Ella Parry-Davies discusses a selection of physical and object theatre shows at Avignon OFF.
A vivid plane of toxic femininity: Chris McCormack reviews Druid’s revival of Mark O’Rowe controversial play.
“A blast of bitter wilderness”: Chris McCormack reviews Conall Morrison’s chilly musical adaptation of Georg Büchner’s unfinished classic.
“Poetically conceived and beautifully realised”: Daniel Perks admires the beauty and brevity of Leoš Janáček classic opera in Olivia Fuchs’ staging for Opera Holland Park.
“The tech doesn’t detract from the tap”: Anna Winter reviews the “strange and subtle” joy that is Dorrance Dance’s technologically and technically innovative ETM: Double Down.
Patties of human flesh: Hannah Greenstreet can’t get the smell of cooking meat out of her nostrils after Sarah Kosar’s “visceral, disgust-provoking” two-hander.
Raucous, colourful and exhilarating: Simon Gwynn reviews Matthew Dunster and Timothy Sheader’s al fresco adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel.
Horror and humour: Geoff Mills reviews Blanche McIntyre’s contemporary version of Titus Andronicus.
Heading towards the green light: Chris McCormack reviews an immersive staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel.
A never-ending supply of cheese-based puns: Chris White reviews the Narwhal Ensemble.
Satirical comment beaten into submission: Christine Irvine reviews the Tron Theatre’s resurrection of Anthony Neilson’s Christmas-time comedy.
“A suburban Dublin equivalent of Sartre”: Chris McCormack reviews the Abbey Theatre’s staging of Roddy Doyle’s Facebook dialogues.
“Better off at the pub”: Chris White laments the lack of peanuts and lager at Pub Talks’ Pint Sized Conversation.
The price of buying a baby: Bridget Minamore reviews Vivienne Franzmann’s new play about surrogacy.
Catherine Love on a flimsy gig-theatre exploration of the Lancashire Cotton Famine.