Review: Kings of War at the Barbican

Barbican Theatre

Updating the Shakespearian operating system: Tim Bano reviews Ivo van Hove's reprogramming of Shakespeare.

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Incoming Festival: The line-up

Incoming, incoming... There's a great line-up for Incoming Festival this year, and you can see it here first.

28 April


Review: Tuck Everlasting at Broadhurst Theatre

Broadhurst Theatre

"A fantastical tale about a family who live forever that does not deliver the on-stage magic needed to make this musical immortal."

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Review: I am Thomas at Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall

"Who the fuck is Thomas Aikenhead?" Catherine Love reviews Told by an Idiot's latest production.

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Interview: Alistair McDowall

Mary Halton talks to Alistair McDowall about upcoming play X at the Royal Court, Pluto, remoteness and Pomona.

29 March


Review: Dance of Death at the Citizens’ Theatre

Citizens Theatre

"A ferocious physical and psychological battle": Christine Irvine reviews Frances Poet's adaptation of August Strindberg.

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Review: This is a Voice at the Wellcome Collection

"To build an exhibition around a primarily aural experience is nothing if not audacious" - Ruth Garde reviews the Wellcome Collection's free exploration of speech, song and performance.

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Andy Field

Urban Heat: Cairo

Andy Field, co-director of Forest Fringe, explores Cairo's complicated streets, and its even more complicated politics. This is the first in a series of dispatches from Urban Heat – a new project exploring the future of theatre’s engagement with urban space and communities.

Alice Saville

The Complete Walk: a Shakespeare Pilgrimage

To mark Shakespeare 400, The Globe is showing 37 short films of his 37 plays. Alice Saville tramps down the Southbank to explore them all, in the company of everyone from hardened Shakespeare pilgrims to passing toddlers on scooters.

Dominic Gerrard

Malvolio’s Misorder

Ever seen a play with a 400 year old set? Dominic Gerrard tells us about the joys and pitfalls of making Malvolio's Misorder, a new site-specific performance made around artefacts that Shakespeare could have touched.

Kate Wyver

Bruce Norris: “Theatre is a luxury product generally consumed by the privileged.”

The author of Clybourne Park talks to Kate Wyver about race, gentrification, and the power of theatre to take the piss out of privilege.

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Review: Doctor Faustus at Duke of York’s Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre

"But. But but but. We have to talk about the production’s sexual politics." Rafaella Marcus takes on Jamie Lloyd's Doctor Faustus.

27 April


Review: Wanted at West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse

What do you most want to see on stage? Holly Williams reviews Chris Goode & Company at Transform '16

25 April


Review: Blue on Blue at the Tristan Bates Theatre

Tristan Bates Theatre

Aftershock and rehabilitation: Brendan Macdonald reviews Chips Hardy's study of war.

25 April


Review: Life at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler's Wells

"Answering death with disco": Anna Winter reviews BalletBoyz's double bill at Sadler's Wells.

25 April

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20 April
Laura Jane Dean

Laura Jane Dean: Putting Your Hand Up

Ahead of her solo show 'This Room' at BAC, Laura Jane Dean talks about being open about mental illness, and why it's vital for performers to be able to say "I'm not okay".

19 April
David Ralf

Tassos Stevens: “Networked capitalism is still capitalism”

The director of Coney's new show Remote at Camden People's Theatre on choice, consensus and control.

18 April
Rosemary Waugh

Greg Wohead: “It is really swirling and slippery on purpose.”

Rosemary Waugh talks to Greg Wohead about ideas of reconstruction and replication, and his "haunted" performance 'Comeback Special'.

18 April
Lydia Thomson

This is a Voice

“The vocalisation of sound is a common denominator between species.” Lydia Thomson explores the performative nature of the human voice in a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.