4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Deep Blue Sea

Helen McCrory and Carrie Cracknell, who worked together on The National Theatre’s Medea, reunite for The Deep Blue Sea, a play with none of Medea’s wildness, but with all of its utter desperation. The Deep ...
Elegy Nick Payne The Donmar Warehouse
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Elegy

Alzheimer’s (or dementia – the words themselves are never actually uttered within the play) is a difficult, often unwieldy subject, and it is largely thanks to two striking lead performances that Elegy main...
The Suicide The National Theatre
3.0★ ★ ★

The Suicide

The Suicide takes Nikolai Erdman’s satire and thrusts it, wholesale, into the world of 21st Century London. It follows Sam Desai (Javone Prince), unemployed and desperate, whose suicide threats are captured b...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

All’s Well That Ends Well

Like Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well is a ‘problem play’ rather than a true comedy, a play where the comedy is often defined more by a sense of averted tragedy than by any true sense of joy...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Annie Ryan's magnificent adaptation of Eimear McBride's seminal novel was first performed two years ago in Dublin, and has just started its six week run at the Young Vic. The stage is half-covered in soil; the ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Master Builder

The Master Builder is a play about the spaces in between, a theme that Howell’s stunning set emphasises: it is full of slicing geometric shapes, slanted light and fragmented structures that hover between the ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reptember Reloaded

The Faction's monologue series returns to the New Diorama.   The Man With A Flower In His Mouth - Pirandello, adapted by Mark Leipacher The solitary figure of a man Laclan McCall is sat, toying wi...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Richard III

Richard III is a bloody play, and this is a production that emphasises the violence from the explosive first scene. In dimmed red light, on a red mat, the ghostly shapes of the actors take the stage for an over...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

The set of Les Liaisons Dangereuses is gorgeous, peeling paint walls and grandiose period furniture half-draped with dust sheets, a sense of opulent decay almost akin to something from Great Expectations, reple...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Dry Land

Dry Land is about an American high school swim team. Or rather, it is about adolescence, and trauma, and the way those two things are so often entwined as to almost make them synonymous. The action focuses larg...