As theatre in 2020 stumbles from crisis to crisis, critics are reaching for the stars – and, Fergus Morgan argues, that’s okay.
Travelling light: Fergus Morgan checks in for a hotel-themed magic show that’s full of flash but missing substance.
Smoke and mirrors: Fergus Morgan writes on a Zoom magic show that doesn’t pull off all its tricks.
Poet-turned-playwright Hannah Lavery discusses racism in Scotland, her ‘wilderness years’, and her new play, Lament for Sheku Bayoh.
Playwright James Graham’s Brexit telly drama was met with a storm of media fury. Here’s Fergus Morgan on what it says about our expectations of drama on TV.
“This is Shakespeare as petty playground squabble, rather than stately struggle for the throne” – Fergus Morgan writes on Joe Hill-Gibbins’ punchy, political Richard II.
Following the announcement that the NT’s Travelex sponsorship is coming to an end, Fergus Morgan writes on the trouble with cheap ticket schemes.
Fergus Morgan writes on the Kiln’s controversial rebrand, and the message the backlash against it sends.
Another festival of failure is upon us: Fergus Morgan is here to get you in the mood for the Edinburgh Fringe with a healthy dose of misery.
Let’s play: Chris Tarrant quizzes you on the West End transfer of James Graham’s latest hit play.
Fergus Morgan interviews the enigmatic West End director about star casting, commercial theatre, and the post-Weinstein landscape.
Hail Hytner! Nick’s immersive Shakespeare overcomes its own innate lameness triumphantly.
The loneliest time of the year: Jonny and the Baptists’ Christmas show has brilliant songs and a big heart.
Timely vitality: James Fritz’s intense, sprawling new play is a call to action.
Good state-of-the-nation stuff: Fergus Morgan reviews Mike Bartlett’s new play at the Almeida.