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Review: Indecent Proposal at Menier Chocolate Factory

The morality of art: Hailey Bachrach writes on Paula Vogel's intriguing play about scandal, representation, and the role of theatre.

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“Please, please, please wear your mask in the theatre”

An imaginary conversation between two theatregoers at a mostly-maskless West End show.

9 September


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Review: Faustus at The Stage at the Dock, Hull

Fire and fury: Angelo Irving reviews From Below's outdoor Faustus combining acrobatics, fire poi and pantomime.

14 September

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Review: The Memory of Water at Hampstead Theatre

Desperate remedies: Brendan Macdonald writes on Alice Hamilton's revival of Shelagh Stephenson's comedy-drama that explores memory and family.

13 September

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Review: Frozen the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

A richer and more complex beast: Emily Davis reviews the stage version of the beloved Disney movie.

13 September

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Review: Screensaver Series and The Rite of Spring at Horizon (online)

Shapes and colours: Ben Kulvichit reviews two contrasting dance works as part of the Horizon showcase's public programme.

7 September

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Features
Natasha Tripney

Censor, censorship, and theatre’s 21st century video nasties

Following the release of new film Censor, Natasha Tripney traces the stories of screen violence, from Mary Whitehouse's outrage to today's horror theatre livestreams.

Alice Saville

Edinburgh 2021: An ending, a beginning

Alice Saville writes about the strangeness and specialness of 2021's smaller-than-ever fringe festival.

Holly Maples and Allie Young

Has the pandemic been a step back for working class inclusion in theatre?

"This is not a leveller": Holly Maples and Allie Young explore the pandemic's impact on working class artists, as part of the Freelancers in the Dark research project.

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“the world is so different now” – seven methods of killing kylie jenner, revisited

Two years after it premiered, seven methods is moving from Royal Court's studio to its main house. Ava Wong Davies asks its director Milli Bhatia about what's changed.

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Review: Rockets and Blue Lights, National Theatre

Ripples from the past: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Winsome Pinnock's epic new play exploring the legacies of Britain's role in the transatlantic slave trade.

6 September

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Review: Statements after an arrest under the immorality act, Orange Tree

'Sucked into the void': Farah Najib writes on Diane Page's revival of Athol Fugard's dense, challenging play that skewers racial injustice.

3 September

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Review: Hungry at Paines Plough

Emotional eating: Emily Davis writes on Chris Bush's incisive new play, exploring the tangled relationship between food, class and community.

31 August

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Review: May Queen at Paines Plough Roundabout

Folklore and fury: Tom Moyser writes on Frankie Meredith’s new play, set at a Coventry folk festival.

26 August


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17 June
Alice Saville

The Edinburgh Fringe is in limbo: who’s going to secure its future?

It's still unclear what form 2021's Edinburgh Fringe is going to take. Alice Saville argues that for the festival to survive, deeper conversation and decisive change is needed.


20 May
Salome Wagaine

What lessons can be learned from theatre’s pandemic redundancies?

Last year, theatres made sweeping redundancies. As venues reopen, and roles start to be readvertised, Salome Wagaine argues that changes need to be made.


19 May
Adam Welsh

Why don’t I feel more excited about returning to the theatre?

As theatres reopen, Adam Welsh thinks about how little has changed - and about the potential fpr digital theatre to signal a different future.


11 May
Fergus Morgan

What’s next for online theatre?

Theatres in England reopen in less than a week. Will the past year's online experiments be forgotten? Fergus Morgan argues that they shouldn't be.


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