Intrepid panto correspondent and newbie Londoner Rosemary Waugh reviews the bright lights of Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd’s pantomime
Counting the cost of love: Lauren Mooney reviews Haley McGee’s ‘consistently hilarious and hypnotically honest’ solo show
‘Talented young voices’: Hailey Bachrach writes on the impressive performances at the heart of the National Youth Theatre’s Macbeth.
‘Quiet and considered’: Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Jack McNamara’s production of Don DeLillo’s play about a man in a vegetative state
‘A spider’s web of complicity and guilt’: Ava Wong Davies writes about Anna Himali Howard’s theatrical investigation of the impact of colonialism on Antigua
Flickering flames: Amy Borsuk writes on a production of Shakespeare’s tragedy that makes artful use of candlelight.
Courage Everywhere, the NT’s celebration of 100 years since (partial) womens’ suffrage, begins with a powerful new play from Graeae.
‘a bit like being occasionally struck by lightning’: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Made in China’s fast-talking new show.
The boy with the lyre: Alice Saville writes on Anais Mitchell’s infernal concept album-turned-musical.
‘Let’s talk about speaking’: Lauren Mooney writes on Sue MacLaine Company’s new show, inspired by the practice of Anchoritism.
Hilarious, and electric: Freddie Machin writes on Scottee’s celebration of fat bodies.
‘a play about what makes a community, and what divides it’: Nathan Lucky Wood reviews Kiln Theatre’s take on Zadie Smith’s novel
‘Simultaneously radical and commonplace’: Ifeyinwa Frederick’s debut play captures the joyous thorniness of female friendship, writes Ava Wong Davies
Depth and complexity: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Iman Qureshi’s Papatango Prize-winning play.
I won’t spoil the ending: Rosemary Waugh reviews Chris Goode’s post-apocalyptic story of a girl and her cat.