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Florencia Cordeu’s family history is etched on to cassette tapes. An aural (or perhaps oral) history imprinted into plastic and tape, which
Miriam Battye’s London Royal Court debut is a springy, if wobbly, exploration of contemporary womanhood. In an effort to extricate themselves from
Julie Tsang’s psychological thriller exists in the shadows. As Kevin, a seemingly amiable young repairman, attempts to patch-up the shambling, elderly Li
Alexandra Wood’s new play is the equivalent of flipping through a family photo album. It’s a rush of snapshot moments that layer
Everyone loves a party. Gary and Nicky are throwing one for Mark at their flat – except Gary’s boss, Victoria, has tagged
Sabrina Mahfouz is quick to undercut A History of Water in the Middle East’s affected title. “Highly condensed and highly edited”, she
Samuel Gallet’s adaptation of Klaus Mann’s 1936 novel tracks the rise of far-right ideology in an unnamed European country through the lens
The final part of Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas’ unofficial trilogy – following Eurohouse and Palmyra – once again sees them exploring
Birmingham, 1979, and “British music’s become a battleground for a race war,” Robin French’s gig-theatre piece tells us. Denise (a winsome Lauren
The bright yellows soaking Shida’s promotional material might lead you to believe that it’s a feel-good shot of sunshine in the dank
Two lost souls meet in an anonymous hotel room. Lucia, an unhappily married businesswoman, has paid Angel, a visually impaired young man,
There’s magic to be found deep in the bowels of Alexandra Palace. At least, that’s what RIFT’s production would like you to
For a play all about relationships, Ryan Craig’s Games for Lovers has an astonishing lack of heart. It follows the trials and
“It’s your actions that make you white, not your skin colour,” a character heatedly tells Gabriel Bisset-Smith’s Lysander at the climax of
The power of Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray’s 2004 musical, based on Alice Walker’s seminal tale of black womanhood and
Incoming Festival was started by two critics Eleanor Turney and Jake Orr. They tell Ava Wong Davies about supporting mid-career artists, engaging
A streak of pain runs through Simon Stephens’ 2004 play. Taking the form of an elliptical series of duologues, Country Music drops
Emma Hemingford’s intriguing debut play sets out to explore traditional heteronormative gender roles through the lens of one couple’s relationship. In Flinch,
Conceived after writer and actor Nyla Levy became frustrated with the types of ‘jihadi bride’ roles afforded to Muslim actresses, Does My
Ugliness runs through Anchuli Felicia King’s play. White Pearl is a scathing, gleefully nasty corporate satire set in the Singapore headquarters of
Sam Steiner’s hit Edinburgh fringe show takes the form of a tightly written dystopian two-hander depicting a couple’s response to a new
‘Pulled out of the gut, steaming and red and alive’: Ava Wong Davies writes a response to Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia’s festival of letters, which engages with racial tensions and…
'Pulled out of the gut, steaming and red and alive': Ava Wong Davies writes a response to Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia's festival of letters, which engages with racial tensions and white…
"Not a cosy play, this" - Ava Wong Davies writes on Pinter's study of adultery, staged with icy persuasiveness by Jamie Lloyd.
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Pure artifice: Ava Wong Davies writes on Ivo van Hove's stylish, performative recasting of the backstage movie.
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'That little jump in the stomach at seeing your body onstage, accompanied by a desire for something more': Ava Wong Davies responds to Jennifer Tang's exploration of British-Chinese identity…
'Brutally sincere': Ava Wong Davies writes on the Yard's double bill of work by Brian Lobel and FK Alexander, which explore failure and Princess Diana.
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"They have the power here": Ava Wong Davies writes on a Forced Entertainment show that forces us to take kids seriously.
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Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that's strong in hotness, but lacking in menace.
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'A spider's web of complicity and guilt': Ava Wong Davies writes about Anna Himali Howard's theatrical investigation of the impact of colonialism on Antigua
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A mushrooming community: Ava Wong Davies writes on the intimacy and kindness of the works at this year's instalment of performance art fest SPILL.
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