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Your Sexts are S**t: Older Better letters 4.5 ****

August 17, 2019 |

As the title suggests this show is about the art of letter writing and a celebration of the dirtiest correspondence penned by well known authors, from James Joyce to Eleanor Roosevelt. Rachel Mars reads the letters directly to us enjoying … Read More

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd 5*****

August 17, 2019 |

This show is most definitely theatre. Although tackling some similar territory to ‘Monkey see, Monkey do’, there is absolutely no release of the tension here. The show charts his relationship with Martha, a customer in a Holloway bar he worked … Read More

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders 3***

August 17, 2019 |

The latest show from Cardboard Citizens tells recent accounts of homeless people who have been victims of abuse and neglect, in many cases with fatal consequences.

Most are high profile stories which have made the news. Including the plight … Read More

COMA 4****

August 13, 2019 |

COMA is the latest show from DARKFIELD, a company who specialise in immersive experiences using cutting edge sound technology. The show is housed in a shipping container fitted out with rows of bunks, which make you feel like you’re in … Read More

Nightclubbing – Rachael Young – 4****

August 11, 2019 |

With a live thumping soundtrack provided by the excellent Leisha Thomas and Mwen Rukandema and a black volcanic moonscape on stage, Rachael Young slowly emerges ready and dressed to go ‘nightclubbing’. Through spoken word, singing and movement she entwines the … Read More

Pizza Shop Heroes – Phosphoros Theatre – 4****

August 11, 2019 |

Phosphoros Theatre bring this crowd pleaser of a show to Edinburgh telling the story of 4 child refugees from Eritrea, Albania and Afghanistan – Tewodros Aregawe, Goitom Fesshaye, Emirjon Hoxhaj and Syed Haleem Najibi – and their treacherous journey to … Read More

Who Cares – LUNG and The Lowry – 5*****

August 10, 2019 |

Lung Ha’s latest play is set in Salford, where the number of children caring for parents has reached shocking levels. The drama is based on actual testimonies, which makes what unfolds in front of us even more heart breaking. Connor, … Read More

Shit – MILKE and Dee & Cornelius – 4****

August 10, 2019 |

In Patricia Cornelius’ play, Billy, Bobby and Sam are three Australian women who strut around the stage, refuse to restrain their language and refuse to apologise. Their androgynous names reflect their rejection of the socially acceptable female. They disdain women … Read More

All Of Me – Caroline Horton – 5*****

August 10, 2019 |

Caroline Horton is nothing short of mesmerising in this play, which she also wrote herself. She ambles onto the stage in a glittery top and starts a torrent of apologies. She warns us that we are not in for a … Read More

Grace – Katie Reddin-Clancy 3***

August 17, 2018 |

This one woman show has Katie Reddin-Clancy inhabiting many personas whilst meditating on gender. She starts the show as the bossy stage manager Cheryl who spits out corny jokes with a razor sharp tongue. She explains that the double act … Read More