Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. VICTOR Why does she let him go? SYNDA Because she loves him And she forgives him VICTOR That’s a fucking terrible story SYNDA (laughing) I know VICTOR I hate it Synda shrugs. SYNDA It’s old And you know… It’s love Synda, a ballet dancer, is talking to Victor, a mask … Continue reading Review: Dirty Crusty by Clare Barron
Originally published by TORCH How do you adapt an ancient play, of which only fragments survive, for a modern audience? This was the research question that I set out to explore in my reimagining of Euripides’ Andromeda, along with theatre director Charlotte Vickers, and colleagues Martina Astrid Rodda and Dr Marchella Ward from the Classics … Continue reading Reimagining Andromeda: practice research collaboration
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. A child wearing safety goggles and carrying a baseball bat stands on a chair and smashes up a dinner party. Sugar glass and crockery scatter in brilliant, violent shards. The table splinters and gives way. An adult actor removes a wine bottle from harm’s way. The gesture of care makes … Continue reading Review: [BLANK] by Alice Birch
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. ‘We are always already entangled in webs of narratives. They are integral to the world that precedes us, and they make it possible for us to develop into subjects who are capable of narrating their experiences, sharing them with others, and telling their own versions of the stories they have … Continue reading Review: Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. If I had the time and materials, I would like to write this review in the format of a choose-your-own adventure book. There are at least two paths through this performance and multiple smaller choices. Yet maybe that would overstate the amount of choice given to the audience of Tim … Continue reading Review: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. Four women in the office share a secret. They are united by their love of true crime, an obsession that they had been too ashamed to share until discovering their fellow enthusiasts. ‘It feels like the sort of thing you should probably keep to yourself’, one of the characters explains, … Continue reading Review: Bible John at the Pleasance
Originally published by Exeunt Magazine. Act 1 Rufus Norris is hosting a dinner party to celebrate the opening of Lyndsey Turner’s production of Top Girls. He has unfortunately forgotten to invite any women. The dinner party guests’ lines (all taken from reviews or public statements) overlap and interrupt each other. Rufus Norris: ‘The next four productions … Continue reading Review: Top Girls at the National Theatre