theatre

All that jazz

Jazz at Café Society celebrates the first desegregated jazz club in the USA. Eli Davies delights in its portrayal of strong female artists ...

‘Fair, tiny and only 17 years of age’

At the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, Miriam Margolyes revives her acclaimed one woman show on his life and the women within it. Margolyes' love and passion for Dickens shines through the performance, but Laura Lammasniemi wonders if her satire of the man who symbolises Victorian misogyny is too gentle ...

Claws for thought

With The Girl with the Iron Claws, The Wrong Crowd company has created a richly beautiful stage version of the old Norwegian fairytale. Greta Hughson ponders its meaning to a modern audience ...

Dead End Drive

The Sluts of Sutton Drive is a play about the problems faced by working-class women. Megan Stodel thinks it fails to engage the audience at all ...

Her Naked Skin

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles reviews a production of Her Naked Skin, a suffragette romance which whisks the audience back to a time of protest on the street, activists smashing windows and police clamp-downs ...