Sally Cookson’s reinterpreted Peter Pan at the new, splendid, exciting Troubadour Theatre very near White City tube captures contemporary imaginations because they can see how it works, and are gripped by the techniques.
Sex and love in the modern age gets a little confusing, for everyone. In Love Me Now at the Tristan Bates Theatre it can be anything you want it to be.
Despite the inconclusive nature of the story, Love Me Now does give a vivid impression of how some millennials view sex as transactional and love as impossible.
Love Me Now is a powerful and intense exploration of what the terms ‘relationship’ and ‘love’ mean to people now. Heartbreaking and painful but well worth a watch.
We should applaud productions brave enough to kick against the seasonal schmaltz. From exciting trap doors in floors and cupboards, to a talking disembodied head and spectacular floods, Tom Piper’s stage set is a big draw.
There’s a wonderfully rough magic to Justin Audibert’s production of The Box of Delights that makes it the perfect choice for Wilton’s Music Hall’s festive show.
You wouldn’t have put money on Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre becoming the destination for some of London’s more radical theatre leanings but with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, it has done it once again.
This is phenomenal. And pretty wild. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s An Octoroon is the most intelligent and most theatre-savvy play on today’s London stage: it is a satire on staging race, an account of black identity, a criticism of plantation life, a celebration of genre fun and a tribute to a forgotten work from the Victorian era.