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It seems to be a great time to be a female playwright, and Ifeyinwa Frederick’s irreverently noisy, and often hilarious, debut play The Hoes is proof that there is a lot of upcoming new ta…
An imaginative adaptation of Zadie Smith’s 2000 contemporary classic White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre is let down by unnecessary music.
New play about genius and the classical music world is engaging in its ideas and deep in its feelings
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All We Ever Wanted Was Everything at the Bush Theatre, a new pop opera about a couple of young people across three decades is simply exhilarating.
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Dealing With Clair at the Orange Tree Theatre is a brilliant revival of Martin Crimp’s savage satire on human greed and male attitudes to women.
Covering both contemporary experience and historical background, debbie tucker green's Ear for Eye at the Royal Court feels like an instant classic. But it’s not an easy watch.
On the 50th anniversary of 1968, David Edgar looks back at his younger self and explores the results of radical politics< in Trying It On at the Royal Court.
Very very very feeble: Martin McDonagh’s latest play, A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, is poorly written, self-plagiarising and lacks imagination.
Ken Urban’s intense and revelatory two-hander is powerfully performed by Clifford Samuel and Douglas Booth. Whatever you compare it with, A Guide for the Homesick thrills both the nerve en…
At the National Theatre, Stories – Nina Raine’s follow-up to her very big hit Consent – is emotionally intelligent and often funny but rarely deep.
Is there such a thing as sheer theatrical joy? Yes, there is, and it comes from an unexpected source: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s musical adaptation of Twelfth Night at the Young Vi…
David Hare’s latest play I’m Not Running at the National Theatre is set in an alternative reality that is more 2008 than 2018 and says nothing about Labour’s current malaise.
Victorian female pugilism drama: thoroughly heartfelt, highly original, very theatrical and completely timely
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This intelligent and sensitive adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s modernist classic Mrs Dalloway at the Arcola Theatre is a good example of current fringe creativity.
The Cold War surveillance drama Pack of Lies is interesting enough, but its old-fashioned qualities are not an unmixed blessing.
Brad Birch’s excellent 70-minute monologue A Kettle of Fish about a female professional and her response to a critical convergence of problems.
A semi-autobiographical coming of age story, Poet in da Corner at the Royal Court raps and jumps to the sounds of grime.
Unsuccessful West End outing for Dawn King’s intriguing and evocative 2011 dystopian chiller.
Now at last my prayer has been answered. Deafinitely Theatre currently brings a bilingual approach to 4.48 Psychosis – spoken English and British Sign Language — to the play, using an al…
Losing Venice at the Orange Tree Theatre is a remarkable rediscovery by this ever-enterprising venue and is a well-crafted and elegantly written curiosity.
For his last show at the Bush, Madani Younis has chosen a project close to his heart, Vinay Patel’s An Adventure, an epic reading of one Asian family’s global migration story.