Features Published 27 May 2015

Exeunt’s Weekly Picks: 27th May

In the first in what will be a regular series of Exeunt Picks of the Week, we go with Bugsy Malone - because it makes everything better.
Exeunt Staff

1. World Factory, Young Vic, London

“This isn’t just about clothes. It pulls you in and gives you a short sharp shock. And while it may be a game for us, for others out there, it’s a reality.”

A country's collective trauma.

A country’s collective trauma.

2. Sense of an Ending, Theatre 503, London

This is a play about the politics of experience and who owns that experience. Everyone owns it here, including those of us watching.”

Credit: John Johnston

Credit: John Johnston

3. Happy Days, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

“Karen Dunbar is nothing short of a revelation- her physicality that of a 1930s Vaudeville movie star, all eye rolls, tongue lolling over teeth and elasticy Harpo Marx smile.

The falling man.

The falling man.

4. Everyman, National Theatre, London

“Its conceptual smartness is only the surface level of Everyman’s brilliance. Duffy’s poetry is so witty, so effortless in its compression of the sacred with the secular. Perfectly nailing the earthy, fleshy and even obscene tradition she follows, Duffy’s script is gleefully outrageous.”

The best at being good.

The best at being good.

5. Bugsy Malone, Lyric Hammersmith, London

Bugsy Malone the film paid loving homage to film, while this theatrical Bugsy does exactly the same for theatre. We, the audience, are the seedy clientele in Fat Sam’s Speakeasy. And, when the kid cast is in full flow – whether that’s expertly executing the complex choreography or singing the iconic songs – we’re given quite a show.” 

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