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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I Can Go Anywhere review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘an absorbing, intelligent play’ by Fergus Morgan

“I can go anywhere for something new,” sings The Who’s Pete Townshend in the 1965 single Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – the Mod

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy, at the Playhouse Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s only a few weeks left of 2019, but still a bundle of big shows to squeeze in. Next up is Cyrano

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Fairview at the Young Vic Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This is a tough one to cover. American playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new drama Fairview arrives in London weighed down with transatlantic

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Strange Tales review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘charming collection of Chinese fables’ by Fergus Morgan

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of 500 gruesome, ghoulish and ghostly fables by Chinese writer Pu Songling, first

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Monday, December 2, 2019

The Boy in the Dress at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

David Walliams is a certified sensation. He’s sold over 25 million books worldwide, several of which have been turned into films and

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My Brilliant Friend at National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

My Brilliant Friend, the first of Elena Ferrante’s wildly popular Neapolitan Novels was published in 2012, and swiftly followed in succeeding years

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen’s Alex Lacamoire: ‘I get to work with people like Lin-Manuel Miranda who just write really good songs’ by Fergus Morgan

When Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted a song from Hamilton, at the Obama White House, Alex Lacamoire was there with him. The award-winning music

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

& Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

You might not have heard the name Max Martin, but you’ll have heard his work. The Swedish songwriter has penned more number

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Dear Evan Hansen at Noel Coward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s here. After what seems like an eternity of anticipation, Dear Evan Hansen has opened in the West End. Benj Pasek and

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim-chim-chiree! Mary Poppins has landed in London – bag, brolly and all – 11 years after she took

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Sound designer Paul Gatehouse: ‘Audiences have a high bar when it comes to sound, and rightly so’ by Fergus Morgan

Musical theatre specialist Paul Gatehouse tells Fergus Morgan about scoring a number one hit with a South Korean boy band, producing live

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Monday, October 28, 2019

The Monster and Mary Shelley review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘absorbing one-woman show’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s 201 years since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein, anonymously at first, when she was just 20 years old. This one-woman show, created

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Monstrous Heart review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘overwrought and awkward’ by Fergus Morgan

A bear lies, dead and half dissected, on a kitchen table. Circling it, like predator and prey, are a mother and daughter.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lungs with Claire Foy and Matt Smith at Old Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Talk about timely. With Greta Thunberg shaming the world’s political leaders at the UN, and Extinction Rebellion protests causing chaos in London

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Ealing comedies – the classic funny films produced by Ealing Studios in the late 1940s and early 1950s – have a history

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Designer Camilla Clarke: ‘I like objects that talk to each other in interesting ways’ by Fergus Morgan

With an impressive CV of acclaimed work, the Linbury prize-winning designer has carved a reputation as a rising talent. She tells Fergus

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups at the Vaudeville Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Success in theatre rarely comes as swift as it has for Mischief Theatre. Thanks to huge hits The Play That Goes Wrong,

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Clybourne Park review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘strong revival of Bruce Norris’ satire’ by Fergus Morgan

“The history of America is the history of private property!” a character says in the second half of Clybourne Park. And there,

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Friday, October 4, 2019

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at Trafalgar Studios, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Playwright Peter Nichols died last month, aged 92. He’ll be remembered for many things, but chiefly for A Day in the Death

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Drift review at Lemon Tree, Aberdeen – ‘eloquent exploration of identity’ by Fergus Morgan

Hannah Lavery’s dad died in 2014. He was a Hibs fan – the product of a sprawling lineage that stretched from West

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Lighting designer Charles Balfour: ‘I had no idea about lighting at all, but it got me in the van’ by Fergus Morgan

An aspiring actor who took up lighting in order to tour with a production in the mid-1980s, Charles Balfour is now rarely

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Blood Wedding at the Young Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

South African auteur Yaël Farber has been a regular fixture in the UK over the last decade, with a series of stark,

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Faith, Hope and Charity at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Alexander Zeldin is the Ken Loach of theatre in the age of austerity. He had a hit in 2014 with Beyond Caring

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Big the Musical at Dominion Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This is Big. No, actually. This musical version of the much-loved 1988 American comedy film initially opened on Broadway in 1996, where

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Box of Tricks’ Adam Quayle: ‘Leaving London was freeing – you can pursue the work that excites you’ by Fergus Morgan

Director and Box of Tricks co-founder Adam Quayle tells Fergus Morgan about leaving London for Manchester, looking to its next chapter and

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lit review at HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh – ‘a promising debut play’ by Fergus Morgan

This debut play from emerging Midlands-based writer Sophie Ellerby, reveals her as a voice with plenty of potential. Lit is structurally squiffy

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Lucy Prebble’s A Very Expensive Poison at Old Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s been nearly seven years since Lucy Prebble’s last play – 2012’s The Effect – and over 10 since her Olivier-nominated smash-hit

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fleabag at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Fleabag. Fleabag, Fleabag, Fleabag. Few creations have risen as steeply or as swiftly as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s tragi-comic odyssey of sex and sadness,

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Space 18: the ‘truly immersive’ venue putting zombies in a West End office block by Fergus Morgan

Four months after its planned opening, Space 18 – a 42,000sq ft immersive venue in the heart of London’s Theatreland – is

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Tokyo Rose review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘punchy, post-Hamilton musical’ by Fergus Morgan

Burnt Lemon Theatre turned heads last year with raucous gig-theatre show The Half Moon Shania. They’re back this year, as part of

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Four Woke Baes review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘playful and provocative’ by Fergus Morgan

Don’t go and see this with your significant other. American writer Jonathan Caren’s five-handed comedy, set during a stag-do – sorry, bachelor

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