The 1970s in brown and orange: Rosemary Waugh reviews the UK premiere of Marielle Heller’s stage adaptation of The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
Daniel Perks finds all the fun of the fair – and some poignancy, too – in Visible Theatre’s circus-style look at sex and ageing.
A false sanctuary: Rebecca Latham reviews Alex MacKeith’s new work about the failing education system.
Entirely unpromising: Eleanor Turney reviews a revival of the musical based on Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.
Taking flying lessons: Amy Borsuk revisits a favourite childhood friend at the Southwark Playhouse.
Soaked in myth, ritual and salt water: Gillian Greer reviews the debut of Matt Grinter’s Papatango prize-winning play.
“Impeccable performances, but undersold by its musical confines.” Brendan Macdonald reviews the new musical based on Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton.
Best friends, bad friends and record collections: Maddy Costa discusses the DIY spirit of punk and Gregory Moss’s play.
A play of two halves: Daniel Perks reviews a new production about football and war.
The heroism in ‘socialised medicine’: Julia Rank reviews the hidden gem of the Rogers and Hammerstein partnership.
“The title character is the linchpin here”: Daniel Perks reviews Emily Juniper’s adaptation of Maxim Gorky.
Pixelated: Daniel Perks reviews Block Stop’s underwhelming live video game.
“Mischief personified”: Gillian Greer reviews Glass Half Full and Go People’s production of Shakespeare using 7 actors for 17 roles.
Sally Hales reviews Steven Dietz’s “Beautifully observed” portrayal of the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
Not quite intoxicating: David Ralf reviews Joe DiPietro and David Bryan’s take on the 1984 cult classic.