“An absurdist ‘Breakfast Club'” – Mega – Tristan Bates Theatre

Three women of apparent conviction introduce themselves on a stage bare but for a stool, lamp and a coat stand. Each has a clear role, accent, lighting state and agenda, but their surety fades...

“B-word and border busting” – BE Festival, Birmingham

The big 'B' may have been looming over 2019 but the 'B' word didnt stop BE Festival (Birmingham European Festival) from programming their 10th year of experimental European performance at the Birmingham Rep Theatre....

“Hard hitting new relevancy” – Othello Remixed – Omnibus Theatre

Othello Remixed at Omnibus Theatre – Othello’s transformation from respected to disgraced boxing champ packs not just a physical but an emotional punch in the latest Shakespeare ‘remix’ from the exceptional young people of...

“Delightful, hot, sweaty mess” – Hotter – Soho Theatre

How well do you know your inner critic? When you look in the mirror, what does she or he whisper in your ear, or shout loudly in your face? “Too fat! Too skinny! Too...

“Claustrophobia of a corner shop” – The Amber Trap – Theatre 503

Under the fluorescent lighting stacking tins of soup, early 20-something Katie feels at home. The songs on the radio change but the customers don’t, and Hope is there to tease her, juggle fruit and...

“Expertly timed” – It’s Not a Sprint – Vault

Ever felt like you were stumbling through life rather than running it? Living in London can feel like a sprint sometimes, barging up and down escalators and chasing pay cheques whilst trying to hold family and friends, a...

“Intelligent and witty” – Holly Morgan is a Witch, Get Her! – Vault Festival

It’s not easy to write a comedy about something as un-funny as the torture and persecution of thousands of women, Holly Morgan acknowledges sagely, and yet, she does a bewitching job of it. If you’ve...

“Disquieting, edge-of-your-seat stuff” – The Apologists – Vault Festival

When was the last time you apologised? Accidentally brushing someone awkwardly on the tube? Getting held up at work perhaps, and leaving a friend waiting? But have you ever had to apologise for something big?...

“The conviction is there… but the execution is messy” – Birthright – Vault

In this unorthodox tale of a pilgrimage (of-sorts) to Israel by two young, Jewish 20-somethings, questions of faith, identity and the nature of religion exchange blows. Like faith itself, in Birthright the conviction is...

“Ugly and anger inducing” – Call Me Fury – Vault

The Salem witch trials of late 17th century America are infamous. In just a little over a year, more than 200 people were accused in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut alone. Nineteen of...