Living with hope: Naomi Obeng reviews Phoebe Frances Brown’s frank, warm story of navigating life with incurable cancer.
Lockdown retrospective: Tracey Sinclair reviews James Graham’s play which surveys the summer lockdown through the eyes of a new relationship.
Polluted truths: Emily Holyoake writes on post-truth politics and cross-gender casting in Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Ibsen update.
‘What about the Struggle’: Naomi Obeng writes a poetic response to Kemp Powers’ imagined account of the meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke.
Emotionally invested: Naomi Obeng writes on a stage adaptation of a childhood favourite which ‘plainly plays with magic’.
‘Joyful sincerity’: Pete Kirwan writes on an earnest, escapist panto that brings the 12th century into the 21st.
Holding fiction to account: Peter Kirwan writes on the representation of madness in Nottingham Playhouse’s revival of Alan Bennett’s play.
More to life than love: Peter Kirwan reviews the Nottingham Playhouse’s first musical in over a decade.
And what an atmosphere… Peter Kirwan reviews Mufaro Makubika’s award-winning play set in 1950s Nottingham.
Digging down: this family-friendly adaptation of Louis Sachar’s novel isn’t afraid of asking big questions.
Silence and noise: Peter Kirwan reviews Ramps on the Moon’s new show based on a text familiar to A-Level Theatre Studies students.
Never cross a picket line: Peter Kirwan reviews the triumphant regional premiere of Beth Steel’s play about Welbeck Colliery
Memories of memories: Jane Upton’s one-woman play is touching and thoughtful.
Less a show, more an institution: Peter Kirwan reviews Nottingham Playhouse’s annual panto.
An extraordinary coda: Giles Croft marks the end of his tenure at Nottingham Playhouse in poignant style.