4★★★★

Review: The Castle

The spirit of Kafka lives! His final, unfinished novel The Castle - a sinister gem of world literature - is brought resoundingly to life by Old Dog Theatre. Their production features a consummate puppet show, ...
4★★★★

Review: SAGA at Greenside

Saga is Michael Currell’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s influential 1901 A Dream Play. Strindberg’s original, written in a psychotic episode, explores faith, sanity, marriage, and class struggle in an expr...
5★★★★★

Review: Marx in Soho at Riddles Court

The beauty of this production is in the intense, exhaustive physicality of Mary Myers. She is Karl Marx, two-hundred years after his birth, back from the dead to explain to contemporary Soho how the capitalist...
4★★★★

Review: Chagos 1971 at ZOO Playground – Playground 3

Britain is quite hushed about its imperial past. Just over a century ago it ran the largest empire in human history; the societies of over a fifth of the world’s population were plundered for their culture, la...
4★★★★

Review: Ed Night – Jokes Of Love And Hate at Pleasance

Ed Night is a bleak, sexually ambiguous, and enthralling 23-year old stand up comedian from South London. He’s angry, earnest, attractive, perceptive, and not afraid to not tell jokes. If the mood takes him he...
3★★★

Review: Late Bloomers- Scotland! at Assembly Bijou

Throughout the world Scotland is known as a nation of tartan-clad drunks. Scots – the stereotypes say – spend their days raging against the English, belting Auld Lang Syne while hunting wild Haggis. In this jo...
5★★★★★

Review: Bystanders at Summerhall

Bystanders is an assured, humane, and brutal play. A ‘playful’ look at the lives and deaths of Britain’s homeless, it tells their stories with dignity and very dark humour. The focus is less on the ‘victims’ t...
3★★★

Review: Interbeing at Assembly

Interbeing is a physical theatre piece that charts a Swedish journalist’s visit to eastern Ukraine to document a group of soldiers. The subtitle ‘Stories From A Current War’ is well chosen. Since fighting brok...