Matt Trueman

Jonah and Otto, Park Theatre, London – review

Robert Holman’s gentle, contemplative drama focuses on an encounter between two troubled men.

Roundelay, Stephen Joseph Theatre, review: 'variety trumps vision'

Alan Ayckbourn's latest work is less than the sum of its parts, says Matt Trueman.

Mum's the word: Helen McCrory and Diana Rigg on playing Medea

Euripides's tragedy demands a killer central performance as the woman who murders her children to avenge her betrayal. Helen McCrory and Diana Rigg, who played the role 20 years apart, explain why it still resonates.

Royal Court play explores virtual online world of paedophile fantasy

In Jennifer Haley's play, adults adopt child avatars to enact fantasies of illicit sex – raising issues around freedom of expression and the pernicious influence of explicit material.

This Was a Man, Finborough Theatre, review: 'not remotely salacious'

Noel Coward's once-banned play about adulterous aristocrats is spoiled by an abrupt ending, says Matt Trueman

Perseverance Drive, Bush Theatre, review: 'profound'

Robert Soans's religious drama is worth persevering with, says Matt Trueman.

Tag wrestling in three languages: The Events stages a radical coup de theatre

The play inspired by the Anders Breivik mass shooting is mixing British, Norwegian and Austrian actors on stage to explore the forces of multicultural collision. Director Ramin Gray explains How do you keep a piece of theatre alive after 100-plus performa

Billy Liar, Royal Exchange, Manchester, review: missing the anger

This production lets Keith Waterhouse's iconic anti-hero, Billy Fisher, off the hook, says Matt Trueman

Khandan (Family), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, review: 'universal'

Leaving past controversies behind, Gupreet Kaur Bhatti's latest play is a beautifully nuanced, Indian family drama, says Matt Trueman.

Enjoy, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, review: 'needs sticking with'

James Brining's production of Alan Bennett's Enjoy is a mongrel play, stitched together like Frankenstein's monster, but is smart too, says Matt Trueman