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Friday, February 16, 2018

You review at Vaults, London – ‘sensitive and compelling’ by Fergus Morgan

Mark Wilson’s two-hander, You, originally premiered at the Brighton Fringe in 2015, and it’s lost little of its power since then. It’s

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I Have a Mouth and I Will Scream review at Vaults, London – ‘funny, fierce, furious’ by Fergus Morgan

It feels so, so wrong to pass comment on I Have a Mouth and I Will Scream, because if there’s one thing

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Serious Play About World War II review at Vaults, London – ‘a metatheatrical farce’ by Fergus Morgan

The new show by Willis and Vere – the duo behind 2015’s hit fringe farce The Starship Osiris – is called A

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Surprise! review at Vaults, London – ‘an enjoyable exploration of anxiety’ by Fergus Morgan

Lauren Silver’s Surprise! is one of those frank, friendly solo shows that explores issues of mental health or social stigma with the

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Cotton review at Vaults, London – ‘free-flowing and forgivably raw’ by Fergus Morgan

What makes one world real and one world imaginary? That’s the Matrix-like dilemma at the centre of Exeter-based company the Peaceful Defeat’s

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How Akademi’s touring show The Troth is saluting India’s wartime sacrifice through dance by Fergus Morgan

British South Asian company Akademi is marking the centenary of the First World War with an adaptation of a short story commemorating the

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Vault Festival: Our pick of the best shows to see in week four by Fergus Morgan

As Vault Festival strides into its fourth week, there’s a real sense that the festival has found its feet. Week four sees

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wrecked review at Vaults, London – ‘an intimate thriller performed in a car’ by Fergus Morgan

Fever Dream Theatre’s Wrecked boasts one of the bolder concepts of this year’s festival. It’s a 45-minute thriller performed in a crashed

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An Act of Kindness review at Vaults, London – ‘carefully crafted’ by Fergus Morgan

No-one talks to strangers anymore. At train stations, on the tube, at coffee shops, it’s smartphones out and earbuds in. Except in

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Revolution review at the Vaults, London – ‘engaging interactive strategy game’ by Fergus Morgan

Exit Productions’ show is one of the mainstays of this year’s festival. It’s here from first week to last, occupying Unit 9

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Mission Abort review at Vaults, London – ‘frank and funny’ by Fergus Morgan

Therese Ramstedt’s solo show Mission Abort uses Flight of the Conchords in its soundtrack, so its automatically great. But even if it

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review round-up: Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Fergus Morgan

When Eugene O’Neill finished a draft of Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 1941, he insisted the play never be performed and

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The Cat’s Mother review at Vaults, London – ‘wickedly funny’ by Fergus Morgan

Erica Murray’s The Cat’s Mother scours like only caustic Irish comedy can. Written as part of the Soho Theatre’s Young Writers Lab

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Think of England review at Vaults, London – ‘gently immersive wartime drama’ by Fergus Morgan

There can be few shows at this year’s festival better suited to their underground environs than Anonymous is a Woman’s Think of

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Review: Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre by Fergus Morgan

Hail Hytner! Nick's immersive Shakespeare overcomes its own innate lameness triumphantly. The post Review: Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Double Infemnity review at Vaults, London – ‘a clunky crime drama’ by Fergus Morgan

Double Infemnity is one of those show, that, while bursting with good ideas, lacks the finesse to pull them off. A joint

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Evros: The Crossing River review at Vaults, London – ‘haunting and resonant’ by Fergus Morgan

You enter the space, your bag is taken from you, and you’re guided, individually, to your place on an uncomfortable wooden bench.

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Providence review at Vaults, London – ‘a richly theatrical homage to HP Lovecraft’ by Fergus Morgan

Welcome to the weird world of HP Lovecraft. Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder’s comic new show takes you on a whistlestop tour

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Lamplighters review at Vaults, London – ‘fun interactive thriller’ by Fergus Morgan

About halfway through Lamplighters, Neil Connolly’s interactive homage to the spy thrillers of John Le Carre, something goes seriously wrong. An audience

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Vault Festival 2018: Our pick of the best shows to see in week three by Fergus Morgan

As London’s Vault Festival moves into its third week, Fergus Morgan picks out five shows to watch out for, from a solo piece based

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Vanishing Mankind review at Vaults, London ‘bewildering, baffling, brilliant’ by Fergus Morgan

How to describe a show like Vanishing Mankind? Theatre directors Simon Evans and David Aula turn performers again for this semi-sequel to

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Nicholas Hytner kicked off his reign at the National with a timely revival of Henry V, one that emphatically echoed contemporary political

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Tumulus review at Vaults, London – ‘an engrossing chemsex murder mystery’ by Fergus Morgan

This is a neat piece of writing. A murder mystery, set in North-West London’s chemsex scene, that simultaneously supplies a nagging study

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Fuck You Pay Me review at Vaults, London – ‘timely show about the business of stripping’ by Fergus Morgan

With the public gaze fixed squarely on the depraved attendees of the Presidents Club dinner, Joana Nastari’s one-woman play about stripping, Fuck

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The People’s Rock review at Vaults, London – ‘ambitious, but incoherent new musical’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s the kernel of a good idea here. Using Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a semi-ironic symbol of hope against the belligerent

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Silk Road review at Vaults, London – ‘an exhilarating one-man show’ by Fergus Morgan

Silk Road, for the uninitiated, was a darknet narcotics marketplace on which you could order everything from crack cocaine to painkillers and

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Vault Festival 2018: Our pick of the best shows to see in week two by Fergus Morgan

After an opening salvo of musicals about The Rock and Bitcoin-funded darknet dramas, London’s Vault Festival swings into its second week with a

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Wilde’s in the West End. Dominic Dromgoole’s new company Classic Spring follows last autumn’s lightly appreciated, generally four-starred A Woman Of No

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The European theatre festivals set to expand drama’s horizons in 2018 by Fergus Morgan

While the UK is home to a buzzing fringe scene – not to mention the biggest arts festival in the world –

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Vault Festival: Our pick of the best shows to see in week one by Fergus Morgan

The 2018 edition of Vault Festival kicks off with a typically varied selection of shows, ranging from one-man monologue rants, including a

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Monday, January 22, 2018

The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Happy birthday to The Birthday Party. Harold Pinter’s classic play turns 60 this year, and to mark the occasion the West End

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