Tag Archives: adaptation

How The Lion King ruined musicals

The smash hit has led to a Disneyfication of stage shows. Read my full Telegraph article here

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What to expect from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro on stage

Learn all about the award-winning Japanese studio and the RSC’s new stage adaptation. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Bel Powley on Everything I Know About Love

The actress discusses the BBC’s adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s hit memoir. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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Conversations with Friends review

Sally Rooney’s ménage à quatre is more than a match for Normal People. Read my full Telegraph review here

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James McArdle: ‘Boris Johnson missed the point of Macbeth’

The actor chats the Scottish play and the BBC’s Life After Life. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Bridge Theatre

Phillip Pullman’s tricky prequel struggles to find magic. Read my full London Theatre review here

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What A Carve Up!, Online

Jonathan Coe’s satirical thriller has been inventively adapted in this joint digital project between three theatres: The Barn, Lawrence Batley and New Wolsey. Presented as a Netflix true crime doc-meets-YouTube conspiracy, it’s a gripping watch. Read my full The i Paper review … Continue reading

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Sleepless, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Originally due to premiere back in March, Sleepless – a musical version of the winning 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle – now acts as a test case for the return of fully staged but socially distanced indoor theatre, AKA Stage 4 of the Government’s “roadmap”. Though a … Continue reading

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Treasure Island, National Theatre at Home

Swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum”? All present and correct. But Bryony Lavery’s winning 2014 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson for the National, directed by Polly Findlay, also features key updates and wonderfully creative ideas, plus … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre, National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre’s online broadcasts got off to a storming start with One Man, Two Guvnors – watched by over 2.5 million people, either on the night or in the week since its live streaming, and raising around £66,000 in donations. Let’s hope … Continue reading

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