any incest featured? Sadly not. In spite of this initial disappointment, Cream Tea and Incest, from Perecals Productions, is a wonderfully rollicking good time. The aristocrat Eddie Spangler is in a spot of bother. All he wants are some Rhodesian opium mines and to be with his beloved valet, Jeffrey […]

Review: The Shambles, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

Armed only with a sickly sweet Rekordelig cider and my preconceived notions of this particular improvisational comedy troupe, my expectations for this show were certainly high. While most audiences use alcohol to aid or enhance their enjoyment of comedy, this beverage did not really elevate me to any drunken state…yet I still found this Shambles […]

Review: Hamlet by Shit-Faced Shakespeare, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 ★★★★☆

Armed with only a bottle of Death Juice I entered McEwan Hall with high hopes. Having last year watched the companies version of Romeo and Juliet I knew roughly what to expect and could easily justify the £13 ticket. Shit-Faced Shakespeare is a genius and potentially dangerous concept. The idea to get classically trained actors and […]