An uneasy mix: Simon Dormandy’s production combines squirmy sexual politics with knockabout comedy.
I’ve seen it five times… Ava Davies reviews the return of Simon McBurney’s The Encounter to the Barbican
A poem about a poet: Luke Wright’s second verse play dives into the political turmoil of Thatcher’s Britain.
He had it coming: Alice Saville’s review of the sexy, slick courtroom story takes the form of a trial transcript.
It wasn’t written for me: Ava Davies reviews Guleraana Mir’s play about a British Pakistani woman and her family
Despicable acts: Rosemary Waugh reviews Shostakovich’s opera, based on the same short story that inspired William Oldroyd and Alice Birch’s recent film.
If Amazon Prime delivered families: Rosemary Waugh reviews Thomas Eccleshare’s new play about humanoids and parenting.
An Englishman walks into a refugee camp… Amelia Forsbrook reviews Mark Thomas’s show based on his time setting up a comedy club in Palestine.
A queasy confection: Hailey Bachrach on the uneasy laughs of a Wodehouse-inspired comedy.
Let’s play: Chris Tarrant quizzes you on the West End transfer of James Graham’s latest hit play.
Two in one: John Fitzpatrick’s play is both kitchen sink comedy and insightful study of social evolution.
The billow of smoke: Emma Rice’s reimagining of the classic is gorgeously, but narrowly, romantic.
Popularity, football, sex and drugs: Brendan Macdonald reviews Kenneth Emson’s new play set in an Essex school
Restoring the balance: James Macdonald revives this classic Congreve with wit and wariness.
No shoes: Francesca Peschier reviews a play inspired by the Monica Lewinsky scandal through its costumes