Hat trick: Tracey Sinclair reviews Mike Edwards’ ‘smart and eloquent’ solo show which smiles through grief.
Sudden cyborg: James Varney writes on Sophie Woolley’s first-person account of losing, and then regaining, her hearing.
‘Lost words’: Naomi Obeng writes on Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer’s ‘show and tell’ excavation of colonial trade history.
No spoilers: James Varney writes an email to HOME and explores the ways in which work is contextualised for audiences.
Kite, meat hook, paint: Emily Holyoake delves into the symbolism of props and the tropes of contemporary Shakespeare revivals.
Writ large: Louise Jones reviews an adaptation of Hans Fallada’s wartime novel which loses its moral nuance in the journey from page to stage.
‘This trying is pointed at you, because the show felt pointed at me for once’: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Sylvan Oswald’s ‘theatrical essay’ about transness and love.
Sinking in: Ava Wong Davies writes on Georgia Green’s production of Josh Azouz’s ‘tender, exposing’ play, which explores an unfolding relationship through a religious ritual.
The reluctant critic: Brendan MacDonald writes on Christopher Green’s tricksy performance of a crisis of faith in theatre.
Big wigs: Kensington Palace’s new immersive show about two powerful queens doesn’t win over historical reenactments fan Hailey Bachrach.
Are we alone? Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Frantic Assembly’s ‘unwieldy’ new show that constellates characters in grief and loneliness.
Alice Saville makes a big, huge attempt to appreciate the joys of the Julia Roberts flick-turned-heteronormative musical fantasy.
Mirror, mirror: Alice Saville reflects on Sergio Blanco’s cool look at narcissism and murderous urges.
Food fight: Mert Dilek writes on Gillian Greer’s exploration of appetites and consent.
Untaught history: Tracey Sinclair writes on Phoenix Dance Theatre’s unravelling of two instances of British colonial violence.