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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Night of the Living Dead Live! review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘schlocky but saggy staging’ by Fergus Morgan

Probably best not to wear your finery at Night of the Living Dead Live!. This US stage adaptation of George A Romero’s

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A German Life at the Bridge Theatre, London starring Maggie Smith – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Stage appearances don’t get much more sensational than this: Maggie Smith, aged 84, making her first theatre appearance for 12 years. The

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Rooms review at Barbican Centre, London – ‘Enda Walsh’s atmospheric, immersive installation’ by Fergus Morgan

As Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s novel Grief is the Thing With Feathers, starring Cillian Murphy, finishes a short run in

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wow, Everything Is Amazing review at Battersea Arts Centre, London – ‘young artists tackle big issues’ by Fergus Morgan

Welcome to the church of tomorrow. Deptford-based youth performance project Sounds Like Chaos’ new show takes audiences 50 years into the future,

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Intra Muros review at Park Theatre, London – ‘slick staging of a sentimental prison drama’ by Fergus Morgan

French playwright Alexis Michalik has chalked up some extraordinary successes across the channel with a string of Shakespeare adaptations and original plays,

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls at National Theatre review round-up by Fergus Morgan

For a play of such status, Caryl Churchill’s 1982 classic Top Girls doesn’t get produced nearly as much as one might expect.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Meet the police detective-turned-producer bringing the TV cast of Fame back together on stage by Fergus Morgan

As an avid fan of the 1980s TV series Fame, Sue Hinds became pen pals with one of its stars, acted out

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Crucible review at Yard Theatre, London – ‘exuberant and hallucinatory’ by Fergus Morgan

London’s mini-season of Miller rolls on apace. After high profile revivals of The Price and The American Clock comes something slightly smaller

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Bruce Norris’ Downstate at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

American playwright Bruce Norris’ 2010 work Clybourne Park was a certified sensation. Written as a sequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Rubenstein Kiss review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘an emotionally charged revival’ by Fergus Morgan

In the early 1950s, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were arrested on suspicion of leaking American secrets to the Soviet Union, convicted and

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Same Same But Different, Ghent – the festival tackling Belgium’s murky colonial past by Fergus Morgan

Until recently, Belgium’s history in Africa was rarely discussed, but now three Ghent institutions have collaborated with collective Black Speaks Back to

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston at the Harold Pinter Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

If Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season was the main course – dish after dish of one-act Harold Pinter plays in

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Admissions starring Alex Kingston – review at Trafalgar Studios, London – ‘polished production of a stultifying play’ by Fergus Morgan

“Astonishing!” “Daring!” “Provocative!” Thus shout the posters for Admissions, the new comedy-drama from Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon that transfers to Trafalgar

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Waitress at Adelphi Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This is a landmark production. Waitress is the first West End musical – it was the first Broadway musical too – to

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Recollection review – ‘an exhilarating and topical immersive experience’ by Fergus Morgan

This is quite a lot of fun. Fresh-faced company Any One Thing’s Recollection is an immersive experience that involves its audience members

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Alys, Always at Bridge Theatre, London starring Joanne Froggatt and Robert Glenister – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

So far, the Bridge Theatre hasn’t quite been the unstoppable hit-making machine that many were anticipating when it opened back in October

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Richard III review at Bristol Old Vic – ‘superb performance from Tom Mothersdale’ by Fergus Morgan

Tom Mothersdale had a particularly purple 2018. He was wheedling and American in Annie Baker’s John at London’s National Theatre, wolfishly sinister

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Yerma director Simon Stone on bringing his radical Medea to London: ‘I don’t make directors’ theatre. That’s a misjudged analysis’ by Fergus Morgan

His hit production of Yerma starring Billie Piper caused a stir, now Simon Stone is bringing his radical version of Medea, based

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Cuckoo review at Campo, Ghent – ‘stylishly staged performance lecture about South Korea’ by Fergus Morgan

A Cuckoo, in South Korea, is a pressure cooker for preparing rice. In Amsterdam-based artist Jaha Koo’s solo performance-lecture, visiting Ghent’s Same

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Hate Radio review at NTGent – ‘disturbing verbatim play about Rwandan genocide’ by Fergus Morgan

This is a really tough watch. Milo Rau’s Hate Radio recreates a broadcast by RTLM, the Rwandan radio station that encouraged Hutu

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

9 to 5 starring Caroline Sheen and Bonnie Langford at the Savoy Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

What a crazy way to make a living. Having conquered the worlds of country music and theme parks, Dolly Parton has turned

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All in a Row review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘a sensitive play marred by a wrong-headed decision’ by Fergus Morgan

Alex Oates’ All in a Row is an uncomfortable show, in two different ways. Firstly, on a dramatic level: its presentation of

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Friday, February 15, 2019

The American Clock starring Clarke Peters at the Old Vic – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Another day, another Arthur Miller opening in London in a season that sees a plethora of the American playwright’s work popping up

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The D Word review at Vaults, London – ‘an entertaining solo show’ by Fergus Morgan

This is a true story. Jordan Waller was born in 1992, the child of two lesbians. His natural mum, the lucky recipient

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tryst review at the Vaults, London – ‘a static three-hander’ by Fergus Morgan

Another week, another influx of Irish productions at Vault Festival. Jeda de Bri and Finbarr Doyle’s new play Tryst is a three-hander,

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All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Something of a dream team has been assembled for this stage adaptation of Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1950 black-and-white classic film about a Broadway

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Price starring David Suchet at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Playwrights, like fashions, go in and out of style, and in 2019 Arthur Miller is back in a big way in London.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

RSC’s head of scenic resources Becky Cubitt: ‘We play Tetris with large bits of scenery’ by Fergus Morgan

The scenic resources department at the RSC has to realise a director’s vision on time, intact and on budget. Its head, Becky

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Kings of Idle Land review at Vaults, London – ‘deft, delicate performances’ by Fergus Morgan

Conor Hunt’s Kings of Idle Land tells the touching, recognisable story of a pair of young gay men and, over an hour

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Monkeys Blood review at Vaults, London – ‘fun, but unsubtle’ by Fergus Morgan

Here’s a show for fans of symbolism involving apes. In Jamie Eastlake and John Hickman’s new play, Eastlake plays Micky, a successful

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Pinter Seven starring Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Six months, seven instalments and scores of stage and screen stars – Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season has been a

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