Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.
Inside Bitch, a new show about representations of women’s prisons in the media, is quite good fun, but a bit pointless.
Essentially, Superhoe is a story about losing and then finding yourself again. Nicôle Lecky also takes us on a journey through our warped view of social media and what it means to be a dreamer.
Superhoe at the Royal Court is a bright new monologue about coming of age in the Instagram era that really rocks its youthful socks.
It’s time for Rev Stan’s best plays of 2018 overall, gleaned from everything I’ve seen – large productions and small, commercial theatres, subsidised and fringe.
Growing global discontent has been the hallmark of 2018, and 2019 is looking even worse. The last few years have marked a rise of the far-right, but theatremakers in opposition are letting audiences know it from the stage. Some of the best shows of this year show anger, fear, uncertainty or simply let the world know that enough is enough – it’s time for a fairer, more peaceful society that pays homage to all of its people.
Inspired by Mark Ravenhill’s realisation that some teachers retiring now would have been active when corporal punishment was outlawed in 1986, The Cane is his first new play for a goodly while.
Mark Ravenhill’s comeback play The Cane at the Royal Court Theatre is a brilliant, complex and mature account of the abuse of power.
Mark Ravenhill’s fascinating new play The Cane at the Royal Court Theatre examines the issues of culpability for small-scale endorsed acts of violence and the nature of justice.
Leaving the Royal Court after watching Ellie Kendrick’s new play Hole, I overhear another audience member describe feeling like she has just been “hit over the head with a sledgehammer”. It’s a pretty apt description.
Hole, a short new play from actor Ellie Kendrick is full of ferocity but is not strong on originality or nuance.
Covering both contemporary experience and historical background, debbie tucker green’s Ear for Eye at the Royal Court feels like an instant classic. But it’s not an easy watch.
Ear for eye, Debbie Tucker Green’s new play for the Royal Court, is ferocious and uncompromising and challenging and quite often breath-taking.