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Friday, October 19, 2018

Emma Rice’s Wise Children at the Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Emma Rice is back. After her acrimonious departure from Shakespeare’s Globe earlier this year, the former artistic director of Kneehigh returns with

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A Guide for the Homesick review at Trafalgar Studios, London – ‘lacks spark and heart’ by Fergus Morgan

A Guide for the Homesick is yet another one of those 80-minute, one-act American two-handers. You know the formula: tightly written, clinically

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Company starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone at the Gielgud Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

At last: after a long, long wait, Marianne Elliott’s production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s much-loved musical Company has opened in

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Monday, October 15, 2018

The Wider Earth review at Natural History Museum, London – ‘impressive puppetry’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a certain, old-style schoolboy thrill about this Australian import. A play about Charles Darwin’s legendary round-the-world voyage on the HMS Beagle,

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

In 2014, Florian Zeller was introduced to British theatre. The French playwright’s Moliere Award-winning work The Father arrived in the West End,

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Twelfth Night by Kwame Kwei-Armah at the Young Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Here we go, here we go, here we go: Kwame Kwei-Armah’s hotly anticipated first season as artistic director of the Young Vic

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All You Need Is LSD review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘contained chaos’ by Fergus Morgan

Though it’s something of a muddle, there’s a coherent conceit behind Leo Butler’s new comedy All You Need Is LSD. It’s a

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We’ll Live and Die in These Towns review at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – ‘an inspired musical’ by Fergus Morgan

The Enemy’s 2007’s platinum-selling album We’ll Live and Die in These Towns definitely had something. An angsty, aggressive edge that catapulted the

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Southern Italian companies strut their stuff at the Puglia Showcase in Rome by Fergus Morgan

Six years after the Italian Theatre Institute was abolished, theatremakers from the south are taking matters into their own hands to bring

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Stage’s verdict on ITV talent show The Big Audition: ‘Diverting but very little of the professional process’ by Fergus Morgan

In many ways, ITV’s latest Friday night reality offering covers well-worn ground. The Big Audition, as the title suggests, offers hopefuls the

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People Like Us review at Union Theatre, London – ‘excruciatingly bad, painfully partisan’ by Fergus Morgan

Pro-Brexit journalist Julie Burchill and pro-Brexit writer Jane Robins have teamed up to write a new play about Brexit – a supposedly

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual review at Leicester Curve – ‘energetic, if uneven’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s admirable scope to Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, Dougal Irvine’s fresh adaptation of Riaz Khan’s 2010 autobiography of the same

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Pinter at the Pinter starring Antony Sher, Russell Tovey and David Suchet– review round-up by Fergus Morgan

A decade after his death, and Harold Pinter is receiving a salutation to remember at the West End theatre that bears his

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Sian Williams: ‘Theatres are waking up to the value of movement directors’ by Fergus Morgan

With a CV spanning Olivier and Tony award-winning productions, Sian Williams has forged a career in an often misunderstood role. She tells

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Antony and Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo at the National Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

The National has had a patchy period when it comes to Shakespeare. The theatre’s community-focused musical adaptation of Pericles met with widespread

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Monday, September 24, 2018

4.48 Psychosis review at New Diorama Theatre – ‘a striking bilingual production’ by Fergus Morgan

People have played around with Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis before – it was adapted by Philip Venables for the Royal Opera two

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Inside Out Dorset: Coastal Encounters review – ‘eclectic, ephemeral installations’ by Fergus Morgan

This is kind of cool. Over nine days of watery September sunshine, Dorset’s Inside Out Festival offers a varied roster of arts

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Heathers starring Carrie Hope Fletcher at the Theatre Royal Haymarket – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

American high school movies don’t come much more iconic than Daniel Waters and Michael Lehmann’s 1988 comedy Heathers. The film gradually grew

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Woods review at Royal Court, London – ‘harrowing and hallucinatory’ by Fergus Morgan

If you go down to The Woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. Robert Alan Evans’ new play is certainly not

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Once review at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich – ‘lively regional premiere of the much-loved musical’ by Fergus Morgan

You must have a heart of stone if you’re not moved by Once. This co-production between Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre and the

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

There’s a lot in a name, actually by Fergus Morgan

Fergus Morgan writes on the Kiln's controversial rebrand, and the message the backlash against it sends. The post There’s a lot in a name, actually appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Alabama God Damn review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘rootin’-tootin’ gig-theatre show’ by Fergus Morgan

There has been no shortage of gig theatre up in Edinburgh this year. There’s been gig romcoms, gig documentaries, gig dramas, and

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The Journey review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘smart deconstruction of theatrical power play’ by Fergus Morgan

For a moment, it seems like Stuart Laws’ The Journey might be the worst thing ever – a lame, loosely structured romcom

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Stardust review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘explores history and horror of cocaine trade’ by Fergus Morgan

For every gram of cocaine snorted on the UK’s streets, criminals profit, communities suffer, ecosystems are destroyed, and people die. That’s the

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

The End of Eddy review at the Studio, Edinburgh – ‘harrowing study of small-town homophobia’ by Fergus Morgan

Edouard Louis was just 21 when he wrote The End of Eddy. It’s an astonishing work, an autobiographical chronicling of his childhood

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wolf review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘exuberant and inventive solo thriller’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s difficult to believe Wolf is the work of just one man, so vivid and detailed is the world that creator and

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Luke Wright, Poet Laureate review at Bar Bados, Edinburgh – ‘fierce, wistful and witty poetry’ by Fergus Morgan

Luke Wright has written two cracking, politically-charged verse plays in recent years – What I Learned from Johnny Bevan and Frankie Vah

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Entropy review at Underbelly, Edinburgh – ‘fails to sustain its stylishly bruising start’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a breathless intensity to Jennifer Roslyn Wingate’s Entropy that grips, at first. There’s an elusive, Pinter-ish menace to her writing, a

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Thrown review at Underbelly Cowgate – ‘stylish set-up let down by a weak script’ by Fergus Morgan

This is so frustrating. Living Record Productions’ Thrown has one of the coolest set-ups of any show in Edinburgh – a binaural

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Pussy Riot: Riot Days review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘unsophisticated and unimaginative’ by Fergus Morgan

The feminist, punk-rock protest group Pussy Riot is a vital voice in Russian society, daring to dissent in the face of an

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Games review at Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh – ‘competent but clinical’ by Fergus Morgan

You know what you’re getting with a Henry Naylor play by now. An authoritative voice, a well-researched story, an unapologetically political message,

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