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.
Raucous, colourful and exhilarating: Simon Gwynn reviews Matthew Dunster and Timothy Sheader’s al fresco adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel.
A frightening picture, but not one it feels we’re on the verge of entering: Simon Gwynn reviews Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Light on its return to Battersea Arts Centre.