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Fancy something a bit different from the norm? Something immersive, or something taking place in a caravan perhaps? Here you’ll find reviews of some of the most interesting and unique shows that we’ve seen.

Strawberry Vale, Ovalhouse – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: Beautiful music and great hand-drawn animation. Cons: Despite being short, it was a bit too drawn out at certain points. Part of the First Bites programme at the Ovalhouse, Strawberry Vale is a work-in-progress and so the showing was a short sneak peak at a future full length production. Featuring the use of digital images, some props and a solo female performer, it was an intriguing insight. The story is of a teenage girl who fears that becoming an adult will mean ...

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YOUARENOWHERE, Shoreditch Town Hall – Review

Credit: Maria Baranova

Pros: Unique in every way, with stage trickery that is bound to stay with you for the rest of your theatre-going life. Cons: Theatre at its best but something this unconventional will not be for everybody. : Walking along Shoreditch High Street, no one seemed to be able to tell me where Shoreditch Town Hall was. It took me four attempts to find a passer-by who could finally point me in the direction of what was once the grandest vestry hall ...

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