All stories by Isobel Lewis on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Gabriel Byrne says Richard Burton told him he’d done ‘the most appalling s*** for money’ by Isobel Lewis

Byrne said that the legendary actor’s ‘words stayed with me’

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:06AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Legally Blonde star Courtney Bowman on making ‘musical theatre history’ by Isobel Lewis

The rising West End actor is taking the lead in a new production of the beloved film and turning the meaning of blonde on its head. She talks to Isobel Lewis about making shows with a message

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:06AM
Monday, May 9, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Middle review: David Eldridge play explores the mundanity of married life by Isobel Lewis

Claire Rushbrook and Daniel Ryan give nuanced performances as a married couple on the brink of splitting, but the script feels exposition-heavy

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:54AM

4000 Miles: Timothée Chalamet’s West End debut cancelled two years after play was due to open by Isobel Lewis

‘Dune’ star had been due to star opposite Eileen Atkins at The Old Vic

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:42AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Cinderella: Row intensifies over cancelled Andrew Lloyd Webber musical as protesters gather outside theatre by Isobel Lewis

Actor’s union Equity calls for Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group to compensate performers in both new and incoming cast

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:36AM

Cinderella: ‘Heartbreaking’ TikTok of actor telling mum she got part in now-cancelled musical goes viral by Isobel Lewis

Incoming ensemble member Daisy Blanche Twells said she found out show was ending via press release

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:36AM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

‘This is not the World War II I was taught about’: The story behind Operation Mincemeat the musical by Isobel Lewis

The theatre company SpitLip talk to Isobel Lewis about turning ‘Operation Mincemeat’ into a musical comedy for the stage – ‘it’s a British tradition to make fun of the terrible th…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:18AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022

Liz Carr says theatres should bring back mask-only performances to improve accessibility by Isobel Lewis

Olivier Award-winning actor said she hadn’t been in an audience for two years and was ‘frightened’ to return

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:36AM

Jason Manford jokes about Will Smith at Oliviers: ‘I’ll be keeping your wives’ names out of my chuffing mouth’ by Isobel Lewis

‘The last thing I need is a slap in the face from the seven actors who play the tiger,’ comedian said, in reference to the stage adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:24AM
Friday, April 8, 2022

Lydia Wilson: ‘People slightly take the brakes off their misogyny when they talk about Ivanka Trump’ by Isobel Lewis

Eight years after playing Kate Middleton in a ‘future history’ play, the British actor is now playing Donald Trump’s ‘ambiguous’ daughter Ivanka in another. She speaks to Isobel Le…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:48AM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Daddy review: Jeremy O Harris’s play is nothing short of a masterpiece by Isobel Lewis

Harris’s play shocks – but never for shock’s sake

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:48AM

Divina de Campo: ‘I’m constantly referred to as madam, even with a shaved head’ by Isobel Lewis

The ‘Drag Race UK’ finalist can be seen licking faces and riding car bonnets in a new staging of cult musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’. They talk to Isobel Lewis about gender, pro…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:54AM
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cock review: Jonathan Bailey captivates as Taron Egerton’s sexually conflicted lover by Isobel Lewis

Revival of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 play fizzes with energy

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:24AM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Jackie Weaver accuses Andrew Lloyd Webber of using her to ‘stay relevant’ with song by Isobel Lewis

Viral parish councillor said that musical composer was ‘incredibly arrogant’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:12AM

Maria Friedman: ‘One year you can be winning awards, the next year nothing because you’ve reached 45’ by Isobel Lewis

The three-time Olivier winner is returning to the stage with a new show celebrating the music of her friends and collaborators Stephen Sondheim, Michel LeGrand and Marvin Hamlisch. She spea…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:54AM
Monday, March 7, 2022

Taron Egerton says he’s ‘completely fine’ after ‘passing out’ on stage during West End debut by Isobel Lewis

Actor said he had a ‘slightly sore neck and a bruised ego’ after collapsing on stage

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:03AM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

WhatsOnStage Awards: Frozen takes home seven awards as Back to the Future named Best New Musical by Isobel Lewis

Lily Allen was named Best Performer in a Female Identifying Role in a Play for her stage debut in ‘2:22 A Ghost Story’

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:48PM
Friday, February 4, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber jokingly shares Covid conspiracy in speech to audience at Cinderella reopening by Isobel Lewis

‘What is the anagram of “Omicron” and “Delta”? Media control,’ composer said on stage at musical’s reopening

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:33AM
Friday, January 28, 2022

The Glow review: A bold supernatural epic that morphs into Doctor Who by Isobel Lewis

Alistair McDowall’s sci-fi epic is a game of two halves

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:06AM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Whodunnit: Jonathan Pryce and Les Dennis join cast of unrehearsed murder mystery play by Isobel Lewis

Stars will appear in show without having seen script

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:03AM
Monday, January 24, 2022

Fatal Attraction review: Kym Marsh holds together a confused production by Isobel Lewis

Stage adaptation of Glenn Close classic is an erotic thriller without any eroticism

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:03AM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Operation Mincemeat review: A glittering Second World War musical that is funnier than Hamilton by Isobel Lewis

SplitLip’s comedy musical about a little-known wartime plot is as daring as it is comic

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:06AM

‘It’s like a fairground’: Inside the musical ride of the West End’s Moulin Rouge by Isobel Lewis

Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical jukebox was an assault on the senses – but is the stage version really as extra as the film? Isobel Lewis goes behind the scenes of this lewd, lurid spectacul…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:33AM
Friday, January 7, 2022

One-Woman Show review: Liz Kingsman skewers the ‘messy woman’ with deliciously disorientating defiance by Isobel Lewis

Kingsman’s comedic show within a show is both astonishingly funny and deeply profound

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:03AM
Friday, December 24, 2021

Hugh Jackman praises Broadway actor who stepped into The Music Man lead role at last moment by Isobel Lewis

‘Take it from me – real superheroes do not wear capes,’ Jackman said

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:36AM
Friday, December 10, 2021

Best of Enemies review: Pushes the boundaries of what can be done on stage by Isobel Lewis

New play from ‘Quiz’ writer James Graham finds comedy within political division

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:24PM

Beverley Knight ‘fuming’ after ‘rat-arsed’ audience members stop West End musical: ‘Stay your a** at home’ by Isobel Lewis

‘There is a level of aggression around right now that I do not like,’ singer tweeted

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:06AM