Boat building: Andrew Edwards reviews Tortoise in a Nutshell’s opening performance at Manipulate 2017.
Growing up sucks. So don’t bother: Chris White reviews the annual From Devon With Love festival in Exeter.
A powerful study of class politics that remains as relevant as ever: John Murphy reviews Day One Theatre’s production of Patrick Marber’s reimagining of Strindberg.
A deep-tissue massage for your brain muscles: Christine Irvine attends one of Heroes’ intimate stagings of Sea Wall in a Glasgow pub.
An uncertain piece of theatre in uncertain times: Catherine Love reviews Powder Keg’s performance as part of PUSH festival 2017.
Masculinity and desire writ large: Chris McCormack reviews a one man play winding its way through Greek myths, love affairs and football.
Like parent, like child: Chris McCormack reviews a bold new work about the search for the body of a political prisoner.
“Horror and grief seep, slither, crawl and loom”: Christine Irvine reviews Tom Wright’s new stage version of Joan Lindsay’s cult novel.
On a mission to rescue Dad: Chris McCormack reviews Bombinate Theatre’s children’s show about mental illness, as part of the First Fortnight Festival.
“Understands the poignant, personal nature of true fandom”: Tracey Sinclair reviews Adrian Berry’s tribute to the influence of David Bowie.
Choose your own adventure: John Murphy reviews the Sheffield version of the Guide of Misrule’s immersive Great Gatsby.
Catching glimpses of illicit courtship: Louise Jones reviews an immersive version of The Great Gatsby in York.
John Murphy reviews the show that continues Sheffield’s tradition of providing a quality musical in time for Christmas.
A snow-crisp adaptation: Chris McCormack reviews the Christmas offering at the children’s theatre in Dublin.
A glamorous alternative to panto: Adam Bruce reviews the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom on stage.