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Despite its cheesy title, Brian Friel’s Afterplay is a sensitively written character study that imagines a meeting of two characters from Chekhov’s
Compiling three thematically overlapping pieces from Alan Bennett’s perennially popular series, director Brigid Larmour’s selection of Talking Heads makes for a quiet
Exploring the knotty relationship between religious faith and sexuality, The Mikvah Project is an honest if somewhat haphazardly-written look at love, infatuation
Published in 1959, Günter Grass’ dark, dream-like debut novel The Tin Drum ruminated on the rise of fascism and the personal obsessions
Kicking off a bold 20th anniversary season at the Arcola Theatre, The Cutting Edge is a meandering meditation on art, class and
Portentous images loom out of the darkness in the opening moments of Douglas Rintoul’s moody, muddled Macbeth. A child flies a kite.
Bleak, tender and shot through with stinging black humour, Flights is a meandering but intricately written meditation on the joyful recklessness of
Memories can either comfort or torment us. Samuel Beckett’s fascination with the ways we distort, betray and cling to our past experiences
No two people experience the world in precisely the same way, an ominously crackling projection declares in the opening moments of Sarah
Chronicling the infamous, disaster-stricken 1914 attempt to cross Antarctica, Shackleton and his Stowaway is an uneven historical drama from author Andy Dickinson.
No text, no props, one light. Performance artist Thomas Monckton laid down some provocatively stringent parameters to frame his 2017 solo show
Mischief Theatre’s accessible brand of slick, silly slapstick has made it an indisputable phenomenon, with the company putting successful TV spots, multiple
Downbeat and often devastatingly insightful, Snowflake is a heartfelt Christmas-time drama taking its title from the recently-coined term used to belittle anyone
Writer and director Ciaran McConville’s high-adventure adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s melancholic parable The Snow Queen certainly widens the story’s scope, but
Powered along by a blazingly charismatic actor-musician ensemble, Aladdin is the latest in a string of annual rock‘n’roll pantos from Peter Rowe,
There is a fine line between maintaining fondly remembered traditions and rehashing a tired format. Marking the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s 125th anniversary,
In 1972, the world chess championship became a proxy battlefront in the rumbling belligerence of the cold war. Recounting the gruelling, 21-game
Enthusiastically performed but infused with gentleness, Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers is a charmingly creaky Christmas show with an endearingly home-made feel.
In some ways, little has changed since West Side Story – the perennially popular musical from Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen
When a pair of ragged, decades-old dolls are anonymously delivered to the home of a respected author, they trigger a flood of
Oscar Wilde’s gothic satire The Canterville Ghost gets a breezy, family-friendly adaptation from author Anthony Weigh, with the macabre meditations on mortality
Unapologetically adhering to a well-established festive romcom template, The Season is a warm-hearted new musical from promising writing partnership Jim Barne and
Bright, light and meandering, Toby Hulse’s Puss in Boots is a cheerful trad pantomime weighed down by a few too many ideas.
Telling a familiar tale of sex, betrayal, and teenage anxiety, Easy is an engaging monologue from emerging playwright Amy Blakelock. The story
Reworking Mary Shelley’s seminal work of gothic sci-fi for the digital age, the National Youth Theatre’s Frankenstein explores the line between artificial
Serving lengthy prison sentences, three young men attend parenting classes in preparation for a return to the outside world. Samuel Bailey’s first
In a letter to a fellow physicist, Einstein once famously claimed that God does not play dice with the universe. The question
Kicking off this year’s National Youth Theatre REP season, Neil Bartlett’s take on Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is an engaging if unadventurous adaptation.
It’s a bleak indictment of the times when a wordless, 90-minute clown brawl feels like an apt metaphor for any number of
One of Chekhov’s earliest, lesser-known works, bleak domestic drama Ivanov gets a sharply insightful treatment by Moscow-based company Theatre of Nations. It’s
Telling the story of a buffoonish liar swindling those he should be serving, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors – adapted from