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REVIEWS

Ambreen Razia’s latest play, Pot, investigates the world of inner-city gang culture from a point of view that we don't usually see: that of...

Stories of cultural displacement feel worryingly relevant nowadays, and Lilac Yosiphon’s continent-spanning epic of identity is no different. The story of Jasmine, a theatremaker...

Despite being only 80 minutes, Nessa Muthy’s new play Sundowning feels a lot longer. Repetitive and slow, it captures the misery of a family...

The audience are gathered inside an inflatable semi-transparent tent, somewhere between a greenhouse (it’s hot) and an enormous chrysalis. White mesh moulds of body...

It’s unlikely that a play exploring such diverse themes as unemployment, suicide, deprivation and Brexit will ever evoke as much as joy as this...

A Guide for the Homesick is yet another one of those 80-minute, one-act American two-handers. You know the formula: tightly written, clinically directed and...

Heroism takes a quite beating in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, the playwright’s shrewdly satirical take on the Trojan War and its many characters. ‘Great’...

This new play about a fact-checking dispute at a magazine feels incredibly timely. Exploring the relationship between fact and fiction, journalism and the truth, The Lifespan...

This is a labour of love if ever there was one. Emma Rice’s first new production, after her brief, troubled stint at Shakespeare’s Globe,...

Exploring the intergenerational fallout of war and diaspora from the perspective of a Polish woman, her daughter, and granddaughter, Silence is a tentative but...

Musicals before Company tended to have more of a plot. Maybe someone fell in love with a member of a rival gang, or took...

Anna (Claudie Blakley) is a 39-year-old woman with a successful – albeit unspecified – career in theatre, a loving family and a comfortable middle...
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