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Katherine Ryan interview

I spoke to the comedian about her stand-up, podcast and new Netflix series The Duchess. Read my full The i Paper 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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The Last Five Years, The Other Palace Digital

A musical featuring two people who are physically separated? Jason Robert Brown’s work is a shutdown natural – as this new digital theatre version demonstrates. Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker, who play doomed lovers Cathy and Jamie, recorded their parts entirely in isolation, with Samuels (previously … Continue reading

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The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse

There’s concept on top of concept in this revival of Jason Robert Brown’s beloved 2001 musical, which charts the ebb and flow of a relationship by juggling timelines: aspiring actress Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order, while aspiring writer Jamie’s moves … Continue reading

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The Antipodes, National Theatre

Is this a great time to tell stories, shedding light in dark times? Or is it an impossible task? That’s the loose premise of Annie Baker’s wilfully elusive new piece, featuring the brainstorming session from hell – or possibly about hell, … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Dave Malloy

Composer, writer and actor Dave Malloy’s work includes the Tony Award-winning Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Octet, and his upcoming adaptation of Moby-Dick – the latter directed by regular collaborator Rachel Chavkin and starring Malloy. This year, London also sees two of his shows: Preludes, soon … Continue reading

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Preludes, Southwark Playhouse

Where does music come from? That’s the vital question posed to Sergei Rachmaninoff in Dave Malloy’s extraordinary 2015 chamber work, as the great late-Romantic Russian composer – stuck in his third year of harrowing writer’s block – tries to relocate his gift. It comes … Continue reading

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10 things to know about Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Ahead of the final live performance of her hit one-woman show Fleabag, find out more about breakout star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Read my full TodayTix article here

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Alys, Always, Bridge Theatre

Harriet Lane’s memorably unsettling 2012 novel, about an overlooked sub-editor who infiltrates the literary elite, has been adapted for stage by Lucinda Coxon. Its combination of psychological thriller and industry satire is decently translated, but a conservative production from Bridge … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Yuval Zommer

The acclaimed children’s author and illustrator discusses exploring the ocean in his latest work The Big Book of the Blue. Read my full Thames & Hudson interview here

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