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Monday, April 11, 2022

Liz Carr says theatres should bring back mask-only performances to improve accessibility by Isobel Lewis

Olivier Award-winning actor said she hadn’t been in an audience for two years and was ‘frightened’ to return

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:36AM

Jason Manford jokes about Will Smith at Oliviers: ‘I’ll be keeping your wives’ names out of my chuffing mouth’ by Isobel Lewis

‘The last thing I need is a slap in the face from the seven actors who play the tiger,’ comedian said, in reference to the stage adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:24AM
Friday, April 8, 2022

Lydia Wilson: ‘People slightly take the brakes off their misogyny when they talk about Ivanka Trump’ by Isobel Lewis

Eight years after playing Kate Middleton in a ‘future history’ play, the British actor is now playing Donald Trump’s ‘ambiguous’ daughter Ivanka in another. She speaks to Isobel Le…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:48AM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Daddy review: Jeremy O Harris’s play is nothing short of a masterpiece by Isobel Lewis

Harris’s play shocks – but never for shock’s sake

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:48AM

Divina de Campo: ‘I’m constantly referred to as madam, even with a shaved head’ by Isobel Lewis

The ‘Drag Race UK’ finalist can be seen licking faces and riding car bonnets in a new staging of cult musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’. They talk to Isobel Lewis about gender, pro…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:54AM
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cock review: Jonathan Bailey captivates as Taron Egerton’s sexually conflicted lover by Isobel Lewis

Revival of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 play fizzes with energy

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:24AM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Jackie Weaver accuses Andrew Lloyd Webber of using her to ‘stay relevant’ with song by Isobel Lewis

Viral parish councillor said that musical composer was ‘incredibly arrogant’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:12AM

Maria Friedman: ‘One year you can be winning awards, the next year nothing because you’ve reached 45’ by Isobel Lewis

The three-time Olivier winner is returning to the stage with a new show celebrating the music of her friends and collaborators Stephen Sondheim, Michel LeGrand and Marvin Hamlisch. She spea…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:54AM
Monday, March 7, 2022

Taron Egerton says he’s ‘completely fine’ after ‘passing out’ on stage during West End debut by Isobel Lewis

Actor said he had a ‘slightly sore neck and a bruised ego’ after collapsing on stage

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:03AM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

WhatsOnStage Awards: Frozen takes home seven awards as Back to the Future named Best New Musical by Isobel Lewis

Lily Allen was named Best Performer in a Female Identifying Role in a Play for her stage debut in ‘2:22 A Ghost Story’

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:48PM
Friday, February 4, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber jokingly shares Covid conspiracy in speech to audience at Cinderella reopening by Isobel Lewis

‘What is the anagram of “Omicron” and “Delta”? Media control,’ composer said on stage at musical’s reopening

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:33AM
Friday, January 28, 2022

The Glow review: A bold supernatural epic that morphs into Doctor Who by Isobel Lewis

Alistair McDowall’s sci-fi epic is a game of two halves

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:06AM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Whodunnit: Jonathan Pryce and Les Dennis join cast of unrehearsed murder mystery play by Isobel Lewis

Stars will appear in show without having seen script

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:03AM
Monday, January 24, 2022

Fatal Attraction review: Kym Marsh holds together a confused production by Isobel Lewis

Stage adaptation of Glenn Close classic is an erotic thriller without any eroticism

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:03AM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Operation Mincemeat review: A glittering Second World War musical that is funnier than Hamilton by Isobel Lewis

SplitLip’s comedy musical about a little-known wartime plot is as daring as it is comic

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:06AM

‘It’s like a fairground’: Inside the musical ride of the West End’s Moulin Rouge by Isobel Lewis

Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical jukebox was an assault on the senses – but is the stage version really as extra as the film? Isobel Lewis goes behind the scenes of this lewd, lurid spectacul…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:33AM
Friday, January 7, 2022

One-Woman Show review: Liz Kingsman skewers the ‘messy woman’ with deliciously disorientating defiance by Isobel Lewis

Kingsman’s comedic show within a show is both astonishingly funny and deeply profound

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:03AM
Friday, December 24, 2021

Hugh Jackman praises Broadway actor who stepped into The Music Man lead role at last moment by Isobel Lewis

‘Take it from me – real superheroes do not wear capes,’ Jackman said

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:36AM
Friday, December 10, 2021

Best of Enemies review: Pushes the boundaries of what can be done on stage by Isobel Lewis

New play from ‘Quiz’ writer James Graham finds comedy within political division

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:24PM

Beverley Knight ‘fuming’ after ‘rat-arsed’ audience members stop West End musical: ‘Stay your a** at home’ by Isobel Lewis

‘There is a level of aggression around right now that I do not like,’ singer tweeted

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:06AM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Antony Sher: RSC actor dies aged 72 by Isobel Lewis

Actor’s terminal cancer diagnosis was announced in September

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:12AM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

String v Spitta review: A premise so ingenious it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been done before by Isobel Lewis

Musical comedy about warring kids’ party entertainers hits all the right notes

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:03AM
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber tells young actors they work in the service industry: ‘Nobody has a right to be on stage’ by Isobel Lewis

Composer denied reports that he shouted at cast of his new musical due to a bad review

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:48AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

‘It feels like a step forward’: The play that’s paving the way for pregnant actors in theatre by Isobel Lewis

A production at the RSC has pioneered a job-share in which a pregnant and a back-from-maternity actor can stay in work, lighting the way for new mums in a notoriously unforgiving industry. T…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:18AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Rare Earth Mettle review: Al Smith’s lengthy and controversial comedy lacks coherence by Isobel Lewis

Arthur Darvill gives his all to the role of Henry Finn, but there’s nowhere to go with a villain this cartoonish

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:54AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

little scratch review: Katie Mitchell breathes life into Rebecca Watson’s experimental novel by Isobel Lewis

Seemingly unstageable novel comes to life with a terrific cast and mesmerising sound design

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:18AM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Romeo, rebooted: Intermission, the youth theatre group ripping up the Shakespeare rulebook by Isobel Lewis

The company led by Darren Raymond is staging a radical production of the Bard’s tale of a doomed romance, featuring a majority Black cast – with a little help from Mark Rylance. As it op…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:42AM
Monday, November 1, 2021

Into the Woods cancelled by The Old Vic following staff ‘unrest’ at Terry Gilliam’s involvement, report claims by Isobel Lewis

Staff allegedly complained that Gilliam’s stance on #MeToo movement, trans rights and racism were at odds with theatre

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:32AM

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