Review: Hamlet at the Almeida

Almeida Theatre

The rest is silence: Rosemary Waugh reviews Robert Icke's production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott.

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Queer women on stage: Representation v. exploitation

There's a long history of same-sex romance between women being exploited as a male fantasy. Naomi Westerman talks about rejecting the male gaze, and her new play Puppy.

23 February


Review: Killer at Shoreditch Town Hall

Shoreditch Town Hall

Exploding brains and bunnies in binaural: Sally Hales goes deep inside Shoreditch Town Hall for the premiere of Philip Ridley's new work.

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Review: Speech and Debate at the Trafalgar Studios

Trafalgar Studios

A sophisticated piece that's ultimately about belonging: Brendan Macdonald reviews Stephen Karam's play about three teenage misfits.

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Review: Jericho at Bewley’s Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin.

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

Realist and meta-realist: Chris McCormack reviews Malaprop Theatre's new work about truth in the modern age.

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Review: Linda at Manhattan Theatre Club

New York City Center - Stage I

Penelope Skinner subverts expectations about women, competition, and aging in her new play.

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Rosemary Waugh

Sonja Linden: “I want to challenge our audience to rethink attitudes to older people”

As Roundelay opens at the Southwark Playhouse, playwright Sonja Linden talks to Rosemary Waugh about why sex and relationships involving older people are rarely discussed.

Exeunt Staff

Opportunity: Columnist

Exeunt is recruiting a paid black or minority ethnic columnist, to help widen the conversation around theatre. Read on for more details.


Picking My Scabs for Your Entertainment

Scottee's new show Bravado is an unsparing look at his relationship with masculinity. Here, he looks at confessional performance, self care, and asks "Must all working class artists bleed for their supper?"

Nicole Serratore

A Battle for Contextual Criticism

A New York Times review sparked fury for critiquing Mark Twain's racial politics. Here, Nicole Serratore steps into the critical dispute over Big River and representation in theatre.

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Review: Roundelay at Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse

Daniel Perks finds all the fun of the fair - and some poignancy, too - in Visible Theatre's circus-style look at sex and ageing.

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Review: Princess Suffragette at Vault festival 2017

The Vaults

Becoming an activist: B. L. Sherrington reviews a new play based on the true story of the first British-Asian Suffragette.

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Review: Race Cards at the Arnolfini, Bristol


An invite to question ourselves and our prejudices: Kate Wyver reviews the Race Cards installation at In Between Time 2017.

27 February


Review: Low Level Panic at the Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre

From 1988 to 2017: Rosemary Waugh reviews the Orange Tree Theatre's revival of Clare McIntyre's Low Level Panic.

27 February

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13 February
Alice Saville

Why theatre needs to love film, not fear it

As cinema, TV broadcasts and online streaming offer more and more ways to watch performance, Alice Saville asks why the theatre world is so slow to embrace the potential of film.

6 February
Maddy Costa

Busty Beatz: “I’m responding to capitalism, patriarchy, elitism.”

Busty Beatz, MD of Hot Brown Honey, is on residency at Wellcome Collection as part of The Sick Of The Fringe. She talks to Maddy Costa about making the personal political, and confronting Wellcome's colonialism.

3 February
Fergus Morgan

The Trouble With ‘National’ Theatre

"Olivier, Hall, and Nunn had it easy. Norris has it all to do." As Rufus Norris comes under attack, Fergus Morgan explores the troublesome business of theatre and nation building.

2 February
Richard Turney

John Berger’s Intimate Relationship with Theatre

The novelist and critic John Berger died at the beginning of this year. Here, Richard Turney explores his work's "porous and fertile border" with the theatre world, and his influence on Chris Goode and Simon McBurney.