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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sheridan Smith: ‘I just fell apart. I lost my mind for a time there’ by Tom Lamont

She was a rising star, but silently struggled with alcohol and panic attacks. The actor tells all about her breakdown and her hard-won recoverySheridan Smith arrives at the restaurant with a…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Tarell Alvin McCraney: 'I didn't know what "faggot" meant. I found out quickly' by Tom Lamont

Tarell Alvin McCraney's plays have seen him feted here and in America. And now he's turning his writer's eye on London lifeIn a room on the top floor of a rehearsal studio in south London, w…

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mission impossible? Meet the new chaplains by Tom Lamont

Could gamblers do with a little help from God? Would a rich spiritual life improve a rugby team? And does faith have a place in the theatre? With church attendance in decline, Tom Lamont mee…

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Rupert Friend: I thought acting wasn’t for me by Tom Lamont

Three years ago the actor was on the verge of giving up. Then Homeland came calling. He talks about the CIA, leaving London for the US and why he really misses the pubThe sun is out in north…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Mat Horne: 'The recovery was always going to be quite lengthy' by Tom Lamont

Mat Horne has had a rocky time since Gavin & Stacey. A bit of Chekhov will cheer him up…

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Elisabeth Moss: 'We're not saving the world here' by Tom Lamont

The Mad Men star on being Peggy Olson, taking to the West End stage with Keira Knightley, and Ricky Gervais's winning ways at the Golden Globes

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Russell Tovey: ‘I was a scared, skinny little rat. Then I hit the gym…’ by Tom Lamont

It took the Essex actor a decade to fully regain his confidence after falling victim to a knife attack at 18. And a decade, too, to be comfortable portraying his own sexuality on stage and s…

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014 theatre review dystopia in the dark by Tom Lamont

Running around in the dark, peeing on stage and not knowing your lines every single night makes for pretty riveting theatre Continue reading...

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014 theatre review audience participation can be fun by Tom Lamont

The simple pleasures of going down the boozer, randomly selected protagonists and 1990s TV on an endless loop Stephanie Merritt's Edinburgh comedy round-up Continue reading...

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014 theatre review no gimmicks please by Tom Lamont

The myriad theatrical novelties of the fringe may be seductive, but they invariably leave you feeling disappointed. Surely this year would be different Continue reading...

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Edinburgh fringe theatre round-up by Tom Lamont

Ballad of the Burning Star; Nirbhaya; Our Fathers; The Islanders; Have I No Mouth; On the One Hand; Stuart: A Life BackwardsNot a lot separates performers from spectators at the fringe. You …

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edinburgh fringe theatre round-up by Tom Lamont

Blam!; On the Beach; Kubrick3; High Plains; Oh My Irma; Gardening for the Unfulfilled and AlienatedGive or take the odd cancellation – a four-hander about a prison break, called off; an op…

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Adam Buxton: 'I was called a smarmy, greased-up dwarf' by Tom Lamont

Adam Buxton's solo show Bug pokes fun at the casual brutality of online discourse"It's a steep curve in the net age," says comedian Adam Buxton, "learning to deal with a new type of casual, …

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Declan Bennett: 'You'd have to be dead not to appreciate the story of Once' by Tom Lamont

The young British actor loved the film and now stars in the musical. But his co-star took some persuading…Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitesic signed up to play the leads in Once, the acclai…

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tim Minchin: the man who waltzed Matilda | Observer profile by Tom Lamont

His score for the stage version of Roald Dahl's Matilda has transformed the one-time struggling standup into a leftfield Andrew Lloyd Webber. Next month, the production reloca…

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wouldn't it be loverly? Behind the scenes at My Fair Lady in Sheffield by Tom Lamont

After three weeks, the Crucible's production of My Fair Lady, starring Dominic West and the 24-year-old revelation Carly Bawden, has become one of the hottest tickets in the countryThe cast …

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Inspiration: how Peter McKintosh designed the set for Michael Frayn's Noises Off by Tom Lamont

The set designer reveals how his scribbled ideas in notebooks become the 'brains' of a hit West End productionPeter McKintosh designed the set for the recent revival of the Michael Frayn far…

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Judy Craymer: what inspires me to be be a producer by Tom Lamont

Why the woman behind the Spice Girls musical is indebted to the humble Post-ItCraymer produced Viva Forever!, the musical about the Spice Girls that opened at the Piccadilly theatre this mon…

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Edinburgh fringe theatre roundup by Tom Lamont

Boris and Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure; The Fantasist; Grit; Rubies in the Attic; The Sewing Machine; Dirty Great Love StorySometimes a show has "a good Edinburgh". Enthusiastic early hou…

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Edinburgh festival diary: news and gossip by Stephanie Merritt and Tom Lamont

Tristan makes a stand for the NHS, facts and fictions on a walking tour, and there's life in Shopping Centre yetHow do you like your scones?Trouble on the World's Greatest Walking Tour of Ed…

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Edinburgh fringe theatre roundup by Tom Lamont

Peep; Still Life; Coalition; After the Rainfall; One Hour OnlyOn the first day of the Edinburgh festival fringe last week – "preview Wednesday", when venue staff are still wallpapering eve…

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Democracy – review by Tom Lamont

Old Vic, LondonPolitical coalitions come and go, a central character in Democracy is warned, but your party is for keeps; so don't ever be so foolish as to risk the latter for the former. Mi…

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cantina – review by Tom Lamont

Wonderground, London Is it risky to clap (a possible cause of distraction, disaster, death) when a circus performer is mid-routine? Balanced on a stiff, trembling arm over broken glass,&nbs…

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Three Kingdoms – review by Tom Lamont

Lyric, London W6Two British detectives, Stone and Lee, interrogate a suspect. The head of a decapitated prostitute has been found in the Thames, and this pair seek the killer. A procedural! …

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Johnny Flynn: 'I'd just had a kid and started having severe panic attacks' by Tom Lamont

Johnny Flynn on his role in the hit play Jerusalem, a troubled tour of the US and the problem of achieving a work-life balance…Hours back from a working trip to New York, hours away from a…

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

All New People – review by Tom Lamont

Duke of York's, LondonA study of personal discontent, written by and starring the American actor Zach Braff, All New People gets under way with a visual gag about suicide. Silent, delicate, …

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sex With a Stranger – review by Tom Lamont

Trafalgar Studios 2, LondonA Saturday-night pull is the starting point for Stefan Golaszewski's new play, bleakly funny business when presented as forensically as this: a Lynx Africa-scented…

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

this is where we got to when you came in – review by Tom Lamont

Bush theatre, LondonAfter 39 years above a pub on Shepherd's Bush Green, the famously compact Bush theatre is moving to a bigger building around the corner ("We'll have a real stage door!" I…

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Marc Warren: 'I hope I'm not sick in front of an audience' by Tom Lamont

The Hustle star explains why being cast as Cool Hand Luke plays havoc with your dietAfter a week rehearsing a new stage version of Cool Hand Luke, Marc Warren has today eaten his first hard-…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Best of the fringe: our alternative awards by Tom Lamont

From the best double acts to shows that would grace HBO, we pick the highlights of 2011The 2011 Edinburgh fringe is 16 days old. By now, performers will have snatches of dialogue ingrained s…

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