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.
If Amazon Prime delivered families: Rosemary Waugh reviews Thomas Eccleshare’s new play about humanoids and parenting.
Let’s play: Chris Tarrant quizzes you on the West End transfer of James Graham’s latest hit play.
The billow of smoke: Emma Rice’s reimagining of the classic is gorgeously, but narrowly, romantic.
Restoring the balance: James Macdonald revives this classic Congreve with wit and wariness.
A magnolia paint job: Maddy Costa reviews the Royal Opera’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s story.
Honouring the past: Brendan Macdonald reviews Matthew Lopez’s two-part play inspired by E. M. Forster
Who on earth is this for? Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s inane Off-Broadway cult hit punches down not up, and that’s the least of its problems.
A hero’s journey: Yorkshire-based rapper Testament’s play explores hiking and history.
Blood is thicker than water: Ava Davies writes on Francis Turnly’s The Great Wave.
A teasing sext to the benchmarks of ballet: Ka Bradley reviews The Suit, and A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Dangerously close: Alexander Matthews’ social drama set in a South London Indian Restaurant just about skirts stereotyping.
Rip-roaringly funny: Naomi Sheldon’s Edinburgh Fringe hit makes a triumphant transfer to London.