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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

From Eurovision to Christmas advert queen: How 2023 became the year of Hannah Waddingham by Isobel Lewis

The ‘Ted Lasso’ actor and theatre performer can be seen in two Christmas adverts, with her own festive musical special on its way

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:54AM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Ian McKellen and Wayne Rooney lead tributes to theatre producer and ‘great man’ Bill Kenwright by Isobel Lewis

Julian Clary also paid tribute to the Everton chairman and said he was ‘forever grateful’ to him.

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:13AM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Ian McKellen criticises use of ‘ludicrous’ theatre trigger warnings on his own play by Isobel Lewis

Legendary actor, 84, is currently starring in ‘Frank and Percy’ at The Other Palace

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:43AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Michael Flatley to explore ‘pinnacles and pitfalls’ of his life in new documentary film by Isobel Lewis

‘Lord of the Dance’ creator was treated for cancer in January

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:04AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Steve Coogan to star in West End production of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove by Isobel Lewis

Alan Partridge star will play multiple roles in West End adaptation

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:07AM
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Our latest Edinburgh Fringe reviews, from Julia Masli to Strategic Love Play by Isobel Lewis

A round-up of comedy and theatre as the Fringe comes to an end

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:43AM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

England v Australia: Tim Minchin responds to clip of Matilda the Musical cast cheering on Lionesses by Isobel Lewis

Australia’s women’s team – also known as the Matildas – face off against the Lionesses in Wednesday’s semi-final

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:37AM
Sunday, August 6, 2023

‘You absolutely can’t make money’: can the Edinburgh Fringe survive? by Isobel Lewis

The world’s biggest arts festival is back this month, at a time when discussions about the cost of taking a show to the Fringe have never been louder. Isobel Lewis speaks to performers, pr…

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:07AM
Friday, August 4, 2023

Edinburgh Fringe: 10 of the best comedy and theatre shows to watch by Isobel Lewis

As the Fringe returns, Isobel Lewis has waded through the thousands of names in the programme to find you 10 shows to watch

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:55AM
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Spirited Away: Stage production of Studio Ghibli classic to transfer to West End by Isobel Lewis

Japanese-language production will transfer to West End in April 2024

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:04AM
Friday, July 28, 2023

The Crown Jewels review: Royal comedy is lacklustre, but Al Murray and Mel Giedroyc still sparkle by Isobel Lewis

Comedy about a real-life attempt to steal the crown jewels from Charles II is somehow tame, obvious and baffling at the same time

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:33AM
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Playwright David Byrne appointed as Royal Court’s new artistic director by Isobel Lewis

Writer will take over from Vicky Featherstone in early 2024

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:49AM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love to close in West End three months early by Isobel Lewis

Show received a two-star review from The Independent

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:43AM
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony viewers spot ‘delicious’ moment Alex Newell wins award in front of former Glee co-star Lea Michele by Isobel Lewis

Newell was one of the ‘Glee’ stars to speak out about Michele’s ‘bad’ behaviour on set in 2020

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:49AM

Tony Awards 2023: The 5 biggest talking points by Isobel Lewis,tom Murray and Nicole Vassell

Ariana DeBose hosted night, which saw big wins for non-binary representation and British shows

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:49AM
Sunday, June 11, 2023

How to watch the Tony Awards 2023 live by Isobel Lewis

British exports ‘Prima Facie’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ and ‘& Juliet’ are among the nominees

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:07PM
Friday, June 9, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: What time is the ceremony, who’s hosting and how to watch live by Isobel Lewis

British exports ‘Prima Facie’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ and ‘& Juliet’ are among the nominees

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:55AM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: When is Broadway’s biggest night as Ariana DeBose to ‘do the thing’ as host by Isobel Lewis

British exports ‘Prima Facie’, ‘Leopoldstadt’ and ‘& Juliet’ are among the nominees

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:42AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

John Cleese denies reports he is cutting controversial Life of Brian scene from stage adaptation by Isobel Lewis

‘I have, of course, no intention of doing so,’ comedian said, of scene involving a trans character

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:54AM
Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Second Woman: Ruth Wilson fans queue for hours to watch Luther star in ‘astonishing’ 24-hour play by Isobel Lewis

‘Luther’ star is performing same scene with 100 different men, most of whom aren’t actors

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:12AM
Friday, May 5, 2023

David Tennant to play Macbeth on stage for first time this winter by Isobel Lewis

Actor will star in production at the Donmar Warehouse

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:42AM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Kenneth Branagh returns to stage after eight years to play King Lear by Isobel Lewis

Production will run for just 50 shows in West End this winter

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:12AM
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Former Bodyguard star Beverley Knight supports Alison Hammond after apology for theatre remarks by Isobel Lewis

Knight said police were also called on ‘drunken people fighting’ when she performed in ‘The Bodyguard’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:12AM
Monday, April 10, 2023

Beverley Knight speaks out after Alison Hammond apologises over The Bodyguard comments by Isobel Lewis

Knight said police were also called on ‘drunken people fighting’ when she performed in ‘The Bodyguard’

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:36AM

Alison Hammond apologises for ‘making light’ of audience behaviour after The Bodyguard altercation by Isobel Lewis

Presenter joked about loud audiences on ‘Good Morning Britain’, shortly before attendees were kicked out of theatre production in Manchester

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:32AM
Saturday, April 8, 2023

The Bodyguard: Police ‘called to Manchester Palace Theatre’ after audience ‘riot’ ends show early by Isobel Lewis

‘I thank everyone who was respectful of the performers and [feel] very, very sorry for those who weren’t,’ said show’s star Melody Thornton

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:42AM
Monday, April 3, 2023

Olivier Awards 2023: Paul Mescal and Jodie Comer scoop top prizes on the night by Isobel Lewis

Both actors took home biggest awards after earning rave reviews in their West End debuts

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:54AM
Sunday, April 2, 2023

Olivier Awards 2023: Hannah Waddingham proves Eurovision is in safe hands at celebration of London theatre by Isobel Lewis

‘Virgin presenter extraordinaire’ Waddingham sang her way into the audience’s hearts at the Royal Albert Hall

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:18PM

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