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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Theatre by Alice Saville

Listen and learn: Polly Findlay's play is a masterclass in puncturing the trope of the Charismatic Maverick Teacher. The post Review: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Theatre appeared…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Remaking Musical Theatre’s Misogynist History by Alice Saville

Alice Saville writes on Kiss Me Kate, and her complex relationship with musical theatre's problematic back catalogue. The post Remaking Musical Theatre’s Misogynist History appeared f…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Exeunt Recommends: 25.6.2018 by Alice Saville

Incoming is Incoming! More on the mini-festival of bargainous work by emerging artists, plus plenty of other shows not to miss this fortnight. The post Exeunt Recommends: 25.6.2018 appeared …

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Phobiarama at LIFT 2018 by Alice Saville

'Like any fairground ride, Phobiarama is not subtle': Alice Saville rides Dries Verhoeven's ghost train at LIFT 2018. The post Review: Phobiarama at LIFT 2018 appeared first on Exeunt Magaz…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

To all the shows I didn’t go to by Alice Saville

As the theatre calendar goes into overdrive, Alice Saville writes on the time-and-space challenges of trying, and failing, to see everything. The post To all the shows I didn’t go to a…

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Review: The Rink at Southwark Playhouse by Alice Saville

Hall of amusements: set in a decaying seaside resort, this rarely staged Kander and Ebb musical has a warm mother-daughter bond at its heart. The post Review: The Rink at Southwark Playhous…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review: The Paper Man at Norfolk and Norwich Festival by Alice Saville

A beautiful game: Improbable's devised show mixes football and feminism, in a tribute to the power of teamwork. The post Review: The Paper Man at Norfolk and Norwich Festival appeared first …

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Review: Grotty at The Bunker Theatre by Alice Saville

Clam jam: Izzy Tennyson's play is a grimy, intriguing look at Dalston's lesbian party scene. The post Review: Grotty at The Bunker Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

No More Heroes by Alice Saville

Alice Saville considers questions of reputation and legacy in an industry that’s in love with its own history. The post No More Heroes appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: Absolute Hell at the National Theatre by Alice Saville

The inadequacy of language: Alice Saville on Rodney Ackland's sprawling epic of post-war London nightlife. The post Review: Absolute Hell at the National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review: Chicago at Phoenix Theatre by Alice Saville

He had it coming: Alice Saville's review of the sexy, slick courtroom story takes the form of a trial transcript. The post Review: Chicago at Phoenix Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: Brief Encounter at Empire Cinema by Alice Saville

The billow of smoke: Emma Rice's reimagining of the classic is gorgeously, but narrowly, romantic. The post Review: Brief Encounter at Empire Cinema appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ellie Dubois: “Circus is a device in the toolkit I use to make a show” by Alice Saville

Ellie Dubois's shows blur the line between circus and live art. She talks pushing at the limits, gender, and why circus needs more criticism. The post Ellie Dubois: “Circus is a device…

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Review: Summer and Smoke at Almeida Theatre by Alice Saville

A vindication of female oddness: Patsy Ferran stars in Tennessee William's painful study of anxiety, passion and loneliness. The post Review: Summer and Smoke at Almeida Theatre appeared fir…

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Review: The Year of the Rooster Monk at Vault Festival by Alice Saville

Giselle LeBleu's spooky, multilayered storytelling show really is perfect for Mother's Day. The post Review: The Year of the Rooster Monk at Vault Festival appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Boycotting Work by Unpaid Creatives Isn’t the Answer by Alice Saville

Some thoughts on work and exploitation, following Mark Shenton's statement that he'll no longer go to shows made by unpaid creatives. The post Boycotting Work by Unpaid Creatives Isn’t…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Being an Artist, post-Brexit by Alice Saville

"Brexit has sent a subconscious 'exodus call'." - European company Little Soldier talk leaving, uncertainty and the impact of the 'yes' vote. The post Being an Artist, post-Brexit appeared f…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Bryony Lavery: “Anger is one of the things that fuels me wonderfully.” by Alice Saville

The author of 'Frozen' and a new adaptation of 'Brighton Rock' talks female anger, reimagining romantic fiction, and the banality of murder. The post Bryony Lavery: “Anger is one of th…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

LGBT History Month – a chance for theatre to reinvent its queer past by Alice Saville

Alice Saville writes on how theatre offers a way to put the past in dialogue with the present. The post LGBT History Month – a chance for theatre to reinvent its queer past appeared fi…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) at New Diorama Theatre by Alice Saville

Revenge fantasies: two women craft stories for survival in this wonderfully noirish performance. The post Review: A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) at New Diorama Theatre appeared …

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Why We Need Vault Festival by Alice Saville

As Waterloo's ever-growing arts festival returns for 2018, Alice Saville asks its co-director Mat Burt what it offers young companies. The post Why We Need Vault Festival appeared first on E…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Review: John at the National Theatre by Alice Saville

The world unseen: Annie Baker's play is beyond haunting. The post Review: John at the National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Review: Lobster at Theatre503 by Alice Saville

Plenty of fish: Alice Saville on a same-sex, internet-age romance that loses its way. The post Review: Lobster at Theatre503 appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Theatre Prefects by Alice Saville

Alice Saville explores why it's time to stop talking about 'theatre etiquette', and to start thinking about the behaviour of all sections of the audience. The post Theatre Prefects appeared …

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Exeunt’s Festive Zine Bonanza by Alice Saville

Get your mitts on some Exeunt zines from Christmases past, present and future - and support some really worthwhile festive causes. The post Exeunt’s Festive Zine Bonanza appeared first…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: Cinderella at Hackney Empire by Alice Saville

Festive ugliness: Alice Saville on Hackney's take on the thorniest of panto plots. The post Review: Cinderella at Hackney Empire appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Theatre on a Budget by Alice Saville

It's the spendiest time of the year, so here are some London theatre shows that are perfect for family trips or pals' nights out - and under £15. The post Christmas Theatre on a Budget appe…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre by Alice Saville

It takes a village to raise a child... Alice Saville reviews the West End transfer of Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells' new musical. The post Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Aesthetics Off Centre by Alice Saville

As $elfie$ comes to Hackney Showroom, Malik Nashad Sharpe explores the Black and Queer contexts to his performance. The post Aesthetics Off Centre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review: Romantics Anonymous at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Alice Saville

Self-awareness, irony and sweaty palms: Alice Saville reviews Emma Rice's joyful, chocolate-covered love story. The post Review: Romantics Anonymous at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse appeared …

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The dark side of the fringe by Alice Saville

Following reports of abusive behaviour at Courtyard Theatre, Alice Saville explores how conditions in fringe theatres allow bad practice to go unchecked. The post The dark side of the fringe…

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