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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Don Carlos starring Tom Burke review at Exeter Northcott Theatre – ‘bold, gutsy but over-stylised’ by Francesca Peschier

It’s a brave move to let a bold aesthetic lead a production and Rosanna Vize’s design sets the tone for this gutsy

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! review at York Theatre Royal – ‘a sense of the ridiculous’ by Francesca Peschier

Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! is a Marxist farce set in 1970s Italy. Fed up with out of control inflation and

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘overwhelming’ by Francesca Peschier

Bryony Kimmings has had a hell of a couple of years: post-natal depression, a break up, an ill-fated move to the country

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Friday, September 14, 2018

The Village review at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London – ‘a radical statement of intent’ by Francesca Peschier

The peasants are revolting in Sahaspur. Under the command of corrupt Inspector Gangwar (Art Malik), the men have been humiliated and the

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Review: Holy Sh!t at Kiln Theatre by Francesca Peschier

Middle class problems: Francesca Peschier writes on Alexis Zegerman's exploration of rules, religion, and cultural legacy. The post Review: Holy Sh!t at Kiln Theatre appeared first on Exeunt…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Unexpected Joy review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘warm-hearted musical’ by Francesca Peschier

Bill Russell and Janet Hood’s new musical, receiving its European premiere at southwark Playhouse, shows women finding their own voices whilst striving

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Missing review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘poetically performed’ by Francesca Peschier

The 2015 London run of Gecko’s Missing was cut short by the fire that destroyed the Battersea Arts Centre’s Great Hall in

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Rain Man starring Mathew Horne – review at Milton Keynes Theatre – ‘an unimaginative staging’ by Francesca Peschier

Rain Man, the Oscar-winning 1988 film about two brothers, one an autistic savant, has been brought back to the stage with Mathew

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Six review at Arts Theatre, London – ‘Tudor history goes pop’ by Francesca Peschier

If GCSE history classes were half as energised as the musical Six there would have been a 90% pass rate. This hit

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Black Cat: Bohemia review at Underbelly Festival, London – ‘moments of enchantment’ by Francesca Peschier

Black Cat Cabaret’s mistress of ceremonies, Frisky (Laura Corcoran) introduces her children of the night through pop melodies reworked as rich, filthy

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Love’s Labour’s Lost review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘heavy on the slapstick’ by Francesca Peschier

The light comedy meets fairytale of Love’s Labour’s Lost seems like the perfect match for the candlelit auditorium of Tte Sam Wanamaker

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Attrape Moi at Assembly Main Hall by Francesca Peschier

A group of mates getting together to frolic in the manner of some seriously gymnastic puppies: Francesca Peschier reviews French-Canadian circus group Flip Fabrique. The post Edinburgh Revie…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Edinburgh Review: The Artist at the Assembly Roxy by Francesca Peschier

The Artist doesn't quite meet Francesca Peschier's very high expectations for 'one of the very, very best' clowns. The post Edinburgh Review: The Artist at the Assembly Roxy appeared first o…

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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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