“I seancéd my ass off”: Lily Levinson reviews Luke Bateman and Michael Conley’s one-man musical about ‘sozzled, sweary’, Spiritualist sisters.
‘Dream logic’: Naomi Obeng writes on Encounter’s strange, sad study on grief, reimagined as a filmed site-specific performance.
Growing pains: Louise Jones reviews Northern Rascal’s outdoor dance piece made with a group of twenty 16-25 year olds from Calderdale.
Grief encounter: Louise Jones reviews Headlong’s ghost story, reimagined as a performance via telephone.
‘A story without an ending’: Andrew Edwards writes on Daniel Kitson’s account of the pandemic, from within the thick of it.
Interactive intrigue: Lilith Wozniak reviews a Zoom-based murder mystery by Bristol theatre company Sharp Teeth.
Lockdown retrospective: Tracey Sinclair reviews James Graham’s play which surveys the summer lockdown through the eyes of a new relationship.
Menace à trois: Lilith Wozniak reviews a revival of Pinter’s reverse-chronological adultery drama
Covid culture: James Varney explores the new ways we engage with performance via RashDash’s documentary album, listened to from home.
Home from home: Tracey Sinclair writes on an ‘eclectic but entertaining’ selection of ten-minute dramas by emerging writers.
Unreliable connection: Louise Jones reviews a series of short performances exploring isolation and togetherness, co-presented with Opera North.
Internal voices: Lily Levinson encounters Rafaella Marcus’s intimate audio play, performed by Katherine Parkinson.
Queer longings: Gemma Lawrence’s play charts a lockdown romance forged at a distance.
Digital shadows: Wambui Hardcastle encounters a video podcast about online afterlives that you can watch on your mobile phone.
Out of credit: Tracey Sinclair reviews a livestream of Laura Lindow’s new play, an ‘urban fable’ about the impact of the rollout of Universal Credit in the North East.