Tag: New Writing

★★★★ 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 […]

★★★★ 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.   […]

★★★★ Prison Power Play

Jasper Cunningham reviews Victim at the Pleasance, Edinburgh With a cleverly simplistic style, Victim explores the lives of two characters; a female prison warden and an inmate in the same institution. When a new inmate with a particularly harrowing backstory arrives, the natural order of prison life is […]

★★★ Explosive Drama

Anna Hadley reviews Trashed at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Trashed is a dark, tragic show that haunts the Fringe and stays with its audiences. Written by Sascha Moore and performed by David William Bryan, the play is based on one man’s experience of the loss of a child, the […]