Review: Jury Duty by Exit Productions

Crime and punishment: Simon Gwynn takes part in an interactive adventure that explores how justice is done online.

1 July


Football Chants for Theatre

"Where are you hiding, Ollie Dowden?" - Tracey Sinclair attempts to unite the warring spheres of football and theatre with some chants to yell from the stalls.

11 July


Stories from Theatre Royal Plymouth

When news of redundancies hit, Laura Horton collected testimonies of what Theatre Royal Plymouth meant to artists and audiences. Here are 10 of them.

6 July


Dear Oliver

Director Atri Banerjee imagines some letters to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, during the long wait for government support.

6 July


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Some Reasons to Save the UK’s Theatres and Production Companies

Alice Saville collates some arguments for urgently funding theatres now, so that they'll still be there for us in whatever world awaits us in 2021.

29 June


A dialogue on theatres and communities

Who is theatre for? Why does it matter? What do we stand to lose? A group of directors, producers and critics talk theatre and community.

26 June


Natasha Tripney

POSTWEST Festival: What does it mean to be Eastern European?

“Something positive came out of this shitty situation:” Natasha Tripney talks to the artists who are moving Eastern European arts festival POSTWEST online.

Francesca Peschier

Storytelling adventures and critical hits

Francesca Peschier chats to a horde of theatremakers/dungeon-masters/rampaging orcs to ask what theatre can learn from D&D.

Lucy Bell

Carers as Artists

Lucy Bell writes on the underexplored challenges and unexpected aptitudes that come from mixing a career in the arts with life as a carer.

Alice Saville

Holding Theatre to Account

A new initiative is holding theatres accountable on Black representation. Here's more info, plus thoughts on Exeunt's aims for the future.

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Review: The Cats Outside My Window

"Audience members are encouraged to follow their own instincts" at the wild immersive show that unfolds daily outside Ka Bradley's window.

19 June


Review: A School for Fools

"It's the theatrical equivalent of found poetry": Natasha Tripney discovers the resourceful, richly textured techniques of Belarus Free Theatre's online performance.

3 June


Review: The Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings show

A tragedy in two acts: Natasha Tripney assesses the theatrical merits of the government's most recent instalments of live-streamed satire

26 May


Review: BE at Home

Hope in the dark: Ben Kulvichit discovers underground caves, cardboard time capsules and durational circus feats at BE Festival's online edition.

21 May

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25 May
Annie Saunders

A Case for Liveness

"When you go to a live performance, you take your body with you": Annie Saunders writes on the essential connection between medium and message.

23 May
Holly Williams

Revisiting The Encounter

Holly Williams loops back to Simon McBurney's time-bending binaural adventure, and asks him what it can say to lockdown audiences.

21 May
A group of theatre and performance organisations

An open letter to theatre and performance makers

A group of theatre and performance organisations are coming together to offer support and a voice to freelancers. Their open letter explains why.

14 May
Alice Saville

What could socially distanced theatre look like?

We could have celebrity monologues in half-empty auditoriums. Or, we could look to the experimental theatremakers who've made space for new forms.