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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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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Neil Austin

The lighting designer talks collaboration, storytelling and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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RSC collaborates on Shakespeare In Art exhibition at Compton Verney

As part of the Bard’s 400th anniversary celebrations, the gallery at Compton Verney in Warwickshire – which is just nine miles away from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon – has joined forces with the RSC to create a new exhibition. SHAKESPEARE IN … Continue reading

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Solid but unremarkable Lear does what it says on the tin

Indefatigable character actor David Ryall, stalwart of Olivier’s Old Vic and Peter Hall’s National, now best known to youngsters as Dumbledore’s pal and Grandad in Outnumbered, finally graduates to leading man in Darker Purpose Theatre’s King Lear at The Cockpit. … Continue reading

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Going through the motions

There are two main paths you can take when staging a classic: honour its roots with a traditional production, or attempt to shed new light on it with a bold, novel interpretation. Darker Purpose Theatre’s King Lear at The Cockpit aims for … Continue reading

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