Reviews

Review: The Producers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

'Shimmer and sparkle': Catherine Love reviews an unlikely Christmas show which delights as much as it unsettles.

7 December

Features

Misty’s Understudy Run

"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.

3 December


Reviews

Review: Mouthpiece at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

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

7 December

Reviews

Review: Fiddler on the Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

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".

7 December

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Review: The Band at Theatre Royal Haymarket

A bewildering tribute: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Gary Barlow's Take That! musical.

6 December

Reviews

Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre

Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that's strong in hotness, but lacking in menace.

5 December

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Features
James Varney

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

James Varney interviews performance-maker Jackie Hagan about access and telling the stories of "real people who are having a hard time"

Hannah Greenstreet

Nick Field: “Neoliberalism is collapsing around us”

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".

Margherita Laera and Diana Damian Martin

Theatre and Performance Criticism in the UK: A Survey

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 under.

Scottee

Fighting theatre’s anti-fatness problem

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.

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Review: Mammy Goose at the Tron, Glasgow

Farting geese and the spirit of Christmas: Andy Edwards reviews Johnny McKnight's deliriously silly and subversive panto.

3 December

Reviews

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

'Joyful sincerity': Pete Kirwan writes on an earnest, escapist panto that brings the 12th century into the 21st.

3 December

Reviews

Review: Icon at Sadler’s Wells

Sculpting bodies through clay and dance: Rachel Nouchi reviews Antony Gormley and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's collaboration with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

3 December

Reviews

Review: Black Beauty at the Traverse, Edinburgh

Horsing around: Crystal Bennes and Tom Jeffreys write a rhyming review of Red Bridge's production of Black Beauty.

1 December


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16 November
Desiree Baptiste

A Very Very Very Dark Matter, and the limits of satire

"This is a play about race matters by a writer for whom race matters not" - Desirée Baptiste's essay unpicks the racist and ableist themes of Martin McDonagh's play.


13 November
Rosemary Waugh

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

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.


9 November
Alice Saville

Opportunity: British Council bursaries for bloggers

A new British Council project will support UK bloggers to discover and write about international work.


6 November
Exeunt Staff

If we stormed the West End…

We dreamed a dream: Exeunt's writers imagine a takeover of London's creakiest, most storied theatres.


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