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Friday, July 22, 2022

Rare copy of Shakespeare’s first folio from 1623 sells for £2m by Isobel Lewis

Book containing 36 of the bard’s plays was compiled seven years after his death.

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:24AM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Stranger Things cast celebrate Gaten Matarazzo’s first show in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway by Isobel Lewis

Matarazzo will be the last actor to play the role of Jared before ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ closes on Broadway

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:42AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Glee star Samantha Ware says ‘Broadway upholds whiteness’ as Lea Michele cast in Funny Girl by Isobel Lewis

Ware accused Michele of making her life a ‘living hell’ on set of musical comedy series

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:24AM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Taron Egerton says dropping out of West End play was ‘one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make’ by Isobel Lewis

Actor fainted on stage during first night and contracted Covid before fully leaving show

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:42AM

Peter Brook death: ‘Genius’ theatre director dies aged 97 by Isobel Lewis

‘The man was a giant in our field,’ Adrian Lester tweeted

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:33AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Inside Gifford’s Circus: the Cotswolds institution bringing magic to middle England by Isobel Lewis

For over 20 years, Gifford’s Circus has been bringing kitsch comedy and knife-throwing to village greens. Oh, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a fan. Isobel Lewis meets the people who really di…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:42AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Chris Bush: ‘If it feels more like sport than theatre, we’ve missed the point’ by Isobel Lewis

Chris Bush, aka Sheffield’s Shakespeare, will have opened eight shows by the end of the year. She tells Isobel Lewis about her audacious trilogy ‘Rock/Paper/Scissors’ and her musical a…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:37AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Nathaniel Curtis: ‘I’m tall, I’m half-Indian – the opportunities weren’t there five years ago’ by Isobel Lewis

The ‘It’s a Sin’ star waited half a decade for a decent gig – now he’s nabbed a major lead role on stage. He talks to Isobel Lewis about ‘Britannicus’ at the Lyric Hammersmith …

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:33AM
Friday, May 27, 2022

The Unfriend review: Steven Moffat’s debut play is smug and sitcom-ish by Isobel Lewis

Frances Barber steals the show as the murderer who came to tea in this inconsistent production

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:37AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

My Fair Lady review: Amara Okereke shines as Eliza Doolittle in Bartlett Sher’s glossy musical by Isobel Lewis

Director wrings every last drop of comic potential out of classic musical

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:03AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Gabriel Byrne says Richard Burton told him he’d done ‘the most appalling s*** for money’ by Isobel Lewis

Byrne said that the legendary actor’s ‘words stayed with me’

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:06AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Legally Blonde star Courtney Bowman on making ‘musical theatre history’ by Isobel Lewis

The rising West End actor is taking the lead in a new production of the beloved film and turning the meaning of blonde on its head. She talks to Isobel Lewis about making shows with a message

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:06AM
Monday, May 9, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Middle review: David Eldridge play explores the mundanity of married life by Isobel Lewis

Claire Rushbrook and Daniel Ryan give nuanced performances as a married couple on the brink of splitting, but the script feels exposition-heavy

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:54AM

4000 Miles: Timothée Chalamet’s West End debut cancelled two years after play was due to open by Isobel Lewis

‘Dune’ star had been due to star opposite Eileen Atkins at The Old Vic

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:42AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Cinderella: Row intensifies over cancelled Andrew Lloyd Webber musical as protesters gather outside theatre by Isobel Lewis

Actor’s union Equity calls for Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group to compensate performers in both new and incoming cast

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:36AM

Cinderella: ‘Heartbreaking’ TikTok of actor telling mum she got part in now-cancelled musical goes viral by Isobel Lewis

Incoming ensemble member Daisy Blanche Twells said she found out show was ending via press release

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:36AM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

‘This is not the World War II I was taught about’: The story behind Operation Mincemeat the musical by Isobel Lewis

The theatre company SpitLip talk to Isobel Lewis about turning ‘Operation Mincemeat’ into a musical comedy for the stage – ‘it’s a British tradition to make fun of the terrible th…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:18AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards