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Birangona: Women of War, The Lost Theatre, London

This is an affecting debut from the Komola Collective, a company set up to tell previously untold histories from women's perspectives. After a year of research Leesa Gazi sets out to break the silence around the 200,000 Briangona - meaning brave - women,

Review - The Silver Tassie - National Theater

(Based on a conversation with my husband) 99 puce balloons/dragging on the Lytelton stage Great war sells/Its red alert The second scene from somewhere else It brought the pyrotechs to life Making us all squint our eyes Waiting for the songs to die as 99

Review - Once We Lived Here - TheatreUpClose at the Kings Head Theater

Surely if I asked you to think of an Australian musical, you'd come up with something silly - Priscilla, Queen of the Desert or maybe a localized version of Mamma Mia - something involving brews, beaches, and barbeques. I was surprised, then, to find that

Handbagged, at Vaudeville Theatre, review

Handbagged, Moira Buffini's sparkling tale of the Queen's weekly meetings with Margaret Thatcher, is even better after its West End transfer, says Tim Walker

King Charles III; Birdland; A Small Family Business review

In Mike Bartlett's fine new play at the Almeida, the Windsors acquire Shakespearean depths, while the ravages of a rock-star life dazzle at the Royal Court The Queen is dead; Charles is about to take over. The Labour party is in power; Prince Harry is rom

A View from the Bridge review 'visceral and vital'

Director Ivo van Hove pulls Arthur Miller's play out of the tenements and into a black box to startling effect The Belgian director Ivo van Hove has made his name with bold, experimental stage adaptations of films by major European auteurs - Bergman, An

Minotaur, Polka Theatre, London

This robust and original piece is about confronting demons, whether that means living with the fear of what is happening to your dad in a 2014 war zone or facing the Minotaur in the murky but terrifying depths of Greek mythology. Read the full review

The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Written in 1895 and boasting a fiery female protagonist, The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith is as radical as any contemporary feminist play. Read the full review

Wuthering Heights, Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Rosemary Branch Theatre, London: It's quite a challenge to evoke the wild, windy Yorkshire Moors in a poky pub theatre in north London, but led by director/adaptor Helen Tennison, this production rises to the challenge in spectacular style. Read the ful