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Beyond Broadway Productions: The Great American Trailer Park Musical, 5 stars *****

August 22, 2017 |

It’s great to see this show make a return to the Fringe after many years and Beyond Broadway Productions do an excellent job of squeezing every ounce of entertainment from the piece. Set in, well, an American Trailer Park we … Read More

STL CityWorks: Creatives, 2 stars **

August 22, 2017 |

Creatives is probably one of the most contrived pieces of musical theatre I’ve seen. Set in some sort of college song-writing class, they have been given the task to write a new song themselves but to actually perform one of … Read More

Fat Rascal Theatre: Buzz: A New Musical, 4 stars ****

August 20, 2017 |

This award-winning show promises to guide us through the history of the vibrator and whilst it does indeed do that, it comes across more simply as a story about relationships. But it does this very well, it is very slick … Read More

Durham University Light Opera Group: Edges, 3 stars ***

August 20, 2017 |

‘Edges’ returns to the Fringe in a capable production by Fringe veterans DULOG. This is the song cycle made famous by ‘the Facebook song’ and whilst it was originally written in a rush, it was later revised and tidied up … Read More

Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society: SiX, 5 stars *****

August 20, 2017 |

Wow, truly blown away by this tour de force of girl-power-meets-Hamilton. Essentially, the six wives of Henry VIII are resurrected as a modern-day pop group called SiX, taking it in turns to tell their story through song and having a … Read More

Strong and Stable Productions: Brexit the Musical, 4 stars ****

August 16, 2017 |

It had to happen – the musical of course, not the Brexit. Here we have all of the main protagonists in caricature giving us the salient points of the whole messy Brexit story so far. Even if politics isn’t your … Read More

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, 5 stars *****

August 16, 2017 |

Thrill Me is based on the true story of two would-be law students in the 1920s and their crime sprees which inevitably lead to murder, both as a way to satisfy a need as well as to create the ‘perfect’ … Read More

Magnificent Bastard Productions: Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 5 stars *****

August 16, 2017 |

This was brilliant! It’s not quite ‘The Wizard of Oz’ but has the gist of the plot including songs from Wicked and The Wiz for example. The small cast play all the characters, the musician and the host but the … Read More

Tiger House Theatre: Doctor Faustus, 2 stars **

August 14, 2017 |

This is a modern setting of Christopher Marlowe’s classic Faust. The main proponents are here, Mephistopheles, Lucifer etc. but set in a contemporary pharmaceutical world where the protagonists are mainly female. This appears to be one of the reasons for … Read More

Car Crash Productions: American Idiot, 3 stars ***

August 14, 2017 |

I missed their production last year so it was nice to see Car Crash Productions returning to the Fringe this year with their production of Green Day’s trendy hit, American Idiot.

First of all I have to mention the live … Read More