You need a rest: Chris McCormack reviews a new play about Hanna Greally, a woman wrongly held in a psychiatric institution for 18 years.
“A Victor Hugo musical? It’ll never work.” Brendan Macdonald reviews the London transfer of The Grinning Man.
David Pollock reviews the Traverse Theatre’s two Christmas shows for 2017.
Who tells your story: the smash-hit revisionist historical musical comes to London.
A wild goose chase: Travelling Light’s adaptation is a joyous, inventive blend of storytelling and song.
Winter wonderland: the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company create a sensory world of snow.
We all knew: Maddy Costa on a complex exploration of the refugee crisis.
Freezing Ebeneezer: Wandering Tiger’s promenade Dickens adaptation is fun but frigid.
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.
Very much a character study, not a spy drama: Neil Dowden reviews the Hampstead Theatre’s revival of Simon Gray’s play about an unlikely friendship.
We’re not in Sheffield anymore: Robert Hastie’s first Christmas musical in Sheffield whisks audiences off to Oz.
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.
Age of Anxiety fears: Sally Hales reviews Anne Washburn’s adaptation of the cult sci-fi series.
The loneliest time of the year: Jonny and the Baptists’ Christmas show has brilliant songs and a big heart.