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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Terror review at Lyric Hammersmith, London – ‘compelling, interactive drama’ by Fergus Morgan

Coupling the knotty legal dialectic of 12 Angry Men with the gut-wrenching emotional tug of United 93, Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror makes

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Bat Out of Hell at the London Coliseum – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Meat Loaf has had one hell of a shelf life. Initially a barbarised Peter Pan musical project, then an operatic prog-rock album

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Gloria review at Hampstead Theatre – ‘unsettling and invigorating office dramedy’ by Fergus Morgan

Something happens just before the interval in US playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria that shocks, viscerally. Out of the blue and on a

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stadium review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘a mishmash’ by Fergus Morgan

The first fruit of Furnace, the Birmingham Rep’s community theatre initiative, was We’re Here Because We’re Here, the Somme centenary memorial that flooded locations

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Common starring Anne-Marie Duff at the National Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

A country on the brink of a society-defining technological change, viciously divided between the rich and the poor, the town and the country,

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cover My Tracks review at Old Vic, London – ‘captivating gig-theatre’ by Fergus Morgan

Staged with captivating simplicity, David Greig and Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink’s new musical two-hander Cover My Tracks is a blissful

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Landmines review at Ovalhouse, London – ‘urgent and intelligent’ by Fergus Morgan

Phil Davies’ Landmines is potent stuff, particularly in light of recent events. Produced here by the Bridge Theatre Company, the professional arm of the Brit

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Annie at Piccadilly Theatre starring Miranda Hart – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s a surplus of young talent on the West End stage at the moment. Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s Matilda is still

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Review: Common at the National Theatre by Fergus Morgan

A classic case of biting off more than one can chew: Fergus Morgan responds to the Time Out audience reviews of DC Moore's Common. The post Review: Common at the National Theatre appeared f…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Twitstorm review at Park Theatre, London – ‘misjudged and feeble’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a thrilling, thought-provoking play to be written about the vituperative vengeance of social media, but Chris England’s new comedy Twitstorm definitely isn’t

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rear View review at the Great Hospital, Norwich – ‘profound and perception-altering’ by Fergus Morgan

IOU’s Rear View takes you places. Literally. After a brief prologue in an impromptu life drawing class – relax, you don’t actually put

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Emma Rice’s Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Emma Rice’s valedictory summer season at Shakespeare’s Globe started with a bang and is only getting louder. After Daniel Kramer’s raucous Romeo

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Frankie Vah review at Norwich Playhouse – ‘thrilling and galvanising’ by Fergus Morgan

If I could take the entire Parliamentary Labour Party to see Luke Wright’s new verse play, I would. The Bungay-based performance poet’s last

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: Jam at the Finborough Theatre by Fergus Morgan

"One of the hardest things for boys to learn is that a teacher is human..." Fergus Morgan reviews Matt Parvin's play about the class clown and his former teacher. The post Review: Jam at the…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

John Boyega in Woyzeck at the Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Harry Potter meets Star Wars in London’s Old Vic’s new production of Woyzeck. Joe Murphy’s production has a script from Cursed Child

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Review: Blush at Soho Theatre by Fergus Morgan

Issue-driven theatre: Fergus Morgan reviews Charlotte Josephine's play about internet porn. The post Review: Blush at Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

An Octoroon review at the Orange Tree Theatre – ‘totally bonkers’ by Fergus Morgan

An Octoroon is America’s Red Velvet. Sort of. Like Lolita Chakrabarti’s 2012 play, Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ OBIE award-winning 2014 work finds a black presence in

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Gabriel Trilogy review at the Attenborough Theatre – ‘quietly stunning’ by Fergus Morgan

Everyday Epic, the theme for the 2017 Brighton Festival, fits Richard Nelson’s Gabriel trilogy like a glove. The three plays – Hungry,

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Deposit review at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
, London – ‘a mini-masterpiece’ by Fergus Morgan

Housing is on the agenda. After Sh!t Theatre’s Letters to Windsor House and Cardboard Citizens’ Home Truths comes Matt Hartley’s Deposit, a

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: Dyl at the Old Red Lion by Fergus Morgan

The baby and the bath water and the whole, cast-iron bath: Fergus Morgan reviews a slightly overwrought production of Mark Weinman's debut play. The post Review: Dyl at the Old Red Lion appe…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Richard III review at the Arcola Theatre, London – ‘a fine, febrile performance’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s ambitious, to stage Richard III in the Arcola Theatre’s intimate main space, but it’s also injudicious. Mehmet Ergan’s unimaginative production is caught be…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Gap in the Light review at New Diorama Theatre, London – ‘swelteringly intense’ by Fergus Morgan

Combining the disorientating technological playfulness and self-exposing theatricality of Simon McBurney’s The Encounter with the stealthy psychological tension of The Woman in Blac…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Lie of the Mind review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘detailed performances’ by Fergus Morgan

Sam Shepard plays gnaw away at you. They tease you with cryptic clues, disintegrating storylines and restless, febrile characters. His 1985 play

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Lenny Henry in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There are no prizes for spotting the thinking behind the Donmar Warehouse’s staging of a fresh adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s classic 1941

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

You would have to have been on a Valium-induced holiday to Antarctica not to have heard about Angels in America at the

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman at the Royal Court, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Selling out its Sloane Square run in a day, breaking the Royal Court’s record for fastest-selling production, with a West End transfer already confirmed and

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Romeo and Juliet review at the Union Theatre, London – ‘conceptually flawed’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s 2017, and still not one Premier League footballer is openly gay. Eyeing this glaring anachronism, the Union Theatre has optimistically turned

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

We’re only in April, but at the Globe, the Summer of Love is already bursting into life. Artistic director Emma Rice’s last outdoor season kicks off

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This Beautiful Future review at the Yard Theatre, London – ‘daringly unconventional’ by Fergus Morgan

Chartres, August 1944. A teenage Nazi soldier and a French girl secretly meet on the eve of the American army’s triumphant arrival, spending one

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Everything Between Us review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘scabrously funny’ by Fergus Morgan

The troubled past and traumatised future of Northern Ireland come face to face in David Ireland’s ferociously funny 2010 two-hander Everything Between

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Late Company review at the Finborough Theatre, London – ‘superbly crafted’ by Fergus Morgan

Combining the creeping high school horror of Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why, the stigma-skewering impishness of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, and a delectably bleak, Fargo-esque …

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