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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mad House review: David Harbour is tremendous fun in this old-fashioned comedy by Alice Saville

It’s a fine showcase for the talents of Harbour and Bill Pullman, but ‘Mad House’ is built on shaky foundations

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:37PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Glass Menagerie review: Amy Adams makes a likeable but underpowered West End debut by Alice Saville

The Oscar nominee lacks flamboyant charisma in a Tennessee Williams revival that’s frustratingly light on laughter

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:54AM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Jerusalem review: Mark Rylance returns for a dark, potent revival of Jez Butterworth’s 2009 play by Alice Saville

There’s a real cruelty to the Englishness of ‘Jerusalem’, which has returned to the West End with its original star

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:24AM
Sunday, March 6, 2022

Trouble in the stalls: when audience drama upstages the show by Alice Saville

What’s going on in our theatres? A recent spate of rowdy behaviour – notably at jukebox musicals – raises the question: have audiences simply forgotten how to behave? A drunk woman in …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:42AM
Friday, February 25, 2022

The Collaboration review: Paul Bettany is a neurotic Andy Warhol in this fantastically enjoyable play by Alice Saville

Anthony McCarten’s Young Vic pacy production is an exercise in giving the audience what they want

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:54AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Ava: The Secret Conversations review: Elizabeth McGovern paints an uneven portrait of a fading Hollywood star by Alice Saville

Biographical drama is a feeble attempt to immortalise an already-fading Hollywood star

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:06AM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Conundrum review: A frustratingly undersketched look at prejudice and failure by Alice Saville

Anthony Ofoegbu takes on the role of both energetic schoolboy and brow-beaten adult with impressive nimbleness in this swirling, repetitive Young Vic production

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:06AM
Friday, October 22, 2021

White Noise review: A provocative satire full of witty energy by Alice Saville

Suzan-Lori Parks’ gripping new work at the Bridge Theatre explores the scars slavery has left on today’s Americans

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:42AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Color Purple; who gets to play gay? by Alice Saville

Alice Saville writes on what 'The Color Purple' casting controversy says about theatre producers' attitudes towards queer actors, and queer audiences. The post The Color Purple; who gets t…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 12:13PM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Theatre’s Plans for Brexit Weekend by Alice Saville

A tear-stained rundown of all the ways in which the UK's theatre scene will mark Britain's (probable) parting of ways with the EU. The post Theatre’s Plans for Brexit Weekend appeared firs…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:10AM
Monday, March 11, 2019

Review: Waitress – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre by Alice Saville

"THIS pie was SO perfect!" - Alice Saville responds to the hit musical, using real TripAdvisor reviews of American diners. The post Review: Waitress – The Musical at Adelphi Theatre appea…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:41PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Exeunt Recommends: March 2019 by Alice Saville

Mess, horror and queer celebration: here are Exeunt's UK-wide picks for March in theatre and performance. The post Exeunt Recommends: March 2019 appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 02:44PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Review: The Trick at Bush Theatre by Alice Saville

Staged magic: Alice Saville writes on Eve Leigh's play, and its explorations of grief and artifice. The post Review: The Trick at Bush Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 12:30PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

All in a Row by Alice Saville

Alex Oates' play about an autistic child has sparked a multi-layered conversation about disability and representation. Alice Saville writes on why it's time for its makers to listen. The po…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:14AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Vault Odyssey: Hard Relate by Alice Saville

Alice Saville writes on ideas of relatability and representation in three Vault Festival shows. The post Vault Odyssey: Hard Relate appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:26AM
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Review: Counting Sheep at Vault Festival by Alice Saville

Protest theatre: Alice Saville writes on an immersive show sparked by the 2014 Kiev Uprising. The post Review: Counting Sheep at Vault Festival appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:46AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Exeunt Recommends: January 2019 by Alice Saville

Vault, Push Festival, and more mime than you can shake an (invisible) stick at: here's Exeunt's UK-wide picks for January in theatre. The post Exeunt Recommends: January 2019 appeared first …

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 10:47AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review: Hadestown at National Theatre by Alice Saville

The boy with the lyre: Alice Saville writes on Anais Mitchell's infernal concept album-turned-musical. The post Review: Hadestown at National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 01:23PM
Friday, November 9, 2018

Opportunity: British Council bursaries for bloggers by Alice Saville

A new British Council project will support UK bloggers to discover and write about international work. The post Opportunity: British Council bursaries for bloggers appeared first on Exeunt M…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 12:48PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Review: Dealing With Clair at Orange Tree Theatre by Alice Saville

Suspicious stains: Martin Crimp's unsettling 1988 play picks away at a real estate-selling couple's hypocrisy and greed. The post Review: Dealing With Clair at Orange Tree Theatre appeared f…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:51AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Review: Company at Gielgud Theatre by Alice Saville

"Phone rings, door chimes, in comes company!" - Alice Saville's response to Marianne Elliott's reimagining of Sondheim is structured around the show's lyrics. The post Review: Company at Gie…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:18AM
Monday, October 29, 2018

Review: A Very Very Very Dark Matter at Bridge Theatre by Alice Saville

Casual cruelty: Martin McDonagh's play mixes crude colonialist satire with the trappings of a family Christmas show. The post Review: A Very Very Very Dark Matter at Bridge Theatre appeared …

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 09:26AM
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Review: Truth or Dare, Britney or Goofy… at Unicorn Theatre by Alice Saville

A spreading bruise: Alice Saville writes on Lies Pauwels' participatory exploration of dealing with emotional pain. The post Review: Truth or Dare, Britney or Goofy… at Unicorn Theatr…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 11:25AM
Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: The Sweet Science of Bruising at Southwark Playhouse by Alice Saville

Punching up: Joy Wilkinson's play is an exhilarating trip into an imagined world of Victorian women's boxing. The post Review: The Sweet Science of Bruising at Southwark Playhouse appeared f…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 01:09PM

Is the hype real? by Alice Saville

As social media takes a starring role in 21st century theatre marketing, Alice Saville writes on the power and pitfalls of Twitter-era criticism. The post Is the hype real? appeared first on…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:27AM
Monday, October 8, 2018

A year on from #MeToo, it’s time for justice, not rehabilitation by Alice Saville

A year on from #MeToo, Alice Saville looks at the theatre industry's response - and argues it's far from time to move on. The post A year on from #MeToo, it’s time for justice, not reh…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:49AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review: Salome at the ENO by Alice Saville

Desire is everything: Adena Jacobs' staging of Strauss's opera is full of ponytail-slick, sensuous, striking images. The post Review: Salome at the ENO appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:29AM
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Review: Heathers the Musical London Theatre Royal Haymarket by Alice Saville

Ice-cold teen psychopaths: Alice Saville writes on the '80s teen movie's uneasy transition to the stage. The post Review: Heathers the Musical London Theatre Royal Haymarket appeared first o…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 07:01PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Clare Barron: “The writing’s better, because we’re working together” by Alice Saville

The author of 'Dance Nation' talks teen experience, experimenting with form, and what makes New York's playwriting scene special. The post Clare Barron: “The writing’s better, be…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:50AM
Monday, September 3, 2018

Exeunt Recommends: September 3rd-18th 2018 by Alice Saville

The UK's theatres are starting a new term with some huge openings, and we're taking notes. Here's what to see. The post Exeunt Recommends: September 3rd-18th 2018 appeared first on Exeunt Ma…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 05:02AM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Exeunt recommends: Edinburgh Fringe, Week Three by Alice Saville

As the fringe rumbles to a close, here are the shows that Exeunt's writers wouldn't want you to forget. The post Exeunt recommends: Edinburgh Fringe, Week Three appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 02:05PM