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Monday, June 5, 2017

Let’s put a one-year ban on staging Shakespeare by Alice Saville

Ifeyinwa Frederick writes on why the theatre industry needs a break from its centuries-long love affair with all things Shakespeare. The post Let’s put a one-year ban on staging Shakes…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 06:40AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How can we reverse the decline in Asian audiences? by Alice Saville

A recent study showed that theatregoing in Asian communities is on the decline. Trina Haldar writes on why letting young audiences see themselves on stage is key. The post How can we reverse…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 03:48AM
Thursday, May 25, 2017

How Exeunt’s Friends scheme is paying off by Alice Saville

In December, Exeunt asked for your help. Here's how our Friends Scheme is helping us to be bigger, better and stronger - and why you should join. The post How Exeunt’s Friends scheme i…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 04:29AM
Monday, May 22, 2017

Putting the ‘mad artist’ myth to bed by Alice Saville

“Would I be less creative if I was less mad? Aniqah Choudhri talks to theatremakers who explore mental illness on stage about why the 'mad artist' myth is so dangerous. The post Putting th…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:06AM
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre by Alice Saville

An uneasy critique of storytelling: Alice Saville on a "shifting, fitfully hilarious" revival of Martin Crimp's play. The post Review: The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre appeared first on …

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:08AM
Friday, May 19, 2017

Why can’t a black body be just a black body on stage? by Alice Saville

"Why can’t I perform without the pressure to represent an entire culture or make a jaw-dropping statement on diversity?" Nicole Acquah writes on the difficulties of being politicised as a …

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 01:32AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Allure of the Uniform by Alice Saville

As 42nd Street continues to dazzle the West End, Alice Saville asks why Busby Berkeley's legacy is still bulletproof. The post The Allure of the Uniform appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:10AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Angels in America: A Homecoming by Alice Saville

Ten years after last seeing Tony Kushner's epic play cycle (and writing a PhD thesis on it) Emily Garside writes on why going to the NT's Angels in America feels like coming home. The post A…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:58AM
Monday, May 8, 2017

In Defence of Exeunt’s Mayerling Review by Alice Saville

Alice Saville responds to an influx of complaints regarding Exeunt's review of the Royal Ballet's Mayerling. The post In Defence of Exeunt’s Mayerling Review appeared first on Exeunt M…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:27AM
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: Everything Between Us at Finborough Theatre by Alice Saville

The trauma of Ireland’s troubles is played out between two siblings in David Ireland's emotionally intense drama. The post Review: Everything Between Us at Finborough Theatre appeared firs…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 03:57AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: Oh Yes, Oh No at Camden People’s Theatre by Alice Saville

Pain and pleasure: Louise Orwin's solo performance is a powerful, uneasy look at the trouble with sex positivity. The post Review: Oh Yes, Oh No at Camden People’s Theatre appeared fir…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:58AM
Monday, May 1, 2017

Les Miserables So White by Alice Saville

From 19th century revolutionary Paris to the Black Lives Matter movements: Nemo Martin explores how Victor Hugo's story of protest is being reimagined by online fans. The post Les Miserables…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:07AM
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Cock and Bull at Southbank Centre by Alice Saville

Politics and pain: Nic Green's performance is an artful exploration of rhetoric and deceit. The post Review: Cock and Bull at Southbank Centre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 10:49AM
Monday, April 24, 2017

Are we Building the Wrong Kind of New Theatres? by Alice Saville

Following the launch of The Bridge, a venture capital-funded space helmed by Nicholas Hytner, Alice Saville asks why London's new theatres are looking to the past, not the future. The post A…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:29AM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: The Goat at Theatre Royal Haymarket by Alice Saville

Edward Albee's play is "a wonderfully complex exploration of the boundaries of sexual freedom". The post Review: The Goat at Theatre Royal Haymarket appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 01:14AM

Review: The Hearing Trumpet at Theatre Delicatessen, Peckham by Alice Saville

A muddled adaptation of Leonora's surrealist novel in Peckham's new theatre space. The post Review: The Hearing Trumpet at Theatre Delicatessen, Peckham appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 12:43AM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jamal Harewood: “I know I’m pushing people’s buttons” by Alice Saville

'The Privileged' uses a furry polar bear suit to confront racism head on. Alice Saville chats to Jamal Harewood about audience reactions, game theatre, and his new performance 'Word'. The po…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 02:03AM
Monday, March 27, 2017

Where are the voices exploring working class experiences? by Alice Saville

"There's a huge culture of people from working class backgrounds feeling inadequate within the arts." Catherine Hoffman explains how shame keeps people powerless, and how her performance as …

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:26AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lucy J. Skilbeck: “Gender is farcical.” by Alice Saville

Joan is a fiercely brilliant, drag king take on medieval history. Alice Saville chats to its creator Lucy J. Skilbeck about queer politics, Milk Presents, and why theatre should follow drag'…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 01:35AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Queer women on stage: Representation v. exploitation by Alice Saville

There's a long history of same-sex romance between women being exploited as a male fantasy. Naomi Westerman talks about rejecting the male gaze, and her new play Puppy. The post Queer women…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:12PM
Monday, February 20, 2017

Picking My Scabs for Your Entertainment by Alice Saville

Scottee's new show Bravado is an unsparing look at his relationship with masculinity. Here, he looks at confessional performance, self care, and asks "Must all working class artists bleed fo…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:56AM
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Why theatre needs to love film, not fear it by Alice Saville

As cinema, TV broadcasts and online streaming offer more and more ways to watch performance, Alice Saville asks why the theatre world is so slow to embrace the potential of film. The post Wh…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:51PM
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Le Gateau Chocolat: ‘Before I’m gay, black and fat, I’m human. My work is about that’ by Alice Saville

Le Gateau Chocolat must be one of the hardest working men in cabaret. But, he insists: “My whole career was a wonderful

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:00AM
Monday, November 28, 2016

Lotte Collett, designer: ‘I absolutely refuse to have any designs created digitally’ by Alice Saville

Forget confetti cannons, soap stars and glitter-encrusted backdrops: Hackney Empire’s acclaimed in-house panto has long seduced critics with a mixture of streetwise

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 05:00AM
Monday, November 14, 2016

EV Crowe: ‘People think historical plays are going to be boring’ by Alice Saville

Your two previous plays for the Royal Court have had modern settings: Kin was set in a girls’ boarding school, while Hero looked

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 09:00AM
Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: The Nightmare Dreamer by Alice Saville

Across the city, people are troubled by nightmares, each with a horribly personal symbolism of their own; their only hope being Txema Pérez, this piece’s eponymous dreamer. A drifter …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 12:49PM
Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: Cuddles by Alice Saville

There are certain things that we expect from vampires: they must drink blood, fear light, be immortal and be killed by a stake through the heart. However, new elaborations are gathering like…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:31AM
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Review: Hindle Wakes by Alice Saville

The setting is a drawing room, idyllic fields beyond conjured by printed screens, but Stanley Houghton’s play casts out the afternoon world of tea and scones for a whisky-fuelled criticism…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 03:38PM
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: Confessions of a Butterfly by Alice Saville

What can we do if people treat us inhumanely? This is the question posed by Jonathan Salt’s new play, and the answer he finds is: we must be more than human. This biopic of Janusz Korczak,…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 12:28PM
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review: 4:48 Psychosis by Alice Saville

Life is unbearable, but drugs are a ‘chemical lobotomy’; Sarah Kane’s work is caught in a dilemma of pathologised grief, pill bottles and troubled relationships, messily expressing the…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 06:18AM
Monday, August 27, 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Wind in the Willows by Alice Saville

Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre’s production of The Wind in the Willows is a deeply traditional affair. No concessions are made to the teenage years of the participants; there are no rock song…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 10:43AM