Theatre

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 3

by Richard Patterson

Ending my first week at the Fringe, I took in two shows on Friday and one on Saturday – two plays (one of them Shakespeare),…



Into the Woods @ Open Air Theatre, London


Cast List:Ethan Beer, Eddie Manning, Joshua Swinney, Helen Dallimore, Ben Stott, Mark Hadfield, Jenna Russell, Gaye Brown, Amy Ellen Richardson, Amy Griffiths, Marilyn Cutts, Beverly...

My Romantic History @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh


cast list Iain Robertson, Alison O’Donnell, Rosalind Syndey directed by Lyndsey Turner Romantic comedy is not the simplest of genres to pull off. The twin...

You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy @ Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh


created and performed by Caroline Horton directed by Omar Elerian and Daniel Goldman Amid the clapping and cheering at the end of Caroline Hortons one...

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 4


The Fringe offerings I encountered on Sunday the 22nd took a distinctly backward-looking turn in comparison to most of the shows I’ve encountered during my...

State Fair @ Trafalgar Studios, London


Cast List: Gemma Boaden, Karl Clarkson, Lewis Grant, Jodie Jacobs, Michael Kent, Robine Landi, Laura Main, Gillian McCafferty, Stephen McGlynn, Helen Phillips, Philip Rham, Susan...

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 5


As the second week of my Fringe was off and running, I encountered two very different shows on Monday, the 23rd that shocked my senses...

John Cooper Clarke @ Udderbelly’s Pasture, Edinburgh


Its half past eleven on a Friday night and it has just started to rain (admittedly not uncommon in Edinburgh). Bristo Sqaure is steaming and...

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 6


The Fringe offerings I encountered on Tuesday the 24th both provided unique displays of their authors’ developments and accomplishments as writers. First up was Wanton...

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 7


My three next offerings at the Fringe were each vastly different in both style and subject matter, some more satisfying than others. While Menny and...

Le Cirque Invisble @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


Ayear on, Jean-Baptiste Thierre and Victoria Chaplin return to the South Bank with their marvellous, family-friendly show Le Cirque Invisible. The couple pioneered nouveau cirque...

The Merry Wives of Windsor @ Globe Theatre, London


Cast List:Christopher Benjamin, Edward Holtom, Richard Linnell, Paul Woodson, Gregory Gudgeon, Michael Garner, Serena Evans, Ceri-Lyn Cissone, Alfie Keenan, Jack Martyn, Andrew Havill, Sarah Woodward,...

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 8


On Friday, I decided to spend the day at La Mama taking in three Fringe musicals I’d been hankering to catch. The Ellen Stewart Theatre,...

Le Cirque Invisible @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


A year on, Jean-Baptiste Thierre and Victoria Chaplin return to the South Bank with their marvellous, family-friendly show Le Cirque Invisible. The couple pioneered nouveau...

Earthquakes in London @ National Theatre, London


cast list Gary Carr, Bill Paterson, Anna Lacey, Tom Godwin, Tom Goodman-Hill, Anna Madeley, Jessica Raine, Bryony Hannah, Lia Williams, Geoffrey Streatfield directed by Rupert...

Six and a Half Loves @ Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh


written and performed by Terry Saunders‘Sweet’ and ‘charming’ arent the most charged of adjectives but theyre the two most fitting descriptors of Terry Saunders low-key...

The New York International Fringe Festival: Part 9


My final weekend of Fringe fare consisted of one musical, POPE!, and one play, Hearts Full of Blood. While neither was perfect, both had merit...

Speechless @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh


cast list Natasha Gordon, Demi Oyediran, Alex Waldmann, Anita Reynolds, Emma Handy directed by Polly Teale Shared Experience is a company probably best known for...

Frisky and Mannish: The College Years @ Underbelly, Edinburgh


Sequels are tricky things. Stick too faithfully to the original formula and risk accusations of a lack of originality, veer too wildly away from what...

Sub Rosa @ Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh


cast list Adam McNamara, Angela Darcy, Isabelle Joss, Benny young, Isabella Jarrett, Claire Dargo directed by David Leddy Edinburgh is a city where the ghosts...

It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh


performed by Daniel KitsonDaniel Kitsons storytelling shows have become something of an Edinburgh fixture, a part of the fabric of the fringe. This year hes...