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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Edward II review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘an exhilarating production’ by Rosemary Waugh

Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is a thrilling account of a fascinating episode in British history, one filled with personal and political dilemmas.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Soft Animals review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘a delicate debut play’ by Rosemary Waugh

As friendships go, the one between Sarah (Ellie Piercy) and Frankie (Bianca Stephens) falls into the ‘unlikely’ category. On paper, the women

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Flight Paths review at Stratford Circus, London – ‘ambitious new circus show’ by Rosemary Waugh

In medieval Japan, troupes of blind women known as ‘the goze’ would travel across the land earning a living by telling stories

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Review: A Slight Ache/The Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre by Rosemary Waugh

Radio dramas and foley secrets: Rosemary Waugh writes on an ingenious staging of two vintage Pinters. The post Review: A Slight Ache/The Dumb Waiter at Harold Pinter Theatre appeared first o…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Dracula review at the London Library – ‘a site-specific staging of Bram Stoker’s novel’ by Rosemary Waugh

Opened in 1841, the London Library has been used by an illustrious list of authors, including Bram Stoker. In fact, the gothic

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Icarus review at Unicorn Theatre, London – ‘creative update of the Greek myth’ by Rosemary Waugh

In this new version of the ancient Greek myth, Icarus starts out as an average modern schoolboy. But sofa wars and sibling

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Superhoe review at Royal Court, London – ‘fiercely clever and powerfully performed’ by Rosemary Waugh

Life’s not going great for Sasha Clayton. Her time as the queen bee of secondary school is over, she’s living in her

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Review: Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre by Rosemary Waugh

'Meticulous in depicting the reality of being a body dependent on another body to care for it': Rosemary Waugh writes on Martyna Majok's 'painstakingly realistic' play. The post Review: Cos…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Violet review at Charing Cross Theatre, London – ‘gentle quirky charm’ by Rosemary Waugh

Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s musical, originally performed Off-Broadway in 1997, is in many ways a classic Bildungsroman, complete with a heroine

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem review at Royal Albert Hall, London – ‘ambitious, but patchy’ by Rosemary Waugh

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, Cirque du Soleil’s Totem was last in the UK in 2011.  The ambitious show loosely chronicles

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Review: The Unreturning at Theatre Royal Stratford East by Rosemary Waugh

'Beautifully considered visual language': Rosemary Waugh writes on Anna Jordan's new play, which follows three soldiers returning from different wars. The post Review: The Unreturning at Th…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Malaprop Theatre: “We didn’t want to make a show that would be One More Thing To Feel Shit About” by Rosemary Waugh

Malaprop Theatre's approach mixes big ideas with bags of quirky warmth. They talk politics, Irish theatre, and collaborative working ahead of their stint at Vault. The post Malaprop Theatre:…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

In Lipstick review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘sympathetic and warmly performed’ by Rosemary Waugh

Maud and Cynthia live together in a world of chicken nuggets, feather boas and Shirley Bassey. Despite being a couple, their relationship

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Paradise review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘a meandering comedy’ by Rosemary Waugh

Elite Homes is the current residence of Roddy Meakin (Geoffrey Freshwater) and Amanda Goose (Sara Kestelman), two retirees who enjoy a cheeky

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Rapunzel review at Hoxton Hall, London – ‘a big-hearted pantomime’ by Rosemary Waugh

Christmas comes but once a year, bringing with it two types of panto: the glitzy, big budget ones plumped up with celeb

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review: Hansel & Gretel at Royal Opera House by Rosemary Waugh

"Cook, stirring, until the misery has melted": Rosemary Waugh's review of the ROH's opera takes the form of a very festive recipe. The post Review: Hansel & Gretel at Royal Opera House …

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Review: The Sun Line at Lilian Baylis Studio by Rosemary Waugh

'Fifty shades of beige': Rosemary Waugh reviews The Meyerhold Theatre Centre's adaptation of Ivan Vyrypaev's play about a couple arguing themselves round in circles The post Review: The Sun …

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Convert starring Letitia Wright and Paapa Essiedu review at Young Vic – ‘superb performances’ by Rosemary Waugh

Ola Ince’s staging of Danai Gurira’s The Convert is one of those rare productions in which every element – performances, direction, design, everything

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Scarlet Pimpernel review at The Egg, Bath – ‘colourful and creative’ by Rosemary Waugh

Vive la revolution! Following 2017’s irrepressibly lovely Little Mermaid, Pins and Needles Productions return to The Egg with Christopher William Hill’s colourful,

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Double Dealer review at the Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘clumsy and convoluted’ by Rosemary Waugh

Selina Cadell’s production of William Congreve’s The Double Dealer opens with a modern prologue written by the director and Eliza Thompson. The

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Peter Pan review at Park Theatre, London – ‘charming and entertaining’ by Rosemary Waugh

It’s easy to forget that JM Barrie’s Peter Pan was originally conceived as a work for the stage. However this year’s Park

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Aladdin review at Cambridge Arts Theatre – ‘sweet and warm-hearted’ by Rosemary Waugh

Every town or city has its own take on pantomime and the Cambridge Arts Theatre’s festive offering is neatly suited to its

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Uncle Vanya review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘revels in Chekhov’s comedy’ by Rosemary Waugh

Chekhov was funny. Not ha-ha funny all the time, but funny nonetheless. Terry Johnson’s new version of Uncle Vanya – which he

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk review at Mercury Theatre, Colchester – ‘an amusing mash-up’ by Rosemary Waugh

This year’s Mercury Theatre pantomime takes the seed of a traditional fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk, and feeds it a Miracle Gro

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ralegh: The Treason Trial review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – ‘entertaining verbatim play’ by Rosemary Waugh

In 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh was accused of conspiring to kill the new king, James I, and replace him with Lady Arabella

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Review: Dick Whittington at Lyric Hammersmith by Rosemary Waugh

Intrepid panto correspondent and newbie Londoner Rosemary Waugh reviews the bright lights of Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's pantomime The post Review: Dick Whittington at Lyric Hammersmit…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales review at Unicorn Theatre, London by Rosemary Waugh

‘Twas the night before Christmas and three little children will not go to sleep. Not, that is, until they’ve had a bedtime

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Super Duper Close Up review at the Yard, London – ‘savage and tender’ by Rosemary Waugh

Super Duper Close Up is a solo show about anxiety. But it’s an anxiety that’s so entrenched, so multi-faceted and solidified it’s

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jess Latowicki: “I became really interested in what the expectations are for female artists” by Rosemary Waugh

Rosemary Waugh chats to Jess Latowicki, one half of Made in China, about how their new show Super Duper Close Up draws inspiration from anxiety, feminism - and skincare. The post Jess Latowi…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

The Watsons review at Minerva Theatre, Chichester – ‘inventive adaptation of Austen’s unfinished novel’ by Rosemary Waugh

Jane Austen began writing The Watsons in 1804, only to abandon it the following year. No one knows why she stopped working

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Review: Mirabel at Ovalhouse by Rosemary Waugh

I won't spoil the ending: Rosemary Waugh reviews Chris Goode's post-apocalyptic story of a girl and her cat. The post Review: Mirabel at Ovalhouse appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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