Fringe favourites

It’s been a crazy few weeks, but having spent three weeks on tour with Fat Git Theatre company – in Winchester, Beverley and Edinburgh – and getting some brilliant reviews and interest in the company (more information to follow), it’s probably time to pass on some of the gems of the festival – sixteen shows in thirteen days!

Along with some fairly arbitrary personal star ratings… Pick of my fringe:

curious directiveYour Last Breath – ****

FellSwoop TheatreBelleville Rendez-vous – ***** – with a transfer to London and Stratford this month, a must-see so check them out now!

RashDashScary Gorgeous – *** – was never going to live up to Another Someone, and felt like the premise was literally being shoved down my throat.

Gomito ProductionsThe Alchemystorium – **** – perfect escapist three-piece ensemble.

Theatre Ad InfinitemTranslunar Paradise – ***** (I’d give six if I could) – transferred to The Lowry in Salford this week, see it there if you can. They’re also expected at the London Mime Festival 2012, definitely getting myself a ticket.

Ontroerend GoedAudience – *** – wins the prize for the most provoking piece, however, starting some serious debates in our Edinburgh flat…

ACE Productions – The Overcoat – *** – our fellow Gogol performers, slightly disappointing save for the central performace from Billy Mack, who won The Stage Award for Acting for his efforts.

Wishbone Theatre Bashir Lazhar – **** – took me a really long time to work out whether I liked this or not…

Whitebone ProductionsBane 3 – ***** – absolutely incredible. Catch Joe Bone wherever you can, even better than the first Bane (seen at the Warwick Arts Centre earlier this year).

Belt Up TheatreThe Boy James – *** – don’t know. Just didn’t quite do it for me.

The Wardrobe EnsembleRiot – **** – great new piece of devised work, catch them at the Soho Theatre this month and watch out for the bowing lamps!

Theatre Movement BazaarAnton’s Uncles – ***** – incredible movement-based interpretation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Laben eat your heart out.

PartingShotOne Under – **** – tidy, slick and truthful devised theatre about the Tube, out of Oxford University

Acorn ProductionsMojo – **** – excellent version of Jez Butterworth’s first play, particularly good performances.

Blind SummitThe Table – ***** – brilliant puppetry and a perfect way to end the festival.

Dan Canham30 Cecil Street– ***** – so good. Unspeakably good. See this man if you can.

Watch this space for more information on The Nose and future Fat Git projects!

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