Philip Ridley’s 2015 Edinburgh hit comes south trailing clouds of exquisitely excruciating agony.
New work about Fifty Shades of Grey, Kathy Acker and the body is allusive and strange.
New play about a young working-class woman’s experiences in 1960s London is small, but inspirational.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Revival of the late Brian Friel’s 1979 classic is brilliantly acted, beautifully directed and haunting in its ambiguity.
Collection of four monologues is free-thinkingly transgressive, politically incorrect and thoroughly delightful.
New play about a deranged Ulster loyalist begins in hilarity and ends with some horrific violence.
Powerful new play about a terror attack on London has strong passages, but is a bit too frantically humorous.
Monologue about an acute manic-depressive episode is both vividly experiential and unforgettably informative.
Irish stage adaptation of Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel is powerfully emotional and stunningly performed.
Simon McBurney journeys up the Amazon into the heart of darkness and and finds light and enlightenment.
New Welsh monologue focuses on the sacrifices demanded from its young female heroine, but what are its politics?
Award-winning American actor and playwright Eric Bogosian has gone mammoth.
Trio of monologues about suicidal masculinity roars its way through the theatre and burrows deep inside your mind.
On my way to see this show, I had to walk across Soho in central London. No fewer than five people asked me for money; one was a real hassle. Yes, I know the government says that the economy is booming, but the record number of homeless in the capital tells a very different story. Yes, I bumped into five of them in 15 minutes, although I know there are thousands more. And maybe one of them is, like this play, called Joanne.
Frances McCann is performing Flickering Seasons, a monologue about recovery and the hurt and guilt a victim can feel during the recovery process, this Friday 17 July 2015 at St Johns in Edinburgh.