Theatre

From Michael Gove to Mary Hurrell to Orange is The New Black, the year in review

The final part of this week's art and trauma-themed Digest: A new play from Adam Brace at London's Almeida Theatre

Finding hope in hopeless times

Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, Orfeo, 2015, Ruhrtriennale, Bochum. Courtesy: Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot; ©JU / Ruhrtriennale, 2015 

On the new large-scale co-production Medea.Matrix by Susanne Kennedy, who will soon join Chris Dercon's new team at Berlin's

Brian O'Doherty's homage to Samuel Beckett

Robert Wilson's exuberant portrayal of Samuel Beckett's weary anti-hero, Krapp

Eimear McBride’s celebrated debut novel is taken to the stage

What is an artist's play and how does it differ from performance art?

What Milo Rau’s new play tells us about our current ‘humanitarian’ European identity

Ulla von Brandenburg’s recent performance is inspired by a post-French Revolution proto-feminist group 

Lilith Stangenberg und Martin Wuttke in René Pollesch und Dirk von Lowtzows Von einem der auszog, weil er sich die Miete nicht mehr leisten konnte , 2015, Volksbühne Berlin (courtesy: LSD & Lenore Blievernicht)

René Pollesch and Dirk von Lowtzow collaborate on an opera

Ohne Titel Nr. 1, 2014, Volksbühne, Berlin (© Thomas Aurin, Berlin)

Actor and theatre director Herbert Fritsch on his love of art – from Jackson Pollock to Dieter Roth – and not using scripts