Unreliable connection: Louise Jones reviews a series of short performances exploring isolation and togetherness, co-presented with Opera North.
Louise Jones reviews an outdoor monologue with a soundtrack that chimes with its themes of grief and spirituality.
Social media stormclouds: Louise Jones writes on the Facebook livestream of Kieran Hurley’s student activism drama.
Writ large: Louise Jones reviews an adaptation of Hans Fallada’s wartime novel which loses its moral nuance in the journey from page to stage.
‘An America that tears itself apart from the inside’: Louise Jones reviews imitating the dog’s shot-for-shot live remix of George Romero’s horror movie.
Glitz and glamour: Louise Jones reviews Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo’s loving lampooning of all things musical theatre.
Shaft of light: Louise Jones writes on the ‘futile, gripping’ intensity of Athol Fugard’s seldom-produced two-hander.
Unholy matrimony: Louise Jones reviews Gracefool Collective’s unruly deconstruction of wedding traditions.
Heartbeats: Louise Jones writes on an intimate physical theatre dissection of a break up.
Cosmetic expectations: Louise Jones writes on The Hiccup Project’s dance exploration of the pressures on women to be ‘lovely’.
Raw and clandestine: Louise Jones writes on Catherine Hoffmann’s musical about under-discussed gynaecological conditions.
A matter of life and death: Louise Jones writes on the emotional mechanics of Theatre Re’s lyrical piece of physical theatre.
‘Life’s metaphorical bucket’: Louise Jones reviews Holly Gallagher’s solo storytelling show about the three Millennials under stress.
Tensions in the ring: Louise Jones on plot and character in a wrestling ring-set co-production between Red Ladder and The Dukes, Lancaster.
Ringing hollow: Louise Jones writes on the subtleties lost in adaptation in Out of Joint and Royal and Derngate’s co-production of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel.