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Sunday, August 11, 2019

More new writing at Camden Fringe: Scenic Reality & Angel by Stephanie Ressort

One thing I’m really loving about the Camden Fringe is the breadth of creativity and experimentation. Scenic Reality is a prime example of a fresh piece of new writing that explores differ…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

‘Denzil Barnes is magnificent’: RED PETER – Etcetera Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

suspect this show will have a future, evolving life, and it is well worth checking out if it appears on your radar. I’d certainly be interested in seeing what they do with it next.

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‘Weirdly joyful in a terrible, unnerving, end of Britain kind of way’: BORIS REX – Tristan Bates Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Full disclosure, I was not excited about seeing a show about Boris Johnson. Frankly I’m feeling a tad Boris-ed out these days, but fortunately, given a lively and plentiful audience, not e…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Doubling up at Camden Fringe: When It Happens & Class at Tristan Bates by Stephanie Ressort

This year I have the great privilege of getting to cover lots of the Camden Fringe shows, my only regret is that I can’t see them all (literally impossible, so many shows running, Londoner…

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

‘Full of love & warmth’: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS – Soho Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre was reminded me just how transformative theatre can be.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘A gloriously entertaining joke that the audience is in on’: WHODUNNIT (UNREHEARSED) – Park Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) at the Park Theatre. Today my mouth feels a whole lot wider from excessive laughing and smiling. That is a thing right?…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

‘It’s definitely a show with a heart’: A glimpse inside with playwright Paul Stevens by Stephanie Ressort

In this, my latest instalment of A Glimpse Inside, I had the great pleasure of speaking to playwright Paul Stevens about his new play True Colours at the Hope Theatre.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘I just felt like there was a story in me I could tell’: Michael Black brings his play Starved to the London Fringe by Stephanie Ressort

Recently I was lucky enough to catch up with Michael Black whose latest play Starved will be coming to the Bread and Roses Theatre at the end of the month (30 April to 11 May 2019).

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Monday, April 15, 2019

‘Startling, sharp & deliciously dark’: MOUTHPIECE – Soho Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Kieran Hurley has created a masterclass in playwriting with Mouthpiece, and is unafraid to shine a light on the darker aspects of the theatre world.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

‘For me, this play is challenging the idea of what a history play is’: Playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm on the creation of Emilia by Stephanie Ressort

While still reflecting on International Women’s Day 2019 I am delighted to be able to share the first part of my interview with the generous and inspiring playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. …

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

‘It has a warmth that stays with you’: THE GREATER GAME – Waterloo East Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

The Greater Game is a play that understands the importance of paying respect to the source material. It tells the story of real people and it does it in a playful yet compassionate way. Yes …

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Friday, October 12, 2018

‘As someone who wrestles with depression, I’m heartened to see a show like Dust being so positively embraced’ Is there magic in the water at the by Stephanie Ressort

Trafalgar Studios seems to be mopping up the cream of the crop of smaller space transfers. There is definitely magic in the water there at the moment, as I’m seriously pining to see both o…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

From The Jungle to Heathers The Musical… Some transfer-tastic recommendations by Stephanie Ressort

While I may see less, I still have plenty to say. So I thought I’d start with the shows I’ve seen and loved that have transferred (or are soon transferring) to the West End.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Eight reasons to see Schism at the Park Theatre before it closes on Saturday by Stephanie Ressort

It is well worth making the effort to squeeze in a theatre trip this week, if you can. I’ve been raving about this show to anyone who’ll listen, now it’s your turn. If I did star rati…

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

How to ensure you always get the best seat in the house by Stephanie Ressort

When it comes to booking theatre tickets I’m a bit of a control freak. For my favourite venues, I have definite seating preferences that combine my desire to be as close to the stage as po…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

An epic case of theatre FOMO by Stephanie Ressort

As an avid theatre-goer who has been forced to scale back her theatre-going, I’m suffering from serious theatre FOMO. I’ve been lucky enough to see some shows on their press nights, but …

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

‘Katy Brand clearly has a flair for drama’: 3Women – Trafalgar Studios by Stephanie Ressort

Katy Brand’s should be rightly proud of her first full-length play, 3Women. Her comedy instincts have served her well and she clearly has a flair for drama which I wish this production had…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

‘The emotional core lands because of the dark comedy surrounding it’: WORTH A FLUTTER – Hope Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Don’t be fooled by the jokes and parodies, Worth A Flutter play has a lot to say about the damage caused by the way men are taught to treat women.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

‘Timeless while being very much rooted in the reality that we now live in’: NIGHTFALL – Bridge Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Nightfall is a beautifully written and realised piece of theatre, well worth catching before it finishes its run at the Bridge Theatre.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

‘Surprisingly life-affirming’: HAROLD & MAUDE – Charing Cross Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Last week I was lucky enough to see the wonderful Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross Theatre.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

A theatre addict’s latest favourites by Stephanie Ressort

While I’m having to scale back my theatregoing this year, the quality of the shows I’ve seen recently has made up for the reduction in volume. For anyone looking for inspiration, here ar…

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Looking ahead: theatre in 2018 by Stephanie Ressort

Today is the first day of a new year, and 2018 is the year I will have to scale back my theatre going (it was getting ridiculous to be fair). So I’m going to have to be a lot more selectiv…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

View From the Outsite’s 2017 top shows by Stephanie Ressort

As a functioning theatre addict I clocked up 145 different shows in 2017. Which is no mean feat as my amateur status means I paid to see all these shows (as this is an unsustainable addictio…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Shakespeare unbound: My love for Lear by Stephanie Ressort

It remains my favourite of Shakespeare’s plays (Much Ado leading as my favourite of his comedies) and I have avidly collected productions the way others might collect stamps.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

#EdFringe isn’t for me: Confessions of an Edinburgh festival avoider by Stephanie Ressort

“What do you mean you’ve never been to the Edinburgh Festival? You must go, you’d love it." Yeap, it’s that time of year where I hear variations of the above ad nauseam.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Passion for the Park: My evening with Ian McKellen by Stephanie Ressort

Last Friday night I had the great pleasure of seeing Ian McKellen’s show at the Park Theatre, followed by tapas with the fabulous man himself. It was a wonderful night from start to finis…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Four unusual musicals on now: Our Ladies, Roller Diner, La Strada & These Trees by Stephanie Ressort

Here I wanted to focus on 4 brilliant musicals I think are particularly exciting, that you could go see: Roller Diner (Soho Theatre), La Strada (The Other Palace), Our Ladies of Perpetual S…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Does The Site experiment at the Royal Court work? by Stephanie Ressort

When you arrive you are given a locker key, and asked to lock away your mobile phone. While this jarred at first, the freedom from the tyranny of having a quick glance at my phone as I waite…

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