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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
Friday, October 29, 2021

’Night, Mother review: Stockard Channing returns to the London stage in darkly comic drama by Isobel Lewis

Marsha Norman’s play at Hampstead Theatre explores the complex relationship between a mother and her daughter who wants to die

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:32AM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Blake Harrison: ‘I’m surprised The Inbetweeners is still being watched now’ by Isobel Lewis

The actor is known for starring in the hit Brit show but now he avoids being the ‘dumb Cockney in a comedy’ at all costs. As his new play opens in London, he talks to Isobel Lewis about …

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:12AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Jagged Little Pill star quits Broadway musical citing transphobia allegations against producers by Isobel Lewis

Broadway star Antonio Cipriano originated the role of Phoenix in musical

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:03AM
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jasmine Lee-Jones: ‘People tend to commodify young women playwrights’ by Isobel Lewis

The acclaimed writer of ‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’ returns to the London stage with a new play about her search for Black actors in 17th-century England. She talks to Isobel…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:03AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Love Island: What will happen to Jake and Liberty if they split up now? by Isobel Lewis

Liberty tells Faye that she doesn’t want to ‘stay in the villa with someone that doesn’t like me or love me’ in episode preview

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:12PM

Cinderella review, Gillian Lynne Theatre: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is high-camp fun with a muddled message by Isobel Lewis

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emerald Fennel’s show is visually spectacular, but lacks the consistent material to support its ideas

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:32AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella to reopen next month after premiere pulled due to Covid-19 by Isobel Lewis

Musical had been due to premiere this week but was forced to cancel after cast member tested positive

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:06AM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Kenneth Branagh play cancelled as rehearsals disrupted by ‘Covid-enforced absences’ by Isobel Lewis

Producers said that some actors had been “robbed” of “more than two-thirds of the limited rehearsal time”

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:32AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Atalanta Forever review, Mikron Theatre: Big, bombastic musical about the birth of women’s football by Isobel Lewis

Performed by Mikron Theatre Company, and centring around the short-lived Huddersfield Atalanta Ladies FC, the show really excels in its intricacies

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:06AM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Cabaret: Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne to star in London musical revival by Isobel Lewis

Redmayne previously played the Emcee in a 2001 Edinburgh Fringe production

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:24AM

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