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Review: Solaris at The Lyceum, Edinburgh

Airlock of the heart: Christine Irvine reviews a visually dazzling but psychologically unsatisfying adaptation of the sci-fi classic from David Greig and Matthew Lutton.

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Ticket prices keep rising; why aren’t we rioting?

Alice Saville writes on 1809's Old Price Riots, and what they can teach commercial theatre producers over two centuries later.

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Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles at Northern Stage

'I’ve never known Sherlock to have a Geordie accent': Lauren Vevers writes on an atmospheric, distinctly Northern, Conan Doyle adaptation.

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Review: Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at Bristol Old Vic

Ain't no party like a Regency ball: Lilith Wozniak reviews Blood of the Young's irreverent, karaoke-fueled take on Austen.

16 September

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Relaxed venues, liberated audiences

"To react and respond is just human": Maddy Costa writes on how audiences are silenced, and the complex history of ideas of 'civilised' behaviour.

16 September

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Review: The King of Hell’s Palace at Hampstead Theatre

Bad blood: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's play about "the almost unbelievable political and humanitarian mess" of China's plasma trade.

14 September

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FullRogue Theatre: “The cult of confidence has to go”

In this interview with Ben Kulvichit, the writer-director duo discuss their show Wild Swimming, symbiosis, and why emerging artists need to make mistakes.

Ravi Ghosh

The Doctor, and theatre’s troubled relationship with identity politics

Ravi Ghosh writes on Rob Icke's dive into minority identity, and why audiences need to be pushed towards self-examination, not self-congratulation.

Adam Lenson

If not now, when?: Falsettogate, and what it teaches us about meaningful minority inclusion

Theatre director Adam Lenson writes on the Falsettos casting controversy, and why the Jewish community needs to be involved in telling its own stories.

Francesca Peschier

An Odyssey of Onstage Queer Orgasms

Francesca Peschier writes on the shows bringing ecstatic moments and authentic queer people of colour's experiences to the Edinburgh fringe.

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Review: Amsterdam at Orange Tree Theatre

"Chaotic, rewarding and tiring": Simon Gwynn writes on Maya Arad Yasur's surreal narrative of Amsterdam's hidden history.

14 September

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Northern Stage

Comedy over chemistry: Tracey Sinclair writes on an uneven production from the Watermill Ensemble with lacking lovers but plentiful laughs.

13 September

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Review: A Doll’s House at the Lyric Hammersmith

'A whirling, inescapable funhouse of micro and macroaggressions': Ava Wong Davies writes on Tanika Gupta's new adaptation of Ibsen's play, relocated to colonial India.

12 September

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Review: Until the Flood at Arcola Theatre

Bearing witness: Brendan MacDonald writes on Dael Orlandersmith's powerful one-woman show, constructed from interviews conducted following the shooting of Michael Brown.

10 September


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Exeunt recommends: Edinburgh Fringe highlights so far

Exeunt is proudly flying the flag for longform criticism at the fringe. Too busy to read it all? Here's a handy digest of the shows our writers love.


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Are theatre’s schemes and awards deterring a new generation of talent?

Emerging directors leap through ever-shifting hoops for a chance to work at the UK's biggest theatres. Holly Williams asks: is the system working?


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A Helter Skelter Ride Through Latitude

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