“The first pretend Tory I’ve ever almost-liked.” Gillian Greer reviews Stephen Brown’s new play about MP Rory Stewart.
Surprisingly stagnant: Brendan Macdonald reviews the UK premiere of Alexandra Badea’s award-winning play about the effects of globalisation.
Sound issues aside, Eleanor Turney still has a “highly entertaining” evening with the Park Theatre’s staging of Jonathan Larson’s early musical.
Corrie Tan finds that “Shepard’s 1985 text still glitters with despair and devastation.”
Serious issues, plenty of humour: B. L. Sherrington is all made up by John Misto’s new three-handed comedy about two pioneers of the cosmetics industry.
My first theatre trip: Miriam Gillinson takes her two-year-old nephew to see Little Angel’s adaptation of Anna Kemp’s children’s book, and goes just a little bit bonkers.
Demands to be heard: Gillian Greer, sustained only by artisanal fudge, sees nine plays in one day as part of Cardboard Citizens’ incomplete history of housing.
The past is a strange country: Gillian Greer admires the gentle craftsmanship of Barney Norris’ new two-hander, the inaugural production in the Bush’s new studio space.
Searching for meaning among the chaos: Eleanor Turney reviews Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of Paul Auster’s book.
Uneven, albeit thought-provoking: Victoria Willing’s new three-hander gets lost on the battlefields of the Somme, says Francesca Street.
A stage awash with blood and smoke: David Ralf delves into the uneasy moralities at play in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Rajiv Joseph’s brutal two-hander.
“A profoundly imaginative, sad and humorous exploration of agony and loss, of meaning and its absence”. Anna Winter reviews Crystal Pite’s dance-theatre piece.
Neil Bartlett brings to life “infuriating bureaucratic non-speak” in his adaptation of Albert Camus’s La Peste.
The idealism of childhood dreams: B. L. Sherrington finds love in this musical adaptation of Dodie Smith’s 1948 novel.
Like Brideshead without the grief: Anna Winter reviews a revival of Matthew Bourne’s younger creations.