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.
Unexpected darkness: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on the troubling depths of a Broadway hit musical.
“A surface-level solution”:Amy Borsuk finds that a gender-swap doesn’t fix the problems posed by Shakespeare’s play.
Endless spirals: Alice Saville writes on the looping, time-bending world of Annie Baker’s interrogation of storytelling.
‘The plot has aged like milk’: Ava Wong Davies creates a mixtape review in response to the musical adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel about an ‘insufferable music snob’.
A difficult woman: Hannah Greenstreet writes on the too-familiar tropes exposed in Clare Barron’s narrative of love and ballet.
Rose Johnstone writes on the dog jokes and righteous fury of Hannah Gadsby’s new show, “Nanette’s even more rebellious and revolutionary sister”.
“We’re good people right?” – Rosemary Waugh writes on the normal people of Duncan Macmillan’s climate change play.
‘The gesture of care makes the performance feel suddenly more dangerous’: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Clean Break’s production of Alice Birch’s sharply experimental new play.
Drip, drip, drip: Alice Saville writes on Sabrina Mahfouz’s slow-building deluge of a show.
“Heteronormativity…it’s a curse!”: Ava Wong Davies writes on Marina Carr and Yael Farber’s bloody, binary take on Lorca.
Men of magnitude: J N Benjamin writes on Athol Fugard’s semi-autobiographical story of prejudice in a failing South African tea room.