30 November 2016

The Children: an unsubtle swipe at Baby Boomers

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

13 July 2016

Needles and Opium:
a magical work

Robert Lepage’s multi-media masterpiece continues to inspire and bewitch.

14 March 2016

Cleansed: a ringside seat in hell

Sarah Kane's play will blow your mind – if you’ll let it.

12 June 2015

Why 50/50 quotas are half-arsed

Headlong Theatre’s pledge to commission 50 per cent female playwrights reeks of moral grandstanding.

14 May 2015

Why I’m not celebrating Billy Elliot’s 10th birthday

This film/musical is nasty piece of ideology from which no one may dissent.

5 February 2015

The Hard Problem: dodging the big questions

Tom Stoppard’s latest play is an insubstantial pageant of artful materialism.

28 November 2014

Theory and thuggery in the slums of Bombay

David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a portrait of poverty that lacks perspective.

26 June 2014

Red Forest: a mythologised cry against oppression

Belarus Free Theatre’s latest production treads a fine line between impassioned political resistance and new-age nonsense.

29 January 2014

King Lear: time to leave the Bard alone?

Sam Mendes' predictably glib production of Lear proves to be another pointless Shakespeare revival.

16 October 2013

The Events: doing battle with society’s demons

David Greig’s new play is a tenuous meditation on the modern concept of evil.