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‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ review – Cate Blanchett shocks in Martin Crimp’s violent, confusing play

Blanchett makes a phenomenal National Theatre debut alongside co-star Stephen Dillane in this dark but disorientating production exploring gender roles – ★★★½ It’s understandable to see why the details of … Continue Reading ‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ review – Cate Blanchett shocks in Martin Crimp’s violent, confusing play

‘Matilda: The Musical’ review – a charming, magical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic

Playwright Dennis Kelly and comedian Tim Minchin perfectly capture the joy and wackiness of Dahl in this vibrant adaptation packed full of colour – ★★★★★ It’s no surprise that when … Continue Reading ‘Matilda: The Musical’ review – a charming, magical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic

‘Outlying Islands’ review – David Greig’s play gets a thought-provoking retelling in Atticist’s new production

The Scottish playwright’s island, imaginatively designed in the King’s Head Theatre by Anna Lewis, is an intriguing blank canvas for exploring social constructs – ★★★★ Avid birdwatchers may be left … Continue Reading ‘Outlying Islands’ review – David Greig’s play gets a thought-provoking retelling in Atticist’s new production

‘Macbeth’ review – ‘24’ meets Shakespeare in Polly Tindlay’s tense psychological thriller

Christopher Eccleston makes his Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) debut alongside Niamh Cusack in this fast-paced and unnerving drama – ★★★★☆ The Scottish Play is the best production for Eccleston to … Continue Reading ‘Macbeth’ review – ‘24’ meets Shakespeare in Polly Tindlay’s tense psychological thriller

‘King Lear’ review – Ian McKellen plays the tragic role with blistering emotion and bravado

McKellen delivers a bold and striking performance as the ill-fated king in this epic Shakespearean tragedy – ★★★★☆ McKellen gazes out into the audience after an incredible three-hour performance at … Continue Reading ‘King Lear’ review – Ian McKellen plays the tragic role with blistering emotion and bravado

‘4.48 Psychosis’ review – Sarah Kane’s play gets a powerful retelling in this new bilingual production (AD – Gifted)

Combining spoken English with British Sign Language (BSL), Deafinitely Theatre add a new, expressive dimension to Kane’s emotive writing in this bold exploration of mental health – ★★★★☆. There’s an … Continue Reading ‘4.48 Psychosis’ review – Sarah Kane’s play gets a powerful retelling in this new bilingual production (AD – Gifted)