We all knew: Maddy Costa on a complex exploration of the refugee crisis.
The bizarreness takes over from the brutality: Blanche McIntyre’s production can’t balance the horror and the humour of Shakespeare’s bloodbath.
Privileged, bored and probably lazy: Sally Hales reviews the UK premiere of Amy Herzog’s relationship psychodrama.
Very much a character study, not a spy drama: Neil Dowden reviews the Hampstead Theatre’s revival of Simon Gray’s play about an unlikely friendship.
It’s mad. It’s ambitious. It’s silly and frightening and really annoying: Miriam Gillinson reviews the National Theatre’s stage version of Pinocchio.
Age of Anxiety fears: Sally Hales reviews Anne Washburn’s adaptation of the cult sci-fi series.
The loneliest time of the year: Jonny and the Baptists’ Christmas show has brilliant songs and a big heart.
Bizarre, challenging and strangely compelling: Sally Hales reviews the Royal Court’s alternative take on Christmas theatre.
Disarmingly virtuosic: Seiriol Davies’ Edinburgh musical sensation transfers to London.
What should one expect of a play subtitled ‘a queer epic’? Hailey Bachrach reviews Hal Coase’s interweaving of four historical love stories.
Fate, will and loss: Brendan Macdonald reviews the staging of a lesser known work by J. M. Barrie.
“Like those Christmas selections that come in an actual tin with some of the biscuits so posh they warrant their own silver foil.”
Bigger isn’t always better: Francesca Peschier is underwhelmed by the humbug prince.
A manifesto, a rebellion, a cry for help: Rohanne Udall reviews Vincent Dance Theatre’s exploration of masculine identities.
Festive ugliness: Alice Saville on Hackney’s take on the thorniest of panto plots.