True West Review – ‘this is truly sweet suburban silence’

Sam Shepard's play explores the tensions behind the American Dream.

The Winter’s Tale review – atmospheric and otherworldly

Nicole Jashapara is charmed by this production's aesthetic and comic performances

Auditioning – what it’s actually like

Beata Kuczynska provides a look behind the curtain at the highs and lows of the auditioning process

The Admirable Crichton Review – ‘a light-hearted antidote to eighth week’

Simone Fraser finds Corpus Christi Owlets' new production to be effective comic relief in eighth week.

Blood Brothers Review – ‘truly exceptional theatre’

Katie Sayer is wowed by the quality of a touring production of the 1983 musical.

An Unexpected Visitor Review – ‘performed in a unique space but...

The setting of Mercury Theatre Productions' newly written play is impressive but the writing requires reworking.

Brink Review – ‘brilliant from start to finish’

Nitrous Cow Productions' new play has a high standard of acting and great technical sophistication

Little Eyolf review – modern and experimental but lacking depth

An experimental and bold play held back by limited character development

Table Manners Review – ‘subtly and successfully updated’

Flared Productions' new take on Alan Ayckbourn's 1973 play is highly enjoyable

An Unexpected Visitor preview – immersive ingenuity

Lawrence Li is won over by the unconventional staging and comedy of this production

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