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Thursday, December 6, 2018

True West starring Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn at Vaudeville Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It might be panto season, but there’s nothing remotely festive about this. The late Sam Shepard’s 1980 play True West – with

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Director Raz Shaw: ‘Cancer drove me into theatre, and still drives me today’ by Fergus Morgan

For Raz Shaw, cancer proved a turning point in his life, prompting him to leave his job in telesales and gambling addiction

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

True West starring Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn review at Vaudeville Theatre – ‘a wickedly funny revival’ by Fergus Morgan

Matthew Dunster’s production of True West,the first major London revival of Sam Shepard’s work since his death last July, demonstrates that not

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Monday, December 3, 2018

The Night Before Christmas review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘riotously enjoyable’ by Fergus Morgan

This is the Christmas show for people who hate Christmas shows. Anthony Neilson’s one-act 1995 comedy The Night Before Christmas, revived confidently

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Monday, November 26, 2018

An Honourable Man review at White Bear Theatre, London – ‘confusing play set in post-Brexit Britain’ by Fergus Morgan

Bring on James Graham’s Brexit play, because it seems few other people are up to the task. Certainly not former Tory parliamentary

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Macbeth review at Garrick Theatre, London – ‘refreshingly inventive’ by Fergus Morgan

The National Youth Theatre’s Macbeth – the third and final instalment of the company’s 2018 West End season – is the third

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Appetite for destruction: How Ovalhouse will mark its relocation with help from an artistic wrecking crew by Fergus Morgan

Ovalhouse is regenerating. In 2020, the south London theatre will open a new, £15 million building in Brixton as part of Lambeth

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Heart of Darkness review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘cinematic and ambitious’ by Fergus Morgan

How do you solve a problem like Heart of Darkness? Leeds-based company Imitating the Dog’s solution is to take Joseph Conrad’s troublesome

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Macbeth starring Michelle Terry and Paul Ready at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

“When shall we three meet again?” ask the three witches at the beginning of Macbeth. Probably quite soon is the answer this

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Medea review at Festival de Otono, Madrid – ‘Simon Stone’s electrifying reworking’ by Fergus Morgan

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam – formerly Toneelgroep Amsterdam – has been a regular fixture at the Barbican in recent years. Ivo van Hove’s

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Is this the next globe-trotting, all-conquering, chart-topping US musical sensation? Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown has taken a long time to reach the big

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Macbeth review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘tediously trad’ by Fergus Morgan

You can’t move for Macbeths at the moment. There’s the Royal Shakespeare Company’s horror-infused staging at the Barbican. There’s the National Youth

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pinter Three and Pinter Four starring Tamsin Greig, Keith Allen and Meera Syal – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Pinter at the Pinter, Jamie Lloyd’s star-studded West End season of one-act Harold Pinter plays at the theatre named after the legendary

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Video designer Simon Wainwright: ‘It’s like making a collage – we develop work all at the same time’ by Fergus Morgan

After starting out as a performer, Imitating the Dog’s Simon Wainwright has moved to a career in video design. He tells Fergus

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Chutney review at the Bunker, London – ‘surprisingly toothless comedy’ by Fergus Morgan

Reece Connolly’s Chutney concerns a frustrated young couple embark on a spree of animal killings to alleviate their boredom. But this idea

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Friday, November 9, 2018

The Pit and the Pendulum review at Omnibus, London – ‘inventive retelling of Poe’s short story’ by Fergus Morgan

Christopher York’s one-woman adaptation of The Pit and the Pendulum for Oxford-based Creation Theatre isn’t a straightforward page-to-stage reworking of Edgar Allan

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

White Teeth at Kiln Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

White Teeth is sacred ground for some. Zadie Smith’s debut novel, published 18 years ago now, is arguably the best British novel

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Pupil review at Park Theatre, London – ‘melodrama and cliché’ by Fergus Morgan

Jesse Briton’s new play A Pupil, tells the story of Ye, once a great violinist, now a jaded tutor, as she struggles

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The Gunpowder Plot: the immersive theatre network keeping the form’s flame alive by Fergus Morgan

As interactive shows have hit the mainstream in the past 20 years, their success has sometimes been tempered with failure. Specifiq’s Oscar

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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Mysteries review at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester – ‘perceptive and penetrating’ by Fergus Morgan

This is quite the achievement. Writer Chris Thorpe and director Sam Pritchard have toured six towns and cities in the North, and

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Victoria’s Knickers review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘a superbly funny performance’ by Fergus Morgan

Remember the name: Alice Vilanculo. She’s a brilliant, naturally comedic actor, and easily the best thing about Victoria’s Knickers, the second instalment

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Moot Moot review at the Yard Theatre, London – ‘unflagging exuberance’ by Fergus Morgan

Rosana Cade is Barry, a moustachioed radio presenter in a boxy grey suit. Ivor MacAskill is Barry, a moustachioed radio presenter in

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dealing With Clair review at Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘fascinating, but flawed’ by Fergus Morgan

Martin Crimp’s 1988 play Dealing With Clair is, in some ways, more relevant than ever in 2018. In others, it’s awkwardly old-fashioned.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Martin McDonagh’s A Very Very Very Dark Matter at Bridge Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Brace yourself. Martin McDonagh returns to playwriting for the first time since Hangmen, his phenomenally successful, darkly hilarious 2015 hit. He’s not

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Consensual review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘cracking performances’ by Fergus Morgan

Evan Placey’s 2015 play for the National Youth Theatre, revived here by the NYT Rep Company as part of their 2018 West

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Trouble with Ticket Schemes by Fergus Morgan

Following the announcement that the NT's Travelex sponsorship is coming to an end, Fergus Morgan writes on the trouble with cheap ticket schemes. The post The Trouble with Ticket Schemes app…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Emma Rice’s Wise Children at the Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Emma Rice is back. After her acrimonious departure from Shakespeare’s Globe earlier this year, the former artistic director of Kneehigh returns with

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A Guide for the Homesick review at Trafalgar Studios, London – ‘lacks spark and heart’ by Fergus Morgan

A Guide for the Homesick is yet another one of those 80-minute, one-act American two-handers. You know the formula: tightly written, clinically

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Company starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone at the Gielgud Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

At last: after a long, long wait, Marianne Elliott’s production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s much-loved musical Company has opened in

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Monday, October 15, 2018

The Wider Earth review at Natural History Museum, London – ‘impressive puppetry’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a certain, old-style schoolboy thrill about this Australian import. A play about Charles Darwin’s legendary round-the-world voyage on the HMS Beagle,

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

In 2014, Florian Zeller was introduced to British theatre. The French playwright’s Moliere Award-winning work The Father arrived in the West End,

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