THE NIGHT: HENRY NAYLOR

Three-time Fringe First Winner  Tell us about the show The Nights is a two-handed epic which grapples the thorny issue of ‘what to do with returning jihadis.’ Hopefully, we’ve got a gripping story, here. Th...

ROSE MATAFEO

2019 BEST COMEDY SHOW AWARD Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your new show. Every show we have special guests from the festival and improvise a short monologue, which serves as the inspiration for scenes that...

MOON SHADOW

Two empowering Fringe shows are hoping to teach kids that women can reach for the stars or even walk on the Moon  Words MARK FISHER     It’s the morning of the first performance of Valentina’s Galaxy, and d...

Sofie’s Choice

Shed the shame, not the pounds, says Danish comedian Sofie Hagen Words Claire Smith     So many people came up to Sofie Hagen after her comedy shows asking for advice that she decided to write a self-help boo...

Lucy Porter

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick    Did you always want to be a stand-up? Goodness me, no! When I was at primary school I was determined to be a nun someday. Then I lost my faith, but I still wanted t...

Andrew Maxwell

Festival Favourites Words Claire Smith So what’s your show about? I always get to the point, usually about two months before the Fringe of thinking:  ‘What am I going to talk about?’ and then I go:  ‘It’s O...
5★★★★★

The Fall

A devised drama by 7 University of Cape Town graduates examining the lead up and aftermath of the removal of the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the UCT campus, The Fall takes a look at modern day decolon...
4★★★★

Lands

Sophie is jumping on a miniature trampoline. Leah is doing a jigsaw puzzle. They are independent in their actions, but still connected. Their relationship is unclear, but it’s obvious they’ve been together a lo...
5★★★★★

Mies Julie

After winning a Fringe First award in 2012 for their post-apartheid adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, the Baxter Theatre Centre bring Mies Julie back to the Fringe this year. We meet Julie (Hilda...
5★★★★★

Mouthpiece

Two voices, one mind, one woman. Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava play the inner voice of protagonist Cassandra, harmonising, conflicting, and whirring around each other in an innovative display of the female ps...