‘An avalanche of years’: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Alexandra Wood’s naturalistic depiction of the relationships between sisters over forty years.
Glitz and glamour: Louise Jones reviews Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo’s loving lampooning of all things musical theatre.
Mammals in space: Ben Kulvichit reviews Figs in Wigs’ irreverent take on Kenneth Grahame’s pastoral fantasia, with added space rockets and iPhones.
“Yes, it’s a Brexit play”: Ava Wong Davies writes on the warm-hearted bluntness of Mike Bartlett’s story of intergenerational conflict.
Balancing act: Lilith Wozniak writes on an untamed, ebullient production of Rapunzel which trusts its audience with nuance.
Spinning yarns: Lilith Wozniak writes on a carnival-inspired tale of a swindler out to win a cash prize, drawing from Afro-Caribbean folklore.
‘Pure Dickens’: Christine Irvine writes on Douglas Maxwell’s power-struggle play about a Mod-obsessed asylum seeker and a disillusioned academic.
Liars, cheats and scoundrels: John Murphy on escaping into the familiar world of the classic New York musical.
Pain and prayer: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Matilda Ibini’s witty, moving coming of age story.
Thrusting hope in our faces: Lily Levinson writes on watching Pecs Drag Kings’ Christmas show on election night.
‘Like the kick of coffee in a gingerbread latte’: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Chris Bush’s Christmas show about family traditions.
‘It’s time to wank jubilantly with a cross’: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Breach’s exuberant retelling of the sexual adventures of a 14th century nun.
Revelling in mess: Emily Davis writes on Ell Potter and Mary Higgins’ exploration of masculinity and their relationship to it.
A howl of despair: Maddy Costa writes on Leah Shelton’s latex-clad, lipsync take on the myth of Pandora’s box.
‘It resembles an affably deranged birthday party’: Mert Dilek writes on Kneehigh’s riotous adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi.