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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Ralph Fiennes calls for trigger warnings in theatre to be scrapped by Ellie Harrison

‘I think the impact of theatre should be that you’re shocked and you should be disturbed. I don’t think you should be prepared for these things,’ said Harry Potter star

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:42AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

‘The rest is silence’: Florida schools to censor Shakespeare over ‘raunchy’ content by Ellie Harrison

‘I think the rest of the nation – no, the world, is laughing us,’ one teacher against the idea said

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:43AM

David Tennant says ‘ludicrous’ theatre prices could harm future of British TV and film by Ellie Harrison

Ticket costs soared in the pandemic, with the average price for the best seats now going at an average of £140

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:43AM
Monday, July 17, 2023

Love Actually filmmaker Richard Curtis announces Christmas Actually by Ellie Harrison

New venture will be star-studded and ‘emotional’, teased writer-director

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:04AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Daniel Rigby: ‘Victoria Wood and I would watch MasterChef and heckle Gregg Wallace’ by Ellie Harrison

The ‘Flowers’ and ‘Eric and Ernie’ actor tells Ellie Harrison about sending up the police in the revival of ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’, his bizarre run-in with the author…

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:19AM
Saturday, June 3, 2023

Tim Minchin says cancel culture is ‘psychopathic’: ‘People are hurt by public shaming all day, every day’ by Ellie Harrison

Comedian and writer said it’s ‘gaslightingly naive’ to say that ‘cancel culture’ doesnt exist

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:54AM
Saturday, April 15, 2023

The Phantom of the Opera to end its 35-year Broadway run this weekend by Ellie Harrison

The hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which opened in 1988, has run for almost 14,000 performances

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:18AM
Saturday, April 8, 2023

‘Did I watch my ex on I’m a Celebrity? No – I was busy doing a five-star play’: Rebecca Humphries on love, heartbreak and Blackout Songs by Ellie Harrison

Almost a year after publishing her self-worth memoir, ‘Why Did You Stay?’, the actor talks to Ellie Harrison about moving on, and her subversive stage romcom

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:32AM
Friday, March 31, 2023

From on-set therapy to midnight doubts, what James Norton has said about his ‘disturbing’ A Little Life role by Ellie Harrison

In West End production, ‘Happy Valley’ star plays a deeply troubled lawyer who has been subjected to years of sexual abuse

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:48AM
Friday, March 10, 2023

James Norton on having therapists on hand for ‘disturbing’ A Little Life stage role by Ellie Harrison

‘There are no punches pulled in this production,’ said star

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:37AM
Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Second Woman: Ruth Wilson to star opposite 100 men in 24-hour play by Ellie Harrison

‘It’s an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experience,’ said actor, of show that sees her performing same seven-minute scene over and over again

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:03AM
Friday, October 21, 2022

‘Are they going to keep on replacing whoever’s in charge?’ Hamilton audience have a ‘blast’ amid Liz Truss resignation by Ellie Harrison

One attendee, who recorded the reaction, said seeing the show on such a monumental day in British politics was ‘a blast’

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:33AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

‘Get the f*** out’: Patti Lupone filmed shouting at audience member for not wearing Covid mask properly by Ellie Harrison

Woman in the crowd told Lupone she pays her salary – it did not go down well

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:33AM
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Prima Facie playwright Suzie Miller: ‘We should be able to go out, get drunk, party and walk home without being afraid’ by Ellie Harrison

The former lawyer’s play starring Jodie Comer, about a defence barrister who is raped, is a fierce indictment of the legal system. She tells Ellie Harrison why the court is not fit for pur…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:24AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Family Sex Show: Sex-ed production cancelled after staff subjected to threats and abuse by Ellie Harrison

Petition, signed by thousands, called production ‘a blatant attempt to sexualise children’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:03PM

Phoebe Frances Brown death: The Glad Game star and writer dies aged 29 by Ellie Harrison

Brown’s one-woman show ‘The Glad Game’ charted her experience of being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:42AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Monty Python star Terry Gilliam blasts The Old Vic theatre for pulling his show by Ellie Harrison

Comedian said his ‘unspeakable crime’ was recommending Dave Chappelle’s controversial Netflix special

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:06AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jeremy O Harris pulls own show Slave Play from LA theatre over representation by Ellie Harrison

Playwright said he was ‘shocked’ by lack of female playwrights in theatre company’s programme

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:36AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Prima Facie: Jodie Comer to make West End debut in one-woman play about sexual assault by Ellie Harrison

Star will play barrister who defends rapists in drama that has already won awards in Australia

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:36AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Prince Andrew and daughters roasted in new play The Windsors by Ellie Harrison

‘But Daddy cannot sweat,’ the Beatrice and Eugenie characters sing

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:03AM
Friday, June 25, 2021

Pussycat Dolls star to make stage debut playing a ‘Dominic Cummings figure’ by Ellie Harrison

Singer described character as ‘sassy’ and ‘switched on’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:54AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Lily Allen to make West End debut in ‘bloody scary’ supernatural thriller by Ellie Harrison

Singer will play a woman who believes her house is haunted

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:36AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

‘This man is embarrassing’: Andrew Lloyd Webber divides with claim he’d risk arrest over theatre openings by Ellie Harrison

‘Man is overestimating how much people liked cats,’ tweeted one person

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:36AM
Friday, August 14, 2020

National Theatre to reopen with 'explosive' history-making play about race by Ellie Harrison

British institution to welcome back audiences with 'Death of England' sequel

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:48AM

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