“Chaotic, rewarding and tiring”: Simon Gwynn writes on Maya Arad Yasur’s surreal narrative of Amsterdam’s hidden history.
Beat ’em up: Simon Gwynn writes on a pugnacious but uneven Tory party satire.
Alarming prophecies: Simon Gwynn writes a dystopian diary in response to Little Bulb’s show exploring Artificial Intelligence.
‘The stage starts to feel like a living entity’: Simon Gwynn reviews Omar Elerian’s deft production of Estelle Savasta’s play about child migration.
Simon Gwynn reviews Janet Suzman’s claustrophobic revival of Athol Fugard’s 1978 play, which explores ‘the personal toll of political events’.
Can I lick your face?: Simon Gwynn reviews Not Too Tame’s ‘raucous and gratifying reinvention of panto’.
Uncanny valley: David Hare’s satire of Labour politics might be set in the present day, but it belongs in another era.
Pleasure-seeking animals: Ben Okri’s play is a visceral, accessible take on Albert Camus’s existentialist classic.
Simon Gwynn reviews Spiral, a revised version of an earlier play that still may be tackling too much.
Generational differences: James Fritz’s play for the National Youth Theatre explores society’s attitudes towards the old.
Two in one: John Fitzpatrick’s play is both kitchen sink comedy and insightful study of social evolution.
Remains thoroughly caffeinated: Simon Gwynn reviews Philip Ridley’s new series of six monologues.
A revival of ‘Z-Cars’ writer John Hopkins’ 1968 psychological thriller shows how much times have changed.
Fine-tuned absurdity: Simon Gwynn reviews the return of David Grieg’s stage adaptation of Dr Seuss to the Old Vic.
Simon Gwynn reviews Abigail Hood’s new play about childhood abuse and running away from home.