Review: The Two Character Play at Hampstead Theatre

'Bafflingly profound': Brendan Macdonald writes on Sam Yates' haunting revival of Tennessee Williams' metatheatrical play.

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Has the pandemic been a step back for working class inclusion in theatre?

"This is not a leveller": Holly Maples and Allie Young explore the pandemic's impact on working class artists, as part of the Freelancers in the Dark research project.

15 July


Somewhere to Belong at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre

Searching for a unicorn: Farah Najib writes on Kim Scopes' playful show, which explores and celebrates experiences of bisexuality.

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Review: Charlie and Stan at Theatre Royal Bath

Slapstick metatheatre: Lilith Wozniak reviews Told By an Idiot's comic tribute to Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.

24 July


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Review: Under the Mask at Oxford Playhouse

Dispatches: Hannah Greenstreet reviews Shaan Sahota's play informed by her experience as a junior doctor on a Covid ward.

19 July


Review: The Global Playground at Manchester International Festival

The revolution will not be made into a dance film: James Varney writes on Theatre Rites' dance show for young audiences in which the camera takes centre stage.

15 July


Ava Wong Davies

“the world is so different now” – seven methods of killing kylie jenner, revisited

Two years after it premiered, seven methods is moving from Royal Court's studio to its main house. Ava Wong Davies asks its director Milli Bhatia about what's changed.

Alice Saville

The Edinburgh Fringe is in limbo: who’s going to secure its future?

It's still unclear what form 2021's Edinburgh Fringe is going to take. Alice Saville argues that for the festival to survive, deeper conversation and decisive change is needed.

Salome Wagaine

What lessons can be learned from theatre’s pandemic redundancies?

Last year, theatres made sweeping redundancies. As venues reopen, and roles start to be readvertised, Salome Wagaine argues that changes need to be made.

Adam Welsh

Why don’t I feel more excited about returning to the theatre?

As theatres reopen, Adam Welsh thinks about how little has changed - and about the potential fpr digital theatre to signal a different future.

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Review: The Invisible Hand at Kiln Theatre

The enemy within: Brendan Macdonald reviews Ayad Akhtar's immaculately well-crafted thriller about capitalism.

14 July


Review: Cascando at Barbican by Pan Pan Theatre

A play with a view: Elete N-F reviews a Beckett audio play, heard around the Barbican's walkways.

13 July


Review: Last Easter at the Orange Tree Theatre

How the light gets in: Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Tinuke Craig's revival of Bryony Lavery's gentle comedy about light and life shared between friends.

10 July


Review: Niqabi Ninja at ArtsAdmin

'Waspish, punchy and imagistic': Lily Levinson writes on Niqabi Ninja, an audio-guided walk that casts light on misogynistic violence and street harassment.

10 July

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Compass Festival #1: are you listening?

Louise Jones answers the call of ZU-UK's phonebox-based performance in her first piece as embedded critic at Compass, the Leeds-based festival of live art