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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Quiz review – ‘Entertaining TV adaptation of James Graham’s play’ by Fergus Morgan

There was a period, two-and-a-bit years ago, when it seemed as if James Graham were on a one-man mission to take over

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Lending a hand: how artists are helping each other through the coronavirus crisis by Fergus Morgan

With theatremaking effectively halted for several months, many creatives are finding themselves out of pocket. Fergus Morgan speaks to people who have

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Coronavirus: Fundraising sites supporting freelance creatives during the shutdown by Fergus Morgan

Individuals and companies across the UK and Ireland have set up online appeals to support people within the creative sector who are

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh review - a drink-sodden slog by Fergus Morgan

Re-gendered Brecht proves a chore If there’s one certainty about the Edinburgh Lyceum’s production of Mrs Puntila And Her Man Matti  – and there aren't many in this unsatisfying, ove…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Pretty Woman at Piccadilly Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Pretty Woman, the rags-to-riches movie starring Richard Gere as a cut-throat capitalist and Julie Roberts as the prostitute he procures to escort

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

We Are in Time review at Perth Theatre – ‘thought-provoking story of a heart transplant’ by Fergus Morgan

Co-produced by Untitled Projects and string orchestra Scottish Ensemble, We Are in Time is a part-lecture, part-opera about the human heart –

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The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Animated film to blockbuster musical: it’s a well-established route to stage success, one previously trodden by Frozen, Aladdin, and, most famously, The

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Friday, February 21, 2020

A Number at London’s Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Size isn’t everything. That’s what Caryl Churchill thinks, anyway. The legendary playwright – now 81 – doesn’t really write things that last

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I Think We Are Alone review King’s Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a sterile staging’ by Fergus Morgan

Sally Abbott’s new play, produced by Frantic Assembly and co-directed by company chief Scott Graham and Kathy Burke, comes straight from the

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The Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell at the Gielgud Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Post-modern shows about Shakespeare are almost as common as the real thing these days. Cymbeline has been renamed and reclaimed as Imogen.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Visit starring Lesley Manville at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Tony Kushner is nothing if not verbose. The Pulitzer-winning playwright has crafted a career out of extensive, intellectually engaging drama, perhaps most

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Director Amy Leach: ‘Integrated access is not an add-on tool – I think about it as a creative layer’ by Fergus Morgan

As Ramps on the Moon’s latest show Oliver Twist prepares to open at Leeds Playhouse, director Amy Leach tells Fergus Morgan how

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Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Tom Stoppard – sorry, Sir Tom Stoppard, knight of the realm – is back. The legendary playwright behind Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review round-up: Death of England with Rafe Spall at the National Theatre, London by Fergus Morgan

Death of England started life as a 10-minute micro-play commissioned by the Royal Court and the Guardian in 2014. Six years, three

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Fault Lines review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘feminist fashion show with a difference’ by Fergus Morgan

Produced by interdisciplinary company Two Destination Language and presented here as part of Manipulate, Scotland’s festival of visual theatre and animation, Fault

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Endgame and Rough for Theatre II starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe at the Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way since his Harry Potter days. The final film of the franchise was released in 2011,

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Thick Skin, Elastic Heart review at the Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow – ‘scattergun performance poetry’ by Fergus Morgan

Modern life is hard. That’s the main message of Drew Taylor-Wilson’s part-poetry, part-performance show, in which the Glasgow-based theatremaker explores everything from

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Designer Joanna Scotcher: ‘There’s a whole world of people underneath directors and actors’ by Fergus Morgan

Designer Joanna Scotcher tells Fergus Morgan about balancing simultaneous projects with the Royal Opera House and Lyric Hammersmith, and why more needs

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Uncle Vanya, starring Toby Jones, at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Another year, another star-studded Uncle Vanya. Whereas 2019 gave us Rupert Everett as Vanya in a David Hare adaptation in Bath, 2020

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Vault Festival’s Bec Martin-Williams: ‘Vault should be a platform for people who want to take risks’ by Fergus Morgan

Placing performers’ mental health at the heart of its operation, London’s Vault Festival has thrived since its first shows in 2012. With

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Friday, January 24, 2020

The Welkin at the National Theatre, London by Lucy Kirkwood – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood has had something of a golden touch in recent years. In 2017 she had the widely lauded Mosquitoes at

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Monday, January 20, 2020

RSC’s Carl Root: ‘Production managers are administrators, organisers, politicians and diplomats’ by Fergus Morgan

Royal Shakespeare Company production manager Carl Root left the National Theatre for Stratford four years ago. He tells Fergus Morgan about what

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Les Misérables returns to the Sondheim Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Do you hear the people sing? Well, they are singing in the West End again. Les Misérables has returned to its ancestral

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Magic Goes Wrong at Vaudeville Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Mischief Theatre is taking over the world. The Play That Goes Wrong is into its sixth year at the Duchess Theatre in

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

2019: Alternative awards of the year – Boris gags and bye bye Billington by Fergus Morgan

Ahead of a new decade, Fergus Morgan takes a look at the highs and lows of 2019, from unruly infants and an

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Show reports 2019: a comedy of errors by Fergus Morgan

After each performance a stage manager writes notes in a show report, detailing technical tweaks needed, actor mishaps and unusual audience behaviour.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the mince pies are being scoffed, and the furious fallout from

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane at National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

From Nigeria to rural England; the National Theatre’s second opening of the week – after Inua Ellams’ translocated version of Three Sisters

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Inua Ellams’ Three Sisters at the National Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Chekhov’s Three Sisters has been lifted from its Russian roots and transplanted all over the world over the last century or so.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I Can Go Anywhere review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘an absorbing, intelligent play’ by Fergus Morgan

“I can go anywhere for something new,” sings The Who’s Pete Townshend in the 1965 single Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – the Mod

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy, at the Playhouse Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s only a few weeks left of 2019, but still a bundle of big shows to squeeze in. Next up is Cyrano

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