Living with hope: Naomi Obeng reviews Phoebe Frances Brown’s frank, warm story of navigating life with incurable cancer.
‘The realm of memory’: Naomi Obeng reviews mandla rae’s poetic performance film about their memories of seeking asylum.
Digital ritual: Naomi Obeng writes on a cornucopia of offerings from Glasgow’s DIY live art festival.
Black mirror, black mirror on the wall…: Naomi Obeng reviews a star-laden adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel, transposed to the perilous world of social media.
Cooking without a recipe: Naomi Obeng writes on a Malaysian and UK co-production about living across two cultures.
‘Dream logic’: Naomi Obeng writes on Encounter’s strange, sad study on grief, reimagined as a filmed site-specific performance.
“A play about failing. Sign. Me. Up.” – Naomi Obeng imagines a tentative, hopeful performance in a brand new Loughborough venue.
‘Lost words’: Naomi Obeng writes on Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer’s ‘show and tell’ excavation of colonial trade history.
Splash splosh: Naomi Obeng reviews Reckless Sleepers’ inviting, restless, weather-themed children’s show.
‘I felt like a wild-eyed child, riveted by strange life happening’: Naomi Obeng writes on People Show’s surrealist collection of ideas and images in their 137th show.
As Fairview’s UK run ends, Naomi Obeng charts her conflicting reactions to Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play. [contains spoilers]
‘Yeah, humans be like that’: Naomi Obeng on the complexities of Janice Okoh’s time-hopping play about Empire and its legacy.
‘Why and when did the other side stop Rocking Against?’: Naomi Obeng on music and activism in Middle Child’s new show about the Rock Against Racism movement.
‘What about the Struggle’: Naomi Obeng writes a poetic response to Kemp Powers’ imagined account of the meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke.
Emotionally invested: Naomi Obeng writes on a stage adaptation of a childhood favourite which ‘plainly plays with magic’.