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BWW Interview: Edward Fox

The actor talks John Betjeman play Sand in the Sandwiches. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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David Bowie’s LAZARUS leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From the late great Bowie’s musical to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Mark Rylance’s return. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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An Open Book: Bruce McCall

Polo played in surplus First World War tanks; zeppelin shooting as a gentlemanly leisure pursuit; mighty vessel RMS Tyrannic, proud host of the Grand Ballroom Chariot Race and so safe “that she carries no insurance”. These are just some of … Continue reading

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Everyman, National Theatre

As we stagger towards electoral chaos, isn’t it comforting to think there might be a master plan at work? That Russell Brand’s meddling is preordained, or Cameron’s ‘brain fade’ an act of divine intervention? The second play in Rufus Norris’s … Continue reading

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Stevie, Hampstead Theatre

Writing about writers: exploring what you know, or the very definition of stifling egoism? Either way, it can be a terrible trap for the playwright, with craft becoming not just the subject of a work, but its defining feature. Hugh … Continue reading

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Not About Heroes, Trafalgar Studios

This time of remembrance has inspired a fascinating theatrical skirmish. In one corner, Nicholas Wright’s 2014 Regeneration, an adaptation of Pat Barker’s trilogy; in the other, Stephen MacDonald’s 1982 two-hander Not About Heroes. Both plays, currently touring, concern the pivotal … Continue reading

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Regeneration, Richmond Theatre

The intellectually rigorous artistic response to the anniversary of the First World War continues with Nicholas Wright’s economical adaptation of Pat Barker’s acclaimed 1990s literary trilogy, which arrives at Richmond Theatre following a national tour. Regeneration and its sequels are … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures, war poets and Dracula

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Discover hidden treasures with Heritage Open Days New play explores Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon’s lives and work Fist pump to ’80s-tastic Rock of Ages Scary Little Girls’ blood-curdling Dracula Revered printmaker Colin See-Paynton shares his nocturnal encounters … Continue reading

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Songs of innocence and experience

“Praise the Lord! We are a musical nation.”  Dylan Thomas’s ‘play for voices’ is not just one of the greatest radio dramas of all time, it is also the definitive argument that language can be as profoundly musical as any … Continue reading

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