Review: A Splinter of Ice

Absorbing. With such an acting masterclass the play’s a bewitchingly-voiced fugue on the limits of belief and betrayal.


Review: Slings and Arrows

The principal reason why a stage should always be a platform for the voices unheard.


Review: Rosetti’s Women

A lovely, dramatic presentation that covers the racy relationships, from the perspectives of three of his women, of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.


Review: Six

Outstanding, the finest West End musical for years


Review: On Arriving

On Arriving takes sixty minutes it seems we’ve been immersed in a Greek Tragedy of ninety. See it.


Review: Lone Flyer

An absorbing drama, absorbingly acted and produced.


Review: The Lady in the Van

Sarah Mann and her company will surely return with this gem of transubstantiation.


Review: Anton Chekhov

The nearest we’ll come to meeting Chekhov. In Pennington’s masterclass.


Review: Sacrament

A revelation, superbly written and acted. Comparisons have been made with A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. I can think of no higher praise either. You must see this.


Review: Illusions of Liberty

A finely-calibrated solo play of what it’s like to enter that tunnel of near-undiagnosable but very real illness. Corinne Walker’s both authoritative and quicksilver. Do catch it.


Review: Angela

A tender, beautifully pitched exploration of the individuality of a life, despite what illness may eventually steal.


Review: Amadeus

In the most spectacular production imaginable, Lucian Msamati’s supremely crafted lead sets off the quicksilver of his rival Adam Gillen.


Review: Swive

A Hilliard rather than Holbein, it’s the velocity of Elizabeth’s survival that enthrals


Review: #We Are Arrested

Peter Hamilton Dyer carries this celebration of the conscience to be fully human


Review: The Drift

An impressive solo show about how integrated Scotland believes it is but shows us the reality of the length it needs to go, in order to achieve that aim.


Review: What Girls Are Made Of

Cora Bissett’s set the bar thrillingly high for a new genre. Who could follow her?