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Friday, March 9, 2018

HAMILTON may have the most Olivier Award nominations but winning is no dead cert! by Matt Trueman

Miranda may well start penning his speech but choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler has the misfortune to land in a year of super-duper dance theatre head to head with RANDY SKINNER's dazzling "…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Unicorn’s Purni Morell: ‘Theatre is an industry – unless we get rid of that, we’ll have no art’ by Matt Trueman

Purni Morell has been artistic director of London’s Unicorn Theatre for six years and in that time she has changed the shape

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Matt Trueman: Baz Bamigboye’s envious critics overlook hard journalistic graft by Matt Trueman

Some, it seems, have a Baz Bamigboye in their bonnet. Every Thursday night, regular as clockwork, the Daily Mail’s longstanding entertainment reporter

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

3 Young People to Watch in Theater This Spring by Laura Collins-Hughes, Sopan Deb and Matt Trueman

Get to know the playwright Hammaad Chaudry, the 13-year-old actress Rileigh McDonald and the actor Andrew Burnap.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Anxiety attack: the theatre company investigating anti-terror training by Matt Trueman

Breach Theatre’s new show turns the spotlight on courses preparing people for emergency situations. Do they dispel fear, or cause it?In a windowless room in a disused office block, Breach …

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Matt Trueman: Casting directors should be celebrated for their artistry by Matt Trueman

Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya – it has a certain ring to it, no? Strange to think this south London boy’s rise

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Tim Minchin to turn Groundhog Day into a musical by Matt Trueman

Award-winning Matilda composer reveals he is working on a stage version of the cult 1993 time-loop filmMonths after dropping hints, Matilda composer Tim Minchin has finally revealed the iden…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Five Truths brings new clarity to Ophelia's demise by Matt Trueman

Katie Mitchell's new video installation at the V&A refracts Ophelia's death scene into five 20th-century dramatic stylesWho would win in a fight between the greatest theatre theorists of…

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Cirque du Soleil fined £15,600 for death of acrobat in Las Vegas by Matt Trueman

Numerous safety violations led to death of Sarah Guyard-Guillot in 2012, investigation findsCirque du Soleil has been fined for a string of safety failings that led to the death of an acroba…

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Cirque du Soleil denies aerialist slipped out of harness before fatal fall by Matt Trueman

• Sarah Guyard-Guillot's death ruled accidental by Las Vegas coroner, who now estimates she fell 27m• Company says it is 'very safety-conscious' and promises to co-operate in full with i…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

'Bodies can go further than you think': Peeping Tom's bamboozling shows about parenthood by Matt Trueman

Zombie janitors and living sculptures rattle the nerves in the world of the surrealist Belgian duo who have created a terrifying trilogy from family lifePaintings swallow people whole. Sketc…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Is Hugh Jackman bi? Critic argues yes by Matt Trueman

New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley draws criticism for labelling married star the 'bi-est guy in town' – then claims he doesn't mean it literallyNew York Times theatre critic Ben Brantle…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

‘He’s All Impulse’: Making Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Naughty Onstage by Matt Trueman

The National Theater’s adaptation of this animated classic adds more music and mischievousness — all in the hands of the director of the new Harry Potter show.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Matt Trueman: Is UK theatre suffering a lack of innovation? by Matt Trueman

When theatre lurches forwards, it’s immediately apparent. It shows in the shows. As audiences, we find ourselves agog again and again, sitting

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stephen Ward musical to close after four months in the West End by Matt Trueman

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair will end its run on 29 MarchViva Forever lasted seven months. From Here to Eternity will have survived for five by its last performance…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Finding Narnia: Sally Cookson on the real trauma in CS Lewis's fantasy by Matt Trueman

After the wild success of Jane Eyre and Peter Pan, the director and her company are conjuring up The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She talks about how the Good Fairy got her into theatre…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Matt Trueman: Theatre could do with zooming out to give the bigger picture by Matt Trueman

The personal is political. Theatremakers have turned the maxim of 1960s activism into a mantra of their own. Individuals sit within political

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sam Yates: ‘I try to explicate what writers want and to bring a play’s soul to life’ by Matt Trueman

The award-winning director has brought David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross to the West End. He talks to  Matt Trueman about being an actor’s

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Max Stafford-Clark: ‘We’ve played to the worst houses we’ve ever had’ by Matt Trueman

With cuts in funding, safer programming, shrinking audiences, new writing is the first casualty in this vicious circle. The Out of Joint founder says something has to changeMax Stafford-Clar…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Matt Trueman: Can theatre change the world? You’re asking the wrong question by Matt Trueman

Let’s start – where else? – with Lady Gaga. There’s a moment in her new fly-on-the-wall Netflix documentary when the singer Florence

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Alan Cumming to return to Cabaret for Broadway revival by Matt Trueman

Scottish actor to reprise Emcee role that won him a Tony award in 1998 - but not with Anne Hathaway as Sally BowlesLife in the Kit Kat Club is so beautiful that Alan Cumming will return to K…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical is to close on Broadway by Matt Trueman

After a beleaguered three years, in which it has not recouped its $75m costs, producers are to transfer the musical to Las VegasAfter three years, at least six major injuries and several hig…

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Julie Taymor sues Spider-Man producers over unpaid royalties by Matt Trueman

Sacked director and co-author wants more than $1m in compensation for work on Broadway's blockbuster musicalJulie Taymor, who directed and co-wrote the book for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Terrorized British City Turns to an All-American Play for Healing by Matt Trueman

In the wake of a concert bombing, the Royal Exchange Theater in Manchester added “Our Town” to its fall schedule.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Matt Trueman: Stage fright is not a curse, so let’s stop romanticising it by Matt Trueman

Ian Holm used to call stage fright “the actors’ industrial illness”. For better or worse, it comes with the job. Nonetheless, we

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sound designers Ben and Max Ringham: ‘Directors and audiences are more sound-literate now. It’s brilliant’ by Matt Trueman

The London-based brothers set out to establish careers in music, but theatre turned out to be their true calling – and West

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Monday, September 18, 2017

'The church of the lost cause': inside Kneehigh's wild Cornish home by Matt Trueman

To create The Tin Drum, the theatre company spent two weeks tucked away in a cluttered rural retreat where they eat, run and rehearse together – just don’t call it a commune, says artist…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Peter Hall dismisses RSC Marat/Sade controversy by Matt Trueman

RSC's founder defends the company's right to be subsidised, saying 'controversy is the lifeblood of the arts'Director Peter Hall has dismissed complaints about the RSC's revival of Marat/Sad…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Matt Trueman: What’s the point of reviewing Tom Hiddleston’s Hamlet? by Matt Trueman

HiddleHamlet is at hand. Come September, Hollywood’s very own Tom Hiddleston will take on the Dane as directed by Kenneth Branagh in

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Robert Hardy pulls out of Gielgud theatre's production of The Audience by Matt Trueman

Edward Fox steps in to play opposite Helen Mirren in Peter Morgan's play after Robert Hardy stands down due to injuryBafta-winning actor Robert Hardy has pulled out of The Audience at the Gi…

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Truffle-hunting critics are more vital than ever for the fringe’s future by Matt Trueman

The fringe is a festival of discovery. It always has been. From Tom Stoppard to Breach Theatre, from Beyond the Fringe to

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