Duncan Macmillan

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Lungs: In Camera review – Claire Foy and Matt Smith mix the personal and planetary
In a physically distanced stage production, performed live to a Zoom audience, Duncan Macmillan’s play acquires new pertinence

Chris Wiegand

28, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Unprecedented review – making gripping drama out of corona crisis
Headlong’s superb series explores lockdown life, with a cast including Alison Steadman, Katherine Parkinson, Lennie James and Gemma Arterton

Arifa Akbar

26, May, 2020 @10:52 AM

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The week in theatre: [Blank]; Lungs; Vassa – review
Alice Birch searches for hope in the criminal justice system, Claire Foy and Matt Smith bring wit to eco angst, and Siobhan Redmond makes a fine Gorky antiheroine

Susannah Clapp

26, Oct, 2019 @1:59 PM

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Lungs review – Claire Foy and Matt Smith shine in climate crisis drama
Duncan Macmillan’s two-hander is a frenetic portrait of flawed love in a flawed world, exposing the neuroses of a modern couple who struggle to put their principles aside

Arifa Akbar

20, Oct, 2019 @10:34 AM

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Rosmersholm review – Atwell and Burke are breathtaking in Ibsen masterpiece
Duncan Macmillan’s deft but daring tweaks underline the majesty of this sexually charged study of faith and heartbreak

Michael Billington

03, May, 2019 @10:27 AM

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From the palace to Ikea: The Crown's Foy and Smith reunite for Old Vic run
Pair to star in two-hander Lungs as theatre also reveals a Beckett double bill with Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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'How does the internet feel?' Chloe Lamford's astounding stage designs - in pictures
Hacktivists in ball pools, teenagers riding unicorns and a world powered by actors on bikes … Chloe Lamford’s playful sets take audiences by surprise. She explains how she creates them

David Jays

12, Jul, 2017 @11:46 AM

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City of Glass review – Paul Auster's meta-mystery gets a stunning staging
Duncan Macmillan’s adaptation of Auster’s story becomes a jaw-dropping spectacle, but the cunning visuals come at the expense of emotional engagement

Lyn Gardner

10, Mar, 2017 @1:11 PM

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1984: West End's hit adaptation set for Broadway, Australian cast announced
Described as ‘horribly relevant’ by its directors, the global tour of the acclaimed production follows a surge in sales for Orwell’s seminal novel

Steph Harmon

03, Feb, 2017 @6:34 AM

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Paul Auster's meta-thriller City of Glass coming to the stage in 2017
Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions’ adaptation of Auster’s innovative detective novel will have its world premiere in Manchester

Chris Wiegand

08, Sep, 2016 @10:21 AM

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The Forbidden Zone review – poisoned by a ‘higher form of killing’
The harrowing legacy of German chemist Fritz Haber as seen by his wife and granddaughter

Susannah Clapp

05, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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The Forbidden Zone review – Katie Mitchell probes the science of war
Mitchell, playwright Duncan Macmillan, video artist Leo Warner and a band of onstage camera operators deliver a close-up view of wartime dilemmas

Lyn Gardner

27, May, 2016 @1:13 PM

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