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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cinderella: A Fairytale review at The Dukes, Lancaster – ‘fresh, modern and very funny’ by Eleanor Turney

It’s impossible to sit through Sarah Punshon’s Cinderella without a smile on your face. The Dukes’ tiny theatre space is a whirl

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Little Top review at Pleasance at EICC, Edinburgh – ‘delightful circus show for babies’ by Eleanor Turney

Ellie Dubois and Kim Donohoe’s new circus show for babies is a delight. From start to finish, it’s a gentle but hugely

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Fox-Tot! review at Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy – ‘exuberant chaos’ by Eleanor Turney

This is Scottish Opera’s second show for babies; after the huge success of BambinO for six to 18-month-olds, Fot-Tot! is aimed at

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Monday, April 15, 2019

IETM conference in Hull: ‘UK theatre is far ahead on inclusion – but you also have issues yet to be worked on’ by Eleanor Turney

The UK is regarded as a world leader on inclusivity, and this was recognised as performing arts professionals from around the world

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Director Katie Mitchell: ‘Theatre must reflect the way our world is mediated by technology’ by Eleanor Turney

After trying to work together on a show for years, Katie Mitchell and Theatre des Bouffes du Nord are finally bringing La

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Want to study drama abroad? Our guide to options from Barcelona to Umbria by Eleanor Turney

An intense summer training course might not sound much like a holiday, but with destinations such as Barcelona, Umbria and Genoa to

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Othello at the Everyman, Liverpool by Eleanor Turney

Racism, misogyny and homophobia: Golda Rosheuvel has a lot to deal with as a gender-swapped Othello in Gemma Bodinetz's production. The post Review: Othello at the Everyman, Liverpool appear…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Silicon ballet: will technology affect the future of dance? by Eleanor Turney

Three European creative organisations – Theatre de Liege in Belgium, Sadler’s Wells in the UK and Maison de la Danse in France

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New York’s WP Theater: 40 years of celebrating and exploring female identity by Eleanor Turney

For four decades, New York’s WP Theater has presented pioneering pieces by and about women. Its artistic director tells Eleanor Turney how

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How Kenya’s Lagnet Theatre Company is taking on Aids, pollution and injustice by Eleanor Turney

With an emphasis on outreach and education, Lagnet Theatre has been staging works to inform and unite its Kenyan community for almost

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ilbijerri’s Rachael Maza on how indigenous work is moving centre stage in Australia by Eleanor Turney

With only 5% of Australians participating in theatre and only a few indigenous people working backstage at all, developing an Aboriginal and

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Handan Dream: Bringing a classic Chinese play to the Hackney Empire by Eleanor Turney

Producers in London and China have got together to bring the work of Shakespeare’s contemporary Tang Xianzu to the Hackney Empire. They

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Aladdin review at the Charter Theatre, Preston – ‘never really soars’ by Eleanor Turney

When it hits the right notes, this Aladdin is quite entertaining, but there’s plenty that’s off-key. The music is not a high

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Theatre du Chatelet artistic director Ruth Mackenzie: ‘The UK doesn’t realise that culture binds communities together’ by Eleanor Turney

Highly experienced festival director Ruth Mackenzie is jointly taking the helm of Paris’ Theatre du Chatelet. She tells Eleanor Turney how the

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Aladdin review at the Dukes, Lancaster – ‘hugely enjoyable, with some light-touch moralising’ by Eleanor Turney

Sarah Punshon, directing her first show for the Dukes since becoming its artistic director, starts on fine form with this high-energy and

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Alice’s Adventures in China – Les Enfants Terribles goes global by Eleanor Turney

Hit immersive show Alice’s Adventures Underground is poised to entice a whole new audience next month when it opens in Shanghai. The

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dublin Theatre Festival: ‘We put the world’s best artists on Dublin’s stages’ by Eleanor Turney

The Irish capital’s arts festival has mirrored the expansion and evolution of its host city over the past 60 years. Eleanor Turney

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How Czech theatre is going global while staying intimate by Eleanor Turney

In 1970s Czechoslovakia, it was illegal to hold public cultural events, so artists began performing in their living rooms. Now that model

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Backstage: Theatremakers turn to technical wizardry to stand out at Edinburgh by Eleanor Turney

With long rehearsals and get-ins, immersive multimedia productions might not seem a natural fit for the lo-fi Edinburgh Fringe. Eleanor Turney meets

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Treasure Island review at Williamson Park, Lancaster – ‘charming family fun’ by Eleanor Turney

Ever seen a duck have a stand-off with a pirate ship? The duck comes off worst. It does, however, make for an

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: Tick, tick… Boom! at the Park Theatre by Eleanor Turney

Sound issues aside, Eleanor Turney still has a "highly entertaining" evening with the Park Theatre's staging of Jonathan Larson's early musical. The post Review: Tick, tick… Boom! at the P…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse by Eleanor Turney

A serious message underneath the clowning, songs and silliness: Eleanor Turney can't escape the contemporary relevance of Brecht's classic satire on Hitler in Simon Evans' production starrin…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: City of Glass at Lyric Hammersmith by Eleanor Turney

Searching for meaning among the chaos: Eleanor Turney reviews Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of Paul Auster's book. The post Review: City of Glass at Lyric Hammersmith appeared first on Exeun…

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: Shit-faced Shakespeare at Leicester Square Theatre by Eleanor Turney

Eleanor Turney gets into the spirit of things with a shit-faced review of Shit-faced Shakespeare. The post Review: Shit-faced Shakespeare at Leicester Square Theatre appeared first on Exeunt…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

International: Staging Shakespeare in Shanghai by Eleanor Turney

This year marks not only the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, but also that of Chinese Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. Physical

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Backstage: Using motion capture to evoke Shakespeare’s brave new world by Eleanor Turney

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of The Tempest, starring Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, opens this month. Ariel will be presented

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pan-European production Phone Home gives refugees a voice by Eleanor Turney

The refugee crisis is an ongoing and pressing issue for people, governments and countries across the world. The Greek islands are on

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Backstage: Reinventing the idea of dinner and a show with help from the Twits by Eleanor Turney

Sam Bompas is taking a break from the Bompas and Parr test kitchen. “Live worms are okay, but we think the octopus

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Eleanor Turney: I can’t pay an assistant this year, so I’m not having an assistant by Eleanor Turney

I think that people should be paid for the work they do. Radical, huh? As Lauren Mooney’s recent piece in The Stage

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Andrew Hilton: ‘Without a good review in our first season, we’d have lost everything’ by Eleanor Turney

Andrew Hilton gestures around Bristol Old Vic, where we meet. “Bristol has transformed since I came here in 1978,” he says. “This

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Explore Bristol, the South West’s thriving centre for performance by Eleanor Turney

For a city with fewer than half a million residents, Bristol is home to a huge number of theatre venues, companies and

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