The Old Vic’s new musical depicts fallible women – rather than one-dimensional feminist heroines.
The former is oddly depoliticised, while the latter wants to make political points, but never quite lands them.
My three rules for criticism: Is it true? Does it need to be said? And would I say it to their face?
How watching the Rocky Horror shadowcast made me rethink a dramatization of Norman Mailer’s The Town Hall Affair.
It’s an astonishing play; if only the production weren’t turned up to 11 throughout.
In this play, rape matters only for how it affects the plot – not the victim.
Your sex life is scrutinised. Your womb becomes public property. Being a royal bride has always been an absurd and demeaning job.
A Very English Scandal: the former Doctor Who writer on hate mail, two decades of writing gay characters – and adapting the Jeremy Thorpe affair for the BBC.
This tale of the “coughing major” is a nostalgic romp through the rise of reality television.
Alex Garland’s hallucinogenic film is smart, beautiful and has great female characters without making it A Thing. Shouldn't this be the future of sci-fi?
If you intend to see Girls & Boys, don’t read this review.