‘The tried-and-true dynamic of steely mother and slightly hapless son’: Hailey Bachrach reviews a revival of D H Lawrence’s play set during the 1912 miners strike.
Different hymn sheets: writer Rajiv Joseph and director Lisa Spirling don’t see eye to eye in this spiralling history of Russia.
The mysteries of love: Hailey Bachrach reviews Matthew Lyons’ puzzling, Shakespeare-inspired verse romance.
In Shakespeare’s birthday week, Hailey Bachrach argues that there’s nothing dull about recent reinventions of his work.
An uneasy mix: Simon Dormandy’s production combines squirmy sexual politics with knockabout comedy.
A poem about a poet: Luke Wright’s second verse play dives into the political turmoil of Thatcher’s Britain.
A queasy confection: Hailey Bachrach on the uneasy laughs of a Wodehouse-inspired comedy.
The Pippin Problem: this fresh revival of Stephen Schwartz’s musical is too tentative.
Reset and start again: Hailey Bachrach reviews the premiere of Stephanie Jacob’s family comedy
A case study in miscalculation: Henry Darke’s new play forgets to check its privilege.
A reminder that we’re all just people: Hailey Bachrach reviews the West End transfer of David Eldridge’s will-they-won’t-they drama.
“It’s a show you can’t take notes about, don’t really want to be a critic about, don’t really want to be an adult about.”
Unexpectedly dark and messy: Hailey Bachrach reviews Sam Potter’s new play about motherhood.
What should one expect of a play subtitled ‘a queer epic’? Hailey Bachrach reviews Hal Coase’s interweaving of four historical love stories.
That damned love triangle: Hailey Bachrach reviews the premiere of a revised version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White.