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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Philanthropist starring Simon Bird and Charlotte Ritchie – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s Moliere month in the West End. While David Tennant stars in Patrick Marber’s 21st Century update of Don Juan, and Lee Mack and

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Home Truths review at the Bunker, London – ‘patchily panoramic’ by Fergus Morgan

Home Truths is Cardboard Citizens’ attempt to tell the history of British housing in nine new short plays. Cycle One – of

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Carousel starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

The third fruit of the opinion-dividing partnership between the English National Opera and production company GradeLinnit, Lonny Price’s semi-staged revival of Rodgers

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Plague review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘richly allegorical’ by Fergus Morgan

Albert Camus’ 1947 novel The Plague, the story of a city torn apart by infectious fever, is a bold allegory on the Nazi occupation. In Neil Bartlett’s compelling new

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? starring Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s Edward Albee season in the West End at the moment. While Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? drags audiences into marital hell six nights a

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Friday, April 7, 2017

NSDF: showcasing student creations for sixty years by Fergus Morgan

Question: what do Harold Pinter, Ruth Wilson, Sandi Toksvig and Michael Billington have in common? Answer: they all, at one point or

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42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

First a novel in 1932, then a Hollywood film the subsequent year, then a smash-hit Broadway musical in 1980, 42nd Street’s route from page to

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tommy review at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich – ‘a revelatory staging’ by Fergus Morgan

The Who’s Tommy – the original rock opera – is a sprawling, kaleidoscopic storytelling experience. So it makes sense for Kerry Michael’s staging – a

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Natives review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘grindingly formulaic’ by Fergus Morgan

Glenn Waldron’s new play, Natives, interleaves the stories of three teenagers on their 14th birthday, tracking their movements as they slowly and

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Echo’s End review at Salisbury Playhouse – ‘arrestingly perceptive’ by Fergus Morgan

Barney Norris’ new play Echo’s End, like so much First World War drama before it, is infused with an august Rupert Brooke

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Skriker review at Styx, London – ‘bold, but unilluminating’ by Fergus Morgan

Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker is a tough nut. Dense, otherworldly and frequently incomprehensible, it deals with an ancient, female spirit – the Skriker

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don Juan in Soho starring David Tennant – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Is Patrick Marber the busiest man in theatre at the moment? His National Theatre adaptation of Hedda Gabler has just closed (but will reappear

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Offside review at Clapham Omnibus, London – ‘exuberantly versatile performances’ by Fergus Morgan

This kaleidoscopic new three-hander by poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz and poet Hollie McNish, tells the story of Mickey and Keeley, two female footballers and

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Big Guns review at the Yard, London – ‘bold and compelling’ by Fergus Morgan

Like Sarah Kane, Nina Segal has the ability to see the tree that grows from the seed, the civil war from the

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

An American in Paris at Dominion Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

An American in Paris in London. That’s the situation at the Dominion Theatre for the time being, as Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed musical, having played

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Filthy Business review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘splendidly exuberant performances’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s a filthy business, building up a family firm from scratch in a foreign country. Spanning decades and delving deep into the

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Grapes of Wrath review at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton – ‘uneven and unwieldy’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s timely productions, and then there’s Abbey Wright’s colour-blind adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. A looming technological threat, hundreds

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Miser starring Griff Rhys Jones and Mathew Horne – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

“Free” appears to be the operative word in Sean Foley and Phil Porter’s “free adaptation” of Moliere’s classic farce The Miser. After brief stints in

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Edward Albee, who died in September last year, was an undisputed giant of the American stage. A hugely influential dramatist who penned

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the ultimate fringe success story: a student production of an unknown play, abused by all but

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The People’s Revolt review at Tower of London – ‘a breathless dash through history’ by Fergus Morgan

Marx said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, a popular uprising fuelled by

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Richard Bean’s The Hypocrite at Hull Truck Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Hull is UK City of Culture 2017. Which means that this year the city will play host to a jam-packed catalogue of cultural events,

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Blasted review at Styx, London – ‘a sanitised revival’ by Fergus Morgan

A terminally ill journalist. A naive young girl. A hotel room. A violent soldier. A rape. A dead baby. Ali Pidsley’s production marks the opening salvo in Rift’s mini-season …

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Andrew Scott in Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

David Tennant has had a go. Benedict Cumberbatch has taken a stab at it. And now fellow star of BBC Steven Moffat

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Glenda Jackson as King Lear? Harriet Walter as Prospero? Michelle Terry as Henry V? And now Tamsin Greig as Malvolio? It’s almost

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream review at the Young Vic Theatre, London – ‘a mirthless mud bath’ by Fergus Morgan

It may be the nation’s favourite Shakespeare, but when you stop and think about it, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is pretty damn problematic: a

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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s The Girls – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Gary Barlow is taking over the world, one step at a time. He’s already dominated the small screen as a judge on BBC

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hotel Europe review at Green Rooms Hotel – ‘absorbing new writing’ by Fergus Morgan

An epistolary tale documenting the global diaspora of one Italian family. A heated discussion stripping away layers of latent prejudice in a

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good Dog review at Watford Palace Theatre – ‘compellingly vital’ by Fergus Morgan

Inspired by a desire to understand the rage that fuelled riots across England in 2011, Arinze Kene’s Good Dog is an ambitious, sprawling

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ventoux review at Vault, London – ‘ambitiously kaleidoscopic’ by Fergus Morgan

In 2000, two infamous cyclists – Lance Armstrong and Marco “the Pirate” Pantani – fought out a thrilling contest during Stage 12 of

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Glitter Punch review at King’s Cross Theatre, London – ‘a sting in its tail’ by Fergus Morgan

For the first 55 minutes of its one hour running time, Lucy Burke’s Glitter Punch is little more than a sweet, cringingly adolescent story

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