Overwhelming levels of Hamil-hype have surrounded Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers musical since it opened Off-Broadway. Exeunt’s New York team debate how the Hamilton phenomenon influences their relationship with the show – and how, as it opens in London, its story has renewed political bite.
The Edinburgh Festival is over, and if you’re reading this you’ve survived, more or less intact. Here’s an excuse to relive its euphoric highs and darkest lows, through the medium of our very fringiest stories, tweets, and photos.
Exeunt’s team of Edinburgh Festival reviewers pick the shows they’re most excited about this year: whether they’re returning champions, new works from old friends, or brand new adventures.
Immersive theatre will fill London this summer – but although Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema have spawned a host of imitators, the experience doesn’t always justify the hype. Here, Exeunt writers debate whether immersive theatre is broken – and how we could fix it.
Incoming, incoming… There’s a great line-up for Incoming Festival this year, and you can see it here first.
Responses to Forced Entertainment’s Pepperpot Shakespeare at the Barbican.
David Bowie and Alan Rickman both passed away in one very sad week. As dust of social media tributes, op-eds and excavated controversies starts to settle, Exeunt contributors think about how the internet has changed our experience of collective, and individual, mourning.
Exeunt’s writers are vowing to see bigger shows, smaller shows, listen to the hype and ignore it, get into London and to set sail for new shores. Read on and make your own resolutions for a brand new year of theatregoing.
The Exeunt hive mind reveals the 10 productions that got us all buzzing over the past year, as chosen by collective vote.
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J.K. Rowling is bringing a new wizarding play to the West End. Five Exeunt reviewers have read the tea leaves, cast the runes, and surveyed the entrails to make some wild guesses at what it’ll be like. NSFW, sorry.
Five writers talk ridiculous sex scenes, queer invisibility, and heartbreak in response to the Lyric Hammersmith’s musical adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel.
As Reece Shearsmith takes to the stage at the Royal Court, Exeunt looks back at his and Steve Pemberton’s uncanny anthology series.
We consider which plays would make it into our own personal canon.