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For its current shows, the West Village’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has radically redesigned its auditorium and ditched half the seats. Its artistic
This new musical version of King Kong, roaring its way onto Broadway, features some spectacular puppetry. But though the ape is great
This new play about a fact-checking dispute at a magazine feels incredibly timely. Exploring the relationship between fact and fiction, journalism and the
In his startling, minimalist reimagining of Oklahoma!, director Daniel Fish foregrounds the carnality and violence that has always formed part of this
Richard Bean’s broad, and at times crude, comedy, The Nap, premiered in Sheffield, the home of UK snooker, in 2016. The play’s plot
It would be a real thrill to see Janet McTeer do Hamlet. In Theresa Rebeck’s new play Bernhardt/Hamlet we get glimpses, though
Sleight of hand: Vincent Gambini's magic show is an exploration of political deception.
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Writer-performer Molly Taylor unpacks the lives of the couple she grew up down the street from. A jumble of memories, objects and
Linking together several non-linear storytelling strands, Never Vera Blue by Alexandra Wood addresses the experience of domestic abuse and violence. From subtle
Marrying aerial movement to the process of egg donation may not be the most obvious of creative choices, but the physical risks
Sisyphus with a shitty cell phone: Nicole Serratore reviews Eve Nicol's play about modern relationships.
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David Carl and Michole Biancosino’s Trump Lear manages to be both a fair rendering of an abridged production of Shakespeare’s Lear and
Waves of anger: Nicole Serratore writes on Penelope Skinner's play, and the grim realities of toxic masculinity online.
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What happens when a couple is in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together, but the question of
Sexual violence in the US military is all too frequent, under-reported, and rarely prosecuted. Writer-performer Mary Jane Wells’ one-woman show Heroine recounts
Somewhere between lecture, cabaret and stand-up, Natalie Cutler’s one-woman show Not Yet Suffragette gives a history lesson on women’s rights, battles and
Siblings share so much – whether it’s their make-believe games, whispered stories or their own brand of rough-housing. In Annie Saunders’ and
Abortion in Ireland is a knotty subject. Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe’s play Vessel attempts to untangle some of that complexity. With careful, fine detail,
Nicole Serratore reviews Ulster American, a new play 'so wild it beggars belief'.
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Writer-performer Kit Finnie explores the fascinating, tragic experiences of scandal-plagued Hollywood silent film star, Mabel Normand in Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey.
Reminiscent of the storytelling of Daniel Kitson, The Egg is a Lonely Hunter by Hannah Mamalis excavates loneliness and grief with tenderness,
Theatre is by its nature manipulative. But in Daughter, written and performed by Adam Lazarus, such manipulation is not earned. Lazarus eases
With her perceptive study of Straight White Men, Young Jean Lee becomes the first Asian-American female playwright on Broadway. Supported by director Anna
Making theatre about US politics is fraught. Whether he is deliberately snubbed or consciously included, shades of Trump abound in narrative injustices,
(Photo: Joan Marcus)Mart Crowley’s 1968 landmark play about gay men in New York does not feel like a 50 year-old play. While the film (from 1970) version is camp and heavy-handed, this pro…
Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick is a high school-set tongue-in-cheek tragicomedy that riffs on Richard III. Discontent with being class secretary, and wanting
It’s always easy to find reasons to be grumpy about the Tony Awards. Whether it’s overcritical omissions (what do you mean there’s
Leaving Angels in America, I tingle. I am covered in tears and exhaling joy. The time has passed quickly. None of it has felt laborious. And I carry with me the feeling of religious devotion…
In his one-man show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, the charming stage legend recounts tales of his youth but at the heart
Due to job woes I was not able to get over to the UK much this year. So really...my list is a Top 10 of Edinburgh.1. Joan2. Lucy McCormick's Triple Threat3. Us/Them4. Letters to Windso…
Since I did not end up going to Edinburgh this year I did not have enough shows in the UK to make a separate top 10 list. So I'm combining US and UK shows this year because it's my lis…