Review: The Inheritance at Noël Coward Theatre

As Matthew Lopez's gay epic transfers from the Young Vic to the West End, Frey Kwa Kawking writes on its sprawling, compassionate glory.

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Is the hype real?

As social media takes a starring role in 21st century theatre marketing, Alice Saville writes on the power and pitfalls of Twitter-era criticism.

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Review: All You Need Is LSD at Birmingham REP

A bad trip: Eve Allin writes on Leo Butler's surreal new play for Told by An Idiot.

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Review: Burlesque Noir at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Pleasure seekers: Freddie Machin writes on a warm, welcoming, and thoroughly enjoyable night of Blackpool burlesque.

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Review: DruidShakespeare – Richard III at Abbey Theatre

Crafty schemes: Druid's production brings out all the gallows humour of Shakespeare's play.

13 October


Review: Rathmines Road at Abbey Theatre

Agonising testimonies: Deirdre Kinahan's new play is a densely plotted exploration of assault and speaking out.

13 October


Dipika Guha

“To ‘be in context’ is a luxury”

Director Ailin Conant and playwright Dipika Guha are working on new play 'The Art of Gaman'. Here, they discuss ideas of belonging, immigrant experience and Japanese-American history.

Verity Healey

Milo Rau’s Theatre of Cooperation and Openness

Swiss theatre director Milo Rau's working methods let members of the public into the rehearsal room. Here, he tells Verity Healey why "community theatre IS theatre".

Alice Saville

A year on from #MeToo, it’s time for justice, not rehabilitation

A year on from #MeToo, Alice Saville looks at the theatre industry's response - and argues it's far from time to move on.

Maddy Costa

Annie Siddons: “We need to be raging”

Maddy Costa conducts an email dialogue with Annie Siddons about her new show Dennis of Penge, a triumphant narrative of addiction, recovery, and fighting the PIP system.

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Review: I’m Not Running at the National Theatre

Uncanny valley: David Hare's satire of Labour politics might be set in the present day, but it belongs in another era.

12 October


Review: othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith

'a jumble - not necessarily in a constructive, interesting or interrogative way': Amy Borsuk reviews Jude Christian's mashup of Shakespearean tragedies

11 October


Review: The Mountaintop at Northern Stage

A mountain of a man? Tracey Sinclair writes on the nuanced performances in the touring production of Katori Hall's play.

11 October


Review: Twelfth Night at the Young Vic

Shakespeare as party: Lauren Mooney writes on a fantastically warm, welcoming opener to Kwame Kwei-Armah's reign at the Young Vic.

11 October

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24 September
Adam Hughes

Class Might Be Invisible, But Theatres Shouldn’t Ignore It

Working class people are hugely underrepresented in theatre at all levels. Adam Hughes argues that it's time for the industry to dig deeper.

19 September
Amit Lahav

Time to Fly: Remembering Lindsay Kemp

Gecko’s Amit Lahav writes on his relationship with the late, visionary choreographer, who created "an alternative version of the world, every second of the day, on and off stage".

17 September
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Theatre reviews, decoded

For your entertainment, three Exeunt writers reveal the hidden meanings behind the shorthands that theatre critics fall back on.

12 September
Fergus Morgan

There’s a lot in a name, actually

Fergus Morgan writes on the Kiln's controversial rebrand, and the message the backlash against it sends.