The Joe Hill-Gibbins Problem: Sally Hales reflects on Marivaux’s eighteenth-century rom-com.
From 1988 to 2017: Rosemary Waugh reviews the Orange Tree Theatre’s revival of Clare McIntyre’s Low Level Panic.
Alerts to our own weakness for soothing narratives and comforting ideologies: Sally Hales reviews a particularly timely production of Winter Solstice at the Orange Tree Theatre.
Will children like Extra Yarn? Elated child says: ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’: Emma Smith reviews the Orange Tree Theatre’s Christmas show for young children.
A very real character in the middle of an unreal play: Miriam Gillinson reviews Somerset Maugham’s last play.
“Warmth and humanity… no matter how weird things get.” Sally Hales reviews the revival of Caryl Churchill’s Blue Heart.
Sells itself as ice cream on a dull summer’s day: Gillian Greer reviews Zoe Cooper’s “beautifully crafted, sweet and succinct” new play.
Scratching an itch: Brendan Macdonald reviews Brad Birch’s play about explosive truths.
“A sweet song of simple, lyrical beauty, sometimes blurred at the edges by heat haze, sometimes doused in sepia.”
Pay attention to the hair.
Studying the b-sides.
The private lives of socialists.