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Monday, July 8, 2019

Whitewash review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘incisive writing and playful performances’ by Ava Wong Davies

“It’s your actions that make you white, not your skin colour,” a character heatedly tells Gabriel Bisset-Smith’s Lysander at the climax of

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Color Purple review at Curve, Leicester – ‘full-blooded and deeply moving’ by Ava Wong Davies

The power of Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray’s 2004 musical, based on Alice Walker’s seminal tale of black womanhood and

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Incoming Festival: ‘Supporting emerging theatre is about putting your money where your mouth is’ by Ava Wong Davies

Incoming Festival was started by two critics Eleanor Turney and Jake Orr. They tell Ava Wong Davies about supporting mid-career artists, engaging

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Country Music review at Omnibus, London – ‘heartbreaking revival of Simon Stephens’ play’ by Ava Wong Davies

A streak of pain runs through Simon Stephens’ 2004 play. Taking the form of an elliptical series of duologues, Country Music drops

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Flinch review at Old Red Lion, London – ‘intriguing debut play about gender roles and relationships’ by Ava Wong Davies

Emma Hemingford’s intriguing debut play sets out to explore traditional heteronormative gender roles through the lens of one couple’s relationship. In Flinch,

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Does My Bomb Look Big In This? review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘engaging but uneven’ by Ava Wong Davies

Conceived after writer and actor Nyla Levy became frustrated with the types of ‘jihadi bride’ roles afforded to Muslim actresses, Does My

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Friday, May 17, 2019

White Pearl review at Royal Court, London – ‘a scathing, gleefully nasty corporate satire’ by Ava Wong Davies

Ugliness runs through Anchuli Felicia King’s play. White Pearl is a scathing, gleefully nasty corporate satire set in the Singapore headquarters of

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons review at Barons Court Theatre, London – ‘an overly fussy revival’ by Ava Wong Davies

Sam Steiner’s hit Edinburgh fringe show takes the form of a tightly written dystopian two-hander depicting a couple’s response to a new

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Review: My White Best Friend at the Bunker by Ava Wong Davies

‘Pulled out of the gut, steaming and red and alive’: Ava Wong Davies writes a response to Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia’s festival of letters, which engages with racial tensions and…

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Review: My White Best Friend at Bunker Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

'Pulled out of the gut, steaming and red and alive': Ava Wong Davies writes a response to Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia's festival of letters, which engages with racial tensions and white…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Review: Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

"Not a cosy play, this" - Ava Wong Davies writes on Pinter's study of adultery, staged with icy persuasiveness by Jamie Lloyd. The post Review: Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre appeared fir…

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Review: All About Eve at Noël Coward Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

Pure artifice: Ava Wong Davies writes on Ivo van Hove's stylish, performative recasting of the backstage movie. The post Review: All About Eve at Noël Coward Theatre appeared first on Exeun…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Review: Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹 at Camden People’s Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

'That little jump in the stomach at seeing your body onstage, accompanied by a desire for something more': Ava Wong Davies responds to Jennifer Tang's exploration of British-Chinese identity…

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Monday, January 21, 2019

NOW 19: 24 Italian Songs and Arias; Diana is Dead, at the Yard Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

'Brutally sincere': Ava Wong Davies writes on the Yard's double bill of work by Brian Lobel and FK Alexander, which explore failure and Princess Diana. The post NOW 19: 24 Italian Songs and…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Review: That Night Follows Day at Southbank Centre by Ava Wong Davies

"They have the power here": Ava Wong Davies writes on a Forced Entertainment show that forces us to take kids seriously. The post Review: That Night Follows Day at Southbank Centre appeared…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that's strong in hotness, but lacking in menace. The post Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: A Small Place at the Gate Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

'A spider's web of complicity and guilt': Ava Wong Davies writes about Anna Himali Howard's theatrical investigation of the impact of colonialism on Antigua The post Review: A Small Place at…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

SPILL Festival 2018 by Ava Wong Davies

A mushrooming community: Ava Wong Davies writes on the intimacy and kindness of the works at this year's instalment of performance art fest SPILL. The post SPILL Festival 2018 appeared first…

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