Review: House Mother Normal at Brighton Festival (online)

Grey matter: Harvey Bassett reviews a digital installation from New Perspectives in the form of a 'deluge' of voices from a nursing home.

9 May


What’s next for online theatre?

Theatres in England reopen in less than a week. Will the past year's online experiments be forgotten? Fergus Morgan argues that they shouldn't be.

11 May


Review: Listen In at Alphabetti Theatre

An empty space: Tracey Sinclair reviews a triptych of audio works responding to the physical space of Newcastle's Alphabetti Theatre.

7 May


Review: Living Newspaper Edition 7 by Royal Court (online)

"Noisy, shiny, theatrical chaos": Farah Najib immerses herself in the youth-led finale of Royal Court's online series.

5 May


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Review: The Motherhood Project, BAC (online)

Maddy Costa reflects on Battersea Arts Centre's collection of short films exploring motherhood - 'that overwhelm of expectation, that you are all things to all people'.

30 April


Review: The Winter’s Tale by RSC (aired on BBC)

Same as it ever was: Hailey Bachrach reviews the RSC's long-delayed take on Shakespeare's play, as shown on BBC4.

25 April


Rosemary Waugh

Naomi Sheldon: “A pregnant madness”

Playwright Naomi Sheldon chats to Rosemary Waugh about her pandemic pregnancy, sex, and channelling emotional turbulence into action.

Maddy Costa

A Good Night Out

Maddy Costa writes about the non-hierarchical reading group that explores big questions about theatre, socialism and power structures.

Louise Jones

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

Ali Pritchard

Alphabetti Theatre: A new model for small-scale theatre

Ali Pritchard explains how lockdown gave Newcastle's Alphabetti Theatre time to reflect, and build a new model that works better for both artists and local communities.

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Review: The Disappearing of Vincent Gambini (online)

Now you see me: Louise Jones reviews a film by performance maker and magician Augusto Corrieri, made in response to a cancelled 2020 tour.

17 April


Review: Outside at The Orange Tree (online)

Outside in: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on the second of the Orange Tree's livestreamed collection of short plays, which 'draw a thick line between where we’ve come from and where we’re going'.

16 April


Review: Distance Remaining at Macrobert Arts Centre (online)

New horizons: Tracey Sinclair reviews a trilogy of quest-themed short plays by Stewart Melton.

15 April


Review: Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative at the Royal Court (online)

Hot off the press: Hannah Greenstreet reviews the Royal Court's eclectic online experiment in rapid-response theatre.

8 April

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Laura Harris and James Rowson share some initial findings from research project Freelancers in the Dark, charting broken lines of communication, grief, solidarity and hope.

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