Theatre

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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy review
Ryan Calais Cameron’s exploration of race and masculinity is timely and has potent moments but this production feels underdeveloped

Arifa Akbar

18, Oct, 2021 @9:20 AM

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Yellowfin review – shocking testimony from a world with empty oceans
Three senators at a hearing in Washington DC try to find out where all the fish have gone in Marek Horn’s smart but deliberately frustrating one-room play

Kate Wyver

18, Oct, 2021 @6:18 AM

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Love and Other Acts of Violence review – mesmerising moments amid the darkness
A poet and a physicist begin a relationship under a fascist regime in Cordelia Lynn’s audaciously jagged play about the tipping point of tyranny

Arifa Akbar

17, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Little Amal in Britain: giant puppet of Syrian girl reaches her journey’s end
Three-metre tall figure will land on Folkestone beach after walking thousands of miles across Europe

Harriet Sherwood Arts correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @2:20 PM

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The Gondoliers review – a picture-postcard Gilbert and Sullivan from Scottish Opera
The company celebrated its return to the Theatre Royal with some good old-fashioned – if not downright antiquated – fun and frivolity

Rowena Smith

17, Oct, 2021 @12:41 PM

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The Enemy review – Ibsen goes digital
A powerful overhaul of An Enemy of the People weaves texts and emails seamlessly into the action

Clare Brennan

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Maryland; The Tragedy of Macbeth; White Noise
Lucy Kirkwood’s raw response to the murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard captures a moment of terrible rage

Susannah Clapp

17, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Road review – community spirit turns sour in Thatcher’s Britain
Little leavens the air of hopelessness in Jim Cartwright’s 1986 collage of awkwardly staged monologues

Mark Fisher

16, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Braids/Cheer Up Slug review – lively double bill mines young identity
The Durham miners’ gala features in both these short plays exploring contrasting experiences of race and class

Mark Fisher

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘We know they can do it when it suits them’: theatre became more accessible during Covid. Will it last?
Doors may be open again, but some theatres remain inaccessible for disabled audiences. Online performances have helped – but many have already stopped streaming

Lucy Webster

15, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Dante Project review – Wayne McGregor moves heaven, earth and hell
The Divine Comedy is brilliantly reimagined by McGregor with music by Thomas Adès, sets by Tacita Dean and a poetic send-off for Edward Watson

Lyndsey Winship

15, Oct, 2021 @12:51 PM

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The Good Life review – self-sufficiency sitcom loses the plot on stage
The much-loved TV show becomes a series of set-pieces rather than a satisfying drama in this adaptation

Brian Logan

15, Oct, 2021 @12:29 PM

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