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‘This is how loss feels’: how a Netflix animation about grief became a global phenomenon

One of the year’s most unlikely phenomena on the video-sharing app TikTok saw 50 million people – and counting – recording themselves crying while watching a 12-minute animation. Not since the heart-wrenching opening sequence of Up have viewers been so undone … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Alice Hamilton

The director talks helming Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter at Hampstead Theatre – and how it chimes with Covid times. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Kwame Kwei-Armah interview

I spoke to the Young Vic’s Artistic Director about his theatre journey, ahead of a dedicated BBC imagine documentary. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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BWW Interview: Anthony Alderson

The Artistic Director of the Pleasance discusses his time at the helm, dealing with the cancellation of this year’s Festival, and what the shutdown means for theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Kumiko Mendl

The Artistic Director talks 25 years of Yellow Earth Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Noises Off, Garrick Theatre

“Doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s the theatre. That’s life.” Michael Frayn’s laugh-til-you-weep backstage comedy transfers from the Lyric Hammersmith (where it first appeared in 1982), and Jeremy Herrin’s superb revival has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock

This new illustrated companion volume to Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the remarkable true story of a small Newfoundland town that welcomed stranded air passengers on 9/11, is just as … Continue reading

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Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith

Do not anger the theatre gods, for their vengeance is swift and mighty. On press night of Michael Frayn’s peerless portrait of backstage disasters, the Lyric suffered its own “technical difficulties”, adding a distinctly meta frisson to this already gloriously … Continue reading

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Book review: Dramatic Exchanges, ed. Daniel Rosenthal

This fascinating tome offers an insider’s history of the National Theatre, via some 800 letters exchanged between Artistic Directors, actors, directors, playwrights, politicians, agents, critics and more. From arcane trivia through to vigorous words on the very nature and purpose … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Robert North

The choreographer discusses the creation and enduring popularity of The Snowman. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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