Wednesday, December 12, 2018

An Open(ness) Letter on Transparency by Duncan Gates

For every play that makes it to the stage, there are many more languishing under commission. Duncan Gates makes a case for more transparency in new writing for theatre. The post An Open(ness…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: Of Home and Each Other at Broadmead Shopping Centre by Lilith Wozniak

Someone else's shoes: Lilith Wozniak writes on the mechanics of empathy in an immersive audio experience in Bristol shopping quarter. The post Review: Of Home and Each Other at Broadmead Sho…

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Review: Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe by Brendan Macdonald

Sinful pageantry: Paulette Randall's production of Marlowe's play brings out all its wicked humour. The post Review: Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: Return to Elm House at Battersea Arts Centre by Frey Kwa Hawking

A magical immersion in the history of Battersea: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Sarah Golding's 'gentle and very different Christmas show' The post Review: Return to Elm House at Battersea Arts …

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Review: Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre by Emily Davis

And all that jazz: Emily Davis reviews Little Bulb's metatheatrical take on the Orpheus myth, set in a 1920s jazz bar The post Review: Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre appeared first on Exeu…

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Review: The Borrowers at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol by Lilith Wozniak

The little things: Lilith Wozniak writes on the detail and scale of The Borrowers. The post Review: The Borrowers at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Queer Migrant Takeover by Frey Kwa Hawking

As Brexit looms, a series of live art parties are creating space to explore multicultural LGBT+ experiences. The post Queer Migrant Takeover appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Review: The Producers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester by Catherine Love

'Shimmer and sparkle': Catherine Love reviews an unlikely Christmas show which delights as much as it unsettles. The post Review: The Producers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester appeared fir…

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Review: Mouthpiece at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh by Crystal Bennes

Using a voice: Crystal Bennes writes on the 'ethical quandary' of representation in Kieran Hurley's examination of class and the appropriation of stories. The post Review: Mouthpiece at the …

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Review: Fiddler on the Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory by Hailey Bachrach

Hailey Bachrach writes on the Menier's wintry new staging of a musical that's "by and for the kinds of Jews who want something to celebrate at Christmastime". The post Review: Fiddler on the…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Review: The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket by Frey Kwa Hawking

A bewildering tribute: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Gary Barlow's Take That! musical. The post Review: The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that's strong in hotness, but lacking in menace. The post Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Mammy Goose at the Tron, Glasgow by Andrew Edwards

Farting geese and the spirit of Christmas: Andy Edwards reviews Johnny McKnight's deliriously silly and subversive panto. The post Review: Mammy Goose at the Tron, Glasgow appeared first on …

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Review: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods at Nottingham Playhouse by Peter Kirwan

'Joyful sincerity': Pete Kirwan writes on an earnest, escapist panto that brings the 12th century into the 21st. The post Review: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods at Nottingham Playhous…

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Misty’s Understudy Run by J N Benjamin

"The change is small but the difference is mighty" - J N Benjamin writes on how Misty was transformed in the hands of Arinzé Kene's female understudy, Kibong Tanji. The post Misty’s U…

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Review: Icon at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Nouchi

Sculpting bodies through clay and dance: Rachel Nouchi reviews Antony Gormley and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's collaboration with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani The post Review: Icon at Sadler̵…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Review: Black Beauty at the Traverse, Edinburgh by Crystal Bennes

Horsing around: Crystal Bennes and Tom Jeffreys write a rhyming review of Red Bridge's production of Black Beauty. The post Review: Black Beauty at the Traverse, Edinburgh appeared first on …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Review: The Ralegh Trial at Shakespeare’s Globe by Hailey Bachrach

Layers of reconstruction: Hailey Bachrach writes on a verbatim theatre event that "plays with the boundaries of 'now' and 'then'." The post Review: The Ralegh Trial at Shakespeare’s Gl…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Jackie Hagan: “The whole class-rage thing was bubbling and bubbling” by James Varney

James Varney interviews performance-maker Jackie Hagan about access and telling the stories of "real people who are having a hard time" The post Jackie Hagan: “The whole class-rage thi…

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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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Nick Field: “Neoliberalism is collapsing around us” by Hannah Greenstreet

Artist Nick Field is bringing two new shows to CPT. He chats to Hannah Greenstreet about neoliberalism, Tom Baker, and making work that's "pretty damn queer". The post Nick Field: “Neo…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Review: Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale at Camden People’s Theatre by Lauren Mooney

Counting the cost of love: Lauren Mooney reviews Haley McGee's 'consistently hilarious and hypnotically honest' solo show The post Review: Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale at Camden People’s The…

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Review: Macbeth at the Garrick Theatre by Hailey Bachrach

'Talented young voices': Hailey Bachrach writes on the impressive performances at the heart of the National Youth Theatre's Macbeth. The post Review: Macbeth at the Garrick Theatre appeared …

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Review: Ballet Black at The Lowry, Salford by Aniqah Choudhri

Dances with difference: Aniqah Choudhri reviews Cathy Marsten and Arthur Pita-choreographed ballets for the all-PoC company Ballet Black. The post Review: Ballet Black at The Lowry, Salford …

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Review: don’t forget the birds at Live Theatre, Newcastle by Tracey Sinclair

Real stories: Tracey Sinclair on Open Clasp's nuanced, heartfelt play looking at life after prison, based on the story of its real-life mother and daughter cast. The post Review: don’t…

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Review: The Maids at HOME, Manchester by James Varney

Skirting around sharp edges: James Varney reviews an all-male production of Jean Genet's The Maids which doesn't quite deliver on its promises. The post Review: The Maids at HOME, Manchester…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Review: Windows of Displacement at Sheffield Crucible by John Murphy

"Be a mother to another": John Murphy writes on Akeim Toussaint Buck's engaging and accessible solo dance piece on the diasporic experience. The post Review: Windows of Displacement at Sheff…

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Theatre and Performance Criticism in the UK: A Survey by Diana Damian Martin

Dr Diana Damian Martin and Dr Margherita Laera introduce their new research project, a survey which will explore who writes about theatre and performance, and map the conditions they work un…

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Review: Love-Lies-Bleeding at Print Room by Frey Kwa Hawking

'Quiet and considered': Frey Kwa Hawking reviews Jack McNamara's production of Don DeLillo's play about a man in a vegetative state The post Review: Love-Lies-Bleeding at Print Room appeared…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: A Small Place at the Gate Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

'A spider's web of complicity and guilt': Ava Wong Davies writes about Anna Himali Howard's theatrical investigation of the impact of colonialism on Antigua The post Review: A Small Place at…

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Fighting theatre’s anti-fatness problem by Scottee

Scottee is hosting Hamburger Queen, a "talent show for chubsters". Here, he explains why it's essential in an industry that doesn't make room for fat artists and audiences. The post Fightin…

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