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Sunday, April 30, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Shaun Blaney by Daniel Perks

COMET is meant to be an unanticipated conversation, a guerrilla style performance that catches its audience offguard and hits them with verbatim issues facing young people today.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… writer Neil Gore by Daniel Perks

Following a successful UK tour marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Dare Devil Rides To Jarama comes to Tara Theatre for a limited run.I caught up with writer and actor Nei…

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From the rehearsal room: A peek at The Pulverised by Daniel Perks

The back of the set is a false dividing wall (as you would find in offices) that has exploded. That was the one metaphor – the idea that all of these things flood the space but that nothin…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Behind The Scenes at Half a Sixpence by Daniel Perks

A group of London’s keenest bloggers and theatre writers were invited by RAW PR to a pre-show exclusive event for Half A Sixpence. I was fortunate enough to attend and get a flavour of how…

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THE MACBETHS – Pleasance by Daniel Perks

How many puns can one play contain, particularly when they aren’t incorporated into the original story to begin with? Alexander Raptotasios has taken The Scottish Play, one of Shakespeare…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

THE BRAILLE LEGACY – Charing Cross by Daniel Perks

For the blind, there is no need to have colour in the world. Thom Southerland’s production of The Braille Legacy is devoid of such frivolities – a black and white revolving set by Tim Sh…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… CTRL+ALT+DELETE’s author & star Emma Packer by Daniel Perks

After a successful run at the Camden People’s Theatre in 2016, CTRL+ALT+DELETE by Emma Packer returns as part of FIRST Festival of Solo Performance 2017 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Explo…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: London-Paris-Roam!, Tristan Bates Theatre by Daniel Perks

Tokyo, Rome, Paris, London. Sarah Tullamore sure gets around. After 22 years of living in Paris, she has decided to up sticks again to who knows where. She’s a ‘Woman of A Certain Ag…

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Incoming Festival co-founder Eleanor Turney by Daniel Perks

Incoming Festival has quickly become synonymous with this safe environment and is back for a fourth year of shows by emerging theatre companies that push boundaries, ask questions and challe…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

INTERVIEW: Miss Nightingale’s Matthew Bugg and Tamar Broadbent by Daniel Perks

As an original musical, not based on a book or a film, nor brought over from America to our side of the pond, Miss Nightingale is somewhat of an anomaly on the theatrical scene at present. I…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

SPRING OFFENSIVE – Clapham Omnibus by Daniel Perks

The Spring Offensive, a so-called charge after the winter snow had thawed on the front lines each year throughout World War One, a final push for the Germans to break allied lines before US …

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Friday, April 21, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… 5 Guys Chillin’ actor Elliot Hadley by Daniel Perks

And now it’s back for a three-week run in its home venue. Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and Edinburgh, Peter Darney‘s verbatim drama retur…

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LONDON-PARIS-ROAM! – Touring by Daniel Perks

Tokyo; Rome; Paris; London, Sarah Tullamore sure gets around. After 22 years living in Paris, she has decided to up sticks again, to who knows where. She’s a “Woman Of A Certain Age” w…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

GUARDS AT THE TAJ – Bush Theatre by Daniel Perks

verything Jamie Lloyd touches seems to turn to gold, the current Midas of the directing world. A long-standing partnership with designer Soutra Gilmour is certainly one of the reasons that h…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

IT’S NOT YET MIDNIGHT… – Roundhouse by Daniel Perks

It’s Not Yet Midnight is devised to highlight the success of collaboration and the danger of trying to accomplish everything solo. Working together, the acrobats build towers four people t…

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Teatro Pomodoro’s Simone Tani by Daniel Perks

Simone Tani, one of the founders of Teatro Pomodoro, must be completely shattered. Speaking to me over Skype, he has just become a father and is also trying to finalise bringing the company…

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Review: Guards at the Taj, Bush Theatre by Daniel Perks

Everything Jamie Lloyd touches seems to turn to gold, the current Midas of the directing world. A long-standing partnership with designer Soutra Gilmour is certainly one of the reasons that …

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… the Monorogue! team by Daniel Perks

New writing evenings are very popular in London, so it’s always interesting to hear about one with a bit of a difference. Monorogue brings writers and actors that work together to create t…

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Review: It’s Not Yet Midnight, The Roundhouse by Daniel Perks

If It’s Not Yet Midnight comes across as a complete mess, may there be more chaos in the world. This is a show that may look slapdash, messy and at times dangerously close to falling apart…

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FINDERS KEEPERS – Park Theatre by Daniel Perks

Finders Keepers is a biblically-inspired story with a modern update – Mr Pharaoh (Clare-Louise English) and Daughter (Jo Sargeant) have their simple lives interrupted when a baby is abando…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

AM I PRETTY? – Camden People’s Theatre by Daniel Perks

The start of Am I Pretty? feels like an academic exercise – the premise is to convey a set of situations surrounding cosmetic surgery by utilising the jazz musical form as a framework to s…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Review: Finders Keepers at Park Theatre by Daniel Perks

This joyful show for Deaf and hearing families is inspired by the story of Moses. The post Review: Finders Keepers at Park Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

MISS NIGHTINGALE – Vaults by Daniel Perks

Miss Nightingale storms the stage to start the show just as it ends – with energy, enthusiasm and a patriotic desire to support the troops. Unfortunately, these kinds of scenes are often w…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

SUBLIME – Tristan Bates Theatre by Daniel Perks

The premise of a jewellery heist, the glitz and glamour of living in the shadows, is enticing – a fictional world that promises escapism, freedom and taking control. Certainly Sophie (Oni)…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On.. Spring Offensive playwright Victoria Willing by Daniel Perks

Omnibus artistic director (and director for Spring Offensive) Marie McCarthy sits the actors and the writer around a table as part of the second rehearsal of Omnibus Associate Artist Victori…

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CHINGLISH – Park Theatre by Daniel Perks

David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish looks at the crossover between the Westernised and Chinese cultures, both in business, in marriage and in dedication to one’s partner. For all it promotes i…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

INTERVIEW: Tom Williams from A Door In A Wall by Daniel Perks

A Door In A Wall started with this style of treasure hunt format and quickly grew to become one of London’s foremost in immersive puzzle solving. Director Tom Williams and a group of frien…

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

INTERVIEW: Writer Sarah Thomas by Daniel Perks

Dark comedy thriller, Sublime, is the first of three works currently in development by new writer Sarah Thomas. It plays in April at Tristan Bates Theatre, the central London theatre attache…

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Friday, March 31, 2017

AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT – Tara Arts by Daniel Perks

A quote by Naguib Mahfouz resonates with Ellams’ story, “Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease”. Ellams and his tightknit family are constant…

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THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE – Greenwich Theatre by Daniel Perks

A modern master of the ‘play within in a play’, Bertolt Brecht’s epic theatre piece The Caucasian Chalk Circle is as relevant a political commentary today as it was in the 1940s.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

ADAM & EVE… AND STEVE – King’s Head Theatre by Daniel Perks

It isn’t particularly high brow or Shakespearean, but Francesca Goodridge ekes out the laughs from the saccharine material and innuendo comedy.

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