Checkmate: Benny and Bjorn’s classic eighties musical is completely ridiculous
The inadequacy of language: Alice Saville on Rodney Ackland’s sprawling epic of post-war London nightlife.
“Thank you for loving me.” Maddy Costa reviews Anthony Neilson’s new play, which follows a couple’s foundering sex life.
As enjoyable as a light breeze in mid- July: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews David Hare’s play about the founding of Glyndebourne
A Will Young concert with a bit of story: the musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 doesn’t sparkle as bright as its sequins.
I’ve seen it five times… Ava Davies reviews the return of Simon McBurney’s The Encounter to the Barbican
A poem about a poet: Luke Wright’s second verse play dives into the political turmoil of Thatcher’s Britain.
He had it coming: Alice Saville’s review of the sexy, slick courtroom story takes the form of a trial transcript.
If Amazon Prime delivered families: Rosemary Waugh reviews Thomas Eccleshare’s new play about humanoids and parenting.
Let’s play: Chris Tarrant quizzes you on the West End transfer of James Graham’s latest hit play.
The billow of smoke: Emma Rice’s reimagining of the classic is gorgeously, but narrowly, romantic.
Restoring the balance: James Macdonald revives this classic Congreve with wit and wariness.
A magnolia paint job: Maddy Costa reviews the Royal Opera’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s story.
Honouring the past: Brendan Macdonald reviews Matthew Lopez’s two-part play inspired by E. M. Forster
Who on earth is this for? Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s inane Off-Broadway cult hit punches down not up, and that’s the least of its problems.