Review: Amsterdam

Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.


Review: Wild

Theatrically the most thrilling end to any Bartlett play


Review: I and You

Will leave you in a heap and wonder what else Lauren Gunderson has written that comes near this.


Review: Afterplay

Miraculously-attuned. A wafer-thin but absolutely genuine slice of Chekhov. Do see it.


Review: Shoe Lady

Katherine Parkinson inhabits that breaking through the office crust asphyxiating us


Review: Lipstick

Performances and play that should turn us upside down. Do make a detour for this brave. tremulously beautiful coming of love.


Review: Nora

Stef Smith’s brilliant riff on Ibsen’s original is revelatory


Review: The Tin Drum

Nico Holonics’ blaze-through avatar is unlikely to be surpassed.


Review: Far Away

Our greatest playwright since Beckett and Pinter. An outstanding revival. Hesitating?


Review: The Dog Walker

I want to know what life, not just Paul Minx will do with his characters afterwards. So will you.


Review: The Good Dad (A Love Story)

Intricate, fiercely intelligent, this play packs far more force than some twice its length. Sarah Lawrie’s intensity is magnificent.


Review: Death of England

This work never loses its charge, its own rapturous arrival Spall gives the performance of his career so far.


Review: all of it

A miniature classic of snatched meaning. Catch it.


Review: Ghost Stories

Don’t waste your ticket. Stay to the end if you dare.


Review: Scenes with girls

Scenes with girls owns a buzz, a life, a difference about loving that gives it a sliver of unique.


Review: Teenage Dick

Ambition treads on teenage dreams and their devastation.


Review: Swive

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


Review: A Kind of People

Bhatti nails truth to the doors of injustice. It’s well we heeded it.


Review: Hunger

An exemplary, scrupulous production so starkly contemporary, it makes Hunger contemporary forever


Review: #We Are Arrested

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


Review: {BLANK}

Compelling and bleakly miraculous


Review: Shook

If you’ve an appetite for exceptional new writing, just see it.


Review: Hansard

A masterfully conceived vehicle to stalk politics now


Review: Shadows

Speaks with a fierce innocence


Review: 4.48 Psychosis

Do see this bold, beautiful attempt on Kane’s masterpiece


Review: Blood Wedding

In several ways, this is about as good as it gets.


Review: Amsterdam

Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.


Review: Fleabag

Original, raw, brilliantly funny and devastating. This production is Fleabag neat. Its harrowing streak of genius burns like a healing scar torn.


Review: Pilgrims

Elinor Cook’s always worth a diversion for. This drama deserves friends and revivals.


Review: The Wasp

This is more than a first-rate revival. It’s outstanding. See it.


Review: salt.

We’re offered ‘salt to heal, salt to remember… above all for your wounds.’ Take it.


Review: White Pearl

The finest new play from the Court this year, gleaming and deadly


Review: Betrayal

A sovereign production: one of Pretty Villain’s finest.


Review: Sary

The imaginative force, language and unsettled serenity of this work demands a sustained run.


Review: Freak

A play everyone should see – and a first-rate revival.


Review: Caliban’s Codex

a superbly realised piece, vying with Carding’s own outstanding Quintessence.


Review: Creditors

We’re unlikely to see a better production of this still rarely-performed disturber of ourselves.


Review: Miss Julie

It’s unlikely we’ll get a cleaner version, or a more absorbing production any time soon


Review: Black Peter

A must-see for anyone who values fine drama.


Review: No Knowing

How many ensembles can boast of an Ayckbourn first outside Scarborough?


Review: Mary’s Babies

Maud Dromgoole’s proved more than adroit, skilful, and deliciously risk-taking. A must-see.


Review: The Father

Florian Zeller's masterpiece, in a production and central performance that would do it justice anywhere.


Review: Inside Bitch

Visceral and sometimes very very funny. Then not. Essential viewing.


Review: Cyprus Avenue

Devastating drama about the DNA of bigotry; and it all starts in surreal farce.


Review: Cougar

You must see this.


Review: Superhoe

A searing new talent.


Review: Hole

Wow drama, the original Greek tragoidia. It invokes the same powers, almost the same gods.


Review: The Cane

Ravenhill’s apparently muted play works exceptionally well.


Review: The Funeral Director

One of the most riveting few minutes of contemporary theatre I’ve seen all year.


Review: ear for eye

Listen for our commonality, don’t look for difference. Here’s a memorable place to start.


Review: Still No Idea

Laughter’s the best start to killing ignorance. See it.


Review: Sary

The imaginative force, language and unique serenity of this work demands another run.


Review: Dracula

This really is the one-stop Dracula we need.