‘A surprising elegy’ to America: Ava Davies broadcasts her response to Al Smith’s monologue in the form of voice notes.
No place like home: Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Nancy Medina’s revival of Caryl Phillips’ family drama.
‘They capture a moment and keep it hanging there, letting you bask in it all’: Kate Wyver writes on Dylan Coburn Gray’s swirling reflection of Dublin.
Alarming prophecies: Simon Gwynn writes a dystopian diary in response to Little Bulb’s show exploring Artificial Intelligence.
‘The political through the personal’: Emily Davis reviews Apphia Campbell’s Woke, which depicts five decades of civil rights struggles.
Swatting up: Freddie Machin writes on Exchange Theatre’s bilingual production of Jean Paul Sartre’s take on the Oresteia.
‘Collective power’: Nkenna Akunna writes on the complex resonances of Notting Hill carnival explored in Yasmin Joseph’s play.
‘Jagged flashes of the hyperreal’: Hannah Greenstreet reviews Sarah Kosar’s new play, which explores a woman’s complicated relationship with guns.
Chaos magic: Ka Bradley writes on Stefan Jovanović’s confusing, genre-blurring queer dance piece.
Knights at the circus: Rachel Nouchi reviews Cheek by Jowl and Moscow Pushkin Theatre’s take on Francis Beaumont’s early modern meta-comedy.
There’s a “thrilling cumulative power” to Samuel Adamson’s Ibsen-inspired study of queer relationships through successive decades.
“A snapshot of life”: J N Benjamin writes on August Wilson’s multi-faceted interrogation of Black American life in 1985 Pittsburgh.
Shipshape hilarity: Ed Nightingale reviews SpitLip’s WWII entirely entertaining comedy-musical.
Kate Wyver writes on Bella Heesom’s (pubic) hair-raisingly literal exploration of all things vulval.
‘I have never enjoyed a single opera I have ever seen’: JN Benjamin writes on English National Opera and the Unicorn’s production of Dido for young audiences.