Fire and fury: Angelo Irving reviews From Below’s outdoor Faustus combining acrobatics, fire poi and pantomime.
Desperate remedies: Brendan Macdonald writes on Alice Hamilton’s revival of Shelagh Stephenson’s comedy-drama that explores memory and family.
Shapes and colours: Ben Kulvichit reviews two contrasting dance works as part of the Horizon showcase’s public programme.
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.
‘Sucked into the void’: Farah Najib writes on Diane Page’s revival of Athol Fugard’s dense, challenging play that skewers racial injustice.
You are what you eat: Lilith Wozniak reviews The Wardrobe Ensemble’s free-wheeling whistle stop tour of the evolution of capitalism.
Interrupted history: James Varney writes on RashDash’s approach to biography and storytelling in their cabaret portrait of Lizzie Siddal and Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
A festering wound: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Kae Tempest’s ‘savagely poetic’ adaptation of Philoctetes by Sophocles.
If I Loved You: Emily Davis reviews Timothy Sheader’s outdoor production of Carousel, which leans into the knottiness of the musical’s themes.
Community living: Elete N-F writes on Tom Wells’s ‘warm, genuine portrait of life in Kilnsea’.
‘An eclectic programme’: Tracey Sinclair samples Newcastle Fringe Festival’s offerings, from a performance inside a taxi to aquatic sound art.
‘The realm of memory’: Naomi Obeng reviews mandla rae’s poetic performance film about their memories of seeking asylum.
‘Bafflingly profound’: Brendan Macdonald writes on Sam Yates’ haunting revival of Tennessee Williams’ metatheatrical play.
Searching for a unicorn: Farah Najib writes on Kim Scopes’ playful show, which explores and celebrates experiences of bisexuality.
Slapstick metatheatre: Lilith Wozniak reviews Told By an Idiot’s comic tribute to Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.