Not to let a decade of theatre bloggery go by without marking the occasion, to kick things off, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite play for each year I’ve been blogging. It has been fun revisiting my best-of lists but absolute agony narrowing each list down to just one.
For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the covid-19 pandemic.
“I howled with laughter,” “pretty excellent,” “brilliant magic and very entertaining characters” – audiences love the marvellous mix of character comedy and mindblowing magic in Paul Aitchison’s Could It Be Magic? Take a look at what they said, then book your tickets for the final performances of his short London run at Chiswick Playhouse!
As Paul Aitchison’s hilarious tale of a magic competition, Could It Be Magic?, arrives at the Chiswick Playhouse, meet the four quirky illusionists vying for its very special trophy. Book your tickets now!
Who wouldn’t want to start 202o with a lot of laughter and something a bit magical? That’s exactly what’s in store with Paul Aitchison’s Edinburgh hit, Could It Be Magic?. Check out the trailer, then book your tickets!
Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paul Aitchison’s hit show blending character comedy with phenomenal tricks, Could It Be Magic?, comes to London in 2020, playing a short season at the Chiswick Playhouse. Time to book your tickets!
Islander most certainly isn’t a rehearsal, it’s a perfectly finished piece, like a stone polished by the waves.
Glenn Chandler’s latest Edinburgh Festival hit The Good Scout now transfers to London’s Above the Stag Theatre, and Amanda Bailey is once again relishing being the only woman in the cast and reprising her acclaimed performance as “the epitome of an English mum”. Time to get booking!
Casting is now confirmed for the London transfer of The Good Scout, the latest Glenn Chandler Edinburgh Festival hit to transfer to London’s Above the Stag Theatre. Time to get booking!
We were all madly checking our phones for news in the bars afterwards, but while Westminster dramas were going on, at Wilton’s Music Hall this week, we were getting to glorious grip with the (affectionate) comedy potential of the monarchy with The Crown Dual.
In Sea Sick Alana Mitchell tells, in an engaging lecture, the story of how she, as a journalist, came to be investigating this little known, devastating climate change phenomenon.
The Wild Unfeeling World is a wonderful, warm and emotive tale that personifies how it feels to be battling depression and the truth around mental health in young people in the UK.
After ★★★★★ success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, The Good Scout becomes the latest Glenn Chandler festival hit to transfer directly to London’s Above the Stag Theatre. Time to get booking!
What on earth can be the connection between ‘Brown Sugar’ by the Rolling Stones, ‘Lola’ by The Kinks, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ by The Beatles, ‘Roxanne’ by The Police and… Monica? The five characters in Rock ‘n’ Roll Girls explain all.
Hot Flush is a great idea and there are some moments that really hit home, but while Hot Flush is far from a complete washout, it’s hard to be fully engaged.
Fat Rascal brings its usual comedic flair to this brilliant musical parody that exposes the untold truth of Ursula The Sea Witch of The Little Mermaid fame.
Such Filthy F*cks is a two hander written by Oli Forsyth that examines strangers who have nothing in common, except their porn addiction.
Ronan Dempsey’s one-man physical performance in The Words Are There brings to the Fringe a powerful play about a male victim of domestic violence.
Performance artist Bryony Kimmings brings her trauma to the stage through this harrowing and brilliant musical, horror film-esque one woman show.
“Much more than a history lesson, The Good Scout exemplifies what the Edinburgh Fringe is all about.” What else have critics been saying about Glenn Chandler’s latest festival premiere? (With reviews like these, is another London transfer in the offing?)