One woman monologues are a difficult act to pull off, especially if you want to keep the audience engaged. Not so for Sorcha McCaffrey who wrote and performed ‘Ladybones’ and who had the audience in the palm of her hands, which given she’s OCD, I’m not sure she’d like – but moving on.
When it comes to fringe, there’s fringe and then there’s FRINGE. ‘Scream Phone’ is FRINGE with a full-on caps lock! The show is awesome, no scrap that, this show is mega-flipping-too-hot-to-handle-awesome. This is spoof horror meets comedy musical in an 80s mash-up like you’ve never seen before – and everybody, everybody deserves to see, hear and experience the sheer talent on stage that can be found in the cast of Swipe Right Theatre, directed by Tom Parry.
“Once upon a time there was an Anarchist; Communist Collation Government…” Inspired by historical events that preceding the Spanish Civil War, Republica presents a narrative of the ‘Second Republic’ and the extreme transition of Spain from dictatorship to revolution through a clever mixed media production of flamenco dance; original music/song; art and theatre.
Honest communication, honestly, it’s not that hard, is it? ‘Tacenda’ shows quite literally how hard it is and the very real consequences that develop and shape on account of not living a life with honesty.
Alcoholism is always a challenging topic to address, not least when it involves clearing out your late father’s flat and learning about his life through his hooker and listening to the increasingly desperate answer machine messages from your mum, who you haven’t told yet…despite it being three days.
Fame! It's going to live forever! On Tuesday evening I had the honour of seeing Fame at The New Wimbledon Theatre. Fame is about a performing arts high school in New York city. It is the school where all the students go to become movie and Broadway stars. The show deals with many sensitive themes such as drug addiction and learning difficulties.
After an award-winning run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Gigglemug Theatre’s debut show has arrived at the King’s Head Theatre. Timpson: The Musical gives us the answer to a question we never knew we so desperately needed answering; How did a shoe repair shop also end up selling keys?
Medea Electronica is billed as “drama played out amidst the brilliant chaos of a live gig” but it is so very much more than that!!
The Kryptonite Theatre Company presents a comedy written by Bram Davidovich. This is the second play written by Davidovich and his first comedy. His first play ‘Strawberry Starburst’ had a successful run at several Theatre’s and was performed at last year’s Vault Festival where it won a Highly Commended Award.
Returning to the Vault Festival after last year’s success with Split, Emma Pritchard presents her one-woman piece Armour in the Studio. This coming-of-age tale explores the light-hearted and the darker trials of teenage-life in a humorous and touching manner.
bottled. is a comedic yet eye opening play written by Hayley Wareham, in support of women’s aid and as part of this year’s Vault Festival. bottled. tells the story of Katy, a “keen-eyed and sharp -tongued” teenager desperate to live a normal teen life. Unfortunately, when her mum Sharon marries Brian their lives begin to deteriorate, drastically. However Katy refuses to allow herself to be silenced. bottled. explores the effects of domestic abuse and the repercussions of underfunded and overlooked support services seemingly available to those suffering.
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