All stories by Fergus Morgan on BroadwayStars

Friday, August 23, 2019

America is Hard to See review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘compelling and well-crafted’ by Fergus Morgan

Miracle Village is a community in Florida’s Palm Beach County, somewhere deep in sugarcane country – a community for registered sex offenders.

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:05AM
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Beep Boop review at Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh – ‘slick but slightly repetitive’ by Fergus Morgan

Beep boop. That’s the noise of the phone in your pocket, or the iPad in your bag, or the laptop on your

Linked From The Stage Registration at 01:03PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Julius ‘Call Me Caesar’ Caesar review at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh – ‘rough-and-ready reimagining of Shakespeare’ by Fergus Morgan

You don’t get much Shakespeare at the fringe – something about five-act tragedies not quite fitting into the average hour-long slot –

Linked From The Stage Registration at 08:09AM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When the Birds Come review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘sensitive but slightly clunky’ by Fergus Morgan

Tallulah Brown had a mini-hit last year with Songlines, a soulful slice of gig-theatre storytelling set on the Suffolk coast. For When

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:48PM

The Ocean After All review at Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh – ‘a slippery, skilfully told story’ by Fergus Morgan

Amiable Australian yarn-spinner Wil Greenway is a fixture at the fringe. His beautifully titled shows – The Way the City Ate the

Linked From The Stage Registration at 11:58AM
Friday, August 16, 2019

Fake News review at Assembly George Square – ‘fails on every level’ by Fergus Morgan

Here’s a headline you can trust: Fake News is a full-on failure. Osman Baig’s one-man show attempts to craft a cautionary tale

Linked From The Stage Registration at 01:09PM

How to Save a Rock review at Pleasance Pop-Up, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh – ‘likeably lo-fi’ by Fergus Morgan

Throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Pleasance has been running an eco-friendly pop-up theatre at Dynamic Earth, near Holyrood. Inside the science

Linked From The Stage Registration at 08:55AM

For All I Care review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘underwhelming show about mental health care’ by Fergus Morgan

Alan Harris is an uncompromising writer – his plays slip and stumble along, often with a healthy dose of hectic surrealism stuffed

Linked From The Stage Registration at 08:42AM

A Rock‘n’Roll Suicide! review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘imaginatively staged and anarchic’ by Fergus Morgan

“Just a quick warning,” says Lee Mark Jones, poking his head out from behind the curtain. “Things will fuck up.” And they

Linked From The Stage Registration at 08:33AM
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shine review at Zoo Southside – ‘fragmented show, experienced via binaural headphones’ by Fergus Morgan

Simon McBurney has a lot to answer for. Ever since his smash-hit solo show The Encounter premiered in 2015, theatremakers have been

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:59PM

The Nights review at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh – ‘ambitious but awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

Henry Naylor has been doing this for a while – writing swift, short plays about geo-political topics and putting them on at

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:40PM

Have I Told You I’m Writing A Play About My Vagina? review at Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh – ‘funny and frank’ by Fergus Morgan

In 2016, Isley Lynn wrote the widely praised Skin a Cat, a play about her struggle to have sex because she had

Linked From The Stage Registration at 10:38AM

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People review at the Pleasance, Edinburgh – ‘emotional and enraging’ by Fergus Morgan

Rhys Slade-Jones is extremely Welsh. He grew up in Treherbert, a small town in The Valleys, just like his parents before him,

Linked From The Stage Registration at 09:16AM
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

From Hollywood to Holyrood: how US star Lyndsy Fonseca is making her stage debut at the fringe by Fergus Morgan

US star Lyndsy Fonseca, known for her roles in films and TV shows including Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:16PM

Illegal review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘fundamentally flawed two-hander’ by Fergus Morgan

Jessica Phillippi’s Illegal offers two stories in one, both based on true stories. The first is a semi-autobiographical account of Phillipi’s battle

Linked From The Stage Registration at 10:15AM

Tricky Second Album review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘anarchic hour of performance art’ by Fergus Morgan

In 1994, avant-garde electronica band The KLF burned one million pounds. And no one, including its members, really knows why. Now, it’s

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:39AM

Pops review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘devastatingly downbeat’ by Fergus Morgan

Charlotte Josephine’s new play, Pops, hits you like a train. It’s a poleaxing, two-handed depiction of a dysfunctional father-daughter relationship, driven by

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:12AM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

E8 review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘authentic but awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s an urgency and intensity to Marika Mckennell’s E8, but there’s a clumsiness and a clunkiness, too. Developed by Oxford’s North Wall

Linked From The Stage Registration at 05:38AM
Monday, August 12, 2019

The Incident Room review at the Pleasance, Edinburgh – ‘intelligent and compelling’ by Fergus Morgan

Peter William Sutcliffe. The Yorkshire Ripper. The man who murdered 13 women in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester in the late 1970s. The

Linked From The Stage Registration at 10:30AM
Friday, August 9, 2019

It’ll Be Alt-Right On The Night review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘markedly mature’ by Fergus Morgan

Wound Up Theatre had a hit back in 2015 with Bismillah!, a tragi-comic two-hander featuring a friendship between an imprisoned British soldier

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:44AM
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Bost-Uni Plues review Greenside, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh – ‘riotously fun, clown show’ by Fergus Morgan

The best three years of your life. That’s what people ceaselessly say about university. What they don’t mention is the anxiety, loneliness

Linked From The Stage Registration at 09:59AM

How To Be Brave review at Roundabout, Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘fun but scrappy one-woman play’ by Fergus Morgan

Two years ago, Welsh company Dirty Protest Theatre brought Alan Harris’ one-man play Sugar Baby to the Paines Plough Roundabout. It was

Linked From The Stage Registration at 08:15AM

Community Circle review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘warm but woolly social experiment’ by Fergus Morgan

Community Circle isn’t really a show. Or rather, it is a show – of course, it is – but it’s a show

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:08AM
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Art Heist review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘experimental comedy caper’ by Fergus Morgan

Art theft has long had a glamorous allure. Think of Vicenzo Peruggia making off with the Mona Lisa in 1911, or the

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:47AM

Hyde and Seek review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘a hit-and-miss one-man adaptation’ by Fergus Morgan

There are several adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at this year’s festival – a musical version, a

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:04AM
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Who Cares review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘tear-jerking throughout’ by Fergus Morgan

Long live Lung. The verbatim theatre company have carved a niche for themselves making vital, vibrant shows about pressing political issues. Trojan

Linked From The Stage Registration at 11:44AM

Boar review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘playful fantasy-adventure’ by Fergus Morgan

This is the second one-man work from Lewis Doherty. The first, last year’s Wolf, was a playful, cinematic, mime-heavy parody of a

Linked From The Stage Registration at 05:09AM
Monday, August 5, 2019

Pizza Shop Heroes review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘energetic, knockabout ensemble’ by Fergus Morgan

Founded in 2015, Phosphorus Theatre has made a name for itself with a set of autobiographical shows created and performed by child

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:16PM

The Canary and the Crow review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘punchy gig-theatre’ by Fergus Morgan

Hull-based Middle Child Theatre is one of Edinburgh Fringe’s big success stories in recent years. Back at the Paines Plough Roundabout again

Linked From The Stage Registration at 08:16AM
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Latitude Festival 2019 review at Henham Park, Suffolk – ‘a disappointing theatrical programme’ by Fergus Morgan

Nestled in the idyllic environs of Henham Park on Suffolk’s sunny coastline, Latitude has always professed to be more than just a

Linked From The Stage Registration at 09:17AM
Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s top-tier Tennessee Williams – The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – and then there

Linked From The Stage Registration at 10:15AM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue