Bad parenting: James Varney writes on the ambiguous critical outlook of David Judge’s autobiographical monologue on race and fatherhood.
Personal and political: Lilith Wozniak reviews Chinonyerem Odimba’s play for Eclipse Theatre, set during the Bristol Bus Boycott.
Keep the faith: Tracey Sinclair reviews the The Letter Room’s uplifting, music-filled performance about overcoming depression.
Mixed messages: Aniqah Choudhri reviews a dystopian, future-set adaptation of Brecht’s political parable.
Untranslatable: Henry Gleaden writes on Jaha Koo’s melancholy performance about the personal impact of South Korea’s financial crisis.
A familiar family: Ben Kulvichit writes on Chippy Lane Production’s new play and its echoes of 20th Century American playwrights
Nightmare room: Eve Allin reviews Daniel Bailey’s surreal production of Joe Penhall’s dissection of systemic racism in the mental health care system.
Young adult: Emily Holyoake on Pilot Theatre’s new staging of Malorie Blackman’s novel and theatre for teenage audiences.
Strange meeting: Tracey Sinclair reviews Gary Kitching and Steve Byron’s two-hander about men left behind by social systems.
Missed the boat: Crystal Bennes reviews Scottish Opera’s new commission about scientists on a research expedition to Greenland.
‘Generation Z are looking down the barrel of a gun’: Jackie Montague reviews Erica Whyman’s production of Shakespeare’s staple as it heads out on a UK tour.
…sorry, where were we? John Murphy reviews Third Angel’s detective story about distraction and misdirection.
‘Queer politic as positive philosophy’: James Varney on how Gareth Cutter’s solo show fits in a wider culture of Queerness and performance.
The woods for the trees: James Varney writes on scale and perspective in James Monaghan’s solo piece, from his viewpoint as an embedded critic.
A rich tapestry: Lilith Wozniak reviews Nick Makoha’s autobiographical play about stories of exile and displacement.