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REVIEW | Like Clockwork | Edinburgh Fringe

Like Clockwork is a contemporary musical, set in an intimate space, that tells the story of university student Grace who is entirely in love with her oblivious roommate Joe. Written and performed by students from the University of Nottingham, it is a slick and inventive production that stars just four actors. This works exceptionally as it allows you…

REVIEW | Once… | Edinburgh Fringe

A physical theatre performance centred around the idea of love and longing, Derevo use a unique style of European storytelling to portray the idea that it is better to be heartbroken than heartless. Derevo’s vintage piece is revived at the Fringe 20 years later, its combination of slapstick comedy and physical theatre brings the tragic…

REVIEW | Sci-Fi? | Edinburgh Fringe

The award-winning comedy trio combine their outstanding use of characterisation with live music to create an utterly outrageous show about science fiction. Telling the story of strangely unlikely hero, Charlie Sprog, the plain young boy is taken from his home planet and instructed to save the universe from total destruction. The three men starring in…

REVIEW | Driftwood | Edinburgh Fringe

We become who we are because of the people we encounter, and the connections we make with other humans. Following the success of their previous Edinburgh Fringe performance Knee Deep, Australian dance and circus company Casus Circus perform the stunning Driftwood, which explores the theme of human connection. Performed in an extraordinary 1920’s style tent that is littered with…

Mamma Mia | A Day In The Life

After reviewing Mamma Mia at the Hippodrome last month, an utterly cheesy and ultimate feel-good musical, I was ecstatic to be able to be following two of the cast members around backstage before the curtain went up on a Tuesday evening. Mamma Mia has been seen by over 60 million people since it first opened…

REVIEW | Grease | New Alexandra Theatre

Returning to the New Alexandra Theatre this summer, Stage Experience have outdone themselves on their production of the well-loved high school classic, Grease. The energy is electrifying; from the opening number you are hit with a powerhouse of vocals that never lapses. This is reflected in the duets, as the intricate harmonies are pristine, and the vocal…

REVIEW | Rent | Old Rep Theatre

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Rent. Inspired by Puccini’s opera La Boheme, it is the story of a group of young people in New York who are facing a multitude of issues such as drugs, AIDS, love and loss. What’s special about the Old Rep’s…