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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Blood Knot review at Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘a haunting play about race’ by Ava Davies

In a small shack in Port Elizabeth, deep in the grip of Apartheid, two brothers – one white-passing, one darker skinned –

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Ridiculous Darkness review at Gate Theatre, London – ‘stunning and subversive’ by Ava Davies

Under Ellen McDougall’s leadership, the Gate has solidified itself as an invaluable space that continually programmes daring and ambitious work. Anthony Simpson-Pike’s

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Rattled review at Old Red Lion, London – ‘meaty and unsentimental’ by Ava Davies

Em is having a terrible night. Rachel Harper’s new monologue, which she also performs in, is a meaty, impressively unsentimental deep dive

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Babylon Beyond Borders review at Bush Theatre, London – ‘brimming with life’ by Ava Davies

Babylon Beyond Borders is a momentous technical feat. At the end of the performance, a spotlight illuminates Heather Pasfield, the live stream

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Stop and Search review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘intriguing, but muddled’ by Ava Davies

Who can you trust? Particularly if you’re a young black person in this day and age? That’s the question posed by poet

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk review at Watford Palace Theatre – ‘old-fashioned charm’ by Ava Davies

There’s a touch of old-fashioned charm to the Watford Palace Theatre’s panto this year – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale review at Camden People’s Theatre – ‘a powerhouse performance’ by Ava Davies

“This is a show about value”, Haley McGee declares halfway through her one-woman show. Inspired by a conversation with Visa about her

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Vessel review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘wide-reaching, but frustrating’ by Ava Davies

Sue MacLaine’s latest piece is a wide-reaching gaze over the abundance of inequalities directed towards women. Narrated stoically by Tess Agus, Angela

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Orange Polar Bear review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘kindness and empathy’ by Ava Davies

Written in collaboration by Sun-Duck Ko and Evan Placey, Orange Polar Bear is a piece of theatre which throbs with righteous anxiety.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: The Hoes at Hampstead Theatre by Ava Davies

'Simultaneously radical and commonplace': Ifeyinwa Frederick's debut play captures the joyous thorniness of female friendship, writes Ava Wong Davies The post Review: The Hoes at Hampstead T…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Forgotten review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘generous and expansive’ by Ava Davies

Daniel York Loh’s study of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who worked tirelessly for Britain during the First World War is a

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Jericho’s Rose review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘a winning performance’ by Ava Davies

Stories of cultural displacement feel worryingly relevant nowadays, and Lilac Yosiphon’s continent-spanning epic of identity is no different. The story of Jasmine,

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Monday, October 15, 2018

The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘expressively drawn’ by Ava Davies

Paper Cinema has condensed Shakespeare’s most accessible (and sensational) tragedy to a 75-minute run, using their signature multimedia style. Entirely wordless but

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Art of Gaman review at Theatre503, London – ‘ambitious, but muddled’ by Ava Davies

Dipika Guha’s sweeping exploration of cultural displacement certainly has ambition. Tracking the life of the tenacious Tomomi (played by Tomoko Komura and

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Review: Memorial at the Barbican by Ava Davies

The common soldiers, the everyday heroes: Ava Davies reviews Alice Oswald's elegy to the dead of the Iliad. The post Review: Memorial at the Barbican appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Hear Me Howl review at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London – ‘exhilarating and refreshing’ by Ava Davies

There’s a bittersweet irony to seeing Hear Me Howl the day Ireland’s Eighth Amendment is officially repealed. Perhaps it’s a stretch, but

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Dog/The Cat review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘charming performances, flimsy material’ by Ava Davies

Brendan Cowell and Lally Katz’s romcom double-bill sold out its Australian run twice over in 2015. Despite the best efforts of the

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Review: The Humans at Hampstead Theatre by Ava Davies

The awkwardness of family dinners: Ava Davies reviews Stephen Karam's Thanksgiving play. The post Review: The Humans at Hampstead Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Love Songs review at Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘lovable, well-intentioned coming-of-age story’ by Ava Davies

Alissa Anne Jeun Yi’s one-woman show is, in many ways, a classic coming-of-age story – a young woman grows up, has awkward

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Edinburgh Review: (even) Hotter at Bedlam by Ava Davies

Warmly chaotic: Ava Davies reviews Ell Potter and Mary Higgins' show about bodies. The post Edinburgh Review: (even) Hotter at Bedlam appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Edinburgh review: Blackthorn at Paines Plough Roundabout by Ava Davies

Intensely emotional: Charley Miles’ debut play is a love story set in a Yorkshire village. The post Edinburgh review: Blackthorn at Paines Plough Roundabout appeared first on Exeunt Magazi…

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Edinburgh Review: No One is Coming to Save You at Pleasance Courtyard by Ava Davies

'A rush of catastrophic thinking moving in slow motion': Ava Davies on a reality-distorting two-hander. The post Edinburgh Review: No One is Coming to Save You at Pleasance Courtyard appeare…

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Edinburgh fringe review: It’s Alright, Everything’s Okay at ZOO by Ava Davies

Millennial despair: Anorak's debut show is soaked in anxiety. The post Edinburgh fringe review: It’s Alright, Everything’s Okay at ZOO appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Signals at Pleasance Courtyard by Ava Davies

'Like Beckett, if Beckett didn’t piss me off': Ava Davies on Footprint Theatre's gently radical two-hander about loneliness and the cosmos. The post Edinburgh Review: Signals at Pleasance …

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Edinburgh review: The Welcome Revolution at Zoo Southside by Ava Davies

A very specific idea of Britishness: Ava Davies writes on a show that meets injustice with sugar-coated tweeness. The post Edinburgh review: The Welcome Revolution at Zoo Southside appeared …

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Come to Daddy at Summerhall by Ava Davies

Inheritance, rejection, stasis: Ava Davies reviews Living House Theatre's playful take on art and history. The post Edinburgh Review: Come to Daddy at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Edinburgh review: dressed. at Underbelly by Ava Davies

Deep and rich and jagged: Ava Davies on ThisEgg's fluid exploration of bodies and trauma. The post Edinburgh review: dressed. at Underbelly appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Duckie at Summerhall by Ava Davies

'Glitters with warmth': Ava Davies reviews Le Gateau Chocolat's cabaret version of The Ugly Duckling. The post Edinburgh Review: Duckie at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Review: The Act at The Yard by Ava Davies

'The silliness, the fumbling, the mistakes': Ava Davies reviews Company Three's show about teenage love. The post Review: The Act at The Yard appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

SOURCE: exeuntmagazine.com at 08:12AM
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review: Hive City Legacy at Roundhouse by Ava Davies

"Amazing what can happen when you don't just programme white people" - Ava Davies on the humming energy of a show made by femmes of colour. The post Review: Hive City Legacy at Roundhouse ap…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: For King and Country at Southwark Playhouse by Ava Davies

Futility and horror: Ava Davies on a revived WWI drama, and the strange way the war sits in our national consciousness. The post Review: For King and Country at Southwark Playhouse appeared …

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