4-⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2018 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Lucky’ by Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

4 Stars

(written from the 10/08/18 showing):

I’m always a fan of original musicals at the Fringe because, more often that not, they’ll prove to be something quite special. Lucky certainly has the makings of something very special, even if it is still a work in progress with a development and growth to do. 

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4.5⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2017 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Elegy for an Echo’ by Gin & Chronic Theatre Company

*Note: The following review was written over two months after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*

4.5 Stars

The premise of this show is original and intriguing; a pill that allows a person to interact with a deceased loved one, recreated from their sensory memories. It may have similarities to existing sci-fi films, books, etc, but I have never seen exactly this concept done before, and its done pretty damn excellently. Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Elegy for an Echo’ by Gin & Chronic Theatre Company”

5⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2017 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Lord Dismiss Us’ by Boys of the Empire Productions

*Note: The following review was written over two months after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*

5 Stars

After having been told from many different sources, since the first days of the festival, that this a pretty damn brilliant show, I was finally able to make time to see it on my third-to-last day in the city. 

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REVIEW: ‘Adulting’ by Spilt Milk

*Note: The following review was written over two months after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*

4 Stars

Of all the show’s I saw at the 2017 Fringe, this one probably had to most relaxed and casual atmosphere. It essentially comprised an hour of four young friends musing on what it means to be an adult.

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REVIEW: ‘The Writers’ Room’ by Degrees of Error

*Note: The following review was written over a month after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*

4 Stars

Brought to us by the ever-talented Degrees of Error, creators of Murder She Didn’t Write, The Writers’ Room provides a new and creative set-up for an improv show. It’s very much a ‘what it says on the tin’ kind of show; a group of screenwriters pick through crumpled suggestions in a wastepaper bin trying to find something with which they can create the next big blockbuster. 

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5⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2017 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘The Gun Show’ by CoHo Productions

5 Stars

Sometimes, at Fringe, you wander into a show with little to no idea of what you’re about to see. This is one of my favourite ways to do Fringe; researching shows before hand is great, getting handed a flyer on the Mile is great too, but every now and then there is really something to be said for just strolling into the nearest venue and getting a ticket for whatever’s on next. This is how my friend and I spent our last couple of days at Fringe, as using our Space performer passes gave us the luxury of not needing to worry over wasting money and take gambles on shows we might otherwise take more time to consider. 

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3.5⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2017 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Changelings’ by Pucqui Collaborative

3.5 Stars

Performed at the same time, in the same venue, in the room right next door; this show was always in direct competition to our own while we were on. It’s just as well we didn’t know how good it was at the time. That might have been a little bit disheartening. 

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4⭐ · Fringe Reviews 2017 · Reviews · Theatre Reviews

REVIEW: ‘Side Orders’ by Antonym Theatre

4 Stars

Antonym Theatre were one of my favourite companies the first year I came to Fringe, and I remain forever gutted that I had to miss them last year because of scheduling conflicts. This year, however, fortune once again smiled on me, and allowed me to see another show by this creative and talented company.

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REVIEW: ’12’ by 3BUGS Fringe Theatre and UoB LGBTQ Association

4 Stars

Yet another Shakespearean outing, and another creative interpretation of a classic work by the bard. I do love a good reimagining of a Shakespeare play, as long as it stays true to this source material. Luckily this production manages to both respect and honour the original play, whilst having an immense amount of fun with it.

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