‘A glimpse of what the world could look like if everything were simpler and the people were kinder’: Emily Davis wells up at Hackney Empire’s Windrush-inspired pantomime.
‘A stumble off the path, into a crack in the ground’: Emily Davis writes on a new adaptation of Knut Hamsun’s book and the politics of the decision to programme it.
An incoherent world: Hailey Bachrach writes on an episodic staging of Elena Ferrante’s wildly successful bestsellers.
Living in a teenage dream: in this dialogue review, Rose Johnstone and Alice Saville chat about 90s nostalgia, commercialised wokeness, and the weird world of the 21st century jukebox musical.
A glorious vision: Ava Wong Davies writes on the wintry magic of Sally Cookson’s Narnia story.
‘Shakespearean civil war as Tarantino-esque entertainment’: Lily Levinson writes on Sean Holmes and Ilinca Radulian’s action-packed double-bill of history plays.
Imagining a future: Maddy Costa writes on Danish theatre company Fix & Foxy’s ‘materially sparse, philosophically expansive’ show.
A rallying cry for freedom of the press: Brendan MacDonald writes on the stage adaptation of journalist Can Dündar’s account of his imprisonment.
‘a steady throb like the sound of your heart beat in the bath’: Lily Levinson writes on Ava Wong Davies’ lyrical exploration of a relationship between a daughter and her estranged mother.
Not-so-seriously spooky: Amy Borsuk writes on a witty, magic-trick filled take on Oscar Wilde’s ghost story.
Unexpected darkness: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on the troubling depths of a Broadway hit musical.
‘It looks like mending, in a way’: Lily Levinson writes on Abigail Boucher and Carolyn Defrin’s dance theatre performance exploring intimacy and activism.
Bear with me: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Eleanor Tindall’s fur-suited monologue about queer sexuality.
Caught in the web: Simon Gwynn writes on John Webber’s new play exploring male violence.
Wild waters: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Daniel Bailey’s production of Chinonyerem Odimba’s play exploring friendship, motherhood and recovering from trauma.