Review: The Damned (Les Damnés) at Barbican Theatre

Vaulting ambition: Arjun Sajip writes on Ivo Van Hove's bold but flawed staging of a 1969 cinematic classic.

21 June


Do trigger warnings ruin theatre’s power to surprise?

Alice Saville writes on theatre's uneasy relationship with trigger warnings, and the faultlines they reveal.

12 June


Review: Light in the Piazza at Southbank Centre

Jagged and off-kilter: Hailey Bachrach writes on a flawed revival of a lyrical musical.

20 June


Review: Bitter Wheat at Garrick Theatre

A bitter draft: Alice Saville reluctantly reviews David Mamet's Weinstein play.

20 June


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Review: Strange Fruit at Bush Theatre

No place like home: Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Nancy Medina's revival of Caryl Phillips' family drama.

18 June


Review: Citysong at Soho Theatre

'They capture a moment and keep it hanging there, letting you bask in it all': Kate Wyver writes on Dylan Coburn Gray's swirling reflection of Dublin.

18 June


Natasha Tripney

An Obsession Is Born

Natasha Tripney marks the launch of the 2019 Edinburgh fringe programme with a poem, crafted from its cut up and reassembled entrails.

J N Benjamin

Rebekah Murrell: “It is becoming less OK to not acknowledge the greatness of Blackness”

Rebekah Murrell is directing J'Ouvert, a tale of carnival culture at Theatre503. Here, she talks unconventional career paths, ticket prices, and the renaissance in Black theatre.

Andrew Edwards

Somewhere different, somewhere else

Andy Edwards writes on four encounters with Glasgow's Take Me Somewhere, an annual festival of live performance.

Rosemary Waugh

Arming an Armadillo

Writer Sarah Kosar and director Sara Joyce talk about narratives of victimhood, female agency, and their new show Armadillo.

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Review: One Night in Miami at Nottingham Playhouse

'What about the Struggle': Naomi Obeng writes a poetic response to Kemp Powers' imagined account of the meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke.

16 June


Review: The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil at Live Theatre, Newcastle

'Sharpened like a blade': Tracey Sinclair reviews an intimate, impromptu-feeling revival of John McGrath's landmark play.

16 June


Review: The Future at Battersea Arts Centre

Alarming prophecies: Simon Gwynn writes a dystopian diary in response to Little Bulb's show exploring Artificial Intelligence.

16 June


Review: Woke at Battersea Arts Centre

'The political through the personal': Emily Davis reviews Apphia Campbell's Woke, which depicts five decades of civil rights struggles.

15 June

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A Forest Fringe Film

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14 May
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Recasting Death of a Salesman

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13 May
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Anchuli Felicia King: “You have to recognise the shithole you’re in, in order to climb out.”

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Transform 2019: Geographical Accidents

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