Mates blogger: Justin Murray

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Justin Murray
Justin Murray is a director and theatremaker whose work has been seen nationally and internationally. He recently directed The Wizard Of Oz at The Scoop in More London Riverside as part of London’s Free Open Air Theatre Season. Justin was associate director of Actors of Dionysus for whom he directed Antigone (R&D and national tour). Justin is artistic director of Catharsis and has directed their previous five shows, Hippolytus (Hope Theatre), Hecuba (White Bear Theatre), purged (Brighton Fringe), The Complete Greek Tragedies (In One Hour) (Rosemary Branch) and Ashurbanipal (The Crypt Gallery). As associate director: FILTH (Camden Fringe) and Rounds (Southwark Playhouse / Bolton Octagon). Other work includes Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy, at the Edinburgh Fringe. Assisting includes Helen for Actors of Dionysus, The Odyssey at More London Riverside, and The Cherry Orchard at The Union Theatre (both for Phil Wilmott).
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‘Part slumber party, part storytelling show’: OLD FRIENDS – Cambridge Junction (Online show)

In Native, Online shows, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Reviews by Justin Murray

Performance maker Tamara Micner’s online show ‘Old Friends’ is a peculiar bag. Part-slumber party, part-storytelling show, it taps into a relatively universal experience, that of losing a childhood best friend; something that relates to all of our lives: who among us are still in touch with everyone we held close as children?

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‘An engrossing immersive experience’: FLICKER – Colab Tavern, London (review)

In Features, Native, Reviews by Justin Murray

COLAB have done it again with Flicker, an engrossing, sometimes unsettling, immersive experience that makes for an evening’s entertainment that feels appropriate for the time of year, and the times we find ourselves living in.  We the participants have, we are told, been summoned here to assist Reverend Parks (Ben Chamberlain) (and his wayward niece Florence) in performing an exorcism …

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‘There will always be a home here for artists’: Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival – interview

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native by Justin Murray

A few months ago, we reported that Iris Theatre, which operates from St Paul’s Church, had launched an urgent appeal to save their venue from imminent closure after being forced to cancel their summer season. Now, lights still on, they’re shaping up for their Summer Festival, a socially distanced live event in the heart of Covent Garden. I speak to …