Category: 4/5 Stars

★★★★ Fear and Loathing in Birmingham

Simon Ward reviews Skin In The Game at The Old Red Lion Theatre Watching plays in pub theatres is often an intense experience. The enforced intimacy of actors performing just inches away can be claustrophobic. And if there is tension in the air, it crackles. So it is […]

★★★★★ Barber Shop Chronicles

Harry Bignell reviews Barber Shop Chronicles at the Roundhouse Theatre in Camden. As the distinctively spherical stands of the aptly named Roundhouse Theatre in Camden fill, we late-comers are greeted by the blare of foot-tapping beat which had already enticed multiple audience members to join the actors already […]

★★★★Lots of laughs

Isobel Stuart reviews The LOL Word at Edinburgh Fringe.   The LOL Word are a queer comedy collective bringing some of the freshest LGBTQIA+ talent to the Edinburgh Fringe. Offering a mixed bill of queer women and non-binary comedians, stars Chloe Green, Chloe Petts, and Jodie Mitchell had […]

★★★★F**k Fatphobia!

Isobel Stuart reviews FATTY FAT FAT at Edinburgh Fringe.   If you’ve ever felt like your body takes up too much space in this world, this may be the show for you. If you’re tired of the mistreatment and subjectification of fat people by commercial and “scientific” bodies, […]

★★★★ Don’t Worry, Be a Clown

Anna Hadley reviews Bost-Uni Plues at Edinburgh Fringe.   As a recent graduate fumbling towards unemployment, I sought to find shows relative to my current lifestyle of career insecurity and day-time television. I found Bost-Uni Plues. I had done no other research, and I wasn’t quite sure what to […]

★★★★To Teach or Not to Teach?

Anna Hadley reviews Teach at Edinburgh Fringe. This is my third year at Edinburgh Fringe, reviewing for the Peg. It’s been a wild ride, from drag cabaret to performance art about urinary incontinence, but I have never seen such an energetic performance as Matthew Robert’s one-man show Teach.   […]

★★★★ Lipstick

Harry Bignell reviews Lipstick at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. This play is a beautiful, sensitive and unsettling performance that explores disparate realities and sexualities in a jarring juxtaposition of time, location and circumstance. The play switches between the three as Orla, played by Siobhan O’Kelly, reflects on her […]

★★★★ A Class Act by Jacob Hawley

Emily Pritchard reviews Jacob Hawley’s Howl at the Edinburgh Fringe At the Edinburgh Fringe, which can often seem a middle class bubble, Jacob Hawley’s exploration of the complexities of being working class is a much-needed addition to the comedy line up. He finds humour here without “punching down” […]