The loving mixture of homage and piss-take: Catherine Love reviews Kill The Beast at The Lowry.
Catherine Love reviews Maxine Peake’s “compelling and impressively fresh” performance as Blanche DuBois.
“You gradually learn not to trust a single thing you see”: Andrew Haydon reviews Peeping Tom at HOME.
The oldest hath borne most: James Varney reviews Michael Buffong’s production of Shakespeare.
“Monopolising on misery… without any commentary or attempt at solution or alternative.” James Varney reviews Breach’s The Beanfield.
Pseudo-defensively connive an impenetrable form to write your review in…
This play is a gallery exhibition of femininity, striving in the face of that hugely broken thing – masculinity – to which even today we seem to have no cure.
James Varney reviews “a magpie approach to queering the Bible.”
Trauma and love hold together Jack Thorne’s The Solid Life of Sugar Water.
“There’s some untouchable strength in the experience of this show, like a bottle of rage.” James Varney reviews Jamal Gerald’s show in Manchester.
Yusra Warsama excels in a show that is “dragging up chains of trauma, soaked in violent pasts and present.”
‘Wit is as tired of thinking about cancer as Vivian is; Hesmondhalgh drags us through Vivian’s treatment and death, and all we learn about is life.’
A curated collage of honesty.
Fairytales within fairytales within fairytales.
Fifty shades of grey.