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Friday, August 17, 2018

White review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘Deeply personal and innovative show about race and identity’ by Francesca Peschier

Koko Brown once joined a Black Lives Matter protest by mistake. She turned a corner and was swept up in the chanting

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Edinburgh Review: Colin Cloud Psycho(Logical) at Pleasance Grand by Francesca Peschier

There is a serious gap in the magic circle regarding Slytherin representation: Francesca Peschier reviews a show by the Sherlock Holmes of magicians. The post Edinburgh Review: Colin Cloud P…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tabarnak review at Underbelly’s Circus Hub, Edinburgh – ‘more pious than praiseworthy’ by Francesca Peschier

Tabarnak, deriving from tabernacle (the cupboard you keep the wine and wafers in at church), is a Canadian French expletive used to

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Little Shop of Horrors review at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London – ‘snappy as a Venus flytrap’ by Francesca Peschier

Little Shop of Horrors is a classic musical of sublime ridiculousness, a Faustian pact with a blood-thirsty pot plant set against a

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hot Brown Honey review at Southbank Centre, London – ‘fierce and political’ by Francesca Peschier

Hot Brown Honey is here to explode everything you thought you knew about cabaret. The Australian neo-burlesque collective perform a full throttle

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hive City Legacy review at Roundhouse, London – ‘explosive and invigorating’ by Francesca Peschier

Taking a bee hive as a symbol for femme empowerment provides scope for plenty of buzz words: Hive City Legacy pollinates the

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Review: The King and I at Palladium Theatre by Francesca Peschier

Francesca Peschier writes on the swooshing skirts and sumptuous spectacle of this "commendably self-aware" revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The post Review: The King and I at …

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Spun review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘an accomplished, refreshing debut’ by Francesca Peschier

Two women face each other across Khadija Raza’s stark set, with its inlaid swirls of neon. One has just taken her first

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Bechdel Theatre: Fighting Inequality With Data by Francesca Peschier

Francesca Peschier interviews the duo behind Bechdel Theatre about industry inequality, representation, and sexy, sexy data. The post Bechdel Theatre: Fighting Inequality With Data appeared …

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Penetration Play review at Above the Stag, London – ‘a darkly comic lesbian love triangle’ by Francesca Peschier

Girl meets girl, but girl has already met boy. So, girl does what any sensible person would do and sets her sights

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: Legally Blonde at New Wimbledon Theatre by Francesca Peschier

'Margot didn’t lend Elle her lucky scrunchie to be almost entirely written out of the narrative': Francesca Peschier reviews the stage version of the classic (CLASSIC) film. The post Revie…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

An Octoroon review at National Theatre, London – ‘asks more questions than it answers’ by Francesca Peschier

At the National Theatre, white men in black face paint are repeatedly saying the “N word”. Having transferred from the Orange Tree

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Blueberry Toast review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘an entertainingly cartoonish satire’ by Francesca Peschier

In a white picket-fenced suburb, Barb (Gala Gordon) is making Walt (Gareth David-Lloyd) her special blueberry toast. It has been said it’s

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) review at Barbican Pit, London – ‘thought-provoking’ by Francesca Peschier

In 2014, the ground-breaking lesbian feminist performance group Split Britches was touring Governor’s Island. They were told not to do any digging.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: Rattle Snake at the Soho Theatre by Francesca Peschier

One very dangerous man: Catrina McHugh's two-hander explores the issues of coercive control within relationships. The post Review: Rattle Snake at the Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeunt M…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nightclubbing review at Camden People’s Theatre, London – ‘fiercely political’ by Francesca Peschier

Rachel Young’s Nightclubbing takes its audience on a journey from the 1980s Black Girl Magic of Grace Jones to shivering in a 2015 nightclub

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Review: Suicide Notes at Shoreditch Town Hall by Francesca Peschier

Tongued into submission: Francesca Peschier tries to put the joy of Chris Brett Bailey's solo set into words. The post Review: Suicide Notes at Shoreditch Town Hall appeared first on Exeunt …

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review: Chess at the Coliseum by Francesca Peschier

Checkmate: Benny and Bjorn's classic eighties musical is completely ridiculous The post Review: Chess at the Coliseum appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Review: One Green Bottle at the Soho Theatre by Francesca Peschier

Francesca Peschier reviews Hideki Noda's "utterly bizarre gender-bending kaleidoscopic piece of work". The post Review: One Green Bottle at the Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

We Can Time Travel review at Shoreditch Town Hall, London – ‘imaginative gig theatre’ by Francesca Peschier

We Can Time Travel is the latest piece of gig theatre from Dom Coyote, who created genre frontrunner Songs for the End

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre by Francesca Peschier

A Will Young concert with a bit of story: the musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 1992 doesn't sparkle as bright as its sequins. The post Review: Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Dames review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘toilet humour’ by Francesca Peschier

Dames looks incredible. The music’s pounding, the alcopops are flowing and designer April Dalton’s interpretation of the nightclub toilet setting is all

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Review: The Bekkrell Effect at Roundhouse by Francesca Peschier

If Pixar did electrons... Francesca Peschier reviews a piece of circus based on the discovery of radioactivity The post Review: The Bekkrell Effect at Roundhouse appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Roundtable: Working Conditions and Pay in Theatre Design by Francesca Peschier

Ahead of an open meeting called by the Society of British Theatre Designers, eight designers at all career levels discuss the struggle for fair working conditions The post Roundtable: Worki…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: Devil with the Blue Dress at the Bunker Theatre by Francesca Peschier

No shoes: Francesca Peschier reviews a play inspired by the Monica Lewinsky scandal through its costumes The post Review: Devil with the Blue Dress at the Bunker Theatre appeared first on E…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Random Selfies review at Ovalhouse, London – ‘charming, if lightweight’ by Francesca Peschier

Social media has changed the way we live. It’s also brought with it new insecurities. Random Selfies, produced by Ovalhouse as part

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Theatre’s missing accents by Francesca Peschier

Francesca Peschier explores how regional and working class accents are both underused and misused by theatre. The post Theatre’s missing accents appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review: Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre by Francesca Peschier

Who on earth is this for? Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's inane Off-Broadway cult hit punches down not up, and that's the least of its problems. The post Review: Ruthless! The Musical at the A…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Three Sisters review at Jack Studio Theatre, London – ‘exquisite visuals’ by Francesca Peschier

Ross McGregor’s new adaption of Three Sisters for Arrows and Traps is witty and accessible. Beautifully presented and elegantly design by Odin

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Review: Miss Nightingale at London Hippodrome by Francesca Peschier

A good night out: Francesca Peschier on Matthew Bugg's bawdy wartime musical. The post Review: Miss Nightingale at London Hippodrome appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review: Follow Suit at Vault Festival 2018 by Francesca Peschier

You won’t look at dry cleaning bags with such ease ever again: Francesca Peschier reviews Silent Faces' office-based comedy. The post Review: Follow Suit at Vault Festival 2018 appeared f…

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