Performance & Physical

The Anorak, Hope Theatre: Review

On December 6th 1989, Marc Lepine entered the Ecole Polytechnic of the University of Montreal and shot dead 14 women. This powerful one man show gradually builds up to the day that the massacre took place, giving the audience an insight into Lepine’s li

John - National Theatre

JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre. Newson interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story tha


The LIFT brochure describes this performance by Marseilles-based company Rara Woulib as “the most extraordinary funeral procession you will ever attend”.

One-man gardening play Old Herbaceous grows on audiences

The props include compost, the plot comes with gardening tips and the star, Peter Macqueen, is also stage manager and scene-shifter. Here's how he takes the show on the road.

The Rain that Washes - Riverside Studios

A beautifully realised and compelling one-man show based on the true life story of a young man growing up through Zimbabwe’s turbulent times. Instantly plunged into one man’s experience of growing up in turbulent Zimbabwe, we live and breathe his e

Red Forest review aesthetic hand-wringing over the environment

Belarus Free Theatre has won admiration for its continued determination to oppose, imaginatively, the Belarus dictatorship, whatever the personal cost to some of the company's members, but also for a willingness to make connections.


Bruce Lee’s saying “Man must constantly exceed his level” is a very deliberate choice as part of the intro text to The Roof (playing at Doon Street Car Park as part of the LIFT Festival until 28 June).

Burq Off - Cockpit Theatre

Burq Off!, an autobiographical one-woman show written and performed by Nadia P. Manzoor, is a thought-provoking tour through madly opposing worlds. The glowing promise of modern London versus the glum realities of a conservative Pakistani Muslim home a

Normal Love - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

Chinese visual artist and theatre director Zi Ling directs this bold collaboration between visual artists, actors, musicians and designers, exploring love and all its dilemmas in a surreal and heightened world. Inspired Francis Bacon’s absurdist and vis

Polly Stenham on Hotel - National Theatre

The playwright talks to Emma Freud about her new play.