Exeunt is proudly flying the flag for longform criticism at the fringe. Too busy to read it all? Here’s a handy digest of the shows our writers love.
Emerging directors leap through ever-shifting hoops for a chance to work at the UK’s biggest theatres. Holly Williams asks: is the system working?
Alice Saville sorts the (pink) sheep from the GOATs in her write-up of 2019’s frenetic Latitude festival.
Spreadsheets at the ready: Exeunt’s fringe recommendations are here, thoughtfully themed for your reading pleasure.
Exeunt’s writers have some unashamedly petty bones to pick with theatre world’s biggest hits, past and present.
Alice Saville discovers a fringe arts explosion at Iceland’s new festival of grassroots performance.
Lily Levinson writes on the seismic generational divides in Romania’s theatre scene, and the embattled political companies that are fighting for change.
Milli Bhatia and Jasmine Lee-Jones discuss ‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’, confronting power structures, and bringing black Twitter to the stage.
Emma Frankland writes on her new show Hearty, and the shifting cycles which underpin attitudes to trans identity.
Prices for accommodation at the Edinburgh Fringe are up 35% this year. Here, independent producer Jo Mackie asks what it will take to reform the fringe.
“It’s a space built from light and mirrors and impossibilities”: Francesca Peschier takes you on a trip to Prague’s mind-blowing festival of scenography from around the world.
Alice Saville writes on theatre’s uneasy relationship with trigger warnings, and the faultlines they reveal.
Natasha Tripney marks the launch of the 2019 Edinburgh fringe programme with a poem, crafted from its cut up and reassembled entrails.
Rebekah Murrell is directing J’Ouvert, a tale of carnival culture at Theatre503. Here, she talks unconventional career paths, ticket prices, and the renaissance in Black theatre.
Andy Edwards writes on four encounters with Glasgow’s Take Me Somewhere, an annual festival of live performance.