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Michael Longhurst: Exploding New Plays

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 05.06.2014 Michael Longhurst arrives with a set of poker chips under his arm. He’s a week into rehearsals for...

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Return of the Well-Made Play

Posted on Jun 7, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 29.05.2014 Much debate, all of a sudden, around the surfeit of stars being dished out by the critics –...

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Let’s Go Round Again: Reprisals and Revivals

Posted on May 24, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 15.05.2014 Sorry, but is it 2006 all over again? Only the listings look awfully familiar. At Shakespeare’s Globe,...

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Awesome Auditoria

Posted on May 24, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 01.05.2014 On a recent long weekend in Paris – I know, I’m sorry – I made a beeline for the Bouffes du Nord....

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Is UK Touring in Crisis?

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in UK Theatre Magazine, February 2014 In December, a planned five-month nationwide tour of Chariots of Fire was pulled six weeks...

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Column: Too Many Audiences?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 03.04.2014 “There isn’t one audience at the National Theatre. There are many audiences.” So said Nicholas...

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Plays: Britain’s Cultural Export

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published on Guardian Culture Professionals, 20.03.2014 Do you remember Tribes, Nina Raine’s play about deaf seclusion? It played a...

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Actors and Agency

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage,  23.01.2014 At the height of her fame in 1951, Josephine Baker, the legendary American actress and civil rights...

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Ben Miles on Wolf Hall

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 12.12.2013 When Gregory Doran announced that the RSC would stage Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf...

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Empowerment from experience: Jimmy Akingbola

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 in Opinion | 0 comments

Published in The Stage, 7.11.2013 When John Kani and Winston Ntshona devised The Island with Athol Fugard in 1973, South Africa was still...

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