A surfeit of bluster: Tom Moyser writes on an overblown homage to Lovecraft.
Both old-fashioned and futuristic: Lilith Wozniak writes on an atmospheric staging of Samuel Butler’s 19th century science fiction novel.
Gentle and gently devastating: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Jessica Butcher’s exploration of a mother-daughter relationship.
There is a serious gap in the magic circle regarding Slytherin representation: Francesca Peschier reviews a show by the Sherlock Holmes of magicians.
One woman and an elf: Rosemary Waugh reviews a Finnish play about the sauna.
A conversation: Brendan Macdonald reviews Ad Infinitum’s new show about fatherhood.
Unmoored: Crystal Bennes reviews a play loosely based on Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar.
Chris McCormack reviews Martin McDonagh’s bleak comedy about ‘pioneering gravediggers, alcoholic priests and corrupt police’.
Flight is a ‘perfectly programmed high-art theme park ride.’
What Girls Are Made Of looks back on a teenage brush with stardom with adult wisdom and a 90s soundtrack.
Gravity and Other Myths’ new physical theatre piece Backbone showcases the beauty of working together.
Hannah Greenstreet writes on Lydia Larson’s hilarious monologue about “the fantasy lives we build to survive”.
Reclaiming a poet: Rosemary Waugh reviews Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play about Emilia Bassano.
Visual richness: Hannah Greenstreet writes on the images of Breach Theatre’s show, which dramatises the story of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Pickle Jar is a one-woman show about rape culture, grief, and misplaced guilt.