En garde: Hannah Greenstreet writes on Gracie Gardner’s ‘poised, a little weird and deeply funny’ play about a friendship between two teenage fencers.
Details and background: James Varney writes on Common Wealth’s portrait of three Bradford men, taking in the city, Islamophobia and modified car culture.
Acts of tireless creation: Brendan Macdonald reviews Caryl Churchill’s latest exercise in exacting miniature.
Soaking up the city: Miriam Sallon reviews Max Wilkinson’s play about a female delivery driver who cycles away from her problems.
Text surgery: Mostyn Jones writes on Anthony Almeida’s new production of the Tennessee Williams classic for English Touring Theatre.
A snapshot of a crisis: Hailey Bachrach reviews Larry Kramer’s polemical but dated AIDS play.
‘Poetic lyricism and joyful irreverence’: Farah Najib writes on Jasmine Lee-Jones solo show, a personal excavation of the erasure of Black creatives through history.
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.