A puzzle of a play: Alice Saville reviews Al Smith’s controversy-stricken story of greed on a Bolivian salt flat.
Alice Saville writes about Old Bridge, and a recent spate of plays which set poignant love stories against the backdrop of tumultuous world events.
As theatres fight to find and retain backstage workers, Alice Saville talks to people on the frontline of theatre’s hiring crisis.
Little house on memory lane: Alice Saville revisits Martin McDonagh’s brilliantly horrible play.
In-between days: Alice Saville reviews Le Gateau Chocolat’s quiet, reflective directorial debut.
Lost wildness: Alice Saville reviews De Roovers’ outdoor version of Dennis Potter’s play, performed deep in Thamesmead’s wilderness.
An imaginary conversation between two theatregoers at a mostly-maskless West End show.
Alice Saville writes about the strangeness and specialness of 2021’s smaller-than-ever fringe festival.
A cosmic filing cabinet: Alice Saville shifts through her memories of Headlong and National Theatre’s show about what lives on.
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.
Down the rabbit hole: Alice Saville reviews a feverish satire of pandemic-era Britain, performed by young people.
Sheltering in place: Alice Saville reviews Amy Berryman’s log cabin drama, set against a backdrop of global climate crisis.
Joyful scenes: Alice Saville’s illustrated review sketches the magic of Sean Holmes production, as it reopens The Globe.
Cooking up a storm: Alice Saville reviews a fan-created musical inspired by Pixar’s tale of a talented rodent chef.
‘Liveness’ is central to theatre’s identity. But how can you create it online? And do you need to? Alice Saville explores the tangled set of questions facing 2020’s artists and producers.