Edges, borders, barbed wire: Cordelia Lynn’s bomb attack drama explores the ethics of keeping safe.
Power zaps like an electric current… Maddy Costa reviews Back to Back Theatre, as part of LIFT 2018.
‘The broken among us teach us to be human’: Duška Radosavljević reviews Anna Deavere Smith’s verbatim show as part of LIFT 2018.
Defiance is at the heart of its genius: J.N. Benjamin reviews the National Theatre transfer of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play.
‘We’re all Beverlys here’: Ka Bradley reviews Rhiannon Faith’s dance-based work about domestic abuse.
Kristina’s play: Rosemary Waugh reviews Polly Stenham’s adaptation of August Strindberg
Residue as runes: Maddy Costa reviews Gob Squad, as part of LIFT 2018.
‘An epic display of female emotion’: Nabilah Said reviews a contemporary opera of Euripides’ tragedy, as part of LIFT 2018.
Reminder: you’re going to die. Rosemary Waugh reviews Dead Centre’s work about Shakespeare’s son
Words, words, words: Brian Friel’s masterful meditation on language is magnificently revived by Ian Rickson.
It’s not rape if… Hailey Bachrach writes on Nina Raine’s clever, troubling exploration of assault and the justice system.
‘Lacks any sense of jeu d’esprit’: Neil Dowden reviews Christopher Hampton’s relocation of Molière to Trump’s America.
‘This is a show, and we are living through it together’: Brendan Macdonald reviews Split Britches’s Kubrick-inspired performance.
Shakespeare’s stories: Rosemary Waugh reviews the first productions by the new Globe Ensemble.
Apollo and Dionysus: Alfred Molina is exceptional as Mark Rothko in the London return of John Logan’s two-hander.