The Pick Of London's Fringe Theatre In April

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The Pick Of London's Fringe Theatre In April

Besides bringing you reviews of all the big shows each month, we also want you to know about the best fringe fare out there: those smaller shows and plays with brief runs which also deserve a look. If you see one, please tell us what you thought of it in the comments below.

The Glass Protégé is on at Park Theatre. Details below

Blush of Dogs @ Tabard Theatre (7-25 April)
Fragen Theatre Company brings to the stage a modern interpretation of the Greek myth of Thyestes. Expect a mix of forbidden love, conflicting freedom and repression. £17/£15, prebook online suggested

Hard Graft @ Ovalhouse (8-11 April)
Playwright David Sheppeard investigates how much can change between one generation of a family and the next, focusing on his own troubled relationship with his father. £10/£6, prebook online suggested

The Feast at Solhaug @ Barons Court Theatre (9-25 April)
Henrik Ibsen's historic drama is brought to the stage and performed in English for the first time. The play tells the story of Margit, who feels submerged by memories of lost youth while awaiting an anniversary feast. £14/£12, reserve a book by calling 020 8932 4747 or emailing

Miss Julie @ Bread & Roses Theatre Company on 10 April
The Bread & Roses Theatre Company presents its first full-length production. For the occasion, the company has also organised a one-off fundraising evening with a raffle and auction. Free entry, book your place by emailing

Shakespeare Comedies @ Trinity Buoy Wharf (11-25 April)
Fourth Monkey theatre company presents a site-specific season dedicated to the Bard. As You Like It, A Midsummer's Night Dream and Much Ado About Nothing will be performed in double bill nights. £13.59/£11.50, prebook online suggested

A Level Playing Field @ Jermyn Street Theatre (14 April-9 May)
A group of 18-year-olds attending a top London secondary school must sit out an hour of 'isolation' to cover a clash of exams and avoid the risk of cheating. When the teacher doesn't turn up, the pupils start to reveal a much darker side to the pressures they're under. £22/£18, prebook online suggested

The Glass Protégé @ Park Theatre (14 April-9 May)
Hollywood, 1949. British actor Patrick Glass embarks on a scandalous homosexual relationship with his famous co-star. Forty years later, as the truths of the past are uncovered, the consequences of this 'unacceptable' romance come to light. £18/£15, prebook online suggested  

Deluge is on at Hampstead Downstairs. Details below

Plastic Figurines @ New Diorama Theatre (14-18 April)
Life for siblings Mikey and Rose gets upset when their mother is diagnosed with leukaemia. This play explores the relationship between brother and sister, both with a very different view of the world. £13.50/£11.50, prebook online suggested

Deluge @ Hampstead Downstairs (16 April-16 May)
A provocative thriller set in a remote landscape, tells the story of Kitty and Joe's farm. Feed is stolen from the hay-shed while livestock is being slaughtered in the night: will they be able to fight the sinister presence in their farm? £15-£5, prebook online suggested

Blood @ Soho Theatre (28 April-17 May)
A love story set in the 21st century, protagonists are Caneze and Sully, who fall in love in the college's canteen. Unfortunately, neither of them know how far Caneze's brother will go to keep them apart. £10, prebook online suggested

Bridlington @ Rosemary Branch Theatre (15 April -3 May)
Follow the love story between psychiatric patients Ruth and Bernard in this surreal drama. £13/£11, prebook online suggested

Matthew Bourne’s Car Man @ Churchill Theatre (16-18 April)
Based on Bizet's popular opera, this dance thriller tells the story of a small 1960s' American town which is shattered after the arrival of a handsome stranger. £46.40-£15, prebook online suggested

Double Bill: Lola Maury/Riccardo Buscarini @ The Place on 22 April
Artist and dancer Lola Maury presents her show Two to Tune, which is about connecting and synchronising with one another; world-class choreographer Riccardo Buscarini presents 10 Tracks for the End of the World, with complex choreography created to celebrate his first ten years in the dance world. £15/£12, prebook online suggested

Face to Face @ Drayton Arms Theatre (28 April-23 May)
Rachel, a young female artist recovering from a serious injury, develops a deep relationship with her sitter. Soon their relationship is shattered by the arrival of Shaun, who drives a wedge of distrust between them. £15/£12, prebook online suggested

Titus Andronicus @ Greenwich Theatre (28 April-2 May)
This all-female version of Shakepseare's nastiest play promises "style, wit, and gallons of bright red paint." £15, prebook online suggested

Also Try...

Udderbelly Festival @ Southbank Centre (9 April-19 July)
The big purple cow returns to the Southbank for the annual festival which mixes circus with comedy, cabaret and diverse artistic performances. This year’s line-up includes comedians like Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe, cult alternative comedy from the Pajama Men and modern circus from A Simple Space, Bromance and Beta Testing. £17.50-£12.50, check website for shows and availability

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Last Updated 28 March 2015