A rediscovered Edwardian problem play gives a clear picture of marriage and morals in a bygone era.
In Continuity, Gerry Moynihan explores the men’s fanaticism and the effects of their frustrated masculinity on their political beliefs.
This venue’s urgent response to the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter campaign is powerfully realised.
Alan Bennett writes that “I’ve always had a soft spot for George III”, for no better reason than that he had studied the monarch’s reign at secondary school and then again at uni.
The problem with creating theatre in an era of lockdown is that the constraints of working online tend towards a uniformity of creativity
We are living, I have frequently been told, through weird times. Maybe. But do weird times necessarily require weird art? Do bad times provoke bad art?
This revival of a 2011 HighTide hit, reconceived for streaming, stars Diana Quick and is intimate and quietly moving.
World on fire: The NT Live recording of this classic Young Vic production stars Gillian Anderson and is genuinely unmissable.
Lockdown occasionally spawns some real delights. Like the surprise appearance of a strange creature from the profoundest depths. One of these must be Andrew Scott’s superb performance in Simon Stephens’s Sea Wall.
Howard Brenton’s docu-drama about the harassment of the Chinese artist is imbued with fresh urgency and relevance.
The megahit NT Live version of this iconic tale of creative hubris features a dynamic acting duo, but it is not perfect.
Emma Rice’s version of Angela Carter’s last novel is a beautifully bizarre celebration of alternative families.
The BBC film version of a Renaissance rape trial is powerfully resonant, relevant and a riveting watch.
Gloriously surreal monologue about everyday anxieties in extraordinary circumstances: welcome back the glittering dark!
These shows, originally filmed as part of the flagship’s NT Live project, are now available on its YouTube channel. The first is Richard Bean’s gloriously silly farce, One Man, Two, Guvnors, starring the irrepressible and Tony-award winning James Corden.
This touring theatre’s new tartan gothic thriller is complex, but also a bit overwrought and conventional.
Theatre Uncut’s Bubble, a streamed film about social media and the woke generation is educational, but unexceptional.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Shoe Lady at the Royal Court is not the most involving play in the world, but it does have an evocative resonance.
Gerald Moon’s 1983 comedy-thriller, Corpse!, is a typical example of a style of writing about murder that is entertaining in its plotting, but offers little else of dramatic pleasure.