Stephen Mangan

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The week in theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa; Private Lives – review
Brian Friel’s thoughtful 1930s drama remains absorbing, while Noel Coward’s classic has fine cigarette work but fails to ignite

Susannah Clapp

23, Apr, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Private Lives review – Coward’s comedy becomes a stark theatre of cruelty
Stephen Mangan and Rachael Stirling bare their teeth in a show that dials up the violence and sometimes struggles to navigate the humour

Kate Wyver

14, Apr, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Stephen Mangan and his sister Anita look back: ‘People would say he was so talented – and I’d think, “No he’s not”’
The actor and artist recreate an old photo and talk about how growing up in the shadow of grief brought them closer

Harriet Gibsone

21, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Stephen Mangan: ‘My strangest Christmas present? An aubergine’
The actor, who is playing Scrooge on stage, is a fan of Christmas quizzes. But there’s one question he can’t answer: why are cracker jokes so bad?

Kate Kellaway

19, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Stephen Mangan: ‘I still feel like I’m 14 years old’
The actor is finding it ‘worryingly easy’ to channel his inner Scrooge for A Christmas Carol. He and director Matthew Warchus talk about faith, family entertainment and festive mayhem

Miriam Gillinson

16, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Stephen Mangan: ‘Whenever I considered writing, I thought: “What right do you have?”’
The Green Wing and Episodes star talks about making the leap from acting to writing a children’s book about bereavement, and grieving for Helen McCrory and Paul Ritter

Hadley Freeman

05, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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All the fret of the fringe: Annie Griffin’s cringe-filled trip to the Edinburgh festival
Our series on films about theatre continues with a boozy, darkly funny comedy that captures the event’s pick’n’mix quality

Chris Wiegand

09, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Mephisto [A Rhapsody]; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; The Man in the White Suit – review
A stirring Faustian tale put actors under the moral spotlight; a Joe Egg revival is brave but bleak, and The Man in the White Suit fades fast

Kate Kellaway

13, Oct, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Man in the White Suit review – Stephen Mangan reinvents Ealing boffin
With fart jokes and skiffle songs, this Sean Foley adaptation ditches the innocence of the 1950s capitalist comedy, but has plenty of drive

Michael Billington

09, Oct, 2019 @9:51 AM

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Stephen Mangan: ‘You don’t see Daniel Day-Lewis on 8 out of 10 Cats’
The TV star on ‘putting himself out there’, voicing a horse and being in a power couple with Joan Bakewell

Tim Lewis

23, Mar, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Stephen Mangan meets Emily Thornberry: ‘You're facilitating a big British act of self-harm'
The actor and the shadow foreign secretary talk Brexit, Blair and performance anxiety

Dorian Lynskey

08, Dec, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Hang Ups review – Stephen Mangan improv comedy is glorious TV therapy
Mangan stars in a remake of Lisa Kudrow’s original and manages the rarest of TV feats: a UK adaptation that’s every bit as good as the US original

Sam Wollaston

08, Aug, 2018 @9:30 PM

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