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2071, Royal Court Theatre, London – review

A quietly powerful ‘performance lecture’ on climate change that...

DV8: John, Interstellar, Peter Carey, Gold at Buckingham Palace, Puppy Love

Peter Carey's latest novel, Amnesia follows a disgraced Australian...

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, The Rose Playhouse

Is the Rose Playhouse London theatre’s best-kept secret? Or simply...

John; Torobaka review

Lloyd Newson's tale of a man seeking love in a gay sauna is bleak...

JOHN, National Theatre

It is no exaggeration to say that Lloyd Newson has created a new...

Review: John (NT Lyttelton)

Physical Theatre company DV8 return to the South Bank venue.

John , National Theatre, London

John is a cri de coeur from the lower depths.

Taboo-Busting Dance Theatre: DV8′s JOHN

John is one of those shows where you just know straight away.

DV8s John review a thrilling descent into chaos

Physical theatre group DV8's new piece explores abuse and intimacy...

DV8's John, National Theatre, review: 'bravely confrontational'

When the spotlight is on John himself, the work is simply...

JOHN, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London

DV8’s dance theatre piece is agonised, lonely, beautiful – and...

Review: Small War

The excitment, despair and futility of war are laid bare in...

Up For Something Entirely Different? Try Shunt

Describing The Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face is quite a...

'People are quick to shut down conversations about masculinity'

Chris Goode's controversial one-man play Men in the Cities...

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face, Greenwich Jetty, London

This typically unnerving experience from experimental theatre...

Phill Jupitus, Sara Pascoe, Jonathan Glazer on Lauren Bacall, Chef

John Wilson reports from the Edinburgh Fringe as he talks to...

Simon Callow in Juvenalia: a major misjudgment Edinburgh festival 2014 review

Callow's dinner-jacketed jog through the writings of the classical...

Review: Brazouka (Edinburgh Fringe)

This dance, physical theatre and circus story is "as interesting...

Edinburgh 2014 review: KlangHaus weirdly wonderful performance art

Staged in a former animal hospital, animation and illusion combine...

Review: Product (Edinburgh Fringe)

Mark Ravenhill's punchy Hollywood satire is revived starring...

Edinburgh Festival: The Generation of Z, Assembly George Square - theatre review

The undead run riot in this high-impact, site-specific piece from...

Review: Men in the Cities (Edinburgh Fringe)

Award-winning writer and performer Chris Goode's new solo show is...

Moby Dick Digested In Hackney Downs Leviathan

On a hot evening what could be finer than a trip out to sea?

The Anorak , The Hope Theatre, London

The horror of the 1989 Montreal massacre, in which Marc Lepine...

The Anorak, Hope Theatre: Review

On December 6th 1989, Marc Lepine entered the Ecole Polytechnic of...

One-man gardening play Old Herbaceous grows on audiences

The props include compost, the plot comes with gardening tips and...

Red Forest review aesthetic hand-wringing over the environment

Belarus Free Theatre has won admiration for its continued...

Deblozay

The LIFT brochure describes this performance by Marseilles-based...

REVIEW: FRAUKE REQUARDT AND DAVID ROSENBERG - THE ROOF - DOON STREET CARPARK

Bruce Lee’s saying “Man must constantly exceed his level” is a...

The Roof, Doon Street Car Park, National Theatre - theatre review

LIFT festival's free-running show falls flat on its face in a...