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Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on The Night of the Iguana, Shit-Faced Shakespeare, The Falcon’s Malteser & more

In Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky by Lisa Martland

A large percentage of the theatre community may be heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the next week or so but our editor Lisa Martland’s Top Picks from the last week’s productions in the West End, London Fringe or beyond prove there’s plenty of diverse work to enjoy elsewhere.

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‘For me, this play is challenging the idea of what a history play is’: Playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm on the creation of Emilia

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Plays by Stephanie RessortLeave a Comment

While still reflecting on International Women’s Day 2019 I am delighted to be able to share the first part of my interview with the generous and inspiring playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. We talked at length about her play Emilia, which has just had its first preview at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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‘As someone who wrestles with depression, I’m heartened to see a show like Dust being so positively embraced’: Is there magic in the water at the Trafalgar Studios?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays by Stephanie RessortLeave a Comment

Trafalgar Studios seems to be mopping up the cream of the crop of smaller space transfers. There is definitely magic in the water there at the moment, as I’m seriously pining to see both of the shows they have on: Dust and Arinze Kene’s Misty.