The promise of being “urgent, responsive and fast” may not always be achieved, but at its very best the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative is both pertinent and full of joyous energy.
Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.
It is a richly ironic title then. Pah-La takes aim at the social and emotional structures of patriarchal revenge, and explores a radically non-violent alternative.
Forgotten at the ArcolaTheatre is a considered story serving an important function on the British stage, but the scope of this history is too big for the current length and structure.