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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Latitude Festival 2019 review at Henham Park, Suffolk – ‘a disappointing theatrical programme’ by Fergus Morgan

Nestled in the idyllic environs of Henham Park on Suffolk’s sunny coastline, Latitude has always professed to be more than just a

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There’s top-tier Tennessee Williams – The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – and then there

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Jac Yarrow at London Palladium – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

This was the genesis. More than 50 years ago, in March 1968, the first public performance of a musical work by Andrew

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Peter Gynt at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There have been some huge hits in the Olivier Theatre during Rufus Norris’ NT regime – Small Island, Follies, Hadestown and Amadeus

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Monday, July 8, 2019

The End of History… at the Royal Court, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Jack Thorne and John Tiffany are the playwright-director duo that delivered the humongous success that is the Harry Potter play. Now, with

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The End of History… review at Royal Court, London – ‘absorbing but aimless’ by Fergus Morgan

The band is back together. Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the playwright and director behind the mega-hit Harry Potter play, are reunited

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Director Ivo van Hove: ‘I want to make the most extreme art without compromising’ by Fergus Morgan

Ivo van Hove returns with The Fountainhead at the Manchester International Festival this month just weeks after his last production All About

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ review at Ambassadors Theatre, London – ‘a cheery musical adaptation’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s something of a surprise that Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole hasn’t been stuffed into a stage show since the 1980s, so successful

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Europe at the Donmar Warehouse, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

A new era is dawning at the Donmar, with Michael Longhurst stepping into Josie Rourke’s sizeable shoes as artistic director. Longhurst, whose

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Monday, July 1, 2019

On Your Feet! at the London Coliseum – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

We’ve had jukebox bio-musicals featuring the songs of Carole King, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and more. Now, it’s Gloria Estefan’s

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Present Laughter at London’s Old Vic starring Andrew Scott – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

No one is hotter than Andrew Scott right now. After his head-turning role as a conflicted Catholic priest in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag,

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Woman in Black director Robin Herford: ‘There’s no other play I’d go back to so readily’ by Fergus Morgan

It started off as an extra show to use up surplus budget, but The Woman in Black has turned into the West

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Light in the Piazza at Royal Festival Hall, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

The Light in the Piazza has taken a long time to shine on a British stage. Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s musical

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Damned review at the Barbican, London – ‘Ivo van Hove’s staging is flashy but fruitless’ by Fergus Morgan

Prolific Belgian super-director Ivo van Hove has two modes. There’s accessible Ivo, who radically modernises classic plays – Ibsen, Shakespeare, Schiller and

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John Malkovich in Bitter Wheat at Garrick Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Bitter Wheat is not a play about Harvey Weinstein. Absolutely not. David Mamet’s play is actually about Barney Fein, a manipulative movie

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Monday, June 17, 2019

NT Live director Tony Grech-Smith: ‘The first time I got into the Olivier Theatre, it felt like I’d arrived’ by Fergus Morgan

Tony Grech-Smith tells Fergus Morgan about his journey from script supervisor to directing NT Live broadcasts of shows including Yerma and Julius

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Flies review at the Bunker, London – ‘tedious, awkward and incoherent’ by Fergus Morgan

In 1943, a young Jean-Paul Sartre wrote The Flies (Les Mouches, in French), a retelling of the Electra myth designed as a

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Gwendoline Christie and Oliver Chris at Bridge Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

In early 2018, Nicholas Hytner scored the first big hit at his new Bridge Theatre with a star-studded promenade production of Julius

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Starry Messenger starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern– review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Ferris Bueller took his day off way back in 1986, but it’s taken 33 years for him to cross the Atlantic. Three

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wife review at Kiln Theatre, London – ‘fiercely intelligent take on Ibsen’s play’ by Fergus Morgan

The more familiar you are with A Doll’s House, the better you’ll be able to appreciate the scope, sophistication and fierce intelligence

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Sets, flicks and a licence to thrill: backstage at Secret Cinema’s latest immersive theatre mission by Fergus Morgan

Since its launch in 2007, Secret Cinema has hosted movie-inspired immersive events including Moulin Rouge!, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Casino Royale

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Rutherford and Son starring Roger Allam at National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Githa Sowerby’s Rutherford and Son spent a long time in the wilderness. Written in 1912, it ran for more than 100 performances

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival: The fringe theatre event providing opportunities all year round by Fergus Morgan

After starting out as a broad community-arts festival almost 20 years ago, Pulse has gone back to basics and honed its offering

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

King Hedley II starring Lenny Henry at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle was an extraordinary feat – ten plays, spanning the ten decades of the 20th century, written to explore

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Our Town review at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London – ‘a missed opportunity’ by Fergus Morgan

They say that, since it premiered more than eight decades ago, not a day has gone by that Our Town hasn’t been

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Anna review at the National Theatre, London – ‘slick, stylish, tech-savvy spy thriller’ by Fergus Morgan

This is smartly done. Really smartly done. Cooked up by writer Ella Hickson and sound designer brothers Ben and Max Ringham, Anna

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Firm review at Hampstead Theatre, London – ‘full-throttle revival of Roy Williams’ boisterous play’ by Fergus Morgan

Roy Williams’ 2017 play explores familiar territory: a group of blokes hanging around in a bar, laughing, messing about, and squaring up

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce at the Young Vic, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

London’s had its fill of Arthur Miller in the last few months – The Price in the West End, The Crucible at

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Don’t Look Away review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘new writing about the refugee crisis’ by Fergus Morgan

There’s an endearing humanity to Grace Chapman’s refugee-related drama Don’t Look Away, but there’s a tragic predictability to it too. It’s a

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Helen Edmundson’s Small Island at National Theatre review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Hold your breath: here comes the latest Olivier offering from Rufus Norris’ regime. The NT’s track record in its biggest space has

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Company stage manager Zac Holton: ‘This is the easiest job in the world and the most difficult’ by Fergus Morgan

Company stage manager Zac Holton has had nearly every job in the business. He tells Fergus Morgan about the work ethic instilled

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