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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Cuttings review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘sparky, witty and well-observed’ by Sally Hales

Ollie George Clark’s sparky, well-observed play delves into the murky world of modern-day crisis management. YouTuber turned actor Arthur Moses has won

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hotter review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘cuts to the heart of the female experience’ by Sally Hales

Ell Potter and Mary Higgins’ heart-warming show takes the form of a fun and fascinating attempt to untangle to intersection of bodies,

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Market Boy review at Union Theatre, London – ‘a riotously overstuffed slice of 1980s nostalgia’ by Sally Hales

David Eldridge’s hymn to the 1980s, written in 2006, is a huge undertaking. It requires a large cast playing multiple roles to

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Funeral Flowers review at the Bunker, London – ‘engagingly performed and smartly written’ by Sally Hales

Emma Dennis-Edwards’ piercing one-woman show, a Fringe First winner in Edinburgh last year, powerfully picks apart the individualism that often lurks beneath

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Monday, March 4, 2019

We’re Staying Right Here review at Park Theatre, London – ‘powerful and vicious’ by Sally Hales

With the cultural narrative swirling around how men control and coerce women, Henry Devas’ well-timed debut tackles another side of toxic masculinity:

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Review: Shipwreck at Almeida Theatre by Sally Hales

Paralysing pontifications: Sally Hales writes on Anne Washburn's brilliant new satire of an America that can't save itself from Trump. The post Review: Shipwreck at Almeida Theatre appeared …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Review: Cougar at Orange Tree Theatre by Sally Hales

Sweating the small stuff: Sally Hales reviews Rose Lewenstein's new play, which explores climate change through an intimate depiction of a relationship. The post Review: Cougar at Orange Tr…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Review: Leave to Remain at the Lyric Hammersmith by Sally Hales

'The carefully papered-over cracks in their identities are ripped open': Sally Hales reviews Matt Jones and Kele Okereke's timely play about an international gay couple, with music from Bloc…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cuzco review at Theatre503, London – ‘cerebral, but unengaging’ by Sally Hales

A trip to South America that is supposed to heal a couple’s failing relationship instead exposes its fault-lines in Spanish playwright Victor

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Review: Circus 1903, Southbank Centre by Sally Hales

Nights at the Circus: Sally Hales reviews an uneven attempt to bring the big top back in time. The post Review: Circus 1903, Southbank Centre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Review: ear for eye at Royal Court by Sally Hales

"debbie tucker green’s genius lies in how she excavates the functioning of power" - Sally Hales writes on her new work, ear for eye. The post Review: ear for eye at Royal Court appeared fi…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Review: Stories at the National Theatre by Sally Hales

Same old story: Nina Raine's play ends up reaffirming a depressingly familiar set of stereotypes about childless women. The post Review: Stories at the National Theatre appeared first on Exe…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Foxfinder at Ambassadors Theatre by Sally Hales

An enemy of the people: Sally Hales reviews the West End debut of Dawn King's 'neat, slick, streamlined four-hander'. The post Review: Foxfinder at Ambassadors Theatre appeared first on Exeu…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: Utility at the Orange Tree Theatre by Sally Hales

Emotional Labour: Sally Hales reviews Emily Schwend's play about an overstretched Texan mother. The post Review: Utility at the Orange Tree Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Review: Translations at the National Theatre by Sally Hales

Words, words, words: Brian Friel's masterful meditation on language is magnificently revived by Ian Rickson. The post Review: Translations at the National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Review: 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith by Sally Hales

A beautiful, polyphonic cacophany: Philip Venables' contemporary opera is an astonishing adaptation of Sarah Kane's play. The post Review: 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith appeared fi…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: Pericles at the Barbican by Sally Hales

Endless blue: Sally Hales on Cheek By Jowl's wonderfully lucid staging of Shakespeare's romance. The post Review: Pericles at the Barbican appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review: Br’er Cotton at Theatre503 by Sally Hales

Black Lives Matter: Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's new play sets a family drama against the backdrop of Charlottesville. The post Review: Br’er Cotton at Theatre503 appeared first on Exe…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: Glass Roots at the Tristan Bates Theatre by Sally Hales

Dangerously close: Alexander Matthews' social drama set in a South London Indian Restaurant just about skirts stereotyping. The post Review: Glass Roots at the Tristan Bates Theatre appeared…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Review: Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse by Sally Hales

Privileged, bored and probably lazy: Sally Hales reviews the UK premiere of Amy Herzog's relationship psychodrama. The post Review: Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse appeared first on Exeun…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: The Twilight Zone at the Almeida by Sally Hales

Age of Anxiety fears: Sally Hales reviews Anne Washburn's adaptation of the cult sci-fi series. The post Review: The Twilight Zone at the Almeida appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: Grimly Handsome at the Royal Court by Sally Hales

Bizarre, challenging and strangely compelling: Sally Hales reviews the Royal Court's alternative take on Christmas theatre. The post Review: Grimly Handsome at the Royal Court appeared firs…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: Glengarry Glen Ross at the Playhouse Theatre by Sally Hales

Yesterday men: Sam Yates' David Mamet revival is stilted and superficial. The post Review: Glengarry Glen Ross at the Playhouse Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review: Witness for the Prosecution at London’s County Hall by Sally Hales

Food for our fragile islander egoism? Sally Hales reviews the new staging of Agatha Christie's courtroom drama. The post Review: Witness for the Prosecution at London’s County Hall app…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: The Lady from the Sea at the Donmar Warehouse by Sally Hales

A full-on feminist call to action: Sally Hales reviews Elinor Cook's new adaptation of Ibsen. The post Review: The Lady from the Sea at the Donmar Warehouse appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: Macbeth at the Barbican by Sally Hales

'Like watching a masterpiece being painted and repainted in front of your eyes for hours': Sally Hales reviews Yukio Ninagawa's Macbeth. The post Review: Macbeth at the Barbican appeared fi…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: Ramona Tells Jim at the Bush Theatre by Sally Hales

From self-aware 90s moshing to hastily resolved first sex: Sally Hales reviews a coming-of-age story set in the Scottish Highlands. The post Review: Ramona Tells Jim at the Bush Theatre appe…

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe by Sally Hales

Maracas ’n’ all: Sally Hales reviews Matthew Dunster's Mexican Much Ado About Nothing. The post Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe appeared first on Exeunt Magaz…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Review: Committee at the Donmar Warehouse by Sally Hales

It’s complicated: Sally Hales reviews the world premiere of a chamber musical based on Kids Company. The post Review: Committee at the Donmar Warehouse appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Review: The Enchanted at The Bunker by Sally Hales

Spins a delicate web of collective responsibility: Sally Hales is, erm, enchanted by Pharmacy Theatre's The Enchanted. The post Review: The Enchanted at The Bunker appeared first on Exeunt M…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Richard III at the Arcola Theatre by Sally Hales

A revolving door of middle-aged white men: Sally Hales reviews Mehmet Ergen's "strangely incoherent" production, which stars RSC associate Greg Hicks as a "nauseating" Richard. The post Revi…

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