Cal McCrystal

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Mother Goose review – zany Ian McKellen rules over a fluffy affair
Panto finds dame and co-star John Bishop in need of a boost and better jokes, though song and dance performers give it unruly energy

Arifa Akbar

12, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Le Comte Ory review – anarchic and camp, it’s the perfect tonic
Cal McCrystal’s staging turns Rossini’s comedy into a deliriously camp musical, and conductor Valentina Peleggi brings flair and precision

Tim Ashley

05, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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One Man, Two Guvnors: Nicholas Hytner on the joy of farcing around
The National Theatre’s smash-hit comedy starring James Corden is available free online until 9 April. Its director reflects on a runaway success

Interview by Chris Wiegand

01, Apr, 2020 @9:49 AM

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Nell Gifford obituary
Circus founder and ringmistress inspired by the idea of a traditional travelling show

Kim Willsher

23, Dec, 2019 @1:25 PM

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Xanadu review – psychedelic circus evokes summer of love
Cal McCrystal brings a woozy vibe to Giffords Circus, though these hippies are versatile performers and formidable athletes

Michael Billington

02, Jul, 2019 @1:30 PM

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The week in classical: Iolanthe; Jerusalem Quartet – review
Cal McCrystal delivers a masterclass in horsing around with his riotous G&S for English National Opera

Fiona Maddocks

18, Feb, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Iolanthe review – House of Lords satire bursts with frothy exuberance
Coliseum, London
Cal McCrystal brings good-natured silliness, a revolving woolsack and a pantomime cow to this beautifully performed Gilbert and Sullivan revival

Erica Jeal

14, Feb, 2018 @12:21 PM

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Cal McCrystal on Iolanthe: 'It deserves to be as fruity as we can possibly make it'
Does Gilbert and Sullivan need updating for our changed times? Cal McCrystal explains why his joyful new Iolanthe contains not a single lecherous peer but plenty of feisty fairies

Cal McCrystal

13, Feb, 2018 @7:25 PM

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Why should muesli munching be a term of abuse? It’s the fault of Orwell
Insults based on others’ unusual food tastes have a long history. Jeremy Corbyn is only the latest to have perfectly legitimate breakfast habits used against him

Ian Jack

09, Jan, 2016 @8:09 AM

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Cal McCrystal brings on the clowns - ancient Greek style
Latest venture from the director behind the slapstick in One Man, Two Guvnors involves Giffords Circus, a Trojan horse – and a goose called Brian

Vanessa Thorpe

14, Jun, 2014 @12:39 PM

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The man who made James Corden funny | Brian Logan

Brian Logan: Critics praised James Corden's performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, but few recognised that its funniest moments were someone else's responsibility entirely ...

Brian Logan

08, Jun, 2011 @9:13 AM

MoonJourney, Pleasance

Phil Daoust

25, Aug, 2005 @11:04 PM

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