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BWW Interview: Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary

The musical theatre writing partnership talk The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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BWW Interview: Jon Brittain

The playwright on the West End return of Rotterdam. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Three creatives preview Hull’s Back To Ours festival

Lucy Jane Parkinson, Mark Thomas and Hijinx Theatre’s Ben Pettitt-Wade discuss the UK City of Culture’s transformative local festival. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Howard Brenton

The playwright discusses the revival of his politically charged play Magnificence. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview 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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Listed: Precocious Writers

Once upon a time… Storytelling is an integral part of all human cultures, and a central pillar of an enlightened education. Some children get the hang of it quickly – they are, as the phrase has it, natural storytellers. This … Continue reading

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The Seagull, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Hamlet instructs his players to hold “the mirror up to nature”, advice taken literally in this arresting 120-year anniversary staging of Chekhov’s homage to the Bard. Jon Bausor’s set is dominated by a vast angled mirror, offering an appropriately bird’s-eye … 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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10 questions on Chekhov for playwright Simon Stephens

Fresh from global domination with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, currently garnering rapturous reviews on Broadway, inexhaustible playwright and adaptor Simon Stephens has swapped Mark Haddon for Anton Chekhov and a new version of The Cherry Orchard, … Continue reading

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