Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut
Shortlisted for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018, Felicity Ward's latest hour is full of pep, whip-smart cyncism and red lipstick.
What we said: "Although it belatedly touches upon her depression and alcoholism, Busting a Nut is a relatable summary of her pique with the world."
Briefs: Close Encounters
The longstanding burlesque boys combine Herculean physicality with high artistic and production values. (@Briefsfactory).
What we said: "Love, dance and scantily clad Australians – what more could you want in a show."
Build a Rocket
A fling with a local DJ leads to single motherhood for schoolgirl Yasmin. (@HoldenStreet).
What we said: "'Dear Dickhead'. So begins Build a Rocket with teen Yasmin composing an email to Daniel, the absent father of the son growing inside her... a one-woman play of triumph over adversity."
Games by Henry Naylor
Two athletes hide their Jewish origins during the 1936 Olympics.
What we said: "An impressively polished production with slick parallels to the resurrection of fascism today."