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Monday, October 14, 2019

Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups at the Vaudeville Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Success in theatre rarely comes as swift as it has for Mischief Theatre. Thanks to huge hits The Play That Goes Wrong,

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Clybourne Park review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘strong revival of Bruce Norris’ satire’ by Fergus Morgan

“The history of America is the history of private property!” a character says in the second half of Clybourne Park. And there,

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Friday, October 4, 2019

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at Trafalgar Studios, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Playwright Peter Nichols died last month, aged 92. He’ll be remembered for many things, but chiefly for A Day in the Death

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Drift review at Lemon Tree, Aberdeen – ‘eloquent exploration of identity’ by Fergus Morgan

Hannah Lavery’s dad died in 2014. He was a Hibs fan – the product of a sprawling lineage that stretched from West

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Lighting designer Charles Balfour: ‘I had no idea about lighting at all, but it got me in the van’ by Fergus Morgan

An aspiring actor who took up lighting in order to tour with a production in the mid-1980s, Charles Balfour is now rarely

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Blood Wedding at the Young Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

South African auteur Yaël Farber has been a regular fixture in the UK over the last decade, with a series of stark,

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Faith, Hope and Charity at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Alexander Zeldin is the Ken Loach of theatre in the age of austerity. He had a hit in 2014 with Beyond Caring

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Big the Musical at Dominion Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This is Big. No, actually. This musical version of the much-loved 1988 American comedy film initially opened on Broadway in 1996, where

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Box of Tricks’ Adam Quayle: ‘Leaving London was freeing – you can pursue the work that excites you’ by Fergus Morgan

Director and Box of Tricks co-founder Adam Quayle tells Fergus Morgan about leaving London for Manchester, looking to its next chapter and

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lit review at HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh – ‘a promising debut play’ by Fergus Morgan

This debut play from emerging Midlands-based writer Sophie Ellerby, reveals her as a voice with plenty of potential. Lit is structurally squiffy

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Lucy Prebble’s A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s been nearly seven years since Lucy Prebble’s last play – 2012’s The Effect – and over 10 since her Olivier-nominated smash-hit

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fleabag at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Fleabag. Fleabag, Fleabag, Fleabag. Few creations have risen as steeply or as swiftly as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s tragi-comic odyssey of sex and sadness,

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Space 18: the ‘truly immersive’ venue putting zombies in a West End office block by Fergus Morgan

Four months after its planned opening, Space 18 – a 42,000sq ft immersive venue in the heart of London’s Theatreland – is

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Tokyo Rose review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘punchy, post-Hamilton musical’ by Fergus Morgan

Burnt Lemon Theatre turned heads last year with raucous gig-theatre show The Half Moon Shania. They’re back this year, as part of

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Four Woke Baes review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘playful and provocative’ by Fergus Morgan

Don’t go and see this with your significant other. American writer Jonathan Caren’s five-handed comedy, set during a stag-do – sorry, bachelor

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Birth review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘a transporting, time-travelling show by Fergus Morgan

Theatre Re celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In that time, thanks largely to 2014’s Blind Man’s Song and 2017’s The Nature

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Civilisation review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘sensitive but indulgent’ by Fergus Morgan

Barely a word is spoken in Civilisation, the bold new collaboration between Antler Theatre’s Jaz Woodcock-Stewart and choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. A woman

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America is Hard to See review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘compelling and well-crafted’ by Fergus Morgan

Miracle Village is a community in Florida’s Palm Beach County, somewhere deep in sugarcane country – a community for registered sex offenders.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Beep Boop review at Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh – ‘slick but slightly repetitive’ by Fergus Morgan

Beep boop. That’s the noise of the phone in your pocket, or the iPad in your bag, or the laptop on your

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Julius ‘Call Me Caesar’ Caesar review at Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh – ‘rough-and-ready reimagining of Shakespeare’ by Fergus Morgan

You don’t get much Shakespeare at the fringe – something about five-act tragedies not quite fitting into the average hour-long slot –

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

When the Birds Come review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘sensitive but slightly clunky’ by Fergus Morgan

Tallulah Brown had a mini-hit last year with Songlines, a soulful slice of gig-theatre storytelling set on the Suffolk coast. For When

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The Ocean After All review at Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh – ‘a slippery, skilfully told story’ by Fergus Morgan

Amiable Australian yarn-spinner Wil Greenway is a fixture at the fringe. His beautifully titled shows – The Way the City Ate the

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Fake News review at Assembly George Square – ‘fails on every level’ by Fergus Morgan

Here’s a headline you can trust: Fake News is a full-on failure. Osman Baig’s one-man show attempts to craft a cautionary tale

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How to Save a Rock review at Pleasance Pop-Up, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh – ‘likeably lo-fi’ by Fergus Morgan

Throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Pleasance has been running an eco-friendly pop-up theatre at Dynamic Earth, near Holyrood. Inside the science

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For All I Care review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘underwhelming show about mental health care’ by Fergus Morgan

Alan Harris is an uncompromising writer – his plays slip and stumble along, often with a healthy dose of hectic surrealism stuffed

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A Rock‘n’Roll Suicide! review at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh – ‘imaginatively staged and anarchic’ by Fergus Morgan

“Just a quick warning,” says Lee Mark Jones, poking his head out from behind the curtain. “Things will fuck up.” And they

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shine review at Zoo Southside – ‘fragmented show, experienced via binaural headphones’ by Fergus Morgan

Simon McBurney has a lot to answer for. Ever since his smash-hit solo show The Encounter premiered in 2015, theatremakers have been

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The Nights review at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh – ‘ambitious but awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

Henry Naylor has been doing this for a while – writing swift, short plays about geo-political topics and putting them on at

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Have I Told You I’m Writing A Play About My Vagina? review at Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh – ‘funny and frank’ by Fergus Morgan

In 2016, Isley Lynn wrote the widely praised Skin a Cat, a play about her struggle to have sex because she had

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The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People review at the Pleasance, Edinburgh – ‘emotional and enraging’ by Fergus Morgan

Rhys Slade-Jones is extremely Welsh. He grew up in Treherbert, a small town in The Valleys, just like his parents before him,

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

From Hollywood to Holyrood: how US star Lyndsy Fonseca is making her stage debut at the fringe by Fergus Morgan

US star Lyndsy Fonseca, known for her roles in films and TV shows including Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your

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