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A single blow job scene manages to be uncomfortably convincing, queasily funny and profoundly depressing in this brilliantly acted revival of a 2010 dark...
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From his nursing-room armchair in Tonbridge in 2014, an old man sifts through old letters – memories of the Second World War and a...
Noel Byrne and Antonia Christophers in Manalive! at The Warren

The antiquated style of the source novel means that Box Tale Soup’s second new show on the Brighton Fringe takes a little getting into....
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Beginning with music hall and the rise of variety, this lovingly crafted revue-cum-history lesson brings together biography and song as it explores the changing...
Rose Reynolds and Nathan Ives-Moiba in My Children! My Africa! Photo: Boris Mitkov

When Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa! was first performed at the National Theatre in 1990, South Africa was entering a momentous period of...
Martin Neely in The Verb, to Love Photo: Claire Bilyard

A short chamber musical that offers a touching inner monologue from a middle-aged gay man as he reflects on loves found and lost (and...
Katie Arnstein and Tim Gutteridge in Rosie's Magic Horse at The Warren Mainstage. Photo: Pamela Raith

The low-budget design of this piece of puppet theatre for ages three to eight is very much the point. Based on Russell Hoban’s final and...
Alan Devally and Susan Stanley in Portia Coughlan. Photo: Claire Bilyard

It’s amazing sometimes how theatrical gems are buried and forgotten about after their original productions. Originally seen in London in 1996 when it transferred...
Nina Wadia and Mark Hadfield in Matchbox Theatre at Hampstead. Photo: Manuel Harlan

So, what if Michael Frayn had written The Fast Show? It’s an odd thought, but one which is realised in this strange, beguiling, hit-and-miss...
Rebecca Bell in Face to Face, Drayton Arms Theatre. Photo: Sam Mellish

A contemporary dilemma, Heather Jeffery’s new one-act play is an examination of what it means to be isolated in the midst of a busy...
Audience member experiencing the Reassembled, Slightly Askew installation

In this intricate, multidisciplinary installation, artist/writer Shannon Yee has translated a harrowing medical ordeal into a disorientating autobiographical journey into and through the unknown. Seven...
Phoebe and Jonathan Pryce in The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's Globe. Photo: Tristram Kenton

A climate of prejudice tempers Jonathan Munby’s handsome production, which opens the Globe’s summer season. Starring opposite his real-life daughter Phoebe, here playing an excellent...