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BWW Interview: Drew McOnie

The director/choreographer on reviving On the Town at Regent’s Park Open Air. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Michael Blakemore

The director discusses musical The Life, making its long-awaited London debut, and his stellar career. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Nigel Harman

The actor and director discusses reviving a Steven Berkoff double bill at Trafalgar Studios. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Sean Holmes

The Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith talks reviving Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and F***ing. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Maria Aberg

The director discusses her production of Doctor Faustus for the RSC, coming to the Barbican this autumn. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Thom Southerland on reviving Allegro

The director talks about his career of reviving classic musicals in fringe venues, and bringing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lost masterpiece to a European stage for the first time. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe

“Comedy, love and a bit with a dog,” counselled Henslowe in Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love, and his populist advice is taken to heart in this broad, bawdy, big-hearted farce untroubled by nuanced characterisation or context. Jessica Swale’s modern-language Restoration romp ensures a … Continue reading

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Orson’s Shadow, Southwark Playhouse

The latest transatlantic transfer is curiously esoteric, concerning as it does an obscure period in the lives of two great men: Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles. The centenary of the latter’s birth makes this an apt moment for the European … Continue reading

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Stop! The Play, Trafalgar Studios

The play’s the thing, once again, in the latest backstage comedy, an affable if limited dig at luvvie pretensions. Noises Off still reigns supreme in this genre, with successors unable to match the bravura precision of Michael Frayn’s masterful multitasking … Continue reading

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Ready for his close-up

Legendary movie musicals director? You’re thinking Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly – not Charles Walters. But, as Brent Phillips argues cogently in his illuminating new book, that exclusion is simply unjust. Charles “Chuck” Walters’ work has certainly left an … Continue reading

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