“Yes, it’s a Brexit play”: Ava Wong Davies writes on the warm-hearted bluntness of Mike Bartlett’s story of intergenerational conflict.
Balancing act: Lilith Wozniak writes on an untamed, ebullient production of Rapunzel which trusts its audience with nuance.
Spinning yarns: Lilith Wozniak writes on a carnival-inspired tale of a swindler out to win a cash prize, drawing from Afro-Caribbean folklore.
‘Pure Dickens’: Christine Irvine writes on Douglas Maxwell’s power-struggle play about a Mod-obsessed asylum seeker and a disillusioned academic.
On a cliff edge: Ava Wong Davies writes on a powerful new setting for Inua Ellam’s play.
From axis to axis: Verity Healey writes on the shifting social ties and inequalities of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.
Liars, cheats and scoundrels: John Murphy on escaping into the familiar world of the classic New York musical.
Pain and prayer: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Matilda Ibini’s witty, moving coming of age story.
“I feel like a giant child”: Emily Davis is delighted by the NT’s magical fantasy musical.
Thrusting hope in our faces: Lily Levinson writes on watching Pecs Drag Kings’ Christmas show on election night.
‘Like the kick of coffee in a gingerbread latte’: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Chris Bush’s Christmas show about family traditions.
A medicine cabinet of wonders: Lily Levinson writes on the themes of sickness and disease that fill Rebecca Frecknall’s take on Webster’s tragedy.
‘It’s time to wank jubilantly with a cross’: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Breach’s exuberant retelling of the sexual adventures of a 14th century nun.
Revelling in mess: Emily Davis writes on Ell Potter and Mary Higgins’ exploration of masculinity and their relationship to it.
“Sex? Indubitably! Violence? No doubt!”: Ava Wong Davies writes a rhyming review of Jamie Lloyd’s souped up verse drama.