REVIEWS

Charles Dickens’ The Signal-Man is a difficult story to adapt for stage – it’s a tense, unsettling piece that relies on atmosphere to unnerve...

It's been a long time since the set at Salisbury Playhouse elicited a round of applause at curtain rise, but Morgan Large's timber-framed Connecticut...

Covering roughly the same moral and emotional ground as M6’s earlier show One Little Word, this imaginative two-hander begins with siblings playing in a...

When Cliff Burnett’s super-suave professor Robert Lyon informs an art appreciation class of untutored coal miners from Ashington that all good art should ‘bring...

Co-founder of Complicite and recently seen (as in Rev) alongside Tom Hollander in the latest Mission Impossible film, Simon McBurney chose Mozart’s Enlightenment-themed singspiel...

Landmark 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy catapulted its star, Lucille Ball to international fame. Today re-runs are still networked throughout the world and although...

Kingship, the accrual of power through stealth and the poisonous nature of conceit run through Rona Munro's great trilogy of plays, ostensibly concerning the...

Everything about this slow, slender piece of theatre is steeped in history. It’s an extract from Peter Brook’s seminal 1985 production The Mahabharata, a...

Musicals are often about journeys, emotional as well as physical. And so it proves again in the small but perfectly formed Stay Awake, Jake,...

The title of Hassan Mahamdallie’s one woman – plus one oud player – show comes from Koofil, by the Somali national poet Sayyid Mohammad...

Svalbard Company’s All Genius All Idiot is a lively concoction of circus, physical theatre, movement and music. Led by a long-haired male in a...

The Queer Contact Festival kicks off with Eilidh MacAskill’s stomp through gender issues, Stud. Contact’s Stage 2 space has been made up to resemble the...
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