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Monday, June 17, 2019

NT Live director Tony Grech-Smith: ‘The first time I got into the Olivier Theatre, it felt like I’d arrived’ by Fergus Morgan

Tony Grech-Smith tells Fergus Morgan about his journey from script supervisor to directing NT Live broadcasts of shows including Yerma and Julius

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Flies review at the Bunker, London – ‘tedious, awkward and incoherent’ by Fergus Morgan

In 1943, a young Jean-Paul Sartre wrote The Flies (Les Mouches, in French), a retelling of the Electra myth designed as a

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Gwendoline Christie and Oliver Chris at Bridge Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

In early 2018, Nicholas Hytner scored the first big hit at his new Bridge Theatre with a star-studded promenade production of Julius

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern– review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Ferris Bueller took his day off way back in 1986, but it’s taken 33 years for him to cross the Atlantic. Three

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wife review at Kiln Theatre, London – ‘fiercely intelligent take on Ibsen’s play’ by Fergus Morgan

The more familiar you are with A Doll’s House, the better you’ll be able to appreciate the scope, sophistication and fierce intelligence

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Sets, flicks and a licence to thrill: backstage at Secret Cinema’s latest immersive theatre mission by Fergus Morgan

Since its launch in 2007, Secret Cinema has hosted movie-inspired immersive events including Moulin Rouge!, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Casino Royale

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Rutherford and Son starring Roger Allam at National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Githa Sowerby’s Rutherford and Son spent a long time in the wilderness. Written in 1912, it ran for more than 100 performances

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival: The fringe theatre event providing opportunities all year round by Fergus Morgan

After starting out as a broad community-arts festival almost 20 years ago, Pulse has gone back to basics and honed its offering

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

King Hedley II starring Lenny Henry at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle was an extraordinary feat – ten plays, spanning the ten decades of the 20th century, written to explore

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Our Town review at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London – ‘a missed opportunity’ by Fergus Morgan

They say that, since it premiered more than eight decades ago, not a day has gone by that Our Town hasn’t been

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Anna review at the National Theatre, London – ‘slick, stylish, tech-savvy spy thriller’ by Fergus Morgan

This is smartly done. Really smartly done. Cooked up by writer Ella Hickson and sound designer brothers Ben and Max Ringham, Anna

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Firm review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘full-throttle revival of Roy Williams’ boisterous play’ by Fergus Morgan

Roy Williams’ 2017 play explores familiar territory: a group of blokes hanging around in a bar, laughing, messing about, and squaring up

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce at the Young Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

London’s had its fill of Arthur Miller in the last few months – The Price in the West End, The Crucible at

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Don’t Look Away review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘new writing about the refugee crisis’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s an endearing humanity to Grace Chapman’s refugee-related drama Don’t Look Away, but there’s a tragic predictability to it too. It’s a

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Helen Edmundson’s Small Island at National Theatre review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Hold your breath: here comes the latest Olivier offering from Rufus Norris’ regime. The NT’s track record in its biggest space has

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Company stage manager Zac Holton: ‘This is the easiest job in the world and the most difficult’ by Fergus Morgan

Company stage manager Zac Holton has had nearly every job in the business. He tells Fergus Morgan about the work ethic instilled

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Man of La Mancha at London Coliseum starring Kelsey Grammer and Nicholas Lyndhurst – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There have been four fruits of the partnership between the English National Opera and commercial producers GradeLinnit so far – semi-staged productions

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Grandma Saves the Day! review at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich – ‘a jaunty jukebox musical’ by Fergus Morgan

Carl Giles, the cartoonist whose drawings appeared in the Daily Express for 40 years, made Ipswich his home. A statue of his

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Switched on: shows such as Fleabag and Chimerica prove TV and theatre can inspire each other by Fergus Morgan

It has been 88 years since theatre was first broadcast on television and the relationship between the two has not always been

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Friday, April 26, 2019

All My Sons starring Bill Pullman and Sally Field at the Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Arthur Miller here, Arthur Miller there, Arthur Miller everywhere. After high-profile revivals of The Price, The American Clock and The Crucible comes

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sweet Charity at London’s Donmar Warehouse starring Anne-Marie Duff – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This is the end of an era. Josie Rourke bids farewell to the Donmar Warehouse – her home for the last seven

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Night of the Living Dead Live! review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘schlocky but saggy staging’ by Fergus Morgan

Probably best not to wear your finery at Night of the Living Dead Live!. This US stage adaptation of George A Romero’s

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A German Life at the Bridge Theatre, London starring Maggie Smith – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Stage appearances don’t get much more sensational than this: Maggie Smith, aged 84, making her first theatre appearance for 12 years. The

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Rooms review at Barbican Centre, London – ‘Enda Walsh’s atmospheric, immersive installation’ by Fergus Morgan

As Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s novel Grief is the Thing With Feathers, starring Cillian Murphy, finishes a short run in

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wow, Everything Is Amazing review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘young artists tackle big issues’ by Fergus Morgan

Welcome to the church of tomorrow. Deptford-based youth performance project Sounds Like Chaos’ new show takes audiences 50 years into the future,

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Intra Muros review at Park Theatre, London – ‘slick staging of a sentimental prison drama’ by Fergus Morgan

French playwright Alexis Michalik has chalked up some extraordinary successes across the channel with a string of Shakespeare adaptations and original plays,

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls at National Theatre review round-up by Fergus Morgan

For a play of such status, Caryl Churchill’s 1982 classic Top Girls doesn’t get produced nearly as much as one might expect.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Meet the police detective-turned-producer bringing the TV cast of Fame back together on stage by Fergus Morgan

As an avid fan of the 1980s TV series Fame, Sue Hinds became pen pals with one of its stars, acted out

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Crucible review at Yard Theatre, London – ‘exuberant and hallucinatory’ by Fergus Morgan

London’s mini-season of Miller rolls on apace. After high profile revivals of The Price and The American Clock comes something slightly smaller

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Bruce Norris’ Downstate at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

American playwright Bruce Norris’ 2010 work Clybourne Park was a certified sensation. Written as a sequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Rubenstein Kiss review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘an emotionally charged revival’ by Fergus Morgan

In the early 1950s, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were arrested on suspicion of leaking American secrets to the Soviet Union, convicted and

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