Fergus Morgan attends Paul Mason’s attempt to explain the state of the world in 2011-2017, but leaves with as many questions as answers.
Joe Hill-Gibbins strips away Shakespeare’s moonshine and magic, and replaces it with an awful lot of mud.
And thatâ€™s the joke. Thatâ€™s the only joke: Fergus Morgan is emphatically unimpressed with a revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s hollywood satire.
Nature, and all that: Rosemary Waugh reviews The Nest in a new translation by Conor McPherson.
A more urgent cry than ever: Sally Hales reviews the Young Vic’s revival of Katori Hall’s play about Martin Luther King.
Kathryn Hunter performs a complex, sensuous look at Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie.
The gradual erosion from longing: Eleanor Turney reviews Billie Piper’s “blindingly good performance” at the Young Vic.
Seeking sanctuary: Ben Monks reviews a work created by refugees that displays “humour, resilience, and unwavering courage”.
The scent of roses: Rosemary Waugh reviews a re-telling of Euripides’ Trojan Women by Syrian refugees.
“The red fencing above is torn, twisted metal.” David Ralf reviews Charlene James’s new work confronting FGM in Britain.
“Borders blur and meaningâ€™s shift” in Matthew Xia’s production of Blue/Orange.
Honesty and theatricality combine in Mark Lockyer’s solo performance.
Verity Healey reviews Jane Horrocks’ “archeological exercise” at the Young Vic.
Annie Ryan’s stage adaptation of Eimear McBride’s novel “batters language into feeling”.
“The survivors of war embark on a macabre and ill-fated jigsaw puzzle of torn-apart flesh,” in Brook and Estienne’s adaptation of an Indian epic.