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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Review: Circa at Old Red Lion by Brendan Macdonald

'Grainy portraits': Brendan MacDonald reviews Tom Ratcliffe's new play, which explores the 'struggle to find long-lasting love' as a gay man. The post Review: Circa at Old Red Lion appeared…

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: Dinomania at New Diorama Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Fossil hunters: Kandinsky's new devised show brilliantly excavates the history of science to unearth the human cost of the discovery of dinosaurs, writes Brendan MacDonald. The post Review:…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe by Brendan Macdonald

Sinful pageantry: Paulette Randall's production of Marlowe's play brings out all its wicked humour. The post Review: Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Review: Still No Idea at Royal Court by Brendan Macdonald

What's changed? Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence's show explores whether representation for disabled people has really moved on. The post Review: Still No Idea at Royal Court appeared first o…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Review: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch at Battersea Arts Centre by Brendan Macdonald

'A stunning show that looks inward to thrust outwards': Brendan MacDonald reviews Bryony Kimmings' new solo performance The post Review: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch at Battersea Arts Centre a…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Edinburgh Review: User Not Found by Brendan Macdonald

Is there digital life after death?: Brendan Macdonald's review of Chris Goode's performance takes the form of a Twitter feed. The post Edinburgh Review: User Not Found appeared first on Exeu…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Review: Lies at Almeida Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Dealer's choice: Brendan Macdonald on Ontroerend Goed's interactive game about the world of banking. The post Review: Lies at Almeida Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Edinburgh Review: No Kids at Pleasance Courtyard by Brendan Macdonald

A conversation: Brendan Macdonald reviews Ad Infinitum's new show about fatherhood. The post Edinburgh Review: No Kids at Pleasance Courtyard appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Island Town at Roundabout at Summerhall by Brendan Macdonald

Simon Longman's new play highlights the cyclical bleakness of village life. The post Edinburgh Review: Island Town at Roundabout at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Edinburgh Review: Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret at Assembly George Square by Brendan Macdonald

Why not add a little camp to the divided camps?: Brendan Macdonald reviews Jonny Woo's glam take on a glum subject. The post Edinburgh Review: Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret at Assemb…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Ian McKellan is exceptional in a King Lear that's all about Lear. The post King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at the Noël Coward Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

A fictional, dreamlike vision of Ireland: Michael Grandage's Martin McDonagh revival loses its way amid all the blood. The post Review: The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at the Noël Coward Theatr…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Review: A New and Better You at The Yard by Brendan Macdonald

Little nods to what you could become: Brendan Macdonald reviews Joe Harbot's new show about striving for perfection. The post Review: A New and Better You at The Yard appeared first on Exeu…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) at the Barbican by Brendan Macdonald

'This is a show, and we are living through it together': Brendan Macdonald reviews Split Britches's Kubrick-inspired performance. The post Review: Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) at the Barbican …

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Review: Plastic at the Old Red Lion by Brendan Macdonald

Popularity, football, sex and drugs: Brendan Macdonald reviews Kenneth Emson's new play set in an Essex school The post Review: Plastic at the Old Red Lion appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: The Way of the World at the Donmar Warehouse by Brendan Macdonald

Restoring the balance: James Macdonald revives this classic Congreve with wit and wariness. The post Review: The Way of the World at the Donmar Warehouse appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Review: The Inheritance at Young Vic by Brendan Macdonald

Honouring the past: Brendan Macdonald reviews Matthew Lopez's two-part play inspired by E. M. Forster The post Review: The Inheritance at Young Vic appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Review: Kiss of the Spider Woman at Menier Chocolate Factory by Brendan Macdonald

A passionless adaptation: this new version of Manuel Puig's story finds neither potency nor 21st century relevance. The post Review: Kiss of the Spider Woman at Menier Chocolate Factory appe…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review: Trap Street at the New Diorama Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Around the block: collaborative company Kandinsky's new show is an intelligent history of housing. The post Review: Trap Street at the New Diorama Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: Jubilee at the Lyric Hammersmith by Brendan Macdonald

NO FUTURE: Brendan Macdonald reviews Chris Goode's stage version of Derek Jarman's Jubilee The post Review: Jubilee at the Lyric Hammersmith appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Review: Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

The profound absurdity of identity: Told By An Idiot's new show is silly but shallow. The post Review: Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: The B*easts at Bush Theatre  by Brendan Macdonald

The myth of childhood innocence: Brendan Macdonald reviews Monica Dolan's monologue about a mother giving her child what she thinks she wants. The post Review: The B*easts at Bush Theatre …

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Review: The Brothers Size at the Young Vic Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Roots and routes: Brendan Macdonald reviews Tarell Alvin McCraney's play about identity, freedom, and brotherhood. The post Review: The Brothers Size at the Young Vic Theatre appeared first…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: All’s Well That Ends Well at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Brendan Macdonald

A talent for unearthing character interiority: Brendan Macdonald reviews Caroline Byrne's take on Bertram and Helena's sort-of love story. The post Review: All’s Well That Ends Well at the…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Then and now: Ann Deavere Smith's verbatim piece uses the past to interrogate the present. The post Review: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: East at the King’s Head Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Brash and arresting, profane and profound: Brendan Macdonald reviews a revival of Steven Berkoff's East End play. The post Review: East at the King’s Head Theatre appeared first on Exe…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Tiny Dynamite at the Old Red Lion by Brendan Macdonald

And other back-page freak accidents... Brendan Macdonald reviews a revival of Abi Morgan's 2001 play about causality and the past. The post Review: Tiny Dynamite at the Old Red Lion appeared…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Review: The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios by Brendan Macdonald

"A Victor Hugo musical? It’ll never work." Brendan Macdonald reviews the London transfer of The Grinning Man. The post Review: The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios appeared first on Exeun…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: Dear Brutus at the Southwark Playhouse by Brendan Macdonald

Fate, will and loss: Brendan Macdonald reviews the staging of a lesser known work by J. M. Barrie. The post Review: Dear Brutus at the Southwark Playhouse appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Contractions at New Diorama by Brendan Macdonald

Evocative and alienating: Deafinitely Theatre's production of a brutal workplace drama opens New Diorama's new performance space. The post Review: Contractions at New Diorama appeared first …

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: Heather at the Bush Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

"Smart, sharp and exhilarating": Brendan Macdonald reviews Thomas Eccleshare's thrillingly tricksy two-hander about the stories behind the stories. The post Review: Heather at the Bush Theat…

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