Hope and pain: Hailey Bachrach writes on a hit musical following the fates of the ‘plane people’ who landed in Newfoundland, post 9/11.
“A long, slow slide into horror after horror” – Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Nicôle Lecky’s narrative of a young woman suffocated by anxieties.
Penetrating analysis: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Martin Crimp and Katie Mitchell’s phallocentric new exploration of gender roles.
Fun on the side: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Kevin Elyot’s debut play about nonmonogamy, as it transfers to Trafalgar Studios.
Slow burning tragedy: Eve Allin writes on falling in love with Lynn Nottage’s play about eight lives in industrial Pennsylvania.
“This is Shakespeare as petty playground squabble, rather than stately struggle for the throne” – Fergus Morgan writes on Joe Hill-Gibbins’ punchy, political Richard II.
Who runs this house? Danai Gurira’s play is a brilliant exploration of the clashes between cultural traditions and colonial influences.
Sinful pageantry: Paulette Randall’s production of Marlowe’s play brings out all its wicked humour.
A bewildering tribute: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Gary Barlow’s Take That! musical.
Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that’s strong in hotness, but lacking in menace.
Layers of reconstruction: Hailey Bachrach writes on a verbatim theatre event that “plays with the boundaries of ‘now’ and ‘then’.”
‘Talented young voices’: Hailey Bachrach writes on the impressive performances at the heart of the National Youth Theatre’s Macbeth.
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.
Hilarious, and electric: Freddie Machin writes on Scottee’s celebration of fat bodies.