Elliot Page is probably the most famous trans man in the world. His memoir may have a cute title and thirst-inducing cover shot – but within, there’s a world of pain.
When Dublin-born writer Naoise Dolan published her first novel, Exciting Times, the title might’ve seemed a little cruel: we were in the first lockdown of 2020, and it can’t have seemed like the most exciting moment to launch a debut.
An actor returns to Palestine and joins a local production of Hamlet in this richly layered and elegant examination of memories and oppression
From “non-aesthetic” homes to the Frazzled English Woman, there’s a new wave of realism about what our lives are like
Outside the theatre, Wildfire Road’s running time is billed at 58 minutes. Such almost comic precision is rather fitting for Eve Leigh’s tightly wound play.
Charlie Josephine is done writing plays that just point out a problem – they’ve decided their work needs to at least attempt to offer some solution, however imperfect.
Love across the divide is a common theme in romantic stories – from Pride and Prejudice to Wuthering Heights, to The Notebook and Normal People, differences in wealth, status, family expectations, and cultural capital in a relationship are reliably knotty territory. And the divisive nature of class hasn’t exactly gone away in contemporary Britain.
Travis Alabanza is taking over: this month, the writer and performer leads a group of London’s underground cabaret legends as they go above ground – all the way to the main stage of the Royal Court theatre.
Not many stars have stalkers who become as famous as them – but Andy Warhol achieved the same renown as his idol Truman Capote. By 1978 the two were not only friends, but were even plotting to write a Broadway show together based on their taped conversations.