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Friday, December 3, 2021

Antony Sher: RSC actor dies aged 72 by Isobel Lewis

Actor’s terminal cancer diagnosis was announced in September

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:12AM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

String v Spitta review: A premise so ingenious it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been done before by Isobel Lewis

Musical comedy about warring kids’ party entertainers hits all the right notes

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:03AM
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber tells young actors they work in the service industry: ‘Nobody has a right to be on stage’ by Isobel Lewis

Composer denied reports that he shouted at cast of his new musical due to a bad review

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:48AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

‘It feels like a step forward’: The play that’s paving the way for pregnant actors in theatre by Isobel Lewis

A production at the RSC has pioneered a job-share in which a pregnant and a back-from-maternity actor can stay in work, lighting the way for new mums in a notoriously unforgiving industry. T…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:18AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Rare Earth Mettle review: Al Smith’s lengthy and controversial comedy lacks coherence by Isobel Lewis

Arthur Darvill gives his all to the role of Henry Finn, but there’s nowhere to go with a villain this cartoonish

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:54AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

little scratch review: Katie Mitchell breathes life into Rebecca Watson’s experimental novel by Isobel Lewis

Seemingly unstageable novel comes to life with a terrific cast and mesmerising sound design

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:18AM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Romeo, rebooted: Intermission, the youth theatre group ripping up the Shakespeare rulebook by Isobel Lewis

The company led by Darren Raymond is staging a radical production of the Bard’s tale of a doomed romance, featuring a majority Black cast – with a little help from Mark Rylance. As it op…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:42AM
Monday, November 1, 2021

Into the Woods cancelled by The Old Vic following staff ‘unrest’ at Terry Gilliam’s involvement, report claims by Isobel Lewis

Staff allegedly complained that Gilliam’s stance on #MeToo movement, trans rights and racism were at odds with theatre

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:32AM
Friday, October 29, 2021

’Night, Mother review: Stockard Channing returns to the London stage in darkly comic drama by Isobel Lewis

Marsha Norman’s play at Hampstead Theatre explores the complex relationship between a mother and her daughter who wants to die

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:32AM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Blake Harrison: ‘I’m surprised The Inbetweeners is still being watched now’ by Isobel Lewis

The actor is known for starring in the hit Brit show but now he avoids being the ‘dumb Cockney in a comedy’ at all costs. As his new play opens in London, he talks to Isobel Lewis about …

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:12AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Jagged Little Pill star quits Broadway musical citing transphobia allegations against producers by Isobel Lewis

Broadway star Antonio Cipriano originated the role of Phoenix in musical

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:03AM
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jasmine Lee-Jones: ‘People tend to commodify young women playwrights’ by Isobel Lewis

The acclaimed writer of ‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’ returns to the London stage with a new play about her search for Black actors in 17th-century England. She talks to Isobel…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:03AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Love Island: What will happen to Jake and Liberty if they split up now? by Isobel Lewis

Liberty tells Faye that she doesn’t want to ‘stay in the villa with someone that doesn’t like me or love me’ in episode preview

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:12PM

Cinderella review, Gillian Lynne Theatre: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is high-camp fun with a muddled message by Isobel Lewis

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emerald Fennel’s show is visually spectacular, but lacks the consistent material to support its ideas

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:32AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella to reopen next month after premiere pulled due to Covid-19 by Isobel Lewis

Musical had been due to premiere this week but was forced to cancel after cast member tested positive

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:06AM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Kenneth Branagh play cancelled as rehearsals disrupted by ‘Covid-enforced absences’ by Isobel Lewis

Producers said that some actors had been “robbed” of “more than two-thirds of the limited rehearsal time”

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:32AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Atalanta Forever review, Mikron Theatre: Big, bombastic musical about the birth of women’s football by Isobel Lewis

Performed by Mikron Theatre Company, and centring around the short-lived Huddersfield Atalanta Ladies FC, the show really excels in its intricacies

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:06AM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Cabaret: Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne to star in London musical revival by Isobel Lewis

Redmayne previously played the Emcee in a 2001 Edinburgh Fringe production

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:24AM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Amy Trigg: ‘Every disabled person in the industry gets put up for one role’ by Isobel Lewis

The winner of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me is a hilariously honest look at life for a young woman with spina bifida. Its writer and star Amy Tr…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:54AM
Monday, May 17, 2021

Six the Musical creators: ‘How can you be an emerging artist when there hasn’t been a real-life theatre industry? by Isobel Lewis

Before Covid, Six was the hit musical about the wives of Henry VIII that looked set to slay all over the world. Now as it tentatively remerges for a West End production and UK tour, its crea…

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:18PM
Friday, May 14, 2021

Lockdown rules: When do theatres reopen? by Isobel Lewis

Theatres could reopen from as early as May

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:36AM
Friday, April 23, 2021

Olivia Colman saw hypnotherapist after ‘wetting herself’ from stage fright during performance with David Mitchell by Isobel Lewis

Actor said she had hoped hypnotherapy would help her ‘stop being quite so petrified’

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:32AM
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ian McKellen says Covid has robbed him of ‘last few years of capability’ by Isobel Lewis

‘I think you’d [hear] the same from Maggie Smith or Judi Dench,’ actor said

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:42AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Broadway star quits Moulin Rouge! musical in protest against industry’s silence on Scott Rudin allegations by Isobel Lewis

‘Building a better industry is more important than putting money in my pockets,’ actor said

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:54AM
Monday, April 12, 2021

The plays, musicals and comedy shows reopening in May and June as lockdown eases by Isobel Lewis

A lengthy list to prepare you for indoor and outdoor theatres reopening in May

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:06AM
Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Fool’s Day: Globe Theatre pranks Shakespeare fans by announcing discovery of long-lost play by Isobel Lewis

Theatre claimed to have found a copy of Love’s Labour’s Won ‘in the attic’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:12AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

When can theatres reopen under government’s roadmap out of lockdown? by Isobel Lewis

Theatres could reopen from as early as May

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:24PM

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