Richard Eyre

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‘You immediately tell your friends to cancel their tickets’ – what’s it like to star in a flop?
How does it feel to go back on stage night after night in a play that’s been mauled by critics and deserted by audiences? Richard Eyre and other directors and actors relive their trauma

Mark Lawson

16, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Jennifer Saunders can’t save this deadly revival
A lovely physical performance by Saunders brings moments of joy to an otherwise unsettled production of Noël Coward’s comedy

Brian Logan

22, Sep, 2021 @2:36 PM

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How BBC managers kept the board in the dark about Diana interview
We were seen as a ‘bunch of wallies’ by the likes of Tony Hall, says Richard Eyre, an ex-board member

Vanessa Thorpe

22, May, 2021 @9:21 PM

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‘We’ll intervene to restore trust in the BBC’ warn ministers
Next year’s review of the corporation will be ‘beefed up’ as Dyson report into Diana interview sees ex-boss Lord Hall resign post

Toby Helm and Vanessa Thorpe

22, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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'This is the best moment of my life,' he said, lying in the bath: Ian Holm remembered
Richard Eyre, Anne-Marie Duff, Ken Stott and Hugh Hudson pay tribute to the screen and stage actor who died on Friday

Richard Eyre, Anne-Marie Duff, Ken Stott and Hugh Hudson

22, Jun, 2020 @12:03 PM

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2019
Katori Hall gave us a miracle, Caryl Churchill delivered a dark quartet and Tom Hiddleston astounded in Betrayal. But the year’s highlight was a breathtaking Ibsen with Hayley Atwell

Michael Billington

17, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s got everything’: why we’re still in love with this Traviata after 25 years
Director Richard Eyre explains why his take on Verdi’s story of heartache and betrayal is still thrilling Covent Garden after a quarter of a century

Fiona Maddocks

14, Dec, 2019 @12:35 PM

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The week in theatre: Mary Poppins; Murder in the Cathedral; Much Ado About Nothing – review
Richard Eyre’s Mary Poppins revival soars, TS Eliot’s verse drama struggles under the weight of its gravitas, and Much Ado makes for rather a messy song and dance

Kate Kellaway

17, Nov, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Mary Poppins review – stageful of sugar is a rapturous delight
Zizi Strallen is excellent as the buoyant nanny in Eyre’s chippy and enduring show, which also calls on Julian Fellowes, Matthew Bourne and Petula Clark

Michael Billington

13, Nov, 2019 @10:00 PM

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The week in theatre: The Secret River; La Reprise; 8 Hotels – review
English settlers terrorise Indigenous Australians in an unflinching production from Sydney

Clare Brennan

11, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Richard Eyre's skilfully crafted revival
Jennifer Saunders stars as Madame Arcati in this touching production of the Coward classic

Clare Brennan

23, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Jennifer Saunders is spookily funny
Saunders is a fizzy delight as the medium in Richard Eyre’s revival of the Noël Coward comedy about a couple haunted by the ghost of the husband’s first wife

Arifa Akbar

20, Jun, 2019 @12:00 PM

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