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REVIEWS

Pulitzer-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2000 play about two inmates at New York City’s infamous Rikers Island jail is a structurally squiffy piece of writing....

Drawing heavily on Moliere’s fearlessly irreverent satires, Patrick Marmion’s Keith? is a flippant farce revolving around a South African arms dealer passing himself off...

Vicky Featherstone’s production of David Ireland’s knotty play is returning to London's Royal Court following an acclaimed run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in...

Very few playwrights could pitch a play with the strapline “You are formally invited to dinner with the 45th president of the United States”...

Running for seven series in the 1980s and early 1990s (not to mention numerous Christmas specials), John Sullivan’s sitcom can reasonably lay claim to being...

The titular Mr Johnston of Robert Dawson Scott's nuanced historical play was a one-time Red Clydesider who joined Churchill's war cabinet as secretary of...

Two smug and self-regarding middle class couples wring their hands over their past infidelities in Bodies, James Saunders’ rambling meditation on the ultimate futility...

Counting Sheep, an immersive show about the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, is the headline production at this year’s Vault Festival. Its changed shape since it...

Forty years on from Bent, renowned playwright Martin Sherman, now celebrating his 80th year, wanted to examine the changing face of the gay community...

Alex Oates’ All in a Row is an uncomfortable show, in two different ways. Firstly, on a dramatic level: its presentation of a couple...

Before jet engines, aircraft travelling across the Atlantic from Europe had to stop for fuel on Newfoundland, an island on Canada’s most eastern tip,...

When censors forbade the onstage depiction of regicide, Verdi was forced to relocate his 1859 Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) away from...
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