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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Director Amy Leach: ‘Integrated access is not an add-on tool – I think about it as a creative layer’ by Fergus Morgan

As Ramps on the Moon’s latest show Oliver Twist prepares to open at Leeds Playhouse, director Amy Leach tells Fergus Morgan how

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Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Tom Stoppard – sorry, Sir Tom Stoppard, knight of the realm – is back. The legendary playwright behind Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review round-up: Death of England with Rafe Spall at the National Theatre, London by Fergus Morgan

Death of England started life as a 10-minute micro-play commissioned by the Royal Court and the Guardian in 2014. Six years, three

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Fault Lines review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘feminist fashion show with a difference’ by Fergus Morgan

Produced by interdisciplinary company Two Destination Language and presented here as part of Manipulate, Scotland’s festival of visual theatre and animation, Fault

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Endgame and Rough for Theatre II starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe at the Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way since his Harry Potter days. The final film of the franchise was released in 2011,

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Thick Skin, Elastic Heart review at the Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow – ‘scattergun performance poetry’ by Fergus Morgan

Modern life is hard. That’s the main message of Drew Taylor-Wilson’s part-poetry, part-performance show, in which the Glasgow-based theatremaker explores everything from

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Designer Joanna Scotcher: ‘There’s a whole world of people underneath directors and actors’ by Fergus Morgan

Designer Joanna Scotcher tells Fergus Morgan about balancing simultaneous projects with the Royal Opera House and Lyric Hammersmith, and why more needs

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Uncle Vanya, starring Toby Jones, at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Another year, another star-studded Uncle Vanya. Whereas 2019 gave us Rupert Everett as Vanya in a David Hare adaptation in Bath, 2020

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Vault Festival’s Bec Martin-Williams: ‘Vault should be a platform for people who want to take risks’ by Fergus Morgan

Placing performers’ mental health at the heart of its operation, London’s Vault Festival has thrived since its first shows in 2012. With

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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Welkin at the National Theatre, London by Lucy Kirkwood – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood has had something of a golden touch in recent years. In 2017 she had the widely lauded Mosquitoes at

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Monday, January 20, 2020

RSC’s Carl Root: ‘Production managers are administrators, organisers, politicians and diplomats’ by Fergus Morgan

Royal Shakespeare Company production manager Carl Root left the National Theatre for Stratford four years ago. He tells Fergus Morgan about what

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Les Misérables returns to the Sondheim Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Do you hear the people sing? Well, they are singing in the West End again. Les Misérables has returned to its ancestral

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Magic Goes Wrong at Vaudeville Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Mischief Theatre is taking over the world. The Play That Goes Wrong is into its sixth year at the Duchess Theatre in

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

2019: Alternative awards of the year – Boris gags and bye bye Billington by Fergus Morgan

Ahead of a new decade, Fergus Morgan takes a look at the highs and lows of 2019, from unruly infants and an

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Show reports 2019: a comedy of errors by Fergus Morgan

After each performance a stage manager writes notes in a show report, detailing technical tweaks needed, actor mishaps and unusual audience behaviour.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the mince pies are being scoffed, and the furious fallout from

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane at National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

From Nigeria to rural England; the National Theatre’s second opening of the week – after Inua Ellams’ translocated version of Three Sisters

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Inua Ellams’ Three Sisters at the National Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Chekhov’s Three Sisters has been lifted from its Russian roots and transplanted all over the world over the last century or so.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I Can Go Anywhere review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘an absorbing, intelligent play’ by Fergus Morgan

“I can go anywhere for something new,” sings The Who’s Pete Townshend in the 1965 single Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – the Mod

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy, at the Playhouse Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s only a few weeks left of 2019, but still a bundle of big shows to squeeze in. Next up is Cyrano

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Fairview at the Young Vic Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This is a tough one to cover. American playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new drama Fairview arrives in London weighed down with transatlantic

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Strange Tales review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘charming collection of Chinese fables’ by Fergus Morgan

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of 500 gruesome, ghoulish and ghostly fables by Chinese writer Pu Songling, first

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Monday, December 2, 2019

The Boy in the Dress at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

David Walliams is a certified sensation. He’s sold over 25 million books worldwide, several of which have been turned into films and

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My Brilliant Friend at National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

My Brilliant Friend, the first of Elena Ferrante’s wildly popular Neapolitan Novels was published in 2012, and swiftly followed in succeeding years

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen’s Alex Lacamoire: ‘I get to work with people like Lin-Manuel Miranda who just write really good songs’ by Fergus Morgan

When Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted a song from Hamilton, at the Obama White House, Alex Lacamoire was there with him. The award-winning music

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

& Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

You might not have heard the name Max Martin, but you’ll have heard his work. The Swedish songwriter has penned more number

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Dear Evan Hansen at Noel Coward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s here. After what seems like an eternity of anticipation, Dear Evan Hansen has opened in the West End. Benj Pasek and

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim-chim-chiree! Mary Poppins has landed in London – bag, brolly and all – 11 years after she took

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Sound designer Paul Gatehouse: ‘Audiences have a high bar when it comes to sound, and rightly so’ by Fergus Morgan

Musical theatre specialist Paul Gatehouse tells Fergus Morgan about scoring a number one hit with a South Korean boy band, producing live

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Monday, October 28, 2019

The Monster and Mary Shelley review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘absorbing one-woman show’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s 201 years since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein, anonymously at first, when she was just 20 years old. This one-woman show, created

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Monstrous Heart review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘overwrought and awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

A bear lies, dead and half dissected, on a kitchen table. Circling it, like predator and prey, are a mother and daughter.

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