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Actually is a complex play that explores more than consent, it raises questions about attitudes towards sex and relationships, race, religion, upbringing and family.
Harriet Madeley's The Colours is a verbatim play based on interviews with people with life-limiting illnesses and those working in palliative care.
There is much to applaud in Tree but it feels like a play that is more about the spectacle and experience than a substantial exploration of meaty issues which is fine to a point.
The Actor's Nightmare is six short plays, linked by themes of acting, theatre and performance and brought together for the first time at the Park Theatre.
Equus is an intriguing play, part psychological thriller, part mirror to the human condition and this is an almost thoroughbred production.
The Illusionists are back in London for the summer season with their mix of illusion, thrilling feats, humour and family fun.
London’s theatre scene is awash with productions which offer a ‘fresh’ take on classics but Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner demonstrates exactly what re…
Dark Sublime is a long play and while it contains some really good material it would benefit from being trimmed back to make it slicker and more focused.
Actress and writer Tuyen Do’s first full length play Summer Rolls brings a story about a British Vietnamese family to a UK stage for the first time.
Tuyen Do is no stranger to the London stage having appeared most recently in The Great Wave at the National Theatre and Pah-Na at the Royal Court, but next week she’ll be sitting in the au…
Strange Fruit is an exposing and painful play but it feels like it distracts itself from its otherwise powerful key theme.
The eccentric inventiveness of what Little Bulb has done is thoroughly entertaining.
Little Bulb Theatre: The Future, Battersea Arts Centre 2019. Photo: Adam Trigg
I loved Little Bul…
Apphia Campbell gives a powerful and engaging performance in Woke at Battersea Arts Centre and the play's message about how much hasn't changed is firmly nailed to the mast.
There is a delicious modern twist A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, not only putting some power back into female hands in a play which traditionally treats women badly but a…
Riotous in tone, occasionally chaotic but with an inventive playfulness Education, Education, Education successfully captures the optimism of the time but it isn't just nostalgia.
From fluid, floaty, tender, strong, angular and jovial to grace, strength and seamless instinctive precision, that’s BalletBoyz’s Them/Us at the Vaudeville Theatre.
There is much to be gleaned from the subtlety of Country Music but it requires work and attention to seek it out.
In The Starry Messenger writer Kenneth Lonergan has gifted Mark with a dry humour delivered by Matthew Broderick in such a deliciously understated way you can’t but admire his comic timing.
It’s not a joke waiting for a punchline, rather it’s something I’ve been puzzling over ever since I had my view and enjoyment of a play disturbed not once but twice by latecomers.
Anna at the National Theatre is a taut thriller and an interesting and different play watching experience.
Small Island is an epic story straddling Jamaica and England before, during and after World War II and exploring colonialism, racism, love and identity.
Written and performed by Joana Nastari, F*ck You and Pay Me is described as a love letter to sex workers, it dispels some of the myths, is celebratory, humorous and witty but doesn't sugar c…
Class at the Bush Theatre layers marital tensions with social class tensions and the pressures of being a teacher and learning.
In the same way that the Marvel Universe mixes superpowers with mortal flaws, the scope of The Half God of Rainfall stretches to another galaxy but all the time remains profoundly human.
Little Death Club is a cabaret of the late night variety, a kind of seductive circus of misfits and certainly not for the prudish.
All My Sons is a gripping play, a slowly unravelling emotional thriller with masterclass performances.
Emma Dennis-Edwards has created a character that gets under your skin in Funeral Flowers at The Bunker Theatre. You laugh with her, feel for her and desperately want someone to ask the right…
Sounds Like Chaos is a youth theatre group co-founded by Roisin Feeny and Gemma Rowan and their latest piece, Wow Everything Is Amazing, imagines the digital world in 50 years time.
Cillian Murphy and writer Enda Walsh’s collaborations on stage tend to lean towards the surreal and avant-garde and Grief Is The Thing With Feathers is no exception.
Is it part of the irony within Joshua Harmon's Admissions that a play about white privilege and the hypocrisy of white liberals has only white characters?
Tom Coash's play is inspired by his time living in Egypt and learning of how a gay man had been arrested and tortured by police.