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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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Friday, November 2, 2018

Still No Idea review at Royal Court, London – ‘vital viewing’ by Rosemary Waugh

In 2010, Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence performed No Idea at the Young Vic, a show based around asking the general public

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Review: The Wild Duck at the Almeida by Rosemary Waugh

The lights are up: Rosemary Waugh reviews Robert Icke's illuminating reimagining of Ibsen's play. The post Review: The Wild Duck at the Almeida appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Troilus and Cressida review at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘inventive but uneven’ by Rosemary Waugh

Heroism takes a quite beating in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, the playwright’s shrewdly satirical take on the Trojan War and its many

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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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