An epic soundtrack and Mendes’ stunning single-shot style elucidates the horrors and humanity of WWI
Powerful piece surrounding the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church and those seeking justice
Humbling documentary film echoes society’s global disease
Accessible, reverent and very funny stand-up on a subversive topic
Immersive exploration of immigration, identity and belonging
Eye-opening and thought-provoking comedy questioning tech ethics
Escapist joyous musical comedy with explosive laughs and moments of profundity
Anecdotes, insight, sharp wit and fascinating real-life tales in this unique one-parson piece
Slick and innovative feelgood comedy cabaret with intentional chaos and fantastic vocals
A warm show that’s a mixed bag of great jokes and more pedestrian material
Unique, innovative and utterly unnerving, but lacks some substance in the script
Illogical, confusing script saved by nuanced naturalistic acting
Crafted original storytelling explores the everyday anxieties and neuroticism of this millennial man
Nighy never disappoints in a vehicle that’s thought-provoking if not hugely exciting.
A lone sailor encounters a sinking trawler, making her accept she’s more alone than she thought.
Coogan and Reilly’s relationship lacks chemistry till the final half hour, in an otherwise amusing and well acted piece.
A well-rounded piece on sexuality and repression in the confines of an orthodox community.
Stott and Stewart smash it yet again in this year’s panto offering from the King’s Theatre.
Adrian Edmondson brings some laughs to what is otherwise a dull piece.
Nebli Basani shines in this funny and enlightening piece exploring the realities of asylum and EU migration.
Hilarious modern Scottish farce makes for perfect lunchtime theatre
We have a look at the terrific improv shows taking place throughout the Fringe.
Kevin Quantum’s superb act is the highlight of Magic Fest 2018’s launch weekend
James Graham’s critically acclaimed drama-comedy comes to the Festival Theatre filled with political satire and contemporary parallels.