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Monday, July 16, 2018

Matt Trueman: We must embrace international work or risk sliding into insularity by Matt Trueman

Another London International Festival of Theatre has come and gone, and with it, some of the most inspiring theatre we’ll see all

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Dylan Moran tries his Irish luck at a standup routine in Russia by Matt Trueman

Black Books star claims to have become the first professional English-speaking comedian ever to perform in Russia after two St Petersburg gigs last weekDylan Moran, the Irish standup and sta…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Gob Squad: The unruly Anglo-German theatre collective still evolving after 25 years by Matt Trueman

The Anglo-German theatre collective considers itself ‘a bit like a blob’ – ‘morphing’ to meet its members’ needs. Founder member Sarah Thom

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Maxine Peake's salute to female cyclist rolls on to Yorkshire stage for Tour by Matt Trueman

Leeds bike champion Beryl Burton's remarkable story will play in home city to coincide with Tour de France's opening stagesFor most actors, playing Hamlet would be enough for a single year …

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Matt Trueman: Going solo on stage may be nerve-racking, but you are far from being alone by Matt Trueman

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe programme has landed with a millennial pink plop, and, as usual, it’s stuffed with solo shows. Fringe runs

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bow wow: is there an art to the curtain call? by Matt Trueman

They might seem simply a way for actors to bask in audience appreciation, but is there something more going on at the

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Spider-Man stuntman sues for $6m over injuries by Matt Trueman

Injuries allegedly caused by faulty rigging spark latest lawsuit to beset Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the DarkEvery superhero needs a suit, but not the kind that beleaguered Broadw…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Matt Trueman: Actors who give themselves up on stage are the most watchable by Matt Trueman

The actor Alex Beckett, who died suddenly last month, was a pleasure to watch. I don’t mean that politely, but literally: watching

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Marat/Sade prompts audience walkouts at RSC by Matt Trueman

Scenes of 'filth and depravity' in Anthony Neilson's revival of notorious 60s play provoke mass exitsThe Royal Shakespeare Company's 50th anniversary revival of Marat/Sade in Stratford-upon-…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

He’s the Producer. She’s the Talent. Who Owns the Hit Record? by Matt Trueman

Joe Penhall’s new play, “Mood Music,” has real-world echoes in its story of a battle between a young singer-songwriter and her record producer.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Ferryman producer Caro Newling: ‘I’ve made some terrible mistakes just by falling in love with things’ by Matt Trueman

The theatrical impresario Caro Newling’s production company Neal Street, which she founded with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, boasts a vast portfolio

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A bunch of amateurs? Playwrights' astonishing am-dram experiences by Matt Trueman

David Eldridge, Simon Stephens and Alecky Blythe have all been moved by watching non-professional productions of their plays. They explain the appealDavid Eldridge’s romcom Beginning has j…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Matt Trueman: Audiences are like starlings – we react together by Matt Trueman

Have you ever seen a murmuration of starlings? If not, google it. Get it up on YouTube. It’s an extraordinary sight to

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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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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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