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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Blue/Orange review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘a smart, stylish staging’ by Fergus Morgan

Blue/Orange is a play that just gets better and better with age. Joe Penhall’s 2000 Olivier-winner is as intelligent and absorbing as

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How NSDF acts as a bridge for young people into the industry by Fergus Morgan

It may be a tiny organisation, but the National Student Drama Festival has a mighty impact, offering students and young people the

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Of Our Own Making review at Tara Theatre, London – ‘cinematic scope’ by Fergus Morgan

Writer and director Jonathan Brown’s Of Our Own Making unfolds with thriller-like swiftness. It follows a group of refugees from Egypt to

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Kicking All the Boxes review at the Vaults, London – ‘engrossing new writing’ by Fergus Morgan

Liz FitzGibbon’s Kicking All the Boxes is a short, sharp punch of a show. Written and performed by the Irish actor, it

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Fight Night review at the Vaults, London – ‘an immersive underground boxing match’ by Fergus Morgan

Exit Productions’ Revolution was a mainstay at Vault Festival 2018 – a engaging but underdeveloped strategy game set in post-apocalyptic London. The

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Womans (Like Romans But With a ‘W’) review at the Vaults, London – ‘funny and inventive’ by Fergus Morgan

This is a lot of fun. Exeter-based Scratchworks Theatre Company’s Womans (Like Romans But With a ‘W’) offers a rollicking revision of

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Welcome to the UK review at the Bunker, London – ‘a ramshackle satire’ by Fergus Morgan

In 2016, PSYCHEdelight created Borderline, a successful satire of life in the Calais Jungle, devised and performed by an ensemble of European

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Friday, January 25, 2019

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other starring Cate Blanchett – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Openings don’t come much more anticipated than this. Not just a new Martin Crimp play. Not just a new Martin Crimp play

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Vault Festival 2019: colourful protests, slick storytelling and cult horror – this year’s top shows by Fergus Morgan

Theatre has had few success stories as dramatic as Vault in recent years. The annual festival, which has been held in the

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Director Alice Hamilton: ‘As a director I believe my job is to serve the writer. Maybe that means I’m consigning myself to a slow-burning career by Fergus Morgan

Currently taking charge of two productions simultaneously, In Lipstick at the Pleasance and Dusty Hughes’ Paradise at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, director Alice

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Outlying Islands review at King’s Head Theatre, London – ‘an underpowered revival’ by Fergus Morgan

David Greig’s 2002 four-hander is an odd play. Sliding gradually from fish-out-of-water comedy to mind-bending magic realism, Outlying Islands tells the story

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Performing Pets: ‘If the animal is happy, the show can go on’ by Fergus Morgan

If theatremakers need an animal for stage they ask Des Jordan, founder of Performing Pets. He tells Fergus Morgan how almost anything

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Original Death Rabbit review at Jermyn Street Theatre, London – ‘unsettling look at internet fame’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s a story behind every meme, a person behind every online craze. Rose Heiney’s one-woman play Original Death Rabbit, which initially aired

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

James Graham and The Uncivil War by Fergus Morgan

Playwright James Graham's Brexit telly drama was met with a storm of media fury. Here's Fergus Morgan on what it says about our expectations of drama on TV. The post James Graham and The Unc…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Taxi driver-turned-playwright Ishy Din: ‘I wrote on a laptop in the cab in-between jobs’ by Fergus Morgan

Growing up Middlesborough-born playwright Ishy Din didn’t know it was even an option to become a playwright, but now, his third show, Approaching

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Pinter at the Pinter Five and Six starring John Simm, Celia Imrie and Rupert Graves – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Pinter at the Pinter, Jamie Lloyd’s season of one-act Pinter plays at the West End theatre bearing the playwright’s name, rolls on

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Stage Scholarships 2019: Could you win free drama training? by Fergus Morgan

The Stage Scholarships partners with the UK’s top drama schools to transform the lives of talented youngsters by offering thousands of pounds

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Alice in Wonderland review at Avenue Theatre, Ipswich – ‘perfectly pitched’ by Fergus Morgan

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass are so loved by so many, that any theatrical adaptation inevitably

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Aladdin review at Theatre Royal Norwich – ‘flatpack panto’ by Fergus Morgan

A city of Norwich’s size really deserves a better panto than this. The Theatre Royal’s annual offering – Aladdin this year –

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Sleeping Beauty review at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds – ‘utterly lovely’ by Fergus Morgan

Theatres don’t come much lovelier than the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds – the UK’s only surviving Regency playhouse, and one of

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Horrible Christmas review at Alexandra Palace, London – ‘crass Christmas commercialisation’ by Fergus Morgan

Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series of entertaining educational books are rightly beloved of schoolchildren everywhere, but although they’ve proved a commercial and

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