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Fringe Interview

Interview – Minotaur Theatre Company

Minotaur Theatre Company (MTC) has brought their new show Loyalty to the Fringe this year, a play that wrestles with morality and allegiance in Stalin’s Russia. The Student got to chat with writer/director Isabel Morgan, production manager Rosie Flood, technical director Marguerite Vernet, and lead actress Jess Lester to discuss the inspiration behind Loyalty, and […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Murder, She Didn’t Write

It was Mr. Green—in the parlour—with the candlestick! Degrees of Error and Something for the Weekend from Bristol Improv Theatre present their show that is one part Murder, She Wrote, one part Cluedo, and one part adlib. With trope characters and a 1920s theme, Murder, She Didn’t Write is among the most professional and original […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Everyone might have their favourite drink, but there is only one show at the Fringe this year that consists of an hour of musical odes to gin. Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin is a nightlife-themed musical about one of Britain’s favourite liquors. Brought to the U.K. by of Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood from […]

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Fringe Theatre

Woke

After her sell-out performance at the Festival Fringe with Black is the Colour of My Voice, singer and actress Apphia Campbell returns with another story to tell. In Woke, this brilliant performer merges two civil rights stories in a passionate and heart-breaking show with a strong political, but also distinctly human, message. Woke is told […]

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Fringe Theatre

Green Knight

The knight stories of medieval literature are not known for their portrayal of women. From the meek damsel to the evil temptress, women in medieval popular literature tend to act as plot devices or ornaments to a scene, nothing more than one of the many splendours in a nobleman’s hall, comparable to his bountiful food […]

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Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

Storyteller

There once was a wee princess…so begins Storyteller, a one-man performance by actor and director Brice Stratford. In this quiet and unassuming act, Stratford tells haunting Scottish folk stories with proficiency and style. Spellbinding and poetic, this performance should be seen by anyone, young or old, who would like to be lost in a fairy-tale […]

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Fringe Theatre

DROLL

What happened to theatre when it was outlawed during the English Civil War? While many are made to believe that theatre came to an end when the playhouses were closed, the Owle Schreame aims to correct this common misconception. In reality, acting went underground, in ridiculous and abbreviated versions of the official theatre that came […]

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Fringe Theatre

Bacchae

Come revel in an hour of madness and pagan ritual. In this production of Euripides’ ancient play, Flying Pig Theatre gives Dionysus shape among eerie sound effects and primal dancing. While certain stylistic elements detracted from the show, the superb acting from every cast member ensured it to be a solid performance. For those unfamiliar […]