So the fringe is fast approaching and time is running out to snap up some of the best tickets in town! Here is a list of a few acts we really think you should see this year.
Company: Function Theatre
"The country's in turmoil, the spring is sprung, there's about to be a coup, a woman has been found murdered, her unborn child stolen from her womb. Things can't get any worse - wait until Peter Pan turns up. James Baldwin (Lilian Baylis Award / IdeasTap winner) and Elgiva Field - Purge, Arcola, March 2012, **** 'gripping ... gets right under your skin' (Daily Telegraph) - bring you a deliciously frightening, dangerously familiar, dystopian world of tomorrow. Revel as we expose the devilish side of JM Barrie's eternal child and recoil in fascination as we ask, are child monsters essential for sociological function?"
Find out a little more about the company at www.functiontheatre.co.uk
You can follow them on Twitter @peterpanicplay
Peter Panic is on at the Pleasance Dome Venue 23 from the 1-26th August (excl 13th) and starts at 14:50. It is an hour in duration and has some adult content so is rated as 16+.
Tickets are £10 (£9 C). Make sure to book your ticket here
Company: Refractive Lens Theatre
"Twenty years is a long time to be together. One hour can be significantly longer. After a seemingly endless marriage of fighting, cheating, lies, threats and walk-outs (and some good, no doubt), Polly and Benjamin find themselves floating face-up in a river. Their car is wrecked, their bodies are broken and the odds are even that one of them will die. Only Polly and Ben aren’t there – Polly and Ben are here. On this stage, in front of these people, and they have one hour to convince an audience which of these broken bodies should survive."
Irreconcilable Differences is on at the Gryphon venues at The Point hotel venue 109and runs from the 1-25th August (Excl 5th 12th and 19th). It starts at 13:50 and is 1 hour long. It is a 14+.
You can follow them on Twitter @RefractiveLens
Find out a little more about the company and the show here www.refractivelens.wordpress.com
Here is an example of what you can find on their site:
~ Ben ~
Formerly a confident young man with genuine hopes and dreams, over the past twenty years of life with Polly he has been worn down into a rut – settling into life and a general lack of good health (both physical and mental) as he watches his wife strive to live without him.
Make sure to head over to their website to find out more!
Tickets are £8 (£7 C) make sure to book them here
Company: MATE Drama Workshop
"Belly laughs, tender poignancy and bitter heartbreak. Step beyond the golden haystacks into a 1800s rural village fighting for survival and be woven into a ragged patchwork of joyous tales, painful rituals and bizarre superstitions. With the coming of the industrial age the villagers descend into poverty and the tales they tell become increasingly comic and fantastical. MATE Drama Workshop returns to the Fringe with this highly entertaining and evocative production that once again challenges the boundaries of traditional community theatre. Dark comedy, physical
storytelling - Lark Rise meets Berkoff. Unmissable"
You can follow them on Twitter @MATEliverpool
Playing at thespace venue 45 at 17:20 from the 6th of august until 11th.
To view the company’s short promo please visit: www.vimeo.com/37073222
To support the group also please like on Facebook:
Tickets are £7 (£5.50 C). Make sure to buy them here
One Night Stand
Company: West Avenue Theatre
"The morning after the night before, two colleagues deal with the repercussions of an alcohol-fuelled night of passion. Whilst Alice is over the moon and convinced it marks the start of something special, Brian is mortified and can't remember a thing. As it becomes apparent that he is already in a relationship, the pair go head to head in a fast-paced, farcical battle: he wants her out, and she wants the truth. A quick-witted comedy about love, lust, commitment, crossed wires and a glittery men's thong"
One Night Stand is on at The Space on the Mile Venue 39 at 14:05. It is on from the 13-18th August and lasts for 45 minutes. It is a 14+ with strong language.
You can follow them on Twitter @WestAvenueTC
And like them on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/westavenuetheatrecompany
Tickets cost £7.50 (£5.50 C). Make sure to book them here
So there is just a selection of some of the best shows to see this year. We will be posting more recommendations on the build up to the fringe so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more fantastic shows to see! Don't forget to follow them on twitter, Facebook and most importantly buy some tickets!
If you have any recommendations for amazing fringe shows this year feel free to leave them below or tweet us @brewinx or @shannlr