Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s working methods let members of the public into the rehearsal room. Here, he tells Verity Healey why “community theatre IS theatre”.
Youth and age, past and future: Verity Healey reviews Vinay Patel’s new play about an Indian couple and their route to London via Kenya.
“Shouldn’t more plays be activist?” Verity Healey explores how shows including E15, My Country and Denmarked intersect with real-life protest movements.
Interrupting the cycle: Verity Healey reviews Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls.
Verity Healey interviews the members of Riotous Company about their working methods, what makes British theatre different from the European mainstream, and their new performance, Scherzo for Piano and Stick.
Belarus Free Theatre’s newest performance Burning Doors tells the stories of three dissident artists, and stars Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina. Verity Healey joined them in the rehearsal room to explore their incendiary creative process.
Dystopian drama: Verity Healey reviews Tess Berry-Hart’s depiction of the fight to leave a burning country.
“It gets you in the pit of your stomach.” Verity Healey reviews Conor Lovett’s performance as part of Beckett in London.
“Oppression lies at the heart”: Verity Healey reviews May Sumbwanyambe‘s debut play.
“Life is short and unkind and we return to dust”: Verity Healey reviews Paul Hewitt’s take on the The Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam.
Promised kingdoms: Verity Healey reviews Athena Stevens’ work at the Finborough Theatre.
“Let’s kill our mummies”: Verity Healey reviews Charlotte Keatley’s work about four generations of women.
“A beautiful sequence of events”: Verity Healey reviews David Rudkin’s translation of Jean Genet.
The playwright of ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ and ‘Raz’, which opens this week at Trafalgar Studios, talks jilted generations, the poetry of Northernisms and wild nights out.
Verity Healey reviews Jane Horrocks’ “archeological exercise” at the Young Vic.