Review: Bon Ami

A new comedy show about friendship, digital media, social isolation and loneliness.

Review: Blackpool

"...just under 60 minutes of surprise, joy, sadness and fabulous dancing punctuated by a manic cheesy grin."

Review: The Exploded Circus

A skilful and sensory mix of acrobatics, aerial feats and juggling, encapsulated in a story about finding order after chaos

Review: Blaas (Blow)

Tender, otherworldly, explorative and extraordinary, this is an exquisite show that is more than worth the trip out of town.

Review: Fauna

A must see show for anyone fascinated by movement, music and the human body.

Review: The Jurassic Parks

A masterclass in storytelling using physical theatre, puppetry, song and dance, and audience interaction

Review: Female Parts

Adult Orgasm Escapes from the Zoo. That title, from the 1983 version of one of the plays presented here summarises what you can expect. Sadly, subversion has to be rationed. Franca Rame and Dario Fo’s five short plays from 1977 Female Parts, get two outings – they’re joined in a similar bid for self-determination by OneNess Sankara’s The Immigrant, the first black woman in space. Go: it’s likely someone will vault over your head.

Review: East

Sizzling standout revival of Berkoff's first play, revived.

Review: Wings

Stevenson’s performance mesmerises, appals, thrills and re-asserts her unique straddling of classic and unquiet modernist in a few dizzying months. Poised somewhere between Happy Days and inevitably Peter Pan, here she’s immobilised everywhere she flies, imprisoned far more than Winnie with her vectors of sand and invisibility. There’s no doubt Wings proves its life in the theatre here. It breaks new air.

Review: Eurohouse

A modern European cautionary tale perforned by two engaging and clever clowns

Review: #Jesuis

A highly impressive piece of dance and physical theatre which explored our world and its response to the attacks it has suffered.

Review: Testosterone

An exuberant and joyful exploration of what it means to become a man.

Review: Tobacco

Excellent acting, entertaining comedic physical theatre!

Review: Mind-Goblin

Fascinating, textured, sensitive and inspired!

Review: 5 Soldiers

Evocative, dynamic and impressive!

Review: Form


Review: Border Tales

Brilliant - creatively devised, provocative, well performed, poignant and moving!

Review: Ingo’s War

Delightful and meaningful story - imaginative, creative, moving and extremely well done!

Review: Skin

Inspired and inspiring piece - creative, dynamic and tender

Review: Follow Suit

Excellent physical theatre - bizarre and entertaining!

Review: On This Side of Time

Evocative and fascinating! Original contemporary choreography with eclectic music.

Review: Cacophony

Energetic, bold, entertaining and fun!

Review: Kin

Well performed and highly skilled, Kin is a wonderfully entertaining, and theatrical show that draws you in immediately.

Review: Cirkopolis

Highly skilled entertainment. Lyrical, dramatic, beautiful, spirited, exciting and intriguing!

Review: Death City

Stunningly choreographed Korean dance where death lingers round every wrist flick.

Review: The Drive

Intriguing new play - friendship, memories of two women on an unexpected road trip.

Review: Batacchio

Elegant, imaginative and very entertaining - with deliciously quirky moments!

Review: The Dreamer

A visual treat! Creative, inventive and visceral physical theatre.

Review: The North

Creative quirky piece - whimsical on the surface with deeper meaning.

Review: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

Seeing Part Two reinforces the impression that in its virtues and a few vices, there’s nothing like this in theatre. An epic conveying a generational anger undergoing criminal abandonment, it blazons all corners of a nation. And the almost national multitude of cast and creatives Marianne Elliott’s assembled stands proud in this, almost beyond praise.

Review: Jane Eyre

It’s what you’d not expect that thrusts this version before anything else you’ll imagine before hurrying back to the novel. An extraordinary exhausting ultimately incandescent in all senses version of this classic.

Review: Dark Matter

Consciousness. Where does it arise from? What happens when it begins to decay?

Review: Broken Air

Stretching time and space with help of a balloon, a suitcase, one shoe and countless grains of sand

Review: Borderline

"....saving you the need to go to Calais or any other refugee camp"

Review: Now you see it

A rich and spellbindingly disconcerting piece of physical theatre, which captures the looping, cyclical, ordered chaos of our lives.

Review: AY/NA Ceyda Tanc Dance Company

This world class contemporary dance is filled with both quick and unhurried graceful movement requiring real control, which is displayed in genuine abundance. Yet the themes are so highly contemporary and their skill-set so excellent that they surpass any contemporary dance performance I have seen, whilst holding to their very own distinctive form and style.

Review: Scorched

The onset of dementia takes Jack Dobson on a hazardous journey of remembering

Review: Great Train Robbery

Through an ingenious mix of clowning, physical theatre and wonderful singing, this comic four shed new light on ‘what really happened’ and ‘how they participated.’

Review: Raising Lazarus

A thought provoking and original show that is both funny and hard hitting

Review: Agamemnon

Steven Berkoff's version of Aeschylus' classic. War, murder and blood aplenty.

Review: Plan B for Utopia

With its low tech props, starkly minimal staging, and exquisite performance, Clevillé has constructed a piece that teeters between being hilarious, heart breaking, and intensely hopeful.

Review: Nuclear War

Simon Stephens has been exploring music and now dance in this piece inspired by his collaboration with choreographer Hofesh Schechter. Maureen Beattie’s intensely committed central performance is worth absorbing, the ensemble make flesh as much of Stephens’ text as could be asked. This feels like a text that needs to risk pushing through more specificity without fear of losing its suggestiveness.

Review: Out of Blixen

Everything in Out of Blixen is realized with a magical economy. Kathryn Hunter’s s in her fluid element here, morphing into twelve-year-old girls and seasoned dowagers to her own directed paces The Europhilic Print Room has transformed the Coronet’s circular space into a consistent vision of theatre.

Review: The End of Things

A fascinating performance, more about the spaces between than the importance of the things we treasure.

Review: Motherhood:(Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Ninety seconds into this newly-revised one-woman play, Joanna Rosenfeld - emerging in a poke of fingers from a cagoule of brown paper - over-voices herself giving witness to tens of verbatim experiences we hear. This tells us the baby’s a parasite, sucks all your nutrients, calcium from your teeth for instance, causes injury, often permanent, can kill. This is - literally - epic interior theatre.

Review: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery redefines the category, by edging beyond even recent work and revealing a classic structure entering a hall of mirrors and going mad. The musical as well as general ensemble is the most remarkably timed I’ve ever seen in a theatre, and the set designs and shifts the most frantically split into milliseconds. This is an outstanding and redefining farce in every way.

Review: Coal

An incredibly poignant homage to the working class

Review: Hummingbird

Love, murder and stunning physical theatre set in 1950s America

Review: Nel

A fast paced jam packed show, a cinematic experience without technology, a multisensory treat.

Review: The Mission

Creative work from a new ensemble!

Review: The Living Room

Unique and extremely compelling physical and vocal theatre!

Review: At War with Love

A poignant, deep and vibrant use of Shakespearean sonnet dressed in the context of World War One

Review: Bird

Visually beautiful, enjoyable, sensitively performed!

Review: The Six-Sided Man

Engrossing, complex, physical theatre, finely acted!

Review: The Cat In The Hat

Standard yet enthusiastic fare of Thing One, Thing Two and a day out the rain

Review: The Hogwallups

Inventive and entertaining theatrical circus skills!

Review: Awoken

A dark, intriguing piece set in the no-man's land between dream and reality

Review: Stunning The Punters

Arguably, no single person in English theatre has a better understanding and presents a fuller expression of physical theatre than George Dillon. His vocal range is phenomenal whilst his physical presence is captivating. Superlatives become redundant.

Review: Strap-on

Role-play gets out of hand and into the courts..

Review: Punch and Judy

Bawdy bloodbath as masked serial killer has a bad day.

Review: Wolf Meat

Profoundly silly and farcically serious show with just the kind of anarchy that offers coke to audience members. Contains brief and ghastly nudity.

Review: How to be a Girl

This is a relentless one act play about the pressure placed on girls by the media. It unpicks the irony of being advised to resist peer pressure and be independent, yet being told what to buy, how to look and how to behave.

Review: Parlour Games

Electrifying, Gothic-inspired physical theatre piece is a joy from beginning to end

Review: Giftig

Recommended to anyone with a heart

Review: Slap & Tickle

A darkly hilarious romp exploring how society deems women 'ought to behave'.