One of the A level set works is The Magic Flute and thus we offer Kenneth Branagh's 2006 version. Branagh's version is engagingly set in the First World War and performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
Written and performed in deft verse by Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner, Luke Wright.
Age recommendation 15+
Box of Tricks presents
Chip Shop Chips by Becky Prestwich
Directed by Adam Quayle
Chip Shop Chips is an immersive love story set in a chippy, performing in unusual spaces across the country.
Performed in the Two Acre Club
Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents
by John Godber
Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.
Suitable for age 11+
Anima Theatre Company presents
Written by Henry C. Kremples (OO L 08)
An overnight train, somewhere through Europe. Karina, a British writer, naively reports a woman sleeping in her bunk. Forever connected by this simple action, these two women are played and replayed in the mind of a writer who examines the stories we tell each other and how we choose to tell them. This innovative new play weaves together the real testimony of Syrian refugees and the personal experience of writer Henry C Krempels.
Thünderbards – The Best Of
Sketch comedy duo Thünderbards present an evening of the very best material from their four critically-acclaimed shows. Their gag-laden comedy is filled with their trademark off-beat jokes, fast-paced sketches and overwhelming politeness. With a potent combination of heartfelt absurdity, high-concept silliness and sweat-drenched toil, Thünderbards will stop at nothing to make your day great again.
Starring Glenn Moore (BBC Two’s ‘Mock The Week’) and Matt Stevens (BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’).
“Hugely entertaining” (Daily Mail)
“Laugh out loud funny” (The Scotsman)
“Without question one of the funniest sketch acts on the Fringe” (GQ Magazine)
“Brilliantly performed and hysterically written” (The List)