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Intriguing Cold War thriller Anna is thoroughly immersive, but lacks a convincing sense of historical reality.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
One woman’s journey to explore the legacy of the slave trade is brilliantly personal and provocative in salt. at the Royal Court Theatre.
White Pearl at the Royal Court Theatre, a new satire about the cosmetics industry and race, plays with stereotypes but is only mildly funny.
The stage version of Andrea Levy’s classic Windrush story is a fun epic that takes ages and ages to warm up.
Out of Water, a new play about gender, regional and professional identity, rides the crest of the feelgood factor.
Jude, Howard Brenton’s new cerebral tragi-comedy about a Syrian refugee’s Oxford dreams, is just too gnomic.
Poetic two-hander The Half God of Rainfall combines epic myth, family relationships and gender politics in an exciting evening.
Revival of Arthur Miller’s classic family drama All My Sons is very starry but the result is disappointingly uneven.
Chekhov classic from the team behind the West End hit Summer and Smoke is too middle of the road
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Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.
Metatheatre rules okay in Kieran Hurley’s account of ethical tangles in his Edinburgh tale of two cities in Mouthpiece at the Soho Theatre.
Ross Willis’ dazzle-bright debut play Wolfie is wild and wonderfully imaginative: innovative fringe theatre triumphs again.
Triumphant, if crude, the West End transfer of Emilia is a heartfelt account of a Renaissance woman who has been hidden from history.
Fantastic collaboration between Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe results in the really amazing show The Shape of Pain at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Tom Hiddleston is back! And in excellent form in Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory revival of the 1978 Pinter classic Betrayal.
Return of Tom Ratcliffe’s play Circa about gay life in today’s Britain: but it’s better at generalisation than at being specific.
Tatty Hennessy’s debut play A Hundred Words for Snow is a female monologue about loss and polar exploration that retains its attractive brightness and sass.