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Review: Does My Bomb Look Big In This? at Soho Theatre

Nyla Levy's play about the radicalisation of a teenage girl captures 'the weirdly skewed sense of the scale of things you have as a young person', writes Frey Kwa Hawking.

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Recasting Death of a Salesman

"We’re not asking the audience not to see the colour of their skin - we are specifically asking them to look at it” - Miranda Cromwell, Marianne Elliott and Wendell Pierce discuss the impact of casting black actors in Miller's play.

14 May


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Review: Anna at National Theatre

"You can't build a country on wants": Maddy Costa writes on Ella Hickson's play, feminism and capitalism.

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Review: Deeds Not Words at Northern Stage, Newcastle

Stark reminder: Tracey Sinclair writes on Abbot Dance Theatre's commemoration of the women's suffrage movement.

22 May

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Review: We Can Time Travel at Bristol Old Vic

'Irresistible forward momentum': Lilith Wozniak reviews composer and theatre-maker Dom Coyote's time-hopping storytelling show.

21 May

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Review: Séancers at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton

Ritual resurrection: Henry Gleaden writes on Nigerian-American performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's heady, emotional summoning of the Black dead.

20 May

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Anchuli Felicia King: “You have to recognise the shithole you’re in, in order to climb out.”

Playwright Anchuli Felicia King's grimly comic satire of the Singapore skin-lightening industry opens at the Royal Court this week. In this interview, she discusses Mamet, Crazy Rich Asians, and late-stage capitalism.

James Varney

Transform 2019: Geographical Accidents

James Varney writes on live art festival Transform, and explores how its line-up intertwines with the Leeds streets that surround it.

Alice Saville

Immersive theatre, and the consenting audience

Immersive shows like Barzakh push their audiences to extremes. But can you really consent to an experience you know nothing about?

Kate Wyver

Ridiculusmus: “We move at the pace of turtles mating”

Kate Wyver and her grandmother interview the experimental theatre duo Ridiculusmus, as they rehearse a new show about getting older and slowing down.

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Review: Louder is Not Always Clearer at Bristol Old Vic

Getting the message across: Ben Kulvichit writes on communication and clarity in Mr and Mrs Clark's show made with deaf performer Jonny Cotsen.

19 May

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Review: Operation Mincemeat at New Diorama Theatre

Shipshape hilarity: Ed Nightingale reviews SpitLip's WWII entirely entertaining comedy-musical.

19 May

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Review: White Pearl at Royal Court Theatre

Pastel nightmares: Frey Kwa Hawking writes on a riotous exploration of skin-lightening and prejudice.

17 May

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Review: Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself at Ovalhouse

Kate Wyver writes on Bella Heesom's (pubic) hair-raisingly literal exploration of all things vulval.

16 May


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Claire Gaydon

Performing Yourself

YouTubers and live artists alike are under pressure to share personal information about their lives. Claire Gaydon writes on the risks of making confessional work, and the need to find ways to protect yourself.


15 April
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Dialogue: The things that make you fall back in love with theatre

Exeunt writers talk about the shifting emotional landscape of their relationship with theatre, and explore what it's like to fall in, and out, of love. 


10 April
Maddy Costa

Dialogue Theatre Club

Maddy Costa writes on the community-building, conversation-starting power of Theatre Clubs, which make space for audiences to discuss the work they've seen.


8 April
Jen Malarkey and Lee Mattinson

Encounter: “Eventually everything just gets pulled into our world”

Jen Malarkey and Lee Mattinson make surreal and unsettling performance together. Here, they talk about grief, working with kids, and their new show 'The Kids Are Alright'.


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