Review: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Young Vic

'Who has the freedom to force choices onto whom and why?': Kate Hewitt's new take on Stephen Adly Guirgis's play questions the possibility of free will within the penal system, writes Verity Healey.

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Making work with ‘real’ people

Playwright Luke Barnes writes on what he's learned from developing new play 'The Jumper Factory' in collaboration with men from Wandsworth prison.

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Review: SparkPlug at HOME, Manchester

Bad parenting: James Varney writes on the ambiguous critical outlook of David Judge's autobiographical monologue on race and fatherhood.

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Review: Princess and the Hustler at Bristol Old Vic

Personal and political: Lilith Wozniak reviews Chinonyerem Odimba's play for Eclipse Theatre, set during the Bristol Bus Boycott.

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Review: Shipwreck at Almeida Theatre

Paralysing pontifications: Sally Hales writes on Anne Washburn's brilliant new satire of an America that can't save itself from Trump.

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All in a Row

Alex Oates' play about an autistic child has sparked a multi-layered conversation about disability and representation. Alice Saville writes on why it's time for its makers to listen.

20 February


Sammy Metcalfe

No Sleep Till Brexit

Sleepwalk Collective's Sammy Metcalfe writes on the impact of Brexit on the company, and why they're throwing a festival of work in Spain.

Alice Saville

Vault Odyssey: Hard Relate

Alice Saville writes on ideas of relatability and representation in three Vault Festival shows.

Maddy Costa

A People’s Theatre for Brighton

"This is a social justice issue": Maddy Costa talks to Naomi Alexander about community and participation as she relaunches Brighton People's Theatre.

Kitty Drake

Magic Mike Live

"I want it too much": Kitty Drake writes on Channing Tatum's West End stripshow/phenomenon, and what it says about female sexual hunger.

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Review: Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre

Hope and pain: Hailey Bachrach writes on a hit musical following the fates of the 'plane people' who landed in Newfoundland, post 9/11.

18 February


Review: 9 to 5 – The Musical at Savoy Theatre

Diamonds in a rhinestone world: Francesca Peschier writes on Dolly Parton's musical theatre extravaganza.

18 February


Review: The American Clock at The Old Vic

The roaring twenties: J N Benjamin writes on Arthur Miller's suspenseful drama of an America in decline.

18 February


Review: All About Eve at Noël Coward Theatre

Pure artifice: Ava Wong Davies writes on Ivo van Hove's stylish, performative recasting of the backstage movie.

17 February

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28 January
Francesca Peschier

Paula Varjack’s Retail Theatre

As Marie Kondo fever sets in, Paula Varjack explains how her new show The Cult of K*nzo explores the performativeness of shopping.

23 January

Why I chose anonymity

The author of 'Everywoman' at Vault Festival writes on her decision to remain anonymous, and on how gender influences ideas of what counts as a 'universal' story.

18 January
Colin Hambrook

Brownton Abbey

Tarik Elmoutawakil, creative producer at Brighton's Marlborough Theatre, talks about creating a 'space church' for disabled, queer, trans and non-binary people of colour.

16 January
Rosemary Waugh

Malaprop Theatre: “We didn’t want to make a show that would be One More Thing To Feel Shit About”

Malaprop Theatre's approach mixes big ideas with bags of quirky warmth. They talk politics, Irish theatre, and collaborative working ahead of their stint at Vault.