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Friday, May 31, 2019

Horrible Histories: Dreadful Deaf review at Bristol Old Vic – ‘entertaining and informative’ by Ben Kulvichit

The incredibly successful Horrible Histories books and its CBBC sketch show counterpart has taught us that world has tended to be a

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Three Musketeers review at Northcott Theatre, Exeter – ‘warmth and camaraderie’ by Ben Kulvichit

Le Navet Bete means “the stupid turnip”: a great company name that feels like a grown-up evolution of a child’s joke, and

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Wilderness review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘finely crafted new writing’ by Ben Kulvichit

They’ve assured their son that they love him more than anything else and that they’ll always put him first; that it’ll be

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Friday, March 15, 2019

God of Chaos review at Theatre Royal Plymouth – ‘a stylish, funny production’ by Ben Kulvichit

Violent pornography? Gone. Non-offensive insults? Stay. “God is gay”? That one’s up for debate. Debate is what the characters in Phil Porter’s

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Review: Richard III at Bristol Old Vic by Ben Kulvichit

The sum of its parts: Ben Kulvichit reviews Headlong's touring production, starring Tom Mothersdale on fine villainous form. The post Review: Richard III at Bristol Old Vic appeared first on…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Princess and the Hustler review at Bristol Old Vic – ‘heartfelt and timely’ by Ben Kulvichit

Set against the backdrop of the Bristol bus boycott in 1963, this homegrown play from Bristol playwright Chinonyerem Odimba is the second

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: BLUE at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff by Ben Kulvichit

A familiar family: Ben Kulvichit writes on Chippy Lane Production's new play and its echoes of 20th Century American playwrights The post Review: BLUE at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff appeare…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Review: Crimes on the Nile at The Ustinov, Bath by Ben Kulvichit

A canny comedy crime caper: Ben Kulvichit reviews New Old Friend's latest addition to their popular touring murder mystery series. The post Review: Crimes on the Nile at The Ustinov, Bath ap…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Intronauts review at Jacksons Lane, London – ‘technically impressive sci-fi puppet theatre’ by Ben Kulvichit

The latest show by Green Ginger, the 40-year-old visual theatre company known for their intricate puppetry, is set in a near future

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Review: Commonism at Birmingham REP by Ben Kulvichit

Starting a conversation: Eve Allin reviews a new collaboration between Andy Smith (UK) and Amund Sjølie Sveen (Sweden) The post Review: Commonism at Birmingham REP appeared first on Exeunt …

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Friday, December 14, 2018

That Night Follows Day review at Southbank Centre – ‘Forced Entertainment’s funny, spiky show’ by Ben Kulvichit

Don’t kids just say the funniest things? Well, maybe not in Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment’s show That Night Follows Day –

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk review at Exeter Northcott Theatre – ‘struggles to connect’ by Ben Kulvichit

At its best, panto can be a joyful shared experience in which the performers are truly present with, and constantly responding to,

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Chloe and the Colour Catcher review at Bristol Old Vic – ‘detailed, vibrant show for young children’ by Ben Kulvichit

Imagine a world drained of colour – grey cereal, grey clothes, grey skies. That’s the austere world Chloe lives in, presided over

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Borrowers review at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol – ‘Delightful, perfectly judged adaptation’ by Ben Kulvichit

With its wooden floors and low ceilings, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory feels like a natural home for Mary Norton’s story of tiny humans

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Kneebone Cadillac review at Theatre Royal Plymouth – ‘fun, if formulaic’ by Ben Kulvichit

A tribute to the South West via the Wild West, Carl Grose’s new comedy opens with the death of Jed Kneebone, an

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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Capital review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘ambitious and cinematic’ by Ben Kulvichit

Performed on two seven-metre travelators, Stan’s Cafe’s latest show is as boldly conceived as we’ve come to expect from Birmingham’s much-loved experimental

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Unreturning review at Theatre Royal, Plymouth – ‘flair, skill and style’ by Ben Kulvichit

For Frantic Assembly’s latest co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Anna Jordan has written a triptych about three men from Scarborough who return

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Touching the Void review at Bristol Old Vic – ‘gripping, inventively staged survival story’ by Ben Kulvichit

You may have heard the story. In one of mountaineering’s most audacious survival tales, Joe Simpson, climbing Siula Grande in the Peruvian

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Monday, September 17, 2018

A Haunted Existence review at The Island, Bristol – ‘meticulous account of gay men’s lives’ by Ben Kulvichit

In 1954, 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson, questioned by police officers while on a train home from Exeter to Bristol, gave the names

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

No One Is Coming to Save You review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘compelling vision of doom’ by Ben Kulvichit

Nathan Ellis’ play for theatre company This Noise is obsessed with images, both in its form and its content. A man and

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Edinburgh Review: Autóctonos II at ZOO Southside by Ben Kulvichit

Frustrating and mesmerising: Ben Kulvichit reviews a powerful physical study of uniformity and movement. The post Edinburgh Review: Autóctonos II at ZOO Southside appeared first on Exeunt M…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Brenda’s Got a Baby review at the Space on North Bridge, Edinburgh – ‘makes its points clearly’ by Ben Kulvichit

Based on interviews with working-class women in Bradford, Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company’s play involves at two sisters. Amy is the first in

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

(sorry) review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘sharply written critique’ by Ben Kulvichit

Millennials, eh? Guzzling their avocados and binging Netflix, expecting everything to be handed to them on a plate. Well, maybe not, argues

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Tetra-Decathlon review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘lots of pleasure to be had’ by Ben Kulvichit

Not many people have heard of the tetra-decathlon, a hugely difficult race of 14 track and field events, and even fewer people

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Void review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘overwhelming but opaque dance adaptation’ by Ben Kulvichit

In JG Ballard’s novel, Concrete Island, an architect is left stranded after a car accident in an area of overgrown wasteland in

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An Evening with Miss Wong review at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh – ‘fascinating but theatrically insipid’ by Ben Kulvichit

Anna May Wong was one of a kind. Widely considered Hollywood’s first Chinese-American movie star, she had a prolific career and starred

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The Forecast review at Zoo Charteris, Edinburgh – ‘visually arresting but surprisingly flabby’ by Ben Kulvichit

Limbik Theatre’s adaptation of George Saunders’ short story, The Semplica Girl Diaries, has a nightmarish premise. Set in a near future, the

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Edinburgh fringe review: Unconditional by ThisEgg by Ben Kulvichit

Endangered rhinos: a mother and a daughter duo have created this show about a species in peril. The post Edinburgh fringe review: Unconditional by ThisEgg appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Century Song review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘classical technique mixed with rawer vocal colours’ by Ben Kulvichit

As a classical singer, one’s agency is limited. Immersed in the canon of Western music, one’s voice is trained and disciplined, taught

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Dominoes review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘well-conceived solo show’ by Ben Kulvichit

For Layla, who is mixed-race and soon to be married to a white man, there’s no worry about whether to take his

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Another One review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘bemusing and slow-paced’ by Ben Kulvichit

You can always rely on Summerhall’s Big in Belgium programme to throw up some curiosities. Another One begins with two people in

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