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Review: Shedding a Skin at Soho Theatre

Connection is a form of rebellion: Farah Najib reviews Amanda Wilkin's Verity Bargate Award-winning exploration of loneliness and healing.

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“the world is so different now” – seven methods of killing kylie jenner, revisited

Two years after it premiered, seven methods is moving from Royal Court's studio to its main house. Ava Wong Davies asks its director Milli Bhatia about what's changed.

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Review: Future Cargo at The Lowry, Salford

What's in the box?: James Varney reviews Requardt and Rosenberg's sci-fi dance piece performed from inside a haulage truck.

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Review: Y’MAM: Young Man’s Angry Movements at Liverpool Everyman

Performing masculinity: Mostyn Jones reviews Majid Mehdizadeh's autobiographical show about his relationship to anger.

21 June

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Review: Outlier at Bristol Old Vic

Pastoral disillusionment: Lilith Wozniak reviews Malaika Kegode's gig-theatre memoir of young friendship in rural Devon.

21 June

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Review: Skin Hunger, Stone Nest

Touching the void: Brendan Macdonald writes on Dante or Die's interactive exploration of touch, which is a reminder of theatre's 'ability to provoke deep, intimate connections between audience and performer'.

19 June

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Alice Saville

The Edinburgh Fringe is in limbo: who’s going to secure its future?

It's still unclear what form 2021's Edinburgh Fringe is going to take. Alice Saville argues that for the festival to survive, deeper conversation and decisive change is needed.

Salome Wagaine

What lessons can be learned from theatre’s pandemic redundancies?

Last year, theatres made sweeping redundancies. As venues reopen, and roles start to be readvertised, Salome Wagaine argues that changes need to be made.

Adam Welsh

Why don’t I feel more excited about returning to the theatre?

As theatres reopen, Adam Welsh thinks about how little has changed - and about the potential fpr digital theatre to signal a different future.

Fergus Morgan

What’s next for online theatre?

Theatres in England reopen in less than a week. Will the past year's online experiments be forgotten? Fergus Morgan argues that they shouldn't be.

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Review: After Life at National Theatre

A cosmic filing cabinet: Alice Saville shifts through her memories of Headlong and National Theatre's show about what lives on.

18 June

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Review: Animal Farm at National Youth Theatre

Animal studies: Farah Najib delights in the perfectly-observed performances of National Youth Theatre's farm-based fable.

14 June

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Review: BUZZCUT Festival (online)

Digital ritual: Naomi Obeng writes on a cornucopia of offerings from Glasgow's DIY live art festival.

12 June

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Review: Always Already at Birmingham International Dance Festival (online)

'It requires work': Andrew Edwards writes on Karen Christopher and Tara Fatehi Irani's rewardingly dense durational performance.

11 June


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Naomi Sheldon: “A pregnant madness”

Playwright Naomi Sheldon chats to Rosemary Waugh about her pandemic pregnancy, sex, and channelling emotional turbulence into action.


3 April
Maddy Costa

A Good Night Out

Maddy Costa writes about the non-hierarchical reading group that explores big questions about theatre, socialism and power structures.


1 April
Louise Jones

Compass Festival #1: are you listening?

Louise Jones answers the call of ZU-UK's phonebox-based performance in her first piece as embedded critic at Compass, the Leeds-based festival of live art


10 March
Ali Pritchard

Alphabetti Theatre: A new model for small-scale theatre

Ali Pritchard explains how lockdown gave Newcastle's Alphabetti Theatre time to reflect, and build a new model that works better for both artists and local communities.


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