“Not a cosy play, this” – Ava Wong Davies writes on Pinter’s study of adultery, staged with icy persuasiveness by Jamie Lloyd.
Pure artifice: Ava Wong Davies writes on Ivo van Hove’s stylish, performative recasting of the backstage movie.
‘That little jump in the stomach at seeing your body onstage, accompanied by a desire for something more’: Ava Wong Davies responds to Jennifer Tang’s exploration of British-Chinese identity.
‘Brutally sincere’: Ava Wong Davies writes on the Yard’s double bill of work by Brian Lobel and FK Alexander, which explore failure and Princess Diana.
“They have the power here”: Ava Wong Davies writes on a Forced Entertainment show that forces us to take kids seriously.
Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that’s strong in hotness, but lacking in menace.
‘A spider’s web of complicity and guilt’: Ava Wong Davies writes about Anna Himali Howard’s theatrical investigation of the impact of colonialism on Antigua
‘Simultaneously radical and commonplace’: Ifeyinwa Frederick’s debut play captures the joyous thorniness of female friendship, writes Ava Wong Davies
A mushrooming community: Ava Wong Davies writes on the intimacy and kindness of the works at this year’s instalment of performance art fest SPILL.
The common soldiers, the everyday heroes: Ava Davies reviews Alice Oswald’s elegy to the dead of the Iliad.
The awkwardness of family dinners: Ava Davies reviews Stephen Karam’s Thanksgiving play.
Warmly chaotic: Ava Davies reviews Ell Potter and Mary Higgins’ show about bodies.
Intensely emotional: Charley Miles’ debut play is a love story set in a Yorkshire village.
‘A rush of catastrophic thinking moving in slow motion’: Ava Davies on a reality-distorting two-hander.
Millennial despair: Anorak’s debut show is soaked in anxiety.