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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

'It's an eight-way tug of war!' Why has Shakespeare's Globe put everyone in charge? by Bridget Minamore

Michelle Terry is kicking off her debut season by playing Hamlet in a daring double bill that gives everyone a say about everything. Can this heresy work? We find out at rehearsalsTwo weeks …

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Black to the future: afrofuturism hits the stage by Bridget Minamore

This year, Black Panther put afrofuturism in multiplexes – and there are plenty more artists of colour exploring inner and outer space, like artist and playwright Rachael YoungMore than ev…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review: Nine Night at the National Theatre by Bridget Minamore

Bridget Minamore writes on Natasha Gordon's debut play, an emotive, truthful exploration of black grief. The post Review: Nine Night at the National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Phlebotomist review at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London – ‘a clever dystopian drama by Bridget Minamore

It’s said a good piece of theatre begins as late and ends as early as possible in the framework of a story.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rasheeda Speaking review at Trafalgar Studios, London – ‘engaging study of workplace racism’ by Bridget Minamore

The anti-black racism of modern day white America can take many forms. Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking, coming to London after runs

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tremor review – two exes face up to their failed relationship by Bridget Minamore

Sherman theatre, Cardiff Engaging and politically astute, Brad Birch’s play about partners revisiting their past packs a punchTremor rests on a premise that audiences likely will have seen…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Coconut review at Ovalhouse Theatre, London – ‘disappointing take on British-Pakistani Muslim identity’ by Bridget Minamore

Plays that explore life from the point of view of women of colour are few and far between. It’s a shame, then,

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'We've got braver': The Act, a show about love and sex created by teenagers by Bridget Minamore

Company Three devised a play to examine intimacy, relationships and social pressure for young people, from their own point of viewPutting teenage life on stage can be tricky, particularly wh…

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Bridget Minamore: Deal with it, Quentin – colour-blind casting is only the beginning by Bridget Minamore

Colour-blind casting – that is the casting of people of colour in roles that would typically have been played by white actors

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Arinze Kene: ‘I don’t know who I’d be if I wasn’t on stage’ by Bridget Minamore

Recently seen in the West End’s Girl from the North Country, the versatile actor and writer is now starring in his self-written

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Br’er Cotton review – bold, hilarious drama in age of Black Lives Matter by Bridget Minamore

Theatre 503, LondonA militant teenager grapples with politics and older relatives in Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s profound, beautifully staged playWhat is it like for young black children …

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Game of Love and Chai review – Nigel Planer gives French farce a Bollywood remake by Bridget Minamore

Tara theatre, LondonMarivaux’s French nobles become suburban British Asians in a pacy but unconvincing update of the romantic comedyPierre de Marivaux’s 1730 play The Game of Love and Ch…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Brothers Size review – magical and bracing portrait of southern masculinity by Bridget Minamore

Young Vic, LondonBijan Sheibani’s revival of Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s family drama brilliantly explores the complexities of brotherhoodIn the decade since The Brothers Si…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Black Men Walking: a hilly hike through 500 years of black British history by Bridget Minamore

A new play by the rapper Testament was inspired by a walking group from Yorkshire. Our writer steps out with them on a trek across the wild, windswept moorsOn the first Saturday of the month…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Martina Laird: ‘Women are used to compromising, but the cost is becoming too great’ by Bridget Minamore

Martina Laird has taken on seven Shakespeare roles in the past two years and is yet to give up on the playwright.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review: Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre by Bridget Minamore

Who tells your story: the smash-hit revisionist historical musical comes to London. The post Review: Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Pecs: The 80s Show review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘funny and political’ by Bridget Minamore

Following residencies at iconic queer venues like the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, young drag king collective Pecs arrive with a bang at Soho

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Weaving tales: Barber Shop Chronicles and theatre's wave of black hair shows by Bridget Minamore

Inua Ellams’ hit play bounces between barbers around the world, taking audiences into a male world of rituals and politics, while women share their own hair stories in My Fro and Me The po…

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Ray Fearon: ‘Theatre is the actor’s medium, it’s the place you want to come back to’ by Bridget Minamore

As he prepares to open in Manchester Royal Exchange’s revival of Guys and Dolls set in Harlem, Ray Fearon talks to Bridget

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Friday, November 17, 2017

#Hashtag Lightie review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘funny, nuanced portrait of growing up mixed-race’ by Bridget Minamore

Exploring the complex identity that comes with having a mixed-race background was never going to be easy, but #Hashtag Lightie – back

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: The Red Lion at Trafalgar Studios by Bridget Minamore

The beautiful game: Bridget Minamore on Patrick Marber's football drama, revived by Live Theatre The post Review: The Red Lion at Trafalgar Studios appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Sope Dirisu: ‘Being back at the RSC as a professional feels like validation’ by Bridget Minamore

Life could have turned out very differently for the rising star of stage and screen, who opted for a career in acting

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Trap review at Omnibus, London –’uninspiring exploration of debt’ by Bridget Minamore

Kieran Lynn’s The Trap, coming to London after an initial run in Texas last April, is a short play that grapples with

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Host review at the Yard Theatre, London – ‘spirited exploration of race and family’ by Bridget Minamore

Nessah Muthy’s new play, The Host, brings together an eager National Youth Theatre cast to tell the story of Yasmin, a cleaner

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Friday, August 11, 2017

London Bubble’s Tales from the Arabian Nights review in Greenwich Park – ‘moments of boredom and brilliance’ by Bridget Minamore

South-east London company London Bubble’s return to promenade theatre after seven years with Tales from the Arabian Nights is a welcome one

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

An Injury review at Ovalhouse, London – ‘ambitious storytelling’ by Bridget Minamore

How complicit are we all when it comes to capitalism, war, and violence in society? Very, is the answer in Kieran Hurley’s

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Hot Brown Honey: “We will spark the revolutionary flame” by Bridget Minamore

Bridget Minamore interviews the genre-defying troupe of Australian women of colour. The post Hot Brown Honey: “We will spark the revolutionary flame” appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review: Bodies at the Royal Court by Bridget Minamore

The price of buying a baby: Bridget Minamore reviews Vivienne Franzmann's new play about surrogacy. The post Review: Bodies at the Royal Court appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Roy Alexander Weise: “It’s insulting not to represent the London around your audience” by Bridget Minamore

Bridget Minamore chats to the JMK award-winning young director as 'The Ugly One' opens at Park Theatre. The post Roy Alexander Weise: “It’s insulting not to represent the London …

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: Queen Size at Alchemy Festival by Bridget Minamore

Full of complexity and nuance: Bridget Minamore is moved by Mandeep Raiky's two-person dance piece exploring the criminalisation of homosexuality in India. The post Review: Queen Size at Alc…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Life of Galileo at Young Vic by Bridget Minamore

Bringing 'fun' back to theatre: Bridget Minamore reviews Joe Wright's extravagant and entertaining Life of Galileo. The post Review: Life of Galileo at Young Vic appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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