“A Victor Hugo musical? It’ll never work.” Brendan Macdonald reviews the London transfer of The Grinning Man.
Who tells your story: the smash-hit revisionist historical musical comes to London.
Winter wonderland: the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company create a sensory world of snow.
The bizarreness takes over from the brutality: Blanche McIntyre’s production can’t balance the horror and the humour of Shakespeare’s bloodbath.
Privileged, bored and probably lazy: Sally Hales reviews the UK premiere of Amy Herzog’s relationship psychodrama.
It’s mad. It’s ambitious. It’s silly and frightening and really annoying: Miriam Gillinson reviews the National Theatre’s stage version of Pinocchio.
Bizarre, challenging and strangely compelling: Sally Hales reviews the Royal Court’s alternative take on Christmas theatre.
Disarmingly virtuosic: Seiriol Davies’ Edinburgh musical sensation transfers to London.
“Like those Christmas selections that come in an actual tin with some of the biscuits so posh they warrant their own silver foil.”
Bigger isn’t always better: Francesca Peschier is underwhelmed by the humbug prince.
Just kidding: Liwaa Yazji’s exploration of the Syrian Civil War is compelling, confusing and, well, full of goats.
It takes a village to raise a child… Alice Saville reviews the West End transfer of Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells’ new musical.
Evolving or revolving: Maddy Costa reviews Rachel Mars and nat tarrab’s new roller derby inspired work.
You’re being watched: Rosemary Waugh reviews Anders Lustgarten’s new play about Elizabethan intrigue.
Identity crisis: Amelia Forsbrook reviews Nico Muhly’s ‘non-committal’ opera.