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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Stories review at National Theatre, London – ‘Nina Raine’s frustrating new play’ by Rosemary Waugh

Anna (Claudie Blakley) is a 39-year-old woman with a successful – albeit unspecified – career in theatre, a loving family and a

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Much Ado About Nothing review at Watford Palace Theatre – ‘sweet, witty and warm’ by Rosemary Waugh

Keep calm and carry on. Brigid Larmour’s Second World War relocation of Much Ado About Nothing returns much of the original meaning

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Henry II review at Reading Minster – ‘an insightful history play’ by Rosemary Waugh

Beth Flintoff’s Henry II completes a trilogy of medieval conquerors plays performed by theatre company Reading Between the Lines over the past

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Review: The Malady of Death (La Maladie de la Mort) at the Barbican by Rosemary Waugh

The waves are rolling in or moving out: Rosemary Waugh reviews Katie Mitchell and Alice Birch's latest collaboration. The post Review: The Malady of Death (La Maladie de la Mort) at the Bar…

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit review at Finborough Theatre – ‘bold, but monotone by Rosemary Waugh

“I’ve been single so long I’ve started having sex dreams about my vibrator.” The opening line of A Funny Thing Happened on

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Moll Flanders review at Mercury Theatre, Colchester – ‘a fun, music-filled staging’ by Rosemary Waugh

“How do you follow a blockbuster?” is the question that haunts many best-selling authors including, in this case, Daniel Defoe. Nick Perry’s

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Review: Hamlet at the Gate Theatre, Dublin by Rosemary Waugh

Let the doors be locked: Rosemary Waugh reviews Yaël Farber's Hamlet, starring Ruth Negga. The post Review: Hamlet at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My Mother Said I Never Should review at Theatre Royal, Windsor – ‘an enjoyable revival’ by Rosemary Waugh

Ordinary isn’t something plays often strive to be – but Charlotte Keatley’s 1987 drama My Mother Said I Never Should thrives on

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Eyam review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘a compelling story of plague-era England’ by Rosemary Waugh

When the Reverend William Mompesson (Sam Crane) arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, in 1665, he finds a small village already suffering from plagues

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Pure Dance at Sadler’s Wells by Rosemary Waugh

Listen up: Rosemary Waugh reviews a six-part programme led by Natalia Osipova. The post Review: Pure Dance at Sadler’s Wells appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Losing Venice review at Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘strangely stale revival’ by Rosemary Waugh

A country in turmoil thanks to a power-mad leader refusing to admit the empire no longer exists: when the Orange Tree Theatre

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Monday, September 10, 2018

The Lovely Bones review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘visually arresting’ by Rosemary Waugh

Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel The Lovely Bones was an international literary sensation. Loosely based on true events, it charts the aftermath of

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review: Dance Nation at the Almeida by Rosemary Waugh

Blood, sweat and more blood: Rosemary Waugh reviews the UK premiere of Clare Barron's play about 13-year-old competitive dancers. The post Review: Dance Nation at the Almeida appeared first …

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Review: Velvet Petal at Southbank Centre by Rosemary Waugh

You have nothing to fear: Rosemary Waugh reviews Scottish Dance Theatre with a work inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe. The post Review: Velvet Petal at Southbank Centre appeared first on Exeun…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Pericles review at National Theatre, London – ‘joyous, lively and community-focused’ by Rosemary Waugh

“Rufus: we’ve got a problem with some flying stuff.” The opening night of Emily Lim’s Pericles at the National Theatre is in

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Tamburlaine review at Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘exhilarating, blood-soaked epic’ by Rosemary Waugh

There are buckets of blood in Michael Boyd’s production of Tamburlaine. Literally. This gripping staging of Christopher Marlowe’s telling of a lowly

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Edinburgh Review: Black and White Tea Room at Assembly Rooms by Rosemary Waugh

A surprising encounter: Rosemary Waugh writes on Cha Hyun Suk's play. The post Edinburgh Review: Black and White Tea Room at Assembly Rooms appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Edinburgh Review: John Robertson: Sexy, Sweaty, Party, Party at Just the Tonic at The Tron by Rosemary Waugh

Exeunt Darren reviews pays tribute to the terrifying goblin king, John Robertson, at the Edinburgh Fringe. The post Edinburgh Review: John Robertson: Sexy, Sweaty, Party, Party at Just the T…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Edinburgh Review: The Spinners at Dance Base by Rosemary Waugh

Weaving history: Rosemary Waugh reviews a piece of dance-theatre based on the Greek mythological characters. The post Edinburgh Review: The Spinners at Dance Base appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Harpy at Underbelly Cowgate by Rosemary Waugh

Collector of stuff: Rosemary Waugh reviews Su Pollard at the Edinburgh Fringe. The post Edinburgh Review: Harpy at Underbelly Cowgate appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Edinburgh Review: Drip Feed at Assembly George Square by Rosemary Waugh

Saving the bears: Rosemary Waugh reviews Karen Cogan's unsettling Cork-set monologue. The post Edinburgh Review: Drip Feed at Assembly George Square appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Edinburgh Review: Giselle at Dance Base by Rosemary Waugh

Zombie dancing: Rosemary Waugh reviews Ballet Ireland's new version of the classic ballet The post Edinburgh Review: Giselle at Dance Base appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Edinburgh Review: The Sauna at Summerhall by Rosemary Waugh

One woman and an elf: Rosemary Waugh reviews a Finnish play about the sauna. The post Edinburgh Review: The Sauna at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Review: Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe by Rosemary Waugh

Reclaiming a poet: Rosemary Waugh reviews Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play about Emilia Bassano. The post Review: Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor review at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘Shakespeare meets reality TV’ by Rosemary Waugh

Fiona Laird’s production of Shakespeare’s playful revenge comedy is less Merry Wives and more Footballers’ Wives. Set in Windsor-by-way-of-Essex, the public shaming

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Velvet review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘engaging and important’ by Rosemary Waugh

Tom’s a young actor desperate to stick with his dream career despite regularly working for less than minimum wage and having to

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Propeller review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘heartfelt show about local activism lacks cohesion’ by Rosemary Waugh

Get “Lockie” back on track! Welcome to the fictional Lockhaven Port, based on a typical corner of small-town Scotland largely forgotten by

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Circa: Wolfgang review at Underbelly Circus Hub – ‘lovely but subdued circus show about Mozart’ by Rosemary Waugh

Crescendos are a familiar part of classical music composition: the slow and steady climb to the earth-moving finale. Circa’s new show for

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Toujours et Pres de Moi review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘pensive and dream-like’ by Rosemary Waugh

Pepper’s Ghost is a 19th-century illusionary trick created by the strategic positioning of mirrors so that an image appears seemingly inexplicably where

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Ladykiller review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘sharp and blackly comic monologue’ by Rosemary Waugh

“Be nice to people who work in customer service” is just one of the messages in Ladykiller, a very funny and refreshingly

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A Good Enough Girl? review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘poptastic children’s adventure’ by Rosemary Waugh

Taylor Swift will help us defeat the fascists. Or at least it seems that way after seeing A Good Enough Girl? at

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