Therapy is inherently dramatic. After all, it’s all about character – and it has the aim of producing a recognisable change. But who is most affected by the process: client or therapist? Georgina Burns, a graduate of Hampstead Theatre’s Inspire course for emerging playwrights, examines the issues in her debut play, Ravenscourt.
Ruby Thomas’ experimental debut play Either is an intriguing questioning of gender identity that retains an air of politeness.
Dealing With Clair at the Orange Tree Theatre is a brilliant revival of Martin Crimp’s savage satire on human greed and male attitudes to women.
Look, I appreciate it’s never rainbows and sunshine in Hedda Gabler but, even by Ibsen’s standards, this National Theatre production is intense and deeply morose.
Unpredictable, thrilling and tense. Lizzy Watts is bold and fearless as Hedda Gabler in Patrick Marber’s engrossing update of the Ibsen classic.
The desperation of the characters is palpable largely to a perfect set designed by Jan Versweyweld; a blank cold white box with the characters observed like rats trapped in a box.
Stark and tense, Ivo van Hove’s production of Hedda Gabler for the English National Theatre, is a thoroughly unnerving reading of Ibsen’s great play.
In Bechdel Testing Life, Bechdel Theatre presents four short plays by Isley Lynn, Rabiah Hussain, Guleraana Mir, and Lizzie Milton. Each play is inspired by a real-life conversation between women.