22 September 2017

Oslo: the death of ethical foreign policy

A play on the 1993 Middle East deal reminds us how bad good intentions can be.

1 August 2017

Mosquitoes: a liberal-elite indulgence

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play is a tribute to the virtuousness of experts.

3 July 2017

Ink: the Sun story for Guardianistas

James Graham’s play lacks the tabloid’s priapic vigour.

28 April 2017

The time and place for passion

Ivo van Hove’s Ossessione treats human emotion too abstractly.

4 April 2017

Two sides of our moral malaise

A charming play about the SDP and a vacuous cabaret show both speak to these confused times.

28 March 2017

Lessons from a Hollywood hustler

The Kid Stays in the Picture: a stylish look at the life of Robert Evans.

24 February 2017

Return to The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov’s play on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

22 February 2017

In defence of Wayne Shaw

The sacking of the pie-eating keeper speaks to the sanitisation of football.

26 January 2017

Battle of the gobshites

The McGregor-Morgan spat took celebrity self-righteousness to new heights.

30 November 2016

The Children: an unsubtle swipe at Baby Boomers

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play ladles on the generational resentment.