Peter Kirwan reviews a production “torn between its desire to tell a specific emotional story and its impulse to universalise this narrative”.
The rituals of folding, arranging and place-setting: Peter Kirwan reviews the Nottingham Playhouse’s fortieth anniversary production of Stephen Lowe’s Touched.
The things that can and can’t be said: Peter Kirwan reviews Jane Upton’s “deeply affecting” play about child sexual exploitation.
A plea for a community to heal itself: Peter Kirwan reviews New Perspectives’ staging of a John Harvey crime novel.
Failing to dig any deeper: Peter Kirwan reviews Nick Wood’s play about the 5th Duke of Portland.
A West African remastering of The Duchess of Malfi: Peter Kirwan reviews Iyalode of Eti by Utopia Theatre.
A wish fulfilment fantasy of the Leave campaign: Peter Kirwan reviews Anthony Shaffer’s revenge play.
“An indictment of civic hypocrisy”: Peter Kirwan reviews Ramps on the Moon.
“Under it all seethes the writer’s anger”: Peter Kirwan reviews Daniel Hoffmann-Gill’s work at the Nottingham Playhouse.
Peter Kirwan has “a dizzying, hilarious evening” watching Blanche McIntyre’s Noises Off.
“A quiet slip into darkness… as she slowly blows out her candles.” Peter Kirwan reviews Tennessee William’s classic at the Nottingham playhouse.
Peter Kirwan reviews the 60th anniversary production of John Osborne’s work.
Peter Kirwan reviews a reimagining of Look Back in Anger.
Kefi Chadwick’s new play “painstakingly captures the insidiousness of a lie” in a bold look at the undercover policing scandals in Nottingham.
Very much in the spirit of Dahl.