Raising the roof: John Murphy reviews Sheffield Crucible’s slick and spectacular production of the Cole Porter classic.
A reckoning: Mark Ravenhill’s new play is a naturalistic, troubling exploration of history and abuses of power.
“Cook, stirring, until the misery has melted”: Rosemary Waugh’s review of the ROH’s opera takes the form of a very festive recipe.
Hanging up his wig: Louise Jones writes on the 40th and final panto helmed by legendary York dame Berwick Kaler.
Who runs this house? Danai Gurira’s play is a brilliant exploration of the clashes between cultural traditions and colonial influences.
‘Fifty shades of beige’: Rosemary Waugh reviews The Meyerhold Theatre Centre’s adaptation of Ivan Vyrypaev’s play about a couple arguing themselves round in circles
Verity Healey writes on Stephen Laughton’s new play, which explores the impact of an antisemitic attack on a relationship.
Can I lick your face?: Simon Gwynn reviews Not Too Tame’s ‘raucous and gratifying reinvention of panto’.
“I hope it’s stupid”: James Varney on the skill of being an idiot in a Dutch company’s tribute to the great entertainers.
‘The most millennial millennial’: Emily Davis writes on Bebe Sanders’ one woman show about an intergenerational friendship
“They have the power here”: Ava Wong Davies writes on a Forced Entertainment show that forces us to take kids seriously.
Someone else’s shoes: Lilith Wozniak writes on the mechanics of empathy in an immersive audio experience in Bristol shopping quarter.
Sinful pageantry: Paulette Randall’s production of Marlowe’s play brings out all its wicked humour.
A magical immersion in the history of Battersea: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Sarah Golding’s ‘gentle and very different Christmas show’
And all that jazz: Emily Davis reviews Little Bulb’s metatheatrical take on the Orpheus myth, set in a 1930s jazz bar.