We saw and reviewed a LOT of shows in 2019 here at Fringefeed. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! There were hits, corkers and everything in between.
We have had a browse through the Early Release shows (that’s shows on sale early for Friends) and are thrilled to see some of our 2019 faves are coming back!
Here are the best reviewed shows that are returning to FRINGE WORLD 2020 and you bet we will be having a second serving of these instant Fringe classics.
1. Yuck Circus – 4 stars
The critics certainly got it right when they raved about Yuck Circus – they won FRINGE WORLD’s top tier Martin Sims Award! You can’t go wrong with this mix of high-flying acrobatics, absurd confessions and groovy dancing. Put this one top of your must-see list.
2. Orpheus – 4.5 stars
Garnering rave reviews, Orpheus is a tale of impossible, death defying love told through spoken word and soaring soul music. This year, you can also catch its sister-show Eurydice.
3. Phat Cab Club – 4.5 stars
A night out like no other, Phat Cab Club combines a hip-hop soundtrack with world class skills for a boundary pushing, a not-to-be missed circus event. Critics called it “bold, in-your-face” and said “the talent was undeniable”.
4. Styx – 4.5 stars
This change of pace theatre production that includes a supergroup of musicians explores the experience of living with Alzheimer’s with exquisite use of music and lighting had everyone raving.
5. Railed – 4 stars
We loved heading into the wild, wild west and getting rowdy with Railed! Those cheeky cowboys mixed racy acrobatics with great comedic timing for a great night at Fringe.
6. Halal?…Is It Meat You’re Looking For?? – 5 stars
Umar Azad sold out his season at FRINGE WORLD 2019, got a five-star review, then won the Best Comedy Award. Need we say more? But for those who missed it, it’s about Azad growing up in two different cultural worlds. Don’t miss it in 2020!
7. Boys Taste Better With Nutella – 4 stars
This hilarious two hander with wit and dancing won over critics and audiences and even scored a FRINGE WORLD 2019 Weekly Award for Best Theatre!
8. Fuego Carnal – 4.5 stars
This scorching hot show with an edge burnt its way into our memories and hearts with death defying stunts fiery stunts and sharpened blades. Audiences were wowed and the critics raved!
9. Dolly Diamond’s Bl*nkety Bl*nks – 4.5 stars
Everyone had a hoot with game show host Dolly’s risqué and innuendo filled show that has audience participation, prizes for contestants and plenty of laughs.
Cover image: Alex Mansour