Pain and pleasure: Louise Orwin’s solo performance is a powerful, uneasy look at the trouble with sex positivity.
Politics and pain: Nic Green’s performance is an artful exploration of rhetoric and deceit.
Edward Albee’s play is “a wonderfully complex exploration of the boundaries of sexual freedom”.
A muddled adaptation of Leonora’s surrealist novel in Peckham’s new theatre space.
Nina Segal’s play about violence shows how the internet turns us all into our own worst nightmares.
Joe Hill-Gibbins strips away Shakespeare’s moonshine and magic, and replaces it with an awful lot of mud.
Last month, debates on online theatre criticism raged after incendiary pieces by Michael Billington and Matt Trueman. In their wake, critics and academics Duška Radosavljević, Mark Fisher and Karen Fricker hold an international conversation about theatre, democracy and the role of criticality.
Theresa Ikoko’s Girls is a story of three kidnapped teenagers.
Alice Saville reviews Elinor Cook’s slippery look at mountaineering and gender politics at High Tide Festival.
There’s soaring beauty and uncomfortable religious imagery in this new staging of Bellini’s opera by La Fura Dels Baus.