As Matthew Lopez’s gay epic transfers from the Young Vic to the West End, Frey Kwa Kawking writes on its sprawling, compassionate glory.
Uncanny valley: David Hare’s satire of Labour politics might be set in the present day, but it belongs in another era.
Shakespeare as party: Lauren Mooney writes on a fantastically warm, welcoming opener to Kwame Kwei-Armah’s reign at the Young Vic.
The waves are rolling in or moving out: Rosemary Waugh reviews Katie Mitchell and Alice Birch’s latest collaboration.
Perfumed sails: Sophie Okonedo shines in the NT’s swimmingly beautiful staging of Shakespeare’s prickly love story.
Desire is everything: Adena Jacobs’ staging of Strauss’s opera is full of ponytail-slick, sensuous, striking images.
Invisible women: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Annie-B Parson’s feminist dance response to Samuel Pepys’ Diary
Marriage and infidelity: Ed Nightingale reviews Jamie Lloyd’s productions of The Lover and The Collection.
The common soldiers, the everyday heroes: Ava Davies reviews Alice Oswald’s elegy to the dead of the Iliad.
The question of ownership: Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Debris Stevenson’s autobiographical ode to grime.
Excruciating silences: Peter Brook’s drama is an exercise in painfully slow abstraction.
WARNING: Hailey Bachrach writes on an unpredictable look at amnesia by young international collective JAMS.
Village politics made mighty: Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Matt Hartley’s new play set in a Derbyshire plague village.
An enemy of the people: Sally Hales reviews the West End debut of Dawn King’s ‘neat, slick, streamlined four-hander’.
Penetrate the earth in the wrong way it will react. Penetrate the human body with enough daily violence and what…? Maddy Costa reviews Jo Bannon’s new work as part of Unlimited Festival.