Review: Glee & Me at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Not falling down: James Varney reviews Stuart Slade's Bruntwood Judges' Prize-winning play about a sixteen year-old girl diagnosed with a terminal illness.

23 September


“Please, please, please wear your mask in the theatre”

An imaginary conversation between two theatregoers at a mostly-maskless West End show.

9 September


Review: Camp Siegfried at Old Vic Theatre

Stuttering romance: Ava Wong Davies reviews Bess Wohl's stop-start look at young love and fascism.

22 September


Review: Is God Is by Aleshea Harris, at Royal Court Theatre

Shared scars: Elete N-F writes on Aleshea Harris's gripping, tongue-in-cheek story of kinship and vengeance.

21 September


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Review: NW Trilogy at Kiln Theatre

Rich tapestry: Brendan Macdonald writes on this 'joyful and critical examination of the Kiln’s local community and its diverse history'.

20 September


Review: Blue Remembered Hills at GDIF

Lost wildness: Alice Saville reviews De Roovers' outdoor version of Dennis Potter's play, performed deep in Thamesmead's wilderness.

18 September


Natasha Tripney

Censor, censorship, and theatre’s 21st century video nasties

Following the release of new film Censor, Natasha Tripney traces the stories of screen violence, from Mary Whitehouse's outrage to today's horror theatre livestreams.

Alice Saville

Edinburgh 2021: An ending, a beginning

Alice Saville writes about the strangeness and specialness of 2021's smaller-than-ever fringe festival.

Holly Maples and Allie Young

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.

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.

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Review: Can I Live? at Oxford Playhouse (online)

'A rallying cry': Louise Jones reviews Fehinti Balogun and Complicité's filmed show about the former's journey into climate activism.

16 September


Review: Indecent at Menier Chocolate Factory

The morality of art: Hailey Bachrach writes on Paula Vogel's intriguing play about scandal, representation, and the role of theatre.

16 September


Review: Faustus at The Stage at the Dock, Hull

Fire and fury: Angelo Irving reviews From Below's outdoor Faustus combining acrobatics, fire poi and pantomime.

14 September


Review: The Memory of Water at Hampstead Theatre

Desperate remedies: Brendan Macdonald writes on Alice Hamilton's revival of Shelagh Stephenson's comedy-drama that explores memory and family.

13 September

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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.

20 May
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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.

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

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11 May
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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.