A stage awash with blood and smoke: David Ralf delves into the uneasy moralities at play in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s brutal two-hander.
‘The hairless bipeds he has created’: David Ralf reviews an adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters.
There’s trip-hop, breakdancing and more in Tony Adigun’s dance retelling of Oliver Twist.
Ritually killing the nuclear family: David Ralf reviews Frantic Assembly’s latest show at the Lyric, Hammersmith.
Give it away: David Ralf reviews Jonny and the Baptists at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Digestive biscuits and acid house: David Ralf reviews In Bed With My Brother at the Edinburgh Fringe.
A steampunk, dreamlike fantasia: David Ralf reviews James Thiérrée and company at the Edinburgh International Festival.
A thoroughly uplifting apocalyptic show: David Ralf reviews DugOut’s latest play.
David Ralf’s illustrated review of Scooby-Doo! at the London Palladium.
David Ralf reviews the National Theatre’s frustrating centenary production of Sean O’Casey’s Easter Rising play.
“Something has to give”: David Ralf reviews the UK premiere of C!RCA’s new show at Latitude.
Initiating conversations while wearing a rabbit mask: David Ralf reviews Gob Squad’s city-based project in the city-less surroundings of Henham Park.
“The land was never any man’s to sell”: David Ralf reviews Malthouse Theatre’s adaptation of King Lear.
“The red fencing above is torn, twisted metal.” David Ralf reviews Charlene James’s new work confronting FGM in Britain.
David Crystal explains how Shakespeare really spoke, and how ‘Original Pronunciation’ can help us better understand his plays.