“Whose eyes are being opened?” Angelo Irving writes on a narrative of systemic racism in Scotland that feels all too familiar.
Growing pains: Louise Jones reviews Northern Rascal’s outdoor dance piece made with a group of twenty 16-25 year olds from Calderdale.
Missed connections: Alice Saville and Hannah Greenstreet have a phone conversation about Coney’s interactive telephone exchange performance.
Kitchen-sink drama: Ava Wong Davies reviews Forced Entertainment’s domestic, unexpectedly moving retellings of Shakespeare’s plays.
Grief encounter: Louise Jones reviews Headlong’s ghost story, reimagined as a performance via telephone.
‘A story without an ending’: Andrew Edwards writes on Daniel Kitson’s account of the pandemic, from within the thick of it.
A nihilistic vision of love: Eve Allin reviews Tinuke Craig’s seismic production of Sarah Kane’s visual poem.
Interactive intrigue: Lilith Wozniak reviews a Zoom-based murder mystery by Bristol theatre company Sharp Teeth.
Sleeping alone, together: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Robert Softley Gale’s ‘extremely localised but fiercely expansive’ digital performance moving through his bedtime routine.
Bodies that matter: Ka Bradley writes on digital dance performances from Splayed Festival, which put focus on disabled and queer bodies, exploring how they negotiate the world.
Lockdown retrospective: Tracey Sinclair reviews James Graham’s play which surveys the summer lockdown through the eyes of a new relationship.
Menace à trois: Lilith Wozniak reviews a revival of Pinter’s reverse-chronological adultery drama
Covid culture: James Varney explores the new ways we engage with performance via RashDash’s documentary album, listened to from home.
Thinking inside the box; Angelo Irving writes on three films that explore the experiences of marginalised women, built around plays from the Theatre Uncut archive.
Broken nights: Lily Levinson writes on Ava Wong Davies and Mandala Theatre’s ‘unsettling and theatrically imaginative’ digital play, exploring sleep disturbance.