“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...

“Punchy, episodic drama” – Kicking All the Boxes – Vault Festival

When it comes to boxes, would you rather be ticking them, or kicking them? What if when faced with your future, you kick it in the head? In this punchy, episodic drama, Irish kickboxing junior-champ...

“Rip up the history books” – WOMANS (Like Romans but with a W) –...

Cast your mind back momentarily to your school history lessons... who writes history, children? The winners, that's right. And if history has taught us anything, the winners were almost always powerful men. Good thing...

“She doesn’t just answer, she roars” – Lola – Vault Festival

Using Nabokov’s 1955 Lolita as a springboard, Hannah Nixon’s new play Lola asks questions of our era and the threats it poses to young women. This Lola however, born out of the 21st century and not the mid-twentieth,...

Interview: Nicole Acquah, Acquah & Co

Nicole Acquah has never been one to sit still - or keep quiet. Since her debut play For a Black Girl opened at Vault 2018 to public and critical acclaim (Including a 4 star review...

“Consider the lights that loom large” – The Dark – Tara Arts

Fear, through the eyes of a child, is very different from that of an adult. The stakes are different when you can't grasp 'life or death', the consequences of actions are not fully realised...

“Doomed romance dusted with snow” – La Boheme – ENO

I still don't have any desktop processing software so I am once again coping and pasting - apologies - the password to access photos for this show is rodolfo - I think the image...

“Startlingly honest” – Things I Know to be True – OSO

Has there, or can there ever be such a thing as a ‘normal’, quiet family life? Andrew Bovell’s 2016 Australian-British play tears right to the heart of the family unit in this suburban drama...

“Intense and fiercely intelligent” – It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – New Diorama

When you're in a gallery, contemplating, let's say, classical Roman art, do really look at the art? Not just at its subject, at the Gods peering from the clouds, the bosoms of mortal women arranged with white...

“More to this play, than laughs” – A Funny Thing Happened… – The Finborough

Behind the sickly green medical curtain, two older women lie. Dosed up on painkillers, they are seemingly dead to their surroundings, but their hearts are still beating. The Oncology ward is a suffocating shade...