Nightmare room: Eve Allin reviews Daniel Bailey’s surreal production of Joe Penhall’s dissection of systemic racism in the mental health care system.
Young adult: Emily Holyoake on Pilot Theatre’s new staging of Malorie Blackman’s novel and theatre for teenage audiences.
‘A sharp, metallic taste you’re not expecting’: Ben Kulvichit writes on strangeness and power in the Yard’s double-bill of live art by Tim Spooner & Tom Richards and Ira Brand.
Sweating the small stuff: Sally Hales reviews Rose Lewenstein’s new play, which explores climate change through an intimate depiction of a relationship.
Strange meeting: Tracey Sinclair reviews Gary Kitching and Steve Byron’s two-hander about men left behind by social systems.
‘Believing deep down that things are, should be, can be fair’: Hailey Bachrach reviews Cressida Brown’s production of a new take on the high-flying myth.
“A long, slow slide into horror after horror” – Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Nicôle Lecky’s narrative of a young woman suffocated by anxieties.
Missed the boat: Crystal Bennes reviews Scottish Opera’s new commission about scientists on a research expedition to Greenland.
‘Generation Z are looking down the barrel of a gun’: Jackie Montague reviews Erica Whyman’s production of Shakespeare’s staple as it heads out on a UK tour.
‘Sharp and witty’: Verity Healey reviews Kristine Landon-Smith’s production of Anouilh’s farce about a struggling orchestra in post-war France.
‘Meticulous in depicting the reality of being a body dependent on another body to care for it’: Rosemary Waugh writes on Martyna Majok’s ‘painstakingly realistic’ play.
‘demonstrating how hard true understanding – of both oneself and of another – is to achieve’: Kate Wyver writes on the NOW Festival Week 3 double bill.
…sorry, where were we? John Murphy reviews Third Angel’s detective story about distraction and misdirection.
Shy, or just smug? Lauren Vevers reviews a coming-of-age solo show starring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Theo Ancient.
Protest theatre: Alice Saville writes on an immersive show sparked by the 2014 Kiev Uprising.