Freedom in music: Angelo Irving writes on Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play about a group of female prisoners who form a punk band.
Living with hope: Naomi Obeng reviews Phoebe Frances Brown’s frank, warm story of navigating life with incurable cancer.
Neighbourhood watch: Lilith Wozniak reviews Access All Area’s app-based promenade performance revealing ableism in the policing of public behaviour.
Not falling down: James Varney reviews Stuart Slade’s Bruntwood Judges’ Prize-winning play about a sixteen year-old girl diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Stuttering romance: Ava Wong Davies reviews Bess Wohl’s stop-start look at young love and fascism.
Shared scars: Elete N-F writes on Aleshea Harris’s gripping, tongue-in-cheek story of kinship and vengeance.
Rich tapestry: Brendan Macdonald writes on this ‘joyful and critical examination of the Kiln’s local community and its diverse history’.
Lost wildness: Alice Saville reviews De Roovers’ outdoor version of Dennis Potter’s play, performed deep in Thamesmead’s wilderness.
‘A rallying cry’: Louise Jones reviews Fehinti Balogun and Complicité’s filmed show about the former’s journey into climate activism.
The morality of art: Hailey Bachrach writes on Paula Vogel’s intriguing play about scandal, representation, and the role of theatre.
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.
A richer and more complex beast: Emily Davis reviews the stage version of the beloved Disney movie.
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.